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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,587 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,587
Reviews: 1,425
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 810
Gots: 563 | FT: 25
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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at "The Tap" in Bloomington, IN. Here goes:

A: Good. Clear yellow with a one-inch head. Leaves some lacing, but less than normal for beers of the style. Also less carbonation than normal.

S: Amarillo hops impart a very floral smell; really, it smells like a bouquet of flowers. Citrus, mild grapefruit, peach and herbal grass. Also some wheat in the background.

T: Adequate hops, but not as complex as I would've liked - very grassy. Wheaty presence makes itself known at the back of the tongue. Overall, good but not great.

M: Nice and bready. Rather full-bodied for a wheat beer.

O: A solid beer. Was a little disappointed given the rave reviews, however.

leantom, Oct 12, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -13.5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Got four of these in a trade with Remobsu. My first BA trade. Was totally psyched to try this brew, but ultimately was disappointed. Nose was less than I expected, but dug the cloudy golden yellow pour. First sip tasted quite odd. Was it the Amarillo hops? Second sip more of the same.. Really hard to describe but the taste was not familiar. Not horrible, but did not live up to the hype for me.

hoagzzz, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 4,587 ratings.