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RATINGS: 1572   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Clear golden body with a dense off-white head that sticks to the glass in big weeping sheets. The aroma is citurs hops,lemon. and some spiciness. No wheat detecable. The flavor is an intersting combo of citrus hops and nutty wheat malt. Very nice dry crisp finish complements the medium body. An oddball style wise but I really like it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Clear gold-copper, slightly off whitish head leaves nice lacing. Nose is distinctly non-wheaty, primarily quite hoppy and somewhat citric, far more like an IPA or even an IIPA than a wheat of any sort. Flavor is also quite IPA-ish, certainly loads of hops, some toasty malts at end, sweet and sticky. There’s a bit more of a sweetness to it in the background than most IPAs, but this, while quite good, doesn’t taste anything like a wheat beer. Can we just call it a wheat IPA and get over it?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7976) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Thanks to atpayne for this one. Pours turbid orange/amber, with a good head and lacing. Aroma of hops, malt, citrus, and chardonnay. Tastes hoppy, with a nice malt backbone, and hints of citrus, yeast, peat, chardonnay, and slight honey. Finishes hoppy, malty, slightly dry, with citrus and yeast. Nice complexity. A great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2004
I usually don’t care for wheatbeers, but I sampled this one at the Three Floyds brewery. The essence of wheat is very mild, which is why I was so pleasantly surprised. It was slightly clouded in teh glass with a thin white head. Hops were not overpowering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3177) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2004
This is phenomenally hopped for a wheat beer, with pungent spicy, piney hops dominating the aroma and flavor. The wheat malt is tangy, cerealy, and a bit citrusy. Gumballhead is hard to compare to other American wheats considering its aroma and flavor profile is quite distinct. The body is clear straw-colored with thin off-white head (OK, so there is a similarity!). I like this beer but its genre-splitting nature requires I compare it to other pale ales as well as wheats, and this is a "middle-of-the-pack" offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5309) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2004
Pours a translucent gold with a medium white head. Aroma is hoppy and citrusy. Pleasant hop and citrus body. Very faint taste of wheat as the hops seem to overcome it. Finish is slightly bitter from the hops and the lemony notes come out. The body is fairly light and whispy which is what you’d expect from a summer seasonal. Good beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5380) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Poured a golden color with a small white head and some lacing. Sticky sweet hop, some lemon, and wheat aroma. Citrus and bitter hops, balanced nicely by a sweetness and the wheat. This is one of my favorite wheat beers!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2515) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Medium sized offwhite head, good retention and a little large bubbled lacing. Clear copper color. Nice, Big, piney nose with a hint of bubblegum. Light body, light creaminess. Fruity hops, light malts and some stone fruit flavors combine for an easy drinker. Finish is dry and fruity with a decent bite. Nice hoppy AWA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2004
Bottled. Golden color with a big white head. Grapefruit aroma. Flavor of wheat and citrus. Finish is slightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Clear amber body with drippy, soap-like lacing. Strong grapefruit aroma with green apple sweetness. The flavor starts with the same elements as the aroma except for a dry, graininess at the finish. I assume the husky finish is due to the wheat. To be honest, I didn’t get much out of this beer besides the hop goodness. I think it would be best enjoyed quaffed cold on a hot day instead of served at 60F and analyzed.


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