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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,422 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,422
Reviews: 1,416
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 797
Gots: 502 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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envizz1, Yesterday at 11:15 PM
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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured at cellar temp from a 12oz bottle into a Weizen glass.

A: Beautiful dark golden and crystal clear. Poured with about one finger of head and left a bit of lacing on the glass.

S: Malty sweet with a lot of lemon and hops.

T: Very crisp and clean. Nice mellow sweet malt flavor with a mild hop finish.

M: Nice and creamy, perfect amoutn of carbonation.

D: This is a great beer to enjoy on a hot summer day, you could easily drink a lot.

Thanks to my friend TheodorHrzl for this one. Told me it was his favorite summer beer so I decided to pop it open on the warmest day of the year so far. Great brew!

AndySR15, Apr 12, 2008
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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

Appearance: A soft pour that led to little head, basically just a mild white lacing around the wall of the glass. A golden amber color that is pretty clear for a wheat beer.

Aroma: Very sweet with citrus and lemon aromas dominate.

Taste: Citrus right at the tip of the tongue with a lemon flavor that lasts along with some wheat that manages to break through.

Mouth Feel: Light and smooth

Drinkability: I could see myself drinking a ton of these on a warm summer day. Hell I would drink this beer anytime of the year, very refreshing!

RJay, Mar 20, 2010
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4.72/5  rDev +12.1%

Beer is golden and a little hazy. Very nice white head with decent lacing.

Smells awesome and delicious. A lot of hops but not a bitter smell, more like a sweet, juicy orange smell.

Smooth beer and extremely drinkable. Would be awesome on a hot day, but is warming on a cold winter's night as well. The hop flavor is fantastic and very citrusy upfront. Bitterness is mild but very, very good.

Mouthfeell is medium and the drinkability is right up there with the best.

This is my new favorite beer for sitting back a drinking a few.

ksbeernuts, Dec 31, 2009
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Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,422 ratings.