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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,095 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,095
Reviews: 1,403
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 776
Gots: 365 | FT: 24
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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Ncpogs

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-21-2012 18:55:11 | More by Ncpogs
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Alex!!!

A- Light golden translucent throughout. Smallest of lacing with really great legs.

S- Has a great light honey smell to it. Nice wheat, very light and pleasant to smell.

T- Very mild, as most wheats are, but this is smoother tasting. That touch of honey in the smell comes off in same proportions in the taste. Very light and smooth. I really like this wheat beer. Last time I had this was last year in Bloomington, IN. I will be at that bar again one day.

M- Very light, nothing special here. Wheat beers are just this way, light, not harsh on any level; but this one is a bit smoother than other wheat

O- A great extra from Alex! I have been wanting this one for quite awhile!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 02:20:28 | More by gueuzedreg
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1%

02-04-2014 01:25:35 | More by RobinLee
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-02-2013 18:56:56 | More by ohiobeer29
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nineworldseries

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

04-18-2014 15:16:52 | More by nineworldseries
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

05-24-2014 03:53:18 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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ColoradoBobs

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Rich O's Public House, New Albany, Indiana.

Small head, from the slow pour. Head stayed and left good lacing. Clear light amber body. Nice enough looking, but nothing special here.

Smell is complex and full. Apple, soap, clean fruity floral hops, grass, Juicy Fruit gum.

Taste is floral hops, wheat-malt, thyme, bread dough, toast and a hint of pear.

Nice smooth, round mouthfeel.

A superbly drinkable beer. Sessionable to the max.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2008 02:52:01 | More by ColoradoBobs
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xdtfx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-27-2012 03:27:13 | More by xdtfx
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-10-2013 18:46:22 | More by AnalogErik
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dwoolley1

New York

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-28-2011 00:30:01 | More by dwoolley1
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Citadel82

New Jersey

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

I don't know where to begin with this brew. It is truly exceptional. There has been a bottle sitting at Spirits Unlimited in Red Bank for God knows how long. i refused to buy it as I was not sure about the freshness and was warned off by reviewers on this site. When I saw this today in quanity at another local place - I was stunned and knew it was likely to be fresh. Soooo I Had to try it.

It did not disappoint.

Hazy golden sunshine colour, fluffy white crown, sticky lace and persistent carbonation.

Aroma - Citrus and sweet grass. Lemon and pine, green tomatoes and hints of sweetness.

Taste - Complex. Grapefruit, Ruby Red Sweetness, sour and sweet in alternating traunches. floral and fresh citrusy and piney hops. This is a complex and tasty brew. I will be going back to stock up on this baby. End of story. Buy a case and Into the fridge to wait for August at the Jersey Shore...Hazy, Hot and Humid. This will take the edge off the heat and make it bearable for sure. Worth every penny of the nearly 7 bucks I paid for it.

Amen.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2006 03:53:45 | More by Citadel82
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-08-2011 03:01:32 | More by hansgruber
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ruckus232

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

10-29-2013 00:47:47 | More by ruckus232
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Anthony1

Colorado

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

The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass. The aroma is mostly of lemon with some wheat and quite a bit more hops than you usually get in this style. Citrus sweetness and a significant hops flavor hit you first. The wheat character comes out a little bit after the hops & citrus fade, but it's not very pronounced. After-taste is lemony sweet with a little bit of hops bitterness. Very crisp & very smooth, medium-to-high carbonation, medium body, clean finish.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2011 23:07:17 | More by Anthony1
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EROCK75

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-13-2013 15:40:39 | More by EROCK75
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beerme626

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-04-2013 03:16:31 | More by beerme626
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hopswap1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-01-2013 01:32:09 | More by hopswap1
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

05-22-2013 11:15:47 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -5%

06-24-2013 16:28:51 | More by alex_hart
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

06-28-2014 22:39:02 | More by superdoopersauce
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RMelyon

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

06-06-2013 16:50:42 | More by RMelyon
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Rons35

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5%

02-19-2013 23:01:47 | More by Rons35
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

01-25-2014 16:35:25 | More by HeadyTheElder
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-14-2013 17:42:07 | More by Ristaccia
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beerpirates

Belgium

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

A: Light, hazy gold, almost yellow with a thin, white head that dissipated.

S : Light nose of (citrusy) Amarillo hops and sweet malt.

T: Similar to the aroma. Some light citrus from the Amarillo hops with a forward wheat malt and a subdued sweetness. Floral hop flavor with moderate bitterness in the aftertaste.

M : Medium carbonation with a light, creamy body.

D : A pleasant take on an American wheat beer. God, light citrus and hop flavor plays well with the wheat malt. I really enjoy the use of Amarillo hops.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 21:06:07 | More by beerpirates
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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