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RATINGS: 1578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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An American Wheat Beer brewed with red wheat and boat loads of amarillo hops gives this summer brew a lemony finish. The slight haze in the bottle is from the bottle-conditioning, where yeast is added to the bottle for a secondary fermentation. Gumballhead is a Skingraft Comics hero. Check out Skingraft Comics and Records at www.skingraftrecords.com. Cheers!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Really cool summer brew. Great presentation with a dark golden color with a thick white head. The lacing was superb here, hence the perfect appearance score. Aroma was very hoppy with citrus, graitfruit and lemon. Kind of like a light IPA and with similarities to the Alpha King. Taste was very refreshing especially the mouthfeel. It had a real refreshing bitterness to it which was not overdone.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Bomber Split this bomber with my father after he helped me clear my backyard. I’m really proud of him, he’s come a long way from his Genny Cream Ale days. Poured hazy and golden, like a good wheat should ... or a dehydrated piss ... whatever. Aroma of citrus and piney hops. Not bad. When it was cold, it tasted more like a wheat beer ... wheat (duh) and citrus were there. As it warmed, it really took on an IPA feel with a load of hops in there. But the hops never overpowered the wheat aspects. Rather it combined naturally. It’s a pretty unique beer. Very good. Again, thanks to slob for the awesome trade!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2005
This was unusual. I did taste and smell things described on here like the leathery grassy taste that I used to think was peoples imaginations. It did have a very refreshing grapefruit taste and some unique smells and flavors. I liked it but did not love it. I would drink it again though as a nice alternative to the norm. I don’t think I could have it all the time though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mj23 (63) - south holland, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Hoppy aroma, didn’t taste very hoppy though. Sweet fruity flavor, with a weak finish. Overall, not a bad wheat beer, but also not top of the line.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Any time I can secure a Chicago Reader, I start with Section 4 and proceed directly to ’News of the Weird’, ’Life in Hell’ and ’Gumballhead the Cat’. The three of these always crack me up and let me get on with my day with a healthy dose of urban humor. (IMO, ’Ernie Pook’ has always sucked and is the sole downfall to the lineup. Bring back ’Zippy the Pinhead’!)

An average looking beer, with a typical amber body and a quick white head. But the aromas are what knock you on your ass, with a heavy dose of pine hops and "new leather smell". I thought that I might have gotten a mislabeled bottle (Alpha King?), but I later noticed the yeast which appeared as a few large chunks rather than as the cloudiness I’d expected from a wheat. Damn good citrus bitter flavors and a dry, biting finish.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1224) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Pours a pale straw yellow with a small white head. Aroma is super hoppy and sweet; notes of orange peel and lemon. Tastes more like an APA than a wheat, with a nice wallop of dry hoppiness and some background maltiness. Whatever it is, it’s good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Pours slightly hazy golden but amazingly clear for a bottle conditioned wheat brew. Nice 1/2 inch head on top rocky and white. Aroma is the most pleasant grapefruit aroma I’ve taken off the top of a beer. I could smell this one for a while if I weren’t so thirsty. Flavor starts off kind of sweet, with a touch of honey and you can taste that gumball flavor that I guess it gets it’s name from and wheaty. On the palate it is sort of boring a little thin and watery on the palate but a fantastic brew in aroma and flavor. This would be a great summertime beer were it not for the cost. Still I’m glad I got to try it!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Clouded gold pour, nice white head. Hoppy aroma not really heavy wheat. Smooth wheat taste, about what you’d expect with a lite bitter finish. Definite summer wheat a little on sweet side. Tasty and refreshing, not overly complex.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2005
cloudy gold color, creamy white head that fades quickly, hoppy/grassy aroma along side some wheat notes. smooth wheat taste, nice sweetness, followed by a bitter hoppy tail. the wheat does a nice job of holding the hops in check. maybe a little bit of honey taste in there as well. a little thin on the body, i am surprised this isnt in the american pale ale category, with as much hoppiness as it has. thanks to bbb63 for the bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1371) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Hazy, dull gold pour with small off-white head that leaves some lace rows. Aroma of some grassy, citrusy hops and some wheatiness along with hints of a cotton-candy-esque sugariness. A very unique wheat beer. They took an American wheat and dumped in a bunch of hops to give this some nice depth flavor-wise. Still, a tad on the thin side. Plenty of wheaty crispness, sugary sweetness and just a touch of a bitter hoppy finish. A very refreshing summer beer.


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