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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,029 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 6,029
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 195
Gots: 587 | FT: 6
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:
Brewed with 50% wheat malt and all the "C" hops.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2009)
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Reviews by Bighuge:
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I just reviewed a different California version of American Pale Wheat Ale (from Firehouse) and it pales in comparison to this one. First of all, the aroma just jumps out of this pint glass with bright citrus tones and fruitiness and a little yeast ester. The appearance is a slightly hazed copper with a dirty white head. Flavor is bright and vibrant as well. To me, this one would compare favorably to another wheat/APA hybrid that I know of...New Glarus Cracked Wheat. This one tilts more on the side of APA though whereas the Cracked Wheat is more balanced and the Wheat properties are more distinguished. The flavor here is bright and vibrant with citrus hop qualities. The 64.2 IBU really doesn't scathe that much. Wheat characteristics are light and in the background. Carbonation is pretty vigorous and this would pare nicely with a lot of different kinds of foods. All in all, a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 03:21:15 | More by Bighuge
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Boneswally

Texas

4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I discovered this beer several years ago and was enamoured. I'd never had such a suculent tasting IPA before. I was a regular Sierra Nevada Pale Ale guy (which is my everyday) and the flavour here was a wake up call for me. I love this beer. This is one of the best I have ever had and I will grab it without hesitation from the shelf. And like most products from Lagunitas, I have enjoyed its subtlety beautiful flavor and consistency every time I buy it. If you ever have anyone offer this to you at a gathering or whatever, they deserve a kiss right on the mouth... per Lydia Loveless, and hopefully she looks like the Varga Girl on the label.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 04:30:35 | More by Boneswally
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kdwruck

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-23-2014 01:32:23 | More by kdwruck
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BG718

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-23-2014 01:07:40 | More by BG718
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Aaron_Kerkvliet

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-22-2014 23:15:14 | More by Aaron_Kerkvliet
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Rumsfeld


5/5  rDev +18.5%

07-22-2014 22:29:03 | More by Rumsfeld
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Johan_van

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-22-2014 19:08:51 | More by Johan_van
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EmptyPockets

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-22-2014 18:32:56 | More by EmptyPockets
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sulac


5/5  rDev +18.5%

07-22-2014 13:23:41 | More by sulac
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Stagga_Lee

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-22-2014 04:07:49 | More by Stagga_Lee
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PA-hunter

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured bottle into glass. 7.5 % abv

Appearance- Pours a translucent golden yellow with a lively two finger head that hangs around.

Smell- Ripe orange along with grapefruit citrus hints. Sweet bready malt as well.

Taste- A fresh toasted biscuit malt flavor arrives and quickly develops into a strong wheat character. This wheat flavor blends along nicely with the citric hop bitterness as the two tastes co-mingle with each other. This wheat/hop taste pairing of this beer is interesting and different to me. Very easy drinking.

Mouthfeel- Surprisingly light and thin for the vibrant taste and 7.5 percent abv. Well done.

Overall- A very interesting and delicious beer that is both wheaty and hoppy. A top among the APWA style for sure. As my first Lagunitas beer I was impressed. A must try for those seeking a tasty and potent warm weather brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 01:36:07 | More by PA-hunter
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bzzpop

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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rolltide

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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sbangs

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-21-2014 02:39:08 | More by sbangs
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kneary13

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-21-2014 02:04:38 | More by kneary13
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The_Bob

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-21-2014 01:08:58 | More by The_Bob
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EricKelly386


3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-20-2014 21:57:38 | More by dnjmed
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,029 ratings.