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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,171 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Ratings: 4,171
Reviews: 1,403
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 775
Gots: 387 | 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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Ratings: 4,171 | Reviews: 1,403 | Display Reviews Only:
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MakesMecum


4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

03-31-2012 00:34:34 | More by MakesMecum
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Mikicichb


5/5  rDev +18.8%

02-15-2013 21:53:30 | More by Mikicichb
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cjdenomme

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +18.8%

03-07-2014 04:00:00 | More by cjdenomme
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bearharley


4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

02-14-2013 15:28:05 | More by bearharley
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ATG

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-23-2013 12:29:14 | More by ATG
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tomkaz

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

04-16-2013 19:59:38 | More by tomkaz
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Rhanson11

Indiana

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

One of the best beers that I have had in my life. It is a very smooth beer that tastes good as well. I hope everyone gets to try this in their lifetime. It is hard to get as it is rare to see in many liquor stores except for maybe once a month in some. There is a really nice beer bar in my college town that cycles through most of these top 250 beers a lot, but it's still hard to come by.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2013 03:00:48 | More by Rhanson11
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JohnFriction


4/5  rDev -5%

08-04-2013 01:32:08 | More by JohnFriction
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barrett61

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

08-30-2013 03:24:31 | More by barrett61
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CourtSchuett

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

03-19-2014 16:41:51 | More by CourtSchuett
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bkroeter


5/5  rDev +18.8%

04-16-2014 23:49:43 | More by bkroeter
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m33lad

Alberta (Canada)

1/5  rDev -76.2%

06-07-2014 07:07:40 | More by m33lad
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Surufka

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

06-19-2014 15:32:33 | More by Surufka
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RustyQ


2/5  rDev -52.5%

07-13-2014 04:03:16 | More by RustyQ
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maxhoel


3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

07-12-2014 15:41:06 | More by maxhoel
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gijoe64

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

01-19-2012 07:41:17 | More by gijoe64
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seanorear

Missouri

4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a very refreshing lighter beer with a distinct hop smell and flavor. It is golden yellow with a white that has good retention (most likely from the wheat in the beer). It is very aromatic for a light beer and has a floral and citrusy smell. The first taste will tell you that it is highly hopped, but what makes this beer so good is that they are late addition hops. This is not an overly bitter beer and the majority of the hop is in the smell and flavor. It finishes cleanly and is best served by the pitcher. Great beer to try!

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2012 00:09:13 | More by seanorear
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mando31

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

02-15-2012 02:09:39 | More by mando31
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heythere

Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Light yellow/gold, very small carbonation bubbles, white head with decent retention.

Aroma: You can smell the wheat immediately, some light hop aroma with slight citrus notes

Taste: more hop flavor than I remembered, grapefruity, some hop bitterness in the back of the throat, aftertaste is of hop bitterness and dry

Mouthfeel: light body, highly carbonated with small bubbles

Overall: Such a tasty beer, I'm not usually a huge fan of American Wheats but Gumballhead is hopped up enough. These will be great once summer comes around again, perfect to bring to the beach or just drink sitting around.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 18:12:56 | More by heythere
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Evbowski

Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Gumballhead, my favorite beer. Love that its brewed here in Indiana as well, which makes it readily available. Pours a light bronze color with a light head. Leaves a lacy trail. The taste is wonderful. The wheat is prevalent and delicious. A great beer overall, enjoyed year round. Really though, with FFF, you can't go wrong.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2010 16:18:49 | More by Evbowski
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Trick420

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

01-10-2013 15:56:28 | More by Trick420
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jsgreen16

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is probably one of my favorite beers and if where I am at has it on tap I always get atleast one. Pretty tough to find bottles cause the liquor store in my area sells out pretty quick whenever they get it in. Gumballhead is a fitting name because you can damn near chew it its so hoppy great beer and always a want.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2011 16:33:37 | More by jsgreen16
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Muck4

Tennessee

3.48/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smell: Spicy slight fruit smell, citrusy. Definitely smells like star fruit, call me crazy.

Appearance: very clear golden amber, slight carbonation with minimal head after pour.

Taste: Very summery tasting, I can now taste that star fruit and the rush of a zesty citrus flash on the first sip. Crisp cool feeling as it goes down. Doesn't leave a whole lot of the palate after words except the dryness on your back cheeks. A lot of sweetness and candy hue to the brew as you get into it, almost to the point of over powering, but it never crosses over.

Overall: The beer is good, the people who made it put a lot of time making this one, and it shows. I honestly would enjoy 1 maybe 2 depending on the weather. Other than that, the sweetness and the zest is a bit much for the lack of alcohol. Clean, refreshing after one, but I stop there.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 21:42:46 | More by Muck4
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chitownbrewer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-30-2011 23:22:28 | More by chitownbrewer
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stanolszyk24

Indiana

4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Gumballhead is one of my favorite beers. It is very hard to find in the Indianapolis area but when I do find it I buy it. Highly recommended as it is a very drinkable beer and one that if you offer it to your friends they will really appreciate it and trust your beer judgement.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 00:43:15 | More by stanolszyk24
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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