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RATINGS: 1634   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!

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3.8
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Hazy gold. Small, frothy, off white head. Nose is wheat and hops, grainy, piney, and citrusy. Smells like a wheat pale ale. Tastes like a wheat pale ale. Hoppy wheat ale- simple, refreshing, excellent. Medium/light body, very easy drinking. Great brew.

3.6
jdouglas3 (31) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Deep yellow color, lemony and hoppy. White head, bitter finish. Pretty carbonated. Not the beer I was hoping for, but still pretty good.

3.8
NachlamSie (3507) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2006
UPDATED: APR 7, 2010 bottle. Gumballhead is a rather cloudy gold hue with a tall, bubbly white head. I don’t care very much for most beers of this style, but the aroma is making me feel better about this brew. It’s quite zesty, piny, and lemony like an IPA. The flavor is even better with plenty of bright lemon hoppiness balanced with a good caramel foundation. The wheat comes out in the finish with some bark and sweeter lemon notes which makes Gumballhead truly interesting. wow. Lots of very true lemon taste here. Easily my favorite American wheat or Hefeweizen thus far.
[March 2010]
Six pack from the brewery. My latest visit to Chicago of course led to a good amount to consumption of FFF beers. I have to say, I was disappointed in Robert the Bruce and Alpha King. They didn’t seem to live up to what my memory served me. Gumballhead, however, is as solid as ever. Lots and lots of refreshing, zesty, citrusy hops and a light, juicy body make this a light bodied but highly flavorful and refreshing brew. Every time I had it it was spot on.

3.4
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2006
22 oz. bottle. Hazy yellow with foamy white head. Aroma of lemons and hops. Flavor of lemons and hops. Tasted more like an IPA than a wheat beer. Still quite drinkable.

4
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2006 Hazy gold, collapsing white head that was a little disappointing for a wheat beer. Nonetheless, an inviting aroma of lemon and hay removes any concern. Medium body that is velvety smooth. Big hop flavors of lemon and orange over a sweet caramel malt backbone. For a beer with so much hop aroma and flavor, the lack fo bitterness came as a surprise. A lingering lightly sweet finish that is quite pleasing. Very drinkable, nicely balanced.

3.5
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2006
bottle. thanks for sharing, Len! orange-golden body with a medium white head. the aroma is awesome and not like any other American Wheat I’ve had. orange hops galore come to no surprise. very APA-like flavour - grassy and citric hops and creamy yeast. a touch of bread sweetness but this concoction is mostly hops. I could see myself drinking more of this in the summer months especially with the low alcohol level. very drinkable.

3.6
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Poured a orange gold with a light wheat haze Head was frothy white while it lasted . Flavor is medium wheaty with tha amirillo hops giving it a nice lemony kick. Nice balance with a mild oily mouthfeel.

3.7
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Pours a golden orangish wheat. Hops, orange, and wheat nose. Hops and citrus fusion in taste, with a slightly oily wheat finish. Refreshing overall.

3.9
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 29, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2008 I’ll sum this up at the start; I could drink this brew every day, all summer long. Low abv+great taste=all day drinking ! The gumballhead has an orange yellow color with a quickly fading white head. Great, intense fresh floral hop smell. Light medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Great taste mimics the smell with big hop flavors followed by a malty, grainy sweetness to finish. Excellent beer here.

4.2
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
This beer pours a cloudy golden color, with a thin almost tan lace. The smell is of wheat, lemon, honey, some grass essence. The taste is very smooth, kind of sweet from the honey and a little tart from the lemons. It really goes well together. This is a great wheat ale one that I could drink all year around.


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