“28 IBUs – An American Wheat Ale, Gumballhead is named in honor of the underground comic book cat created by Rob Syers. Initially a seasonal summer beer, now brewed year round due to demand. This beer helped redefine American Wheat Beers. Brewed with Amarillo Hops and a generous portion of American red wheat, Gumballhead has a complex hop aroma with notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, marmalade and peach. These flavors combined with low bitterness make Gumballhead a refreshing American Wheat Beer that doesn’t suck. ”
American Pale Wheat Ale
Aroma: Pours a bright golden orange color, slightly hazed. Fat frothy white head about two fingers high, leaving lacing all around the glass.
Smell: Very light citrus notes with some floral as well. Definitely has some wheat characteristics in there somewhere. The wheat aroma doesn’t smack you in the face like a certain Mellow Mushroom owner did to one of his employees, but it’s there.
Taste: At first taste, I would not think this is a wheat beer at all. Upfront it has solid malts, slight hint of peaches and grapefruit from citrus hops. Small hint of wheat in the middle and end, followed with a little dash of bitterness to balance this firkin awesome brew. Stupidly refreshing. So refreshing, it makes me want to paint a picture.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with nice carbonation. Very smooth with a dry finish.
Overall: Gumball head is a great beer. I could easily say it’s my favorite wheat ale I’ve ever had. If looking for strong wheat haziness, then look elsewhere.