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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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4,690 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,690
Reviews: 1,430
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 817
Gots: 598 | FT: 26
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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5/5  rDev +18.8%

33nickadams, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

RudiNicole, Dec 02, 2011
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Schlais, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

RichH55, Dec 02, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

uturn, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Bmoyer0301, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

kjkinsey, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

danyalc, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

chitownbrewer, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

sendsilk, Nov 30, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Jspriest, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of angrybabboon
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to rmalinowski4 for sending this my way

Consumed 11/30/11

Appearance: A hazy, bright golden color with a touch of orange, foamy head that leaves nice lacing

Smell: Yes, it's a hoppy wheat beer - fresh citrus, very floral, somewhat gentle (rather than in your face) - some light fruits, like peaches and apricots - some wheat in the background, but it's very clean, more like a nice bread than a bowl of Wheaties

Taste: Fruity, wheaty goodness - a solid malt background, a very clean wheat, bready, some twang - hops are simply great - citrus and light fruits - grapefruit and fresh peach/apricot flesh without the fruity sweetness - just a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste for balance - slightly sweet, very refreshing

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, nicely carbonated, could be a little chewier considering the wheat

Overall: About as good as this style gets

This is an all-around solid beer. It's ridiculously refreshing, clean, and inoffensive. The fruitiness is really interesting, and overall this is very drinkable. Now, if I could only get more of this...

angrybabboon, Nov 30, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It poured a yellow with a hint of a brown amber. This beer has a 1 and a half finger head on a medium pour with an off white maybe beige head. There is medium lacing and medium retention time.
Grade: 4.5/5

Nose: There is a nose that has a lot of citrus flavor upfront, it is glorious and the specifics seem like grapefruit, maybe some orange and a possible hint of lemon zest. There is a slight pine smell associated with the aroma on a deep pull.

Taste: This beer tastes how it smells almost to the letter except there is mild amount of detectable alcohol in the after taste. Not as upfront and outstanding as Alpha King.

Mouthfeel: This is a medium bodied brew with medium carbonation. This beer has a smooth and dryness to it.

Overall: This beer is very good and is one i can see myself sitting down and having a buddy to drink with. The realtively low cost of $9.99 at my local craft beer stop.
Grade: 4.5/5

Serving type: bottle

Microbrewtaster, Nov 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Billakowski, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

forummember, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

ilikenature, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

fuzzcherry, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

tbeq00, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

BrewinHeadBanger, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

kk73, Nov 27, 2011
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4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this as part of a beer trade recently.. There seems to be a lot of hype around it and understandably so. From the time this showed up in the mail I was hyped on the label, when I opened the bottle for pouring it radiated an amazing hoppy tropical scent. Poured in a standard pint glass. Crystal clear yellow/ golden color with frothy white head. Smell.. Lots of citrus.. mango and pineapple, and a little bit of hops coming through. Taste is mild.. Light Tropical fruits as mentioned above and some citrus hops. After taste has a touch of biter hops. I could drink these all day. I hate not being able to drink this beer regularly.

JustinMatthew, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

spokes, Nov 27, 2011
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bkonk10, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

ortie, Nov 26, 2011
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,690 ratings.