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RATINGS: 1552   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
This brew pours with a golden body topped by a thin white head with some lacing. The aroma is sweet yet bitter and hoppy with nice citrus notes and a little grass. Nice aroma...different for a wheat beer. The flavor is sweet and fruity with a little citrus, some grass and a little bitter hoppiness. Light to medium bodied and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Bottle. Thanks to jcalabre for sharing at the Pizza Port 8th Strong Ale Festival. Light yellow orange, decent sized head. Lemon and other citrus notes, sweetness perhaps derived from honey, some hops and yeasty essence balances. A decent take on the style, light and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Thanks to tannertavernboys for sharing. Pours a lite orange with a big bubbly head. Piney peachy aromas that just wreak of amarillo hops. This is the beer to experience if you want to know what this hop’s characteristics are. Really fluffy velvety body. Really does have a bubblegum like flavor (Yeast?) with some soft mango and papaya flavors too. Not really much bitternesss at the end considering how much flavor and aroma hops were present. Definitely the best american wheat barenone.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2004
2004 bottle. Pours a moderately deep copper-orange with some light red tints, must be from the wheat. Good off-white head, mostly disipating. Slight haze from the yeast injection, but quite filtered other than that. Aroma of light citrus, from the dominant amarillo hops. Light nectarine, tangerine and honey notes as well as a dry wheatiness. Flavor starts out with light grapefruit, sweet and succulent fresh hops, plenty of light malt sweetness. Great amount of hard red wheat flavor on the finish, with tons of grassy tones. The malt is tremendously well represented, creating a wonderful backbone to match the loads of amarillos in here. Finish is wheaty, grassy and lightly bitter, mostly dry. Medium to medium-full body, with some thinning as it warms. Yeast apparency is very low and while everything else in this beer screams #1 american wheat beer I’ve tried, ultimately Bell’s Oberon imparts an aggressive yeastiness that adds another layer of complexity, lacking in the gumbalhead. Granted Oberon uses a German yeast, so it is a partially-unfair comparison. But yeast or no yeast, the highly unfiltered nature of Oberon in the bottle puts it a notch above Gumbalhead.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2004
This is probably the best wheat beer I have yet to try. Aromas of cinnamon, yeast and marshmallows. Flavor is slighty dry without that common skunkiness. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
22oz bomber bottle with an odd looking comic charecter on the label named gumballhead. Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a rocky white head. Left a fantastic lacing on the glass as it was drank. Aroma is hoppy with citrus grapefruit notes as well as mild malts. Flavor is definatly wheat heavy with a nice hoppy kick to it with a bit of lemon detected. Very smooth and easy drinking especially for a wheatbeer. This has a great mouthfeel. I will definatly be picking some more of this up and doing some research to see what "Gumballhead" did to have such a great beer named after him.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Hazy amber in color with a medium sized head. Aroma is citrus, hops and notes of honey. Resfreshing with a bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2004
golden, lacey white head. aroma of grapefruit, perfume, floral, citrus and lemon hard candy. wjeaty malt flavour, not as hoppy as the nose would suggest. clean lemony and wheaty flavourlight body, soft hoppy finish. a great wheat, but I’d like some gumball flavours if they’re going to call it gumballhead.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2004
The gang at 3F have shown how best to deal with the American Wheat style, and that’s to turn it into an IPA! LOL. Seriously, they’ve shown you can make a wheat beer with character. Pale gold, lightly fizzy head. Lively aroma of resiny floral hops. Mild citrus component to the hops, a bread dough character lays in the background. Surprisingly full malt backbone for a wheat beer, roundly sweet, the bright floral hops also contribute to an impression of sweetness. A little pepper to the hops as they linger all over the palate. Smooth, very easy drinking. Medium bitter finish, clean. Lots of hops. I like amarillo!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2004
Amber Coloring With White Ring. Hoppy and Dry.. Pretty Sour ....Almost Stale Wheat Flavor.. A Bit Peppery.. Can’t Say I Found this one as Likeable as it was Made out to Be.


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