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RATINGS: 1665   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (698) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Bottle from starcross -- cheers Clint! For a wheat ale, this was surprisingly thin and light; there was some grainy taste from the adjuncts, but the mouthfeel was wacky. The Amarillo really punches through on this one -- it’s super lemony. A good showcase of Amarillo hops, but kinda one-dimensional.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (661) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2016
BOD 2/12/16. Clear golden pour. Outstanding head volume, very good retention and outstanding lacing. Outstanding nose of light lemon, a bit of zest, a hint of spice and a nice cracker biscuit base. Light medium body that is smooth with a touch of oily slickness. World class carbonation with a burst of effervescence in the middle and a strong finely bubbled prickly punch in the finish. The flavor profile is almost quite outstanding, but it lacks a bit of complexity. It begins with a burst of hop flavor that is mostly lemon with tropical notes (mango, passion fruit) underneath. The mild rind oriented bitterness in the middle is expertly balanced by a rising sweetness that makes the tropicals pop. As the sweetness ebbs, grainy wheat and biscuit are noted and provide a nice crispness. The finish is a slow fade of slightly sweet rind with impressive citrus notes.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Turboninja (452) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Tap@Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Light aroma of passion fruit. Yellow color with small white head and clear liquid. Medium/light taste with bit dry fruits like mango. Some malts. Averagely balanced with medium taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with hops and fruits. Light body with light/medium carbonation. Overall, fresh but simple, bit artificial.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Poured into a weizen glass. 4.0 A: Clear golden yellow color. Two fingers of pillowy white head. Retention is very good and a finger of lacing is left. 4.5 S: This smells amazing. Fresh, resiny hoppiness smashes your senses. It really does smell like there are actual hops in the glass. Big citrus featuring lemon and lime. Neutral wheat and maybe the slightest touch of cat piss. Dank and stanky the way it should be. The only things missing are the wheat ale flavors. There’s nothing in terms of spiciness, banana, or bubblegum. Well, maybe there is, but it’s impossible to detect through the hops. 3.5 T: The taste is markedly less hoppy than the nose, but there’s still quite a bit in there. Mild to moderate bitterness, citrusy lemon and grassy hoppiness. Neutral wheat with perhaps a touch peachy fruitiness. It’s good, but neither the malts or hops are really impressive. 3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking some of the creamy chewiness that tends to come with wheat brews. The filtering of this brew may not have done it any favors. 3.5 D: Very strong start, but ultimately came up short where it counts. It’s still a fine brew and the nose is amazing enough to revisit again and again. ★ 1,250 characters DavoleBomb, Sep 18, 2015

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michcam8 (480) - Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Hazy golden glow with a fluffy white head. Aroma of nice citrusy hops and light grain. Taste is a light malt grain, citrus lemon flavor, but not over-the-top, and biscuit. Lingers on the tongue with sweetness, slight bitterness, and light fruits. Very nice wheat ale! Bottled 1 week ago. Highly recommend to others!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (3717) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Bottle from Dale. While not a huge fan of American wheat ales, this one could convert me. Smooth and delicious, mildly creamy. Bready, but in a good way. Soft and silky. Solid throughout.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jeffbigD (134) - - DEC 11, 2015
What a delicious concoction. A beautiful mixture of hops and grains. Highly recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1007) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Aroma - wheat, some light fruit, citrus, bubblegum, and hops Appearance - hazy gold color with a white head. Taste - grapefruit, some pine, coriander spice, with with wheat and some caramel. Palate - full body, sauve texture, lively carbonation, and bitter finish. Not what I associate with the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (2115) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2015
On draft at Three Floyds after the Bourbon County debacle in Chicago. The pour is a crystal clear gold color with a nice thin white head and a couple spots of lace as it falls to a nice collar. The aroma is really good. There is a nice floral hop dominance that really takes this up a notch. No wheat is present, and I'm okay with that. There is a nice citrus that carries itself out to the back end. The flavor is pretty good as well. There is a light citrus that lends itself throughout the flavor and a nice grassiness kind of takes over. The wheat does poke through on the back end and it takes a little away, but it is a wheat ale. The mouth feel is nice and well carbonated with a lingeringly light bitterness and a little wheat. It's good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (1183) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Aroma is incredible. Lots of wonderful floral hops, wheat, mostly just a garden of flowers. Appearance is straw yellow, white head, see through. Taste is real nice, the hops are very present while not overpowering the beer, blending nicely with the wheat and even offering a citrus peel of some kind, my guess is lemon or maybe lemongrass. Mouthfeel is crisp, light body and medium carbonation. Overall, I never go for wheat ales because the bulk of them I?ve had have been too bland and flavorless, but I would certainly revisit this. Outstanding.


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