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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,560 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,560
Reviews: 1,423
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 814
Gots: 549 | FT: 25
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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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to forrestbetts for sending me this one!

Pours a slightly hazy honey yellow with a 1 inch puffy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy chunks of lace form randomly on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, honey, and citrus zest. Taste is of wheat crackers and different types of citrus zest (especially lemon). There is a very mild bitterness that quickly fades from the palate. There is a nice crisp level of carbonation with each sip. Overall, this is a pretty good hopped-up wheat beer but not something I would seek out again.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 29, 2012
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes.

A. Crystal clear light pilsner yellow color with an enormous two finger head that leaves decent lacing on the inside of the glass, fairly nice retention as well.

S. Citric and tropical scents (mostly pineapple and mango) on top of a lemon peel and wheat malt base.

T. Mostly gentle citric peel up front with the wheat malt somehow coming through in near ideal counter balance to the bittering presence, which combines to form a sort of apricot melange. Minor tones of herbal and grassy bitters combined with a subtle astringency appear within the grapefruit pith finish if allowed to warm up.

M. Well carbonated, light body that doesn't feel watery at all, but also suitably crisp and sharp on initial palate attack.

Another really nice beer from 3F.

WastingFreetime, Feb 27, 2012
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Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,560 ratings.