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Review by Stonesih on 09/07/11  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
92 3 11 19 4 9 2011
I got these in a trade.

Appearance: Color is a very light straw type color,

Smell is out of this world just a huge grapefruit smell.

Taste is just like the smell im getting huge grapfruit flavor.

Mouthfeel: is very light with perfect carbonation.

overall: This is a great beer especially for a nice warm day, Its very refreshing

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 08/17/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
92 3 10 18 5 10 2010
Hazen pale straw yellow color, small firm white top, loose collar remains after it resides, lacings in thick strings.

Aroma has a pleasant sweet Amarillo bouquet thats just lovely, some grassyness pursues as does some floral aspects in its hop profile and the back is of dullish, lightly sugary lemon sweetness and fresh wheat.

Ooh...and ahh...a very nice taster. Sweet wheat front, dullest of dull lemon, floating grasses, great sugary return. Finishes with a slight hop drying of nonbittering pine and floral traits, left over sugars and fresh wheaty sweetness and dulled fruit drifting off. Rich, giving, smooth, and crisp, with just the right amount of everything. One well balanced and easy goin' treat. I can see why gumball was intregated into the name as it has a candyish character about it.

Feel is of a perfectly drinkable medium body thats very well rounded in cabonation, smooth, lightly crisp while maintaining a certain thick and rich hold. Sweet, and a favorable fun finish of drying off dull fruity sweetness and floral hops. One hell of a tasty quencher! A sessionable ale it is true!
Yum, yum, I've got Gumballhead in my tum.

Great beer! Astounding Amarillo hop profile on display here.

A big crayon drawn cartoon bubble saying "Thanks!" is made by this kid at heart to silenius! You sir deserve one of those Bugs Bunny kisses often given to Elmer Fudd just after his gun blows off his own face. Or is it before his face gets all blackened?

Price: $9.00 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by everetends on 06/12/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 8 17 4 8 2010
Old Review
Got this bottle from hwwty4 and I am very grateful for his generousity on an unprompted package. Served this one up in my DFH shaped pint, seems all my pale ales, IPAs and DIPAs grace this glass.

A: Jesus Christ is this beer active. A very careful pour yielded a huge amount of head. This head is crisp white and is a good 3 fingers once I get this guy to calm down a bit so I can get the whole bottle in the glass. The head is incredible in the retention department. Takes forever to fall an has a wonderful rockiness to it. Lace all over the glass in big, foamy ass streaks that stick and don't let go. Now that we are past the head I will describe the beer in the glass. A really nice, golden honey color sits with a really nice haze to it. Held to the light it is a nice pale yellow. Lots of carbonation moving around in here, keeping this one moving slightly. This is a good start for this brew.

S: Smell is actually a decent amount of hops presence. Lots of citrusy, tropical fruity goodness in this aroma. Slight banana coming out from the wheat presence but it is pretty tame. The wheat really doesn't come over too well in the nose, but the look tells me its there. That hoppy goodness is just covering it up. Otherwise, very good in the aroma department.

T: There's my wheat. I knew it was there and what do you know, you can taste it. Nice wheaty, grainy taste that is damned good when combined with those hops flavors. Lots of lemon, lime and grapefruit coming out from those hops. Mixed with the ever so slight banana flavor, you get a nice tropical fruit salad type flavor coming out. There is a slight salt and pepper taste here in the background. Really nice beer.

M: Mouthfeel is a bit thin for me. Just seems a bit watery for the style and doesn't really have any stick to it. Aftertaste is pretty clean not leaving much in the mouth. The carbonation is nice and high, making this sucker crisp and easy drinking.

D: Overall, this beer is quite good. My only real gripe is that the nose doesn't have the balance between the wheat and the hops that I would like, but it makes up for it in the flavor for sure. The feel is a bit thin, but thats great if you need an easy drinking summer brew. The ABV is light and further adds to the drinkability of this sucker. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-07-2009 03:31:31

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by joe1510 on 11/17/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 2 10 18 4 9 2009
22oz. Bomber

This is one of my favorite warm weather beers and I'm finally getting around to reviewing it. So here it is.

Gumballhead poured a very nice slightly hazed golden. A quarter inch white head. All kinds of carbonation bubbles along the sides of my pint glass.

This beer smells great. So refreshing. There's a tiny amount of malt but it's mostly just citrus hops. Lemon mostly. Smells like candy. My mouth is watering and I can't wait to drink this up.

I get a mouthful of citrus right up front but is quickly balanced by by a slightly sweet wheat malt. Ends with more citrus(lemon) from the hops and the smallest amout of pine. A good bitterness lingers for a few seconds and vanishes. There's enough hops to keep my mouth tingly until the next gulp though.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side. Just the right amount of carbonation to keep things going and move the flavors around in your mouth.

Drinkability is way up there. It's so easy going down and it keeps you wanting more with the nice hop bite.

Like I said at the beginning of this review, this is one of my favorite warm weather beers. It is a very exciting example of a pale wheat and made just to my liking. If you see this pick it up. It's a must try.

Reviewed: 10/15/06

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by decoman on 04/05/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 2 9 17 3 8 2009
Nice finish with a little citrus from the hops.. Certainly different than your average Wheat beer.. nice stuff

Served In: Bottle

Review by seaoflament on 03/12/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 11 18 4 9 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 8-8-07. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

Special thanks go out to BuckeyeNation for sending me an extra bomber of this beer. This is my last one so it’s for the review.

Gumballhead pours a golden yellow color with almost no head this time around, weird because the last time I had this it had a foamy white head.

The aroma is incredible for this type of beer. There is some sweet fruits like apple, orange, and grapefruit. Lemony hops round off the bouquet and yes, some juicy bubblegum as well! I doubted it myself but there it is.

The taste is crisp and refreshing, and now I know I’m drinking a wheat beer, but it's quite a subtle wheat flavor. I’m glad they have this one in six packs now, and I may have to trade for one or two six packs to enjoy the summer days.

Served In: Bottle

Review by JJ on 11/22/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 11 17 5 9 2008
22 oz. bomber served in a Pilsner glass 2006 release
Pours a surprising clear yellow-orange. I thought there would be cloudiness to it but there was none. Nice 1 inch white head that lasted a while and left great lacing. Slightly more carbonation than your average beer. Good pop on the nose. Great grassy aromas with a touch of citrus. Flavor was outstanding. Probably the best example of the style, at least that I've had. Grass and citrus with a yeasty, hoppy finish. AMAZING. Not heavy on the pallet making this very easy to drink. This is a great beer for the warmer season coming up.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 04-13-2006 12:02:42

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 12/26/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 2 10 16 4 8 0
Originally reviewed 09/03/06

Poured from bomber into standard pint.

A - Pours crystal clear golden. Can barely tell that it is a wheat, since it looks filtered. Head dissipates quickly.

S - Wheat or IPA? Big time citrusy grapefruit aroma. Slight bready wheat.

T - Well, now I see what American Pale Wheat Ale means I guess. Hits with citrusy hops and merges into what you are used to for a wheat. Sweet taste. Simple, but nice.

M - Medium bodied. Despite the lack of head, carbonation is good.

D - This is a great, easy going down beer. Would work nicely as a gateway to craft beer brew too.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Kegergator on 12/04/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 18 4 8 0
Thanks to Nuclear George for this one. As a hophead I have to say. . . OH HELL YEAH!!! What a great brew. Everything I look for in a beer. Quite nice feel. A slightly thicker then normal body for the style. Despite the carbonation seen rising, there was only an average kick on the tongue.Very drinkable, i would rate this as one of my favorite wheat beers.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by James Kitchens on 12/01/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 2 10 16 4 8 2009
Reviewing this from memory, as it's been a a few weeks since I had this one. Color was fine, nothing to write home about I guess. Smell was good overall, but I recall too much hop smell in this one for a supposed wheat beer. The taste follows the smell, as this one seemed more like an IPA rather than a wheat beer.

Once again, FFFs seems to have gone "hops crazy". No surprise either. I admit that I liked this beer, but only if I didn't think about what it SHOULD HAVE been in terms of the style. What it is in real life is a very good IPA with a twist. What they bill it as is something entirely different. Despite that, I am reviewing this on its own merits rather than simply to style. This one seems more like a very good hybrid IPA than a wheat beer. But it's good regardless.


Served In: Pint Glass

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