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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,216 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,216
Reviews: 1,404
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 780
Gots: 400 | 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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kell50

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured for a bottle into my OMB tulip. No date found.

A - Poured a nice golden straw color with about a one finger head on top. The head faded slowly leaving a light lacing around the glass.

S - Aroma is not what you would typically expect from an "American pale wheat ale." Not too surprising- it's Three Floyds! I noticed a really nice hop presence; grapefruit, pineapple, mango, pine and some light wheat sweetness.

T - Each sip reveals something different with this beer. The wheat malt hit my tongue right away. A few sips later the hops arrive on the scene. As I finish the beer the tropical hops complete each sip cleanly. The hop notes are quite citrusy and piney. I'm impressed with the rebelliousness of this "wheat" beer.

M - Mouthfeel is light, very nicely done for a pale wheat, with a great hop finish. I would like there to be a bit more wheatiness to it.

O - I really enjoyed this one. Truth be told, it was actually difficult not to gulp this one down. Another fantastic, truly unique beer for Three Floyds.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 23:17:43 | More by kell50
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jealmanzar

New York

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

08-13-2013 21:04:47 | More by jealmanzar
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HiddenValleyHopHead

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

08-13-2013 20:18:29 | More by HiddenValleyHopHead
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FPWolff

Kansas

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought from FFF brewpub in IN. Interesting. Citrus-y. Mouthfeel is super light but then it takes you on a ride for an uncommon experience. Can't place the aftertaste. Almost dries out your mouth but has a dry fruity follow-up. It's tough to know if I would peg this as a wheat without knowing it was such.

Can't wait to bring more back.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 05:24:56 | More by FPWolff
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Hubarooski

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

08-13-2013 03:35:14 | More by Hubarooski
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RussBeercier

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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Wsherry1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5%

08-11-2013 09:59:42 | More by seanchai
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Beer_lover89

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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addiwilliams

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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MitchD14

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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creal92

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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Streetcore

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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Off_inthe_Shower

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

08-08-2013 18:31:09 | More by Off_inthe_Shower
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jacksonweite

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

08-07-2013 23:38:46 | More by jacksonweite
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M_Galen_Gibbs

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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stvanderwoude

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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Socalfan21

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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California

4/5  rDev -5%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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pfcorsar

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

08-06-2013 02:24:16 | More by pfcorsar
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justin_nj

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-06-2013 01:30:25 | More by justin_nj
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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