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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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4,675 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,675
Reviews: 1,430
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 816
Gots: 595 | FT: 24
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 beer with a refreshing, crisp citrus finish. This delicious session beer is brewed with boatloads of Amarillo hops.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: cretemixer on 04-17-2003)
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Photo of pschul4
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed a 6er of this at DLD. Had it plenty of times before just never reviewed it

A- Pours a light golden color with a big fluffy white head that leaves tons of lacing

S- Light citrus flavor with some pale malts in the background. Very solid but nothing mind blowing

T- Bigger taste than most APWAs but it works for the most part. More bitter than Lil Sumpin Sumpin but FFF isnt know for it's bland beers now is it? Bitter hops and some citrus along with the pale malt taste in the background

M- Nice and light with a good deal of carbonation. Almost perfect for the style

O- One of my favorite APWAs and one I wish was easier to come across in Chi suburbs during the warm months

pschul4, May 10, 2012
Photo of beerhawk41
4.25/5  rDev +1%

beerhawk41, May 10, 2012
Photo of RyGuy520
5/5  rDev +18.8%

RyGuy520, May 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

MeneerBeerSnob, May 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

kiki3drt292, May 08, 2012
Photo of 312HopBomb
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle fresh from the brewery thanks to my brother.

Pours a clear straw with smallish head which retains a coating for 25 minutes.

A hoppy aroma for a wheat brew. Light wheat also makes up the profile.

Taste is dry wheat and hops appropriate for the style. Some bubblegum from the yeast.

Mouthfeel is not as effervescent as most beers of this type but is sufficiently carbonated. Light body.

A better than normal example of an American wheat beer (which I usually dislike).

312HopBomb, May 08, 2012
Photo of BillMueller
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

BillMueller, May 07, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
No date or info.

A - Into the pint the tall pour created a four-finger head with great retention! The dense bubbles loosened up and eventually fell to a plateau leaving an odd spatter pattern of random chunks of webbing. Golden straw yellow in color, Gumballhead is mainly clear save for tiny suspended particles throughout.

S - The aroma is billowing out crispness from the dry wheat and pale malt that hide behind the bold Amarillo hop nose. Lemony citrus turns grapefruity with pine and also imparts a floral character. Maybe it's my mind playing tricks on me but I'm getting a teeny bubblegum hint on the back end. It could be from the yeast...or from the name.

T - This brew is hoppy more than anything. A lot of lemony citrus overpowers a gentle floral flavor that persists throughout. The pale malt and wheat, while noticeable, take a back seat to the bigger-than-average hoppiness.

M - Uniquely soft and smooth despite the carbonated finish, Gumballhead has a very crisp feel. Medium-light bodied, the dry finish offers citrusy bitterness from the strong hops.

O - Gumballhead is a crisp, refreshing beer through and through, carefully balancing it's abundant hop additions as to not totally overpower the beer. The ability to session this Gumballhead might be Three Floyds' crowning achievement. Although it's part of the beauty of this beer, there's so much hop character going on, while well-balanced, it overtakes the subtle wheat profile I search for in this style.

BeerFMAndy, May 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Jkirk790, May 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

John11486, May 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

baybassboy, May 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

PeterOrlando92, May 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

rjknyy, May 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

sami, May 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

jcjerabek, Apr 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Bonna, Apr 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

mjohnson17, Apr 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

ScubaTim1, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of spkissane
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

spkissane, Apr 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

XavierMuskies, Apr 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

JimGlonke, Apr 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

Somebody, Apr 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

vfalstad, Apr 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Schroeder, Apr 24, 2012
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,675 ratings.