BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUL 18, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy yellow/golden with not much of a head. Little lemon thingies floating in the beer look like sea monkeys. Initial taste is hops and citrus. This beer tastes like an IPA with lemons. Different than anything I’ve had before, and I must say I enjoyed it. I look forward to trying other FFF stuff.
screigh (440) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looked like atypical wheat beer...hazy straw color with small white head. Nice armoma, sorta lemony. Hop flavor seems to stand out at the beginning and then finishes like drinking lemon peels. While I am not a fan of wheat beers this is one of the better wheat beers I have ever had.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Instead of the label-predicted lemon, I found grapefruit. Very tart. herbal (almost grassy) aroma with a bit of spice.
Dogbrick (7575) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at From The Vine beer tasting Jul 9th, 2004: This beer definitely stretches the definition of the style, but I’ll be damned if it isn’t one of the best Wheat beers I have ever had. I consider myself a comic book fan yet I have never heard of Mr. Gumballhead, but I like his style! The beer is a golden yellow color with nice effervescence. The head is medium thin milky white and lasting. Nice aroma of floral hops, wheat and a touch of citrus. Light-bodied and very easy to drink, with less hops in the flavor than in the nose but still a great amount. There is also a nice wheat presence along with some lemon and grass. Overall, the wheat overlaid with the hops texture makes this pretty close to the perfect summer beer for me. A bomber of this will disappear before you know it.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color, nice amount of carbonation, lots of orange citrus notes here. I love Amarillo hops, and now I love them in American Wheat beers! Light and quenching and delicious.
OldGrowth (2590) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: good nose, I get a citrus pine combo, more orange on the nose. orange yellow color. small head. well carbonated though. sweet bitter flavors. orange and grapefruit. bitter finish, thinner body. Very tasty. Different than any wheat I've had before. Why isn’t this an IPA? Had on draft at Brewtopia. Score would be 8/3/8/3/17
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this shit reeks of hops. almost smells like an india pale. pour is dark yellow with a small white head left. taste is pleasing but pretty grassy. like the labels say, this sure isnt normal. this is no where near what i would expect an american wheat to be. ill drink it sure, but even though its a FFF i feel like its not something i would buy again. taste is just not very pleasing to me. note- the more i drank of this, the more i enjoyed it, but my rating is still the same. this is good but its not FFF good...
TAR (2435) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Speckled light pumpkin. Cakey ring surrounds a broken foam layer. Aromatic hop nose loaded with orange marmalade and candied pineapple. Soft peachy esters, herbs, and lightly toasted malts. Brisk, expansive carbonation, slowly turning creamy. Boisterous hop flavors flood the palate with rich peach and mandarin orange. Tasty subtleties of caramel, hop leaves, and perfume. Minimal hop bitterness in comparison to the bright, juicy hoppiness. Noticeably sweet and malty. Minty aspects continually highlight the remarkable freshness of the hops. Stupendously balanced toasted malt/citrusy hop interplay in the finish. Bright floral notes and late-merging sweet peach afterthoughts followed up with inevitable fresh-tasting hop belches from the extensive dry-hopping. Although it has that hallmark (alluring, but redundant) FFF’s hop blend, it’s still undeniably tasty.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly, this did not taste much like a wheat beer at all, but rather a pale ale. The hops really come through in this beer and make for an interesting approach to the style.
guzzler67 (1490) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straw and lemon grass initially in the aroma, soon to compete with a citrusy, hoppy nose. Had only a slight wheat haze in the golden yellow appearance (I guess "red wheat" has no effect on the color). Moderately bitter, medium-bodied flavor, with a pronounced hop presence. Forget any comparison to a German weisen. Dry, spicy finish.