dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2008 pale amber with a short head. piney aroma, followed by a piney flavor, which first reminded me of gin. it took me several tastings to really warm to this beer. this is a surprisingly refreshing wheat beer with a healthy dose of hops and fruity and bitter overtones. finishes with a bitter hoppy bite. nice.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great Beer! Just,slightly,hazy. Pillowy,head. Aroma is evident upon opening the bottle. Tons of hops(juicy,fruity),with yeastiness being noticeable,as well. A store in town still has 2 cases of last years left. If I wouldn’t have had one of those in the past few weeks,and just tasted the base,so to speak,I wouldn’t have noticed in this aroma. It stinks of hops! Super,creamy,mouth. Mainly wheat,slight yeast,flavors secondary to the huge hop flavor. Finish is wet,and hoppy.We just finished a keg of this at my buddies house. His kegs usually last about 6 weeks,this one only 2-3! Great summer beer!
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Axilla for the bottle. Pours a hazy straw color, thin head with little to no linger. Aroma is earthy sweet Amarillo hops with a burst of lemon. Sweet nose, sweetness is then joined by an earthen rye-like flavor. Hops then become more assertive, carrying the sweet slightly lemony motif. The finish is pretty dry for such a sweet beer, with residual hop bitterness capping it off. Very unusual for a wheat, tastes more like a highly hopped bitter or rye ale.
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
with no further ado, gumballhead returns. This incarnation is stripped clean, filtered a bright High Life straw color with a thin white head that still manages to lace the glass. The aroma is classic 3F. Amarillo! Malt is barely discernable in the aroma, slightly more so in the flavor. The hops carry this beer. If you’re not a hop fan, steer clear, because that’s what this beer is all about. TASTY.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright, malt aroma,dry malt taste,didn’t really taste the excessive hops everyone else did,an ok wheat brew,rated lower only because it is to ordinary for Three Floyds
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium golden yelllow, white head, aroma of hops, wheat, and citrus. Flavor is that of a pale ale, or a rye ale. odd, not what i expected, and not good. finish is bitter, hoppy. Not impressed
CP (124) - USA - APR 6, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I picked up this gem at the Southport brewery. I must say I was not prepared for the assault that would be released upon my palate when I took my first sip. They call this beer GUMballhead for a reason ladies and gentlemen! My palate sensed many different types of gum used in the brewery process. I sensed with my super-nose that as many different gums where used to make this beer. Upon first sip I was hit immediately with a taste of Wrigley’s Big Red brand followed by a hint of Winterfresh. As I continued to soak my advanced palate I sensed Trident and Bubblicious. The last flavor I sensed was that of Bazooka. Some of your palates might be confused when I tell you there is Bazooka in the mix. Rest assured it is there, and the flavor lingers with you long after the bottle is finished. I was confused why they did not get Bazooka Joe himself for the bottle label. Instead they got some lame ass cat/cow/pig thing for the label. Pretty damn disappointing on that note. I wanted to see the loveable Bazooka Joe comic strips on each bottle. You would think that Three Floyds would be able to shell out the cash to get good old Joe on each bottle considering there massive operation out of Munster, Indiana. (I have been to the brewery quite amazing stuff!) Anyways, back to the beer. I believe in the future nobody will have to chew gum anymore. This beer is so much like gum it will replace all chewable kinds. If you like gum and you like getting drunk this beer is for you. But if you still want the comics go with Bazooka Joe. LATE
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy light orange with a thin white head that diminishes to almost nothing. Aroma is citrus and floral hops. This is the hoppiest wheat beer I’ve ever had. Thin mouthfeel and very little carbonation. If more wheat beers tasted like this, I would like them more.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
True to form, Three Floyds has hopped the livin’ daylights out of this American Wheat so that it approaches APA or even IPA territory. Only slightly wheaty. If you love hops, this could be for you. Nice fluffy light head. Bit of citrus (slight). I wish they’d brewed this closer to style, or labeled it an Imperial Wheat.
Dorwart (2432) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good sized head. Light straw colored with low carbonation. I expected more carbonation from this. Head reduces to a thin foam. Spicey hops aroma up front followed by some nice citrus and sweet malts. Bit of pepper. Dark golden straw color. Thin body and flavor. Spicy hops again with more citrus. Dry and bitter. Very dry finish with good bitterness. Not much wheat or yeast flavor present. A decent and very hoppy wheat beer.