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RATINGS: 1580   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!


DrnkMcDermott's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2004 2004 edition, Bottled. Bought a bomber bottle at the brewery, and it must have just come off the line. It pours with a big smell of fresh, green hops that just dazzles the nose. Foamy head more pilsner than wheat style. I think the smell helped overwhelm the grapefruit taste of the amarillo hops, because I couldn't find it easily. Maybe once it's sat for awhile, it will be closer to the way it tasted last year, but man, it's still great!
On tap, at the brewery, 2003. While my experience points are still low around here, I'll stick my neck out and say this is quite unlike any other beer out there. American Wheats are a little bland, unless they've been brewed with the spicy flavor of German wheats, but the Floyds never cared for following style. This has a big zesty wheat taste that I somehow guessed was North Dakota winter wheat, and Nick said I was right, but I don't know how I knew. Like with most 3F beers, there's a big smack in the face of hops, this one is all Amarillo, giving a different more orangey taste. Pleasing orange color, too. Gotta get out and find this stuff while it's around!


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tonypreto (127) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
12 oz bottle poured in to chalice. Great citrusy and hoppy aroma with wheats earthy tones. Pours a beautiful hazy golden yellow with a white head that dissipates but has great lacing. Flavor of wheat and hops throughout with some wonderful lemony citrus notes in the middle with a great dry finish. Quite an impressive beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1346) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Good, but quality control is totally lacking. Boys and girls, this one’s a gusher.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisSc (252) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2014
12 oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours golden in color. Transparent. Large white head. Delicious aroma: grapefruit and other citrus. Flavor is slightly sweet with dry finish. Very clean. Medium body. Short finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sadams26 (4) - Leonard, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2014 does not count
bread, hay, floral, citrus, golden, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, full body, sticky, lively, a great example of a wheat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (6300) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2014
Tap at Mikkeller Bar. Hazy orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of wheat, hops, malt, fruit, citrus and yeast.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtroyer99 (10) - Twinsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Aroma is hoppy pine. Light gold in appearance. Taste is clean with a great hop bite. Very smooth and refreshing. This is my favorite wheat beer hands down.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
magnepettersen (8) - - NOV 23, 2014 does not count
On tap at Mikkeller Bangkok. Not your typical wheat beer. Hoppy and citrusy aroma. Very refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7021) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 22, 2014
on tap at mikkeller and friends. lightly hazy yellow with a modest fluffy head; sweet aroma of lemon sherbet and musty pine; flavour hints at tinned apricots; good whack of bitterness, synthetic. very drinkable, unlike pretty much every other american wheat i’ve tried

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2016) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Clear yellow orange in color... Aroma of spicy hops, crisp wheat, light citrus... Flavor is lemon zest, citrus with spicy hops on the palate... Really refreshing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jool (190) - - NOV 9, 2014
Bouteille 12 fl oz. Servie dans un teku 3 Floyds. Dorée foncée, beau collet de mousse blanche. Nez léger d’agrumes. Corps plutôt mince. Bouche douce caractéristique des bières de blé: finale citronnée. Bien.


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