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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,222 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,222
Reviews: 1,405
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 778
Gots: 408 | FT: 22
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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detrockcitey

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

08-21-2013 23:48:47 | More by detrockcitey
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Schwin

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

08-21-2013 23:38:44 | More by Schwin
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

08-21-2013 20:50:36 | More by Sarge3130
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Hopheadhiker

New York

4/5  rDev -5%

08-21-2013 16:24:46 | More by Hopheadhiker
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markcp

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

08-21-2013 13:56:38 | More by markcp
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legallysparkly

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

08-21-2013 03:15:36 | More by legallysparkly
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srgj88

Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.8%

08-21-2013 02:48:49 | More by srgj88
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waston

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

08-21-2013 02:01:34 | More by waston
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TxUltraRunner

Texas

4/5  rDev -5%

08-21-2013 01:44:35 | More by TxUltraRunner
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JackRB

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5%

08-21-2013 00:32:01 | More by JackRB
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fitrock2112

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured Gumballhead into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours a nice golden orange color with a finger of white head.

S - Getting some tropical citrus, smooth orange notes.

T - It has some IPA qualities. Citrus, some bitter hops, smooth wheat mid palate.

M - Smooth session beer here. Nice light to medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. A very good summer beer for sure.

O - Overall, a good beer, I think I thought this one was going to wow me. It didn't, its just a good beer to sit back drink one or six of. Cheers !

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 00:09:13 | More by fitrock2112
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sahd-1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

08-20-2013 19:19:18 | More by sahd-1
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

08-20-2013 03:51:47 | More by drewone
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BrandonDZ

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5%

08-19-2013 21:24:17 | More by BrandonDZ
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davet100

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-19-2013 20:13:37 | More by davet100
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Drs3

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5%

08-19-2013 04:02:45 | More by Drs3
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osuskin

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5%

08-18-2013 23:43:16 | More by osuskin
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zenithberwyn

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

08-18-2013 19:52:35 | More by zenithberwyn
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Spurdy25

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

08-18-2013 15:09:59 | More by Spurdy25
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HisBoyElroy

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5%

08-18-2013 05:19:07 | More by HisBoyElroy
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BB1313

Ohio

3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this on-tap before in the past, but this is the first time having it bottled. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a very light golden; slight haze; fluffy white head that fades but leaves great retention and lacing. There's a nice amount of grapefruit and lemon zest found in the nose, followed by more citrus notes. There are malts in the mix as well. The wheat is there in the flavors and aromas, but they don't seem to dominate. The flavors are extremely crisp and refreshing. Tons of lemon and orange. There's a nice sharp bitterness to this one, but nothing overwhelming. Mouthfeel is on the fuller side of light-bodied; active carbonation; smooth and easy drinking. This is a wonderful beer to enjoy outside while trying to beat the heat.

This is a very good beer. It's not too flashy, but it's unique enough.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 21:49:26 | More by BB1313
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JoshSyphilis

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the weaker lil' bro of Zombie Dust and I love it! Basically Zombie Dust light. The artwork is so raw it's fantastic. Did a child or mental patient design it, not an insult as I'm pretty much both. Very fun to track down in stores as well. This little brewery is something else. Yay-Yuhh!!!

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 03:19:32 | More by JoshSyphilis
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YYZ

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-16-2013 03:36:45 | More by YYZ
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-15-2013 17:11:14 | More by xdefeatsy
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UcDru

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5%

08-15-2013 15:41:07 | More by UcDru
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,222 ratings.