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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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4,787 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,787
Reviews: 1,438
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 833
Gots: 648 | FT: 29
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 beer with a refreshing, crisp citrus finish. This delicious session beer is brewed with boatloads of Amarillo hops.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: cretemixer on 04-17-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a chalice. Thanks Dan!

Kind of hard to take style into account here, as this is a very one of a kind beer!

Appearance- Golden in color with minimal head or lacing. Love the label!

Smell- The aroma is similar to an American Pale Ale, as there is a prominent citrus hop presence.

Taste- I found this beer to be very balanced. The citrus hops flavor was very nicely complemented with the wheat malt flavor.

Mouthfeel- Very light on the tongue. Nothing exceptional to note, but I could easily drink a growler of this over the course of a night.

Overall- Three Floyds created another very different beer with this one. This is the wheat beer for the hophead!

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.32/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of pojo41
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first thing you notice when you open this beer is the huge hop aroma. As you pour the beer it is even more evident. Mine poured a hazy yellow color with a really outstanding head that left lacing all the way down. The flavor was of the usual wheat character but, with the huge hop presence. I loved this beer; the best American wheat I have tried. Good mouthfeel and excellent drinkability.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Mako82
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a brandy snifter

A - Golden in color, fairly clear, white fizzy head that did not last long

S - Strong smell of citrus hops, subtle malts in the background, slight floral/piney smells, faint smell of wheat

T - An explosion of greatness! For a wheat beer taste plenty of citrus hops, but doesn't have the bite of an IPA. The citrus taste lasts well into the aftertaste, which is then followed by slight bitterness. Taste follows the nose

M - Medium carbonation and body

One of my favorites! Definitely a beer I look for when I am out. And the bottle label is pretty badass!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of hoosier3334
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love Gumballhead! Pours a light yellow with 1" head that dissipates fairly quickly. This is quite a hoppy American Pale Wheat, and it works very well for this beer. Smells like grapefruit and is very citrusy. I did not detect any scent of gum or gumballs as some reviewers have claimed, and I think that's just a by-product of the name. Get this beer if you can!

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

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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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4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass

A: hazy yellow with frothy white head

S: A little fruit and sweet wheat a slight bitterness

T: Sweet wheat with a fair amount of hops bitterness, nice clean flavor

M: Highly carbonated but give the beer a good dry finish

O: Good wheat beer, very good use of hops, I enjoyed this but wouldn't go out of my way to trade for it.

Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,787 ratings.