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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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4,542 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,542
Reviews: 1,423
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 814
Gots: 543 | 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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Photo of dogfishandi
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to mizzouguy for sending this my way in the noob bif round 6.

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. no freshness info.

pours out a hazy golden color, with maybe a touch of orange when the light hits it right. about 1 finger of white head that faded to some patchy retention. bits of lace off of a swirl.

maybe not as big as an aroma as i was expecting, but some nice citrus and wheat, lemony and a bit of grapefruit.

a nice balance of wheat to hops here. lots of lemony citrus as well as some pine and grapefruit that goes so nicely with a refreshing light wheatiness. just a hint of bready yeast noticable. the slightest hint of tartness in the finish that is quickly overtaken by a nice hop bitterness.

light bodied, a very nice feel on the palate. light, slightly hoppy, thirst quenching. just a bit resinous at times.

simple, yet tasty, done right, and super sessionable. maybe not as hoppy as i expected, but still hoppy enough to satisfy. i wish i could get this, cause it would be in my fridge more often than not. prolly my favorite american pale wheat to date.

dogfishandi, Nov 24, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

koopa, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

dwaz, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

jcnd9803, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

amstelcat, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of dgugliuzza
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip

Straw yellow in appearance with fluffy white head. Good head retention. Strong carbonation shooting up from the bottom of the glass.

Infusion of fruity wheat and piney hops in the aroma. Some floral hops as well. Crisp and sweet malt backbone. Hops and wheat create an excellent aroma together. Hops are a bit more prominent, but the wheat is definitely there.

Piney and floral hops hit the palate up front. Nice transition into lemon and wheat. Sweet and fruity yeast linger well after the first sip. Fantastic hop to wheat ratio.

Light mouthfeel with a more pronounced smoothness. Just the right amount of carbonation. For having a thin body, the beer maintains a silky smoothness and is easily quaffed.

An excellent wheat beer that uses loads of hops to extenuate the wheat and fruity yeast. Has a lemon zest kick that is well placed and goes great with the hop profile. This may indeed be king of the wheat beers. No wonder it's always so hard to find.

dgugliuzza, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

Keith238, Nov 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Mark000, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

Jips, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

ixodus, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

hoorayfourbeer, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Caterwaul, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

bob727, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

dpjosuns, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

KC9LDB, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

AAxsom, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

ElectricWizkid, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

mconz, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

Callmecoon, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

scootercrabb, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

shillzor, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of pmlondrigan
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pretty much a nice golden wheat color, with a poor head and minimal lacing. The color is wonderful though like a rich golden yellow. The aroma is fruity and citrusy, a nice balanced burst of hops, not to much. Bitter hoppiness up front, with great citrus and grapefruit quality following in the wake. A very clear presence of wheat with its distinct cracker like flavor and mouthfeel. Fluffy mouthfeel, light but some of that resin hop mouthfeel quality. If I had access to this beer I'd drink it all the time.

pmlondrigan, Nov 20, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

acurtis, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

jonny86jonny, Nov 20, 2011
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,542 ratings.