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RATINGS: 1688   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Bottle from SlobThanks!
Pours thick and amber, like a nice IPA. Not as much head as a typical weizen. Aroma is very hoppy, like an IPA. In fact, as a wheat beer this makes a darn good IPA. Flavor is full and citrusy, with hints of grapefruit and orange. A slight strawberry seems to be lingering in the finish. Good beer; Id drink another.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CMUBEERMAN (427) - - JAN 8, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2006 This is sweet and citrus. Such a good wheat beer. Ive had it plenty of times in a bottle and a couple of times on tap. The amarillos really come out on draft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1929) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Bottle: Thanks to Indiana_Red for sharing this highly acclaimed wheat beer from a premiere microbrewery. It is not what I expected for an American Wheat, but still enjoyable. It was much hoppier than I expected beginning with the aromas. Ahhh, the juniper shrub aromas that so often characterize hops. And it actually tasted like it was brewed with junipers as well more than wheat. It has a real smooth feel and a great aftertaste. I liked it even though it wasnt what I expected.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
"Pour out the typical american wheat, clear orange amber. Had an taste of hops, but still sweet which i didnt expect. Lacing was okay medium mouthfeel. Over all nice beer. "

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (4280) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Bottle Poured a hazy unfiltered golden peach color with a nice off white head and decent white lacing. Nose was much more hoppy than I anticipated for the style. Soft light grains as well. Flavor was a bit tart and dry due to the "boat loads" of hops in the brew. Not at all what I expected. Is there such a thing as an Imperial Wheat Ale? Still, tasty and up to snuff for a reputable brewer lke 3F Thanks to OhioDad for this one

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Pours with a large creamy white head on a cloudy yellow-gold body. Strong aroma of citrus hops with lemon and orange being prominant. Strong hoppy flavour with lemon and orange hops on a medium (for a wheat) body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Creamy off-white head on a hazy orange body. Fairly high caronation. Aroma of hops. A noticable hop flavor without much of a strong wheat flavor.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Much more fruit flavor than I expected... a very wonderful surprise. Warming and quite nice. Not a wheat beer for any addative like a lemon or an orange. It stands quite well on its own. I will add this to my regulars.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3683) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Bottle. Hoppy citrusy orange aroma. I believe I smell Centennials. Similar aroma to Southern Tier Hop Sun. Wheat characteristics are not apparent in the nose. Perhaps this is due to age? Smells tasty, nonetheless. Mildly hazy honey color with a small whitish head. Juicy orange hoppy start, turning quickly dry and grainy. The wheat really comes through. Finishes with more grapefruity bitter hopping. This is about what I expected and believe it or not, it is quite comparable to Southern Tiers Hop Sun. I like this offering a bit more.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2005
hazy pale yellow pour with a big fluffy head, nice lacing. Floral hop aroma, with some grass. Thinnish mouthfeel, sharp hop flavor, somewhat resinous. This definately has the watery mouthfeel of a wheat beer, however very little of the traditional wheat beer characteristic flavors. Very drinkable, hoppy, with some citrus to finish.


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