A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

7,911 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,911
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 408
Gots: 1,966 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2009

Brewed with 50% wheat malt and all the "C" hops.
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Ratings: 7,911 | Reviews: 1,569
Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into tulip, producing a generous amount of rocky white head with good retention and plenty o lacing. Golden colored, the aroma was something new and different in an entirely good way. There was citrus, but also a sweet bready aroma, every breath alternated between juicy APA goodness and Hefe estery sweetness. Smooth and medium bodied, nary a bitter bite. A big wheat ale with just enough hoppy goodness to make this one a standout. To be enjoyed again and again.

Photo of whynot44
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very slightly hazy gold color with a substantial foamy white head that dissipates quickly leaving some decent lacing.

The aroma is citrus and yeast with a bready background.

The taste is hops up front, grapefruit, some slightly sweet fruitiness, light cracker background, coriander and black pepper at the finish, very nicely balanced and enjoyable.

Medium bodied, but smooth and very easy to drink.

Overall this is a very enjoyable ale, almost too drinkable.

Photo of MrMeerbill
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good beer and cheap awesome

Photo of GoodMojo
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from kegerator. Great summer beer in my opinion. Smooth hop taste balanced with wheat flavor.

Photo of Naked_Batman
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

1.79 for a 12 oz bottle from the super market

A-bright gold/orange, 3/4 of an inch of head the recedes after a few seconds

S-Definitely hop forward, notes of citrus and mango, faint but noticeable yeastyness synonymous with a wheat beer,

T-an explosion on the palette, citrusy/bitter hops leads into bright red fruits/black pepper finishing with slight malt sweetness and an enjoyable level of booziness. The black pepper notes seem to be more prominent as the beer warms in the glass.

M-smooth, full bodied, medium level of carbonation, pretty damn drinkable

O: Very, pleasantly surprised. I had enjoyed their IPAs in the past, but this blew them out of the water. Very refreshing with a multitude of flavor profiles. I think this beer would go perfect with some spicy indian food or heavily season smoked ribs. Definitely will be looking for more from Lagunitas.

Photo of 98green
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I know of Lagunitas but didn't know the style on this one. Ordered it off a weak tap list. Awesome smell and flavor. If it is really a pale wheat as BA says it is amazing for the style. I should know better than to doubt Lagunitas

Photo of Kraj30
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the most fantastic and consistent hoppy beers out there.. always a great choice for anyone

Photo of GrinkoN
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Foggy light gold, heavy head.

S: Citrus is right there and very forward, hoppy.

T/F: Balanced and varied. Hops is present throughout and very nice with the slight citrus. Mid body, smooth. Varied feel like the taste.

O: Though it has a great rating, I feel it is a looked over beer. Very nice enjoyed everyone of the six pack i had. I would buy again and again and even an extra just to give to others. Another winner from Lagunitas.

Photo of Andrebeavers
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice light clean taste. A good summertime type beer

Photo of 1ale_man
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Could smell the citrus and bread. Tasted the same as smell, but better. This is one fine ale. I would recommend and will keep on hand. Will have to make room. Great stuff.

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into pint glass in June 2015.

Appearance: Hazy light gold with almost white head. Head is very thick and sticks to the glass.

Smell: Strong citrus aroma, like grapefruits. Also get some hops and pepper aromas, but the citrus aroma dominate the others.

Taste: Nice balance and variety of flavors. There is a strong hops and citrus flavor but with a little pepper flavors as well. There is some sweetness too, and the hops do not dominate.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, and very smooth.

This is an interesting IPA. It has a nice mix of grapefruit, hops, and other flavors, which makes it interesting. I like the overall balance, and that the hops do not dominate the flavor. A very good ale.

Photo of chicksdiggit
4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured center from 12 oz bottle into a snifter. I actually had to pour canted because the head was so large. Clean pale straw color with a thick creamy head of consistent fine-moderate sized bubbles that would make you think it were nitrous were it not for the bubble size. Thick retention stays around and leaves thick sticky lacing. As you drink the sip lines stay on the glass. Several streams of carbonation mostly concentrated around the center of the glass.. Looks fantastic

S: Buttered toast aroma with a floral hop and lemon in the finish.

T: Buttered white toast body with a little caramel. Easy lime finish. Extremely easy to drink and this will be gone in no time. Very easy to drink for a 7.5% beer.

F: Creamy mouthfeel and the hops are zippy on the tongue in the finish.

6/23/15
Snifter glass

Photo of ralph-pine
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Outstanding beer to enjoy on special occasions. Exquisit bitterness, beautiful and powerful! If you want to impress your friends, give them one Lagunitas Little Sumpin!

Photo of Ricky_Sigs
2.54/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Not a big fan of the flavor. Had a skunky taste that was unpleasant to me. Possibly an old keg.

Photo of Gote
3.3/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not quite as hoppy as some brewers make their pale ales which is just fine with me. You get the hops without quite so much bitterness. An OK brew.

Photo of dazedman
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Really great summer beer. Not to hoppy, nice long lasting head. I will be buying more of this

Photo of Strve
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Surprisingly refreshing for such a high alcohol content. Peppery bite but I really enjoyed the aroma and feel. The waiter recommended it over Sculpin and I would agree.

Photo of k0tt0nk4ndy
4.94/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers

Photo of hydrate
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clean. Lite to medium hoppiness. Good not amazing.

Photo of Uhopia
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

When you go wheat, this can't be beat. I've tried. It can't. No better hop character, malt/wheat balance on the planet. In fact, half the people that taste it do not even know it is a wheat beer. See? Nobody touches it. OK. maybe Gumballhead but that's it!...Or Oberon.

Photo of jackb112
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Perfection from the tap. Another strong brew from Lagunitas.

Photo of Bestinyourgirl
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not an IPA guy. Drank most of this. Like a slightly gentler Rebel Rouser from Sam Adams. Smells grassy, critrusy and very early summers evening. Taste unlike an IPA. Hoppy yes, but slight bitterness that lingers a tad longer and a bit more intense. Looks amazing. Golden with amber hues. Still won't be an IPA guy, but a 6 pack once in a while would be enjoyable. Fantastic!

Photo of davisconnors
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet

Photo of Krisp09
4.92/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nice straw color with one finger of bright white head. Aroma is amazing with lots of citrus and some floral notes as well.
Taste is similar to aroma of some of malty sweetness on back end. Finishes really smooth with some mild residual bitterness, ridiculously well balanced

Photo of TomFdds
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This first time I ever had this I had no idea what it was, and just finished a long bike ride. I was completely blown away. Get some.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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