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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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5,909 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,909
Reviews: 1,327
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 186
Gots: 531 | 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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GMB

Japan

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A standard pour of Lagunitas Brewing Company's A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale yields a pale amber body and a viscous eggshell head that takes time to settle into a sticky white ring. A smattering of bubbles slowly rise to the top. Will this beer be too thick and heavy on the tongue?

Strong citral and floral aromas of American hops waft up from the glass and fill my nose as I pour. As I lift the glass to my nose, I am greeted by the smell of clean, fresh hops. The beer's wheat malts are inappreciable.

The beer is gentler and fluffier than expected. Hop aromas dominate, but are supported by the flavor of alcohol and lightly toasted grain. The beer is less bitter than expected. The wheat malt is palpable in a gentle spicy flavor that nicely complements the citral characteristics of the hops. This spicy flavor is most pronounced in the middle of the palate and in the beer's lasting aftertaste. Sweet ruby-red grapefruit, black pepper, and chrysanthemum command the palate, but are supported by cloves, and lightly toasted honey-wheat bread. I picked up notes of spiced banana-raisin bread in my last few sips.

The wheat malt in this cleanly hopped, high-ABV pale ale creates a depth and complexity of flavor that I'll crave. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 19:28:29 | More by GMB
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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,909 ratings.