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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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4,204 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,204
Reviews: 1,404
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 781
Gots: 396 | 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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olympuszymurgus

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A fine bottle from peesie, a true gentleman.

Golden haze, more gold than haze mind you. It's floral, candy, sunshine, first loves and progress in a bottle form. The hops are big but sweet somehow, like a fine honeydew melon ripening in the sun. The wheat hits at the end, coating my mouth in a sensual slippery grain. It's delightful, the taste and smell of a hoppy pale, the finish of a wheat. Dangerous when you get close, but cute enough to bring home to mother.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2010 01:13:50 | More by olympuszymurgus
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VaTechHopHead


3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Shockingly clear for a wheat ale, pours a medium orange/dark yellow hue, true white head that fades quickly and leaves a little lace behind.

S - It's a 50/50 mix of light crystal-like malts and crisp earthy hops. There is a slight citrus note on the hops but the residual sugars tend to take over a bit.

T - Similar to the smell but the malt and hops aren't mixed. Upfront the taste is wheat malt that is light, clean, and crisp. The hops are slightly fruity, mostly lemon zest but finish piney and earthy. Nice combination and the separation is a nice touch.

M/D - Light body with a slightly dry finish. Fairly smooth on the palate due to average amount of carbonation. You can sip it, you can gulp it...very diverse drinking beer.

Overall a good beer but I didn't get as much of a citrus/fruit flavor from the hops are the brewers describe.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 22:34:28 | More by VaTechHopHead
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kalkavekkian

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a hazy golden orange, small head with light thin lacing as it dissipates. Smells of citrus and hops and i noticed a fruit juice aroma after a few drinks. Not a strong smell at all. Tastes very good with the hops dominant over the wheat and yeast in a nicely balanced presentation. Much hoppier than other wheat ales. Light, tart mouthfeel with an amazingly good drinkability. 3 Floyds has taken a wheat ale and kicked it up a notch! I am glad that this is readily available to me!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2010 16:16:00 | More by kalkavekkian
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billab914

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Sam Adams pint glass. Pours a bright golden color with a thin white covering on top. It's very mildly cloudy, a lot less then other wheat beers. It left a little lacing on the sides of the glass, but not much.

Aroma is citrusy and hoppy with some notes of lemon and grapefruit. The taste has a lot of the hoppy flavors you would find in an IPA, with some citrus flavors and a moderate bitterness. It also has a wheat presence which gives it a nice twist that I haven't had before.

Mouthfeel is light and it has moderate to above average carbonation. Drinkability is very good, I found it to be a very tasty and easy drinking beer with a lot of flavor. Would definitely buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2010 23:48:09 | More by billab914
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lbaker

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I've had this beer numerous times because of my love for wheats, but I wanted to wait to do my review until I had another in my hands...lets go

(a)-brew pours in the mid-cloudy range, a lot lighter than most wheats. Pours with a good amount of head with decent lacing. Good carbonation. (4/5)

(s)- smell is excellent. Lemon, orange, grapefruit...in for a treat (4.5/5)

(t)- smell follows through for the taste, everything you expect from a great wheat but even more. I've had this on tap and the grapefruit taste is stronger than in bottle, but its still very apparent in this sweet brew. (4.5/5)

(m)- mouthfeel is a little lighter than what I look for in a great beer. Too much upfront and not enough follow through. Great on the tongue...just need a little more. (3.5/5)

(d) I could drink pint after pint growler after growler of this stuff. Find a place with it on draft and never leave. (5/5)

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2010 02:50:00 | More by lbaker
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Ek0nomik

Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured In: Snifter Glass
Purchased At: Steve's Liquor

Appearance: The pour is an amber and carrot orange color. It's quite clear for a wheat beer. This has to be filtered, or the wheat percentage is on the low side. No head was produced on the not so careful pour, and no lace is being produced on the side of my glass. The beer is quite effervescent, looking like it's a little higher than an IPA, following more along the lines of a wheat beer.

Smell: The nose is a lovely blend of citrus fruit. A hint of orange, mango, grapefruit and lemon. There's just a little bit of sweetness in the background.

Taste: The palate starts out with malt sweetness. It doesn't last long though, the hops quickly takeover. More citrus flavors including mango, orange, lemon and grapefruit. There are also some herbal notes on board, a little grass and pine show up. The aftertaste lends itself to more grapefruit and a little bit of mango as well.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is thin, but the high carbonation provides a good body to the beer. The hop oils produce a lovely coating on my teeth after each sip.

Drinkability: Three Floyds, how I love thee beer. Another winner. I'll be picking up a six pack of this in the Summer.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2010 03:11:02 | More by Ek0nomik
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Brez07

Maine

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Received this as an extra in a trade with oach (thanks again). 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Slightly hazy golden yellow. Has a 1/2 finger head that goes away pretty quickly. There is scant lacing around the middle of the glass

S: Surprising amount of hops at first. There is also wheat and a weak fruit (lemon) smell

T: Tastes like an IPA and wheat beer merged. I get the hop/grapefruit/pine combination, then the wheat/lemon mix. There is no malt to speak of

M: Slightly prickly on the tongue. Dry, crisp finish. Nicely carbonated

D: This is what I would call a great session beer. There is a lot of flavor for a low ABV beer. I will definitely be looking to get my hands of more of these come spring time. My first Three Floyd's beer, looking forward to trying more in the future

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2010 22:57:33 | More by Brez07
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OttoBomb

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass (February 2, 2010). No 'bottled on' date.

Eyes: A nice creamy golden with an ample fluffy head. Sticky, spiderweb like lacing and the glass empties.

Nose: A crackling wallop of fruity goodness here, melons, and grapes waft up. I've had some IPA's with a less impressive aroma than this. Top notch and frankly quite interesting.

Tongue: Based upon the aroma, I expected a stronger IPA style bitter/citrus taste, but this is a crisp, tasty wheat ale. I'm not sure the gumball flavor is here, but we really have a nice lemon/citrus/Amarillo hops profile here. The problem, if there is one, is that it resembles a wheat beer only in that it's a lighter beer. It's a fantastic offering, but if you want a true wheat beer, go elsewhere.

Mouth: Nice crisp hop bitterness, but not a hop punch that some hopheads demand. Don't expect malts here, you won't get any.

Libation: A very nice, very interesting hoppy beer, but not one I'd offer to someone looking for a wheat beer itself. True to form, Three Floyd's has made this beer far from style, but that doesn't take anything away from the great flavors, low 4.8% ABV, and the fact that I'll be back whenever I'm looking for a quality sessionable summer beverage.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2010 05:31:11 | More by OttoBomb
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kbeals

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade from Nesued, a highly recommended trader by the way...

A- Gusher alert! Ended up with a glass full of foam from the initial pour. (15 minutes later...) Finally got the whole beer poured, so here is what I saw. A hazy golden colored brew topped with tons of foamy white head. Good head retention and lacing, but the over the top amount of head definitely makes it lose style points.

S- Subtle hints of lemon and grapefruit along with a bit of hops. A sweet, caramel like backbone appears as the beer warms up. Relatively balanced, but the aromas are a bit muted.

T- Pretty similar to the aroma in terms of the citrus. A bit of lemon and grapefruit along with some hops. Nothing really stands out here, but it still smells good.

M- Nice light-medium body, prickly mouthfeel due to the amount of carbonation.

D- Easily drinkable. At only 4.8% this is an easy quaffer and would make an excellent summer beer. Might have to get more of this at some point...

Thanks again Dan, I hope to trade with you again in the future!

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 01:54:12 | More by kbeals
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livewire78

Indiana

3.1/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the movie See no Evil, Hear No Evil there are the lines, "Who are you?" "Just fine thanks." Something got misunderstood and was out of place. That's what happened here.

Poured a somewhat cloudy hazy yellow. Decent head with average lacing.

Smelled of lemon, and bitter hops. Isn't this supposed to be a wheat beer? Where are all the typical wheat aromas?

I know this beer gets a lot of praise and I know that on this site hops = good but this is where it fell short for me. Three Floyd's is known for having hoppy beers but taking a good base wheat beer and dumping in a shitload of hops doesn't make it taste good. There were some of the tastes that make a wheat what it is but this was dominated all over the place by an overbearing hops presence. Call it a wheat pale ale or maybe an IPA but for a wheat it was out of place.

On the plus side the mouthfeel was about spot-on for a typical wheat. Just smooth and crisp enough.

The question is can I drink it? Sure, and I can have a lot. It tastes OK but not good and definitely not great. I don't mind boatloads of hops, just keep them away from wheats.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2010 19:56:37 | More by livewire78
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Awesome extra received from memyselfandi in a recent trade. This was one of my 'wants.' Huge thanks!

Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a very clear pale yellow. I expected a bit more color to this. Capped off with a frothy white head on top. Great retention; left some sticky lace. I just don't like the color that much. Scents of strong pine right away. I can smell this across the room. Some citrus notes, flowers, and pond water. Seriously. This reminds me of a pond at a golf course. Spot on. Not sure that's a good thing.

Good crisp body to this. Finishes with a soft mellow smoothness. Flavor is hoppy at the onset. Some grapefruit notes, and pine. Not too bitter though. Finishes bready and warm. There's the wheat! Without that finish I would swear this is a mild IPA. Three Floyds has a nice take on this style. I could drink this all the time if I had better access. Recommend.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2010 20:32:29 | More by Onenote81
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jjhbrfdds

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Deep yellow haze with some clarity,wheaty floral head,solid citrus slightly pine aroma,this is a perfect example of FFF take on a wheat beer,This is the beer I could drink many of on a hot summer day,this beer will pair with most foods and never overpower

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 15:06:24 | More by jjhbrfdds
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smanders

Virginia

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

Paired with a tasty pie from ZwanzigZ Pizza in Columbus, Indiana.

Appearance: clear gold topped with a tan head.

Smell: fruit (lemon, grapefruit), sugar, wheat.

Taste: very light wheat with a nice citrus/hop following. Unlike anything I've had.

Mouthfeel: crisp and light. Pairs perfectly with spicy food.

Drinkability: High. This ale should satisfy a number of enthusiasts' appetites. Wheat, hops, fruit. What's not to like.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 22:08:47 | More by smanders
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caresville

New Jersey

2.83/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a- golden yellow/orange with a thick frothy white head that fades fairly quickly. nice amount of carbonation with some floaties and minimal lacing.

s- kinda turns me off and almost taints the beer for me, its very light amounts of citrus and easy on pine. smells quite hay and straw with a certain funk that is not too appealing to me.

t&m- not too much going on here. i taste hints of orange, apples, pears and some grapefruit but nothing that sticks out and really challenges the taste buds. it seems quite watered down with lots of grains, wheat and corn? if i were blindfolded and had no idea what this was i would say its a better than average, very drinkable macro lager.

d- this reminds me a lot of sam adams summer ale. take that as you may... thats not a bad thing, BUT i was expecting a little bit more from three floyds. pretty average and thats about it.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2010 07:09:18 | More by caresville
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blackenmn

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip pint:

Appearance and Smell:Poured a pretty translucent yellow/orange with a thin white head which liked to cling to the glass a bit. A thin white film kind of just sat on top of the brew after the head dissipated. Plenty of carbonation present. Smelled of sweet pineapple, citrus, with a bit of toasty wheat, and yeasty scent present. Really appealing heavy fruit scent to this.

Taste and Mouthfeel:Pretty light bodied brew. Carbonation helped keep it from seeming to thin. Tasted of bitter-sweet grassy citrus, and a bit of very subtle lemon and bread. Really pleasant hoppy aftertaste to this, it was pretty sticky on the mouth. The taste and feel really underwhelmed me after smelling this thing.

Drinkability:This seems pretty close to an ideal summer sessionable beer. Definitely a beer you buy 6 of instead of a single. This beer smelled nothing short of great, and I loved how a thin head stuck around all the way down on this. I'd probably get another six of this sometime in the summer, overall i wouldn't go out of my way for this myself though. Just the extremely sweet scent made the subtle flavors pale in comparison a bit too much.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2010 02:41:31 | More by blackenmn
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cvaypai

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle to dfh signature glass.

Appearance - Pours a very thin golden orange. Can see through and very pale, almost watered down look to it. Poured with a 1 finger frothy head that dissipates rather quick but leaves a pretty good lacing.

Smell - Smells of apricots and grapefruit come right through. A bit of tangerine can also be smelled. Maybe a hint of pine on the end. The wheat can be caught and a bit of sweet malts also. A very enticing smell of this beer indeed, smells like it will have tons of hops.

Taste - A very nice fruity tangerine right up front, with a bit of grapefruit on the end. The wheat can be tasted in the middle with a little bit of breadiness in the middle. The end has a nice bitter fruitiness to it that stays in the mouth. An absolutely refreshing beer.

Mouthfeel - Fairly light, seems to be right for the style with the other pale wheats I have had. The carbonation is good and the body seems right where it should be.

Drinkability - I could drink these all day, easily, the only problem would be the drive to get them, about 30 minutes, but a 6 pack could easily be drank in a sitting or within a few hours. The abv is right for it too.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 05:38:35 | More by cvaypai
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hardy008

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has a hazy gold color with a white one finger head with decent retention. Smells of hops, lemon, and some orange. The taste is surprisingly sweeter than I expected. The hops come through, but are balanced by the sweetness, and the lemon and orange flavors. Light to medium bodied, smooth, and nicely carbonated. A nice sessionable beer that I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 03:20:28 | More by hardy008
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ksbeernuts

Wisconsin

4.72/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Beer is golden and a little hazy. Very nice white head with decent lacing.

Smells awesome and delicious. A lot of hops but not a bitter smell, more like a sweet, juicy orange smell.

Smooth beer and extremely drinkable. Would be awesome on a hot day, but is warming on a cold winter's night as well. The hop flavor is fantastic and very citrusy upfront. Bitterness is mild but very, very good.

Mouthfeell is medium and the drinkability is right up there with the best.

This is my new favorite beer for sitting back a drinking a few.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 02:41:03 | More by ksbeernuts
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to BigBry for this bottle.

A: Golden yellow color. Veiled like a wheat beer. Praticaly no head. What I got is soap foam looking.
S: Citrus, Floral and a little of something else that I can get my hands on. A very good smell. Is it gumball I get? wow strange but so good.
T: Citrus, so good. With a nice bitterness in the mouth. I like this. I get some fruits, beside the citrus. Nice tasting beer.
M: Medium to thin body. Carbonation is present in the mouth like wheat beer should be.
D: Refreshing beer that is so easy to drink...

Thanks BigBry for this nice discovery!

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2009 16:27:36 | More by ZorPrime
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xcrunner78

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell of hops, musky and sweet. Good clear golden pour and a slight head. Extremely nice hop character for a wheat beer. Bitter hop profile in the beer with a citrus/sap finish. Nice crisp carbonation very smooth. Nice to sit and drink to quench the thirst on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 01:27:45 | More by xcrunner78
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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to cvaypai for sending me a bottle of this in a recent trade.

A: The pour on this beer is quite unassuming. A pale golden color with a small white foam that dissipates quickly to a thin layer. The lacing, however, is quite nice.

S: Things start to get much better in the aroma. A nice, bright citrus hop aroma with a fair amount of pine to go along with it. Not much malt or wheat to speak of in the nose.

T: Like the nose would indicate, a solid hop presence. The grapefruit is front and center with a mild pine on the finish. The malt and wheat provide a bit of sweetness in the middle of the tongue.

M: A light, crisp beer with fairly high carbonation.

D: This would be a nice one for the summer months. A refreshing beer, no doubt, and low alcohol would make this a staple in my fridge (could I easily attain it).

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2009 08:39:27 | More by womencantsail
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. Beer is yellow are really hazy. Carbonation is low and it forms a moderate white head of medium to small bubbles. The head leaves lacing on the glass as it falls away. A thin head remains, i suppose supported by the mild carbonation. There are a couple of floaties in my beer, not sure if this is yeast? Didn't appear to be any yeast in the bottom of the bottle.

Not what I expected in an aroma but it smells great. Hops hops hops! Wonderful HOPS! Citrusy, sweet, hop aroma. Very good.

This beer is super smooth. I love it. The hop flavor is nice, citrus and sweet. There is some wheaty characteristics that come up at the end, the overall bitterness is rather mild but really good. Mouthfeel, medium body good palate connectivity, and drinkability is really high.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2009 01:14:59 | More by drabmuh
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bismarksays

Iowa

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gumballhead is a beer I hadn't had in a long time, as it is no longer imported into the state of Iowa. It was one of the first beers I remember liking when I was in college, one of the first beers I drank for the taste rather than any other sort of effect. It pours out as kind a straw color, easily identifiable as an American wheat style beer. However, you will notice immediately upon the first sniff that this is no ordinary beer. Strong citrus and fruit smells are present. The taste carries through with this promise, as grapefruit, possibly apricot, and of course wheat combine for a complex and satisifying experience. I was glad to see that even after having many other high quality beers since I had last enjoyed Gumballhead, it still holds up.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2009 18:03:10 | More by bismarksays
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MPLS

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

American Pale Wheat Ale, eh? I mean aye!

A: Pours a pale straw/slightly hydrated urine color, transluscent with lively carbonation that allows the at first 4 cm head to keep itself puffed up. Good thing this beer is light in color, I just spilled on my pants.

S: Tropical fruits: Mango, Pineapple, orange be all up in deez 'ostrils. Add a dash of sweet lemon onto that. Getting a lot of notes from whatever hops where used in this beer.

T: Much akin to the smell comes the tropical fruitiness but not as pleasing to the palate as it was to the nose. This beer isn't sweet like I would have imagined it to be, the hops do a great job of keeping it in check and surprisingly tastes like diluted warm grapefruit juice with a tiny tiny dry bite.

M: Light-medium bodied, perhaps more medium but the taste is making me think it's lighter. Above average carbonation makes it taste lighter than it is too.

D: This beer screams summertime IMO. I also imagine this beer has a gigantic audience because it's drinkability, probably a commercial success for the 3F boys. The ABV makes putting another one down a laughable challenge.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2009 02:15:21 | More by MPLS
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, golden color with a small, bubbly, white colored head, that disappears fairly rapidly leaving a large bubbled, sudsy ring. Not really any lacing and no visible carbonation.

A fairly potent aroma, strong in Amarillo hops, consisting mostly of citrus notes and a bit of pineapple, but there is also a touch of caramel and maybe a hint of sweet grain.

Flavor-wise, I had high hopes considering the amazing aroma, however the flavor is considerably toned down comparatively speaking. Once again the Amarillo shines through, bringing a bouquet of citrus and pineapple flavors. Additionally I pick up the sweet grainy flavors from the wheat. The hops flavor and aromas are abundant, however the bitterness is perfectly balanced.

Gumballhead is pretty light on the tongue with a slightly watery texture and very subdued carbonation. I felt the beer was a decent representation of an American Wheat, but honestly it doesn't hold a candle to NG's Crack'd Wheat (which I consider an American Wheat even though it's fermented with Hefe yeast). I don't think I'll pick up anymore, not when I have a tastier and easier to find American Wheat option right in my own backyard. Not to mention there is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON this should cost $11 a six-pack.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2009 20:47:33 | More by Soneast
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,204 ratings.