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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,175 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,175
Reviews: 1,403
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 775
Gots: 389 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American Wheat Ale, Gumballhead is named in honor of the underground comic book cat created by Rob Syers. Initially a seasonal summer beer, now brewed year round due to demand. This beer helped redefine American Wheat Beers. Brewed with Amarillo Hops and a generous portion of American red wheat, Gumballhead has a complex hop aroma with notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, marmalade and peach. These flavors combined with low bitterness make Gumballhead a refreshing American Wheat Beer that doesn’t suck.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: cretemixer on 04-17-2003)
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deathBiJELLO


4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-08-2012 18:55:10 | More by deathBiJELLO
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nevins

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-06-2012 22:40:07 | More by nevins
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

04-06-2012 14:18:58 | More by tdmccarthy
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mbp2679


4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-04-2012 22:59:02 | More by mbp2679
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davey101

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a three floyds glass.

A - Golden amber body with a 3 finger soapy head with large bubbles. Lots of floating bits of yeast and sediment.

S - Really hop dominant. Grapefruit with a wheaty and spicy finish.

T - Bread, grapefruit, belgian yeast, spice, and some hop bitterness. Kind of muted and watery. Mouth feel is pretty fitting for the style.

O - An odd little beer. Hoppy and wheat heavy, spicy with a bit of fruit sweetness. Its a bit tame but I could see myself throwing back a lot of these.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 20:43:20 | More by davey101
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ZPB

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from my brother-in-law!

Poured a beautiful golden hue with big white fluffy head.

Smell was AWESOME! Grapefruit, resin, orange, lemon. One massive citrus smell! If it tastes like it smells - WOW!

Taste was a disappointment. It was good, but the bitterness of the Amarillo hops were just over the top. There is no sweetness at all, only bitterness. I get the citrus, but it is hidden WAY in the back.

Mouthfeel is good - what I expect from an IPA, though this is technically a pale ale.

Overall I like this beer, but I would not seek out. Good not great.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 20:25:04 | More by ZPB
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carrtank


4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-03-2012 22:34:01 | More by carrtank
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CSQ1111

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

04-03-2012 21:53:30 | More by CSQ1111
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mgrissom2002

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-03-2012 21:37:40 | More by mgrissom2002
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jen_not_jenn

Illinois

2/5  rDev -52.5%

04-03-2012 19:43:14 | More by jen_not_jenn
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-03-2012 01:37:10 | More by mikepcarney
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AlphaKing414

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-02-2012 04:55:36 | More by AlphaKing414
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bowlerjoe2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

04-01-2012 18:37:27 | More by bowlerjoe2
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tmarretti

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

04-01-2012 00:28:48 | More by tmarretti
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ryanpj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

03-31-2012 21:52:06 | More by ryanpj
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psychotia

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-31-2012 21:49:39 | More by psychotia
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wesleypipes237

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

03-31-2012 19:56:33 | More by wesleypipes237
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed golden orange. White head with a bit of lace.

Aroma: Wheat, spices, and citrus fruits. Bready malts. Orange zest and some lemon peel.

Taste: More wheat and citrus. Again, the lemon and orange show. It is kind of hoppy however. Very earthy and clean.

Mouthfeel: Zesty and clean. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, this is an easy drinking wheat beer. Definitely something I would like to see in MN for the summers. Solid offering from FFF. A nicely hopped wheat!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 13:07:48 | More by mothman
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MakesMecum


4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

03-31-2012 00:34:34 | More by MakesMecum
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jhighlandbrewing for this bottle...

A: Pours a wonderful translucent gold with about one full finger of pure white head along the top of the beer. It's settles into a rocky ring along the edges of the glass.

S: The nose is clean and fresh. There are notes of sweet malt, wheat, corn, citrus hops, a bit of banana, and a splash of spice.

T: The initial flavors are sweet and spicy. I get a good amount of malt, a touch of banana, and then I get over whelmed by floral notes (roses and lavender) mixed with spice (coriander and turmeric). There is that familiar FFF yeast taste.

M: Light bodied beer. This thing has tons of flavor, but it doesn't last for too long. It's light and refreshing. Everything I want from a wheat beer.

O: This is really good. It's one of the best wheat beers that I have ever had. It's not at the same level as New Glarus' Dancing Man Wheat, but it's damn delicious. I'd love to have more of this beer on the regular.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 00:16:39 | More by trxxpaxxs
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

03-28-2012 23:34:32 | More by MSandahl23
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wesley14

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

03-27-2012 21:55:04 | More by wesley14
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gamecock74

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-27-2012 19:20:32 | More by gamecock74
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-27-2012 13:44:22 | More by wrath98
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matthageman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

03-27-2012 03:01:17 | More by matthageman
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,175 ratings.