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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,204 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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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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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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dmgeng

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

"Refreshing American Wheat Beer that doesn't suck". Got this when I went to the brewery because they had just sold-out of Zombie Dust.

A - Light yellow color. Pretty clear with fine bright white head and significant lacing. Seemingly too clear for a wheat.

S - Nice hop aroma with a lemon hint and normal bready wheat character.

T - Great showcase for the Amarillo hop with a lemony, spicy, and faint herbal tone. The beer has a nice wheat flavor in the middle with a slightly tart finish and almost no bitterness. I was expecting there to be more bitterness because of the hop flavor but the beer matches the style well.

M - Lighter mouth-feel. The carbonation also wasn't too strong but the beer still was very well felt on the palate. With a crisp and cleaner finish.

Overall, the best "American" wheat that I've ever had. Great aroma, flavor, feel, appearance, and really takes a mostly plain and yeast dominated style and pumps it up with the hops. The refreshing taste and cleanliness of the beer make it one of the best session beers ever. It's like taking a great pale ale and adding that wheat character but not trying to tone all the flavor down. I would strongly recommend trying this for everyone out there from the elite beer connoisseur to the person that just wants a beer.

Glass- Boston Lager Glass

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 04:27:57 | More by dmgeng
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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,204 ratings.