This looks like it was created with the pen tool. I doubt it is a font. The vector gradients look like fun.
As John said, that's simply some path treated with gradients, belnds and what else you can think of. The tricky part is getting the overlaps right.
Hi there - like John and Mylenium mentioned, you'll most likely need to create this effect manually. You can do this by applying stoke gradients to a path, or you can try to create the text out of several segmented objects.
I very roughly duplicated the effect by creating the "ribbon" sectioned up into several objects, as shown below:
Then I just went in an added gradients to each of the individual objects:
Obviously my example was done very quickly, but with some time, you should be able to get an effect close to the example you provided.
Here's a video on using the gradient tool in CS6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enk4xMVrLtk
And here's a video on adding gradients to strokes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-6lk5Vxm6U
You may want to try using these two techniques together, as well.
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To support Kendall's answer, a Gradient Mesh would also work. It behaves like the gradient tool but allows you to chart points in a grid within an object which can then each be given a unique color. It helps provide a 3-D because it allows you to create complex curves by moving the points around on the grid.
Here is a big list of gradient mesh tutorials to help you out: http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/articles/20-tutorials-to-help-master-illustrators-gradient -mesh
Thanks John, Mylenium, Kendall & Eric. You guys are assets for ADOBE.