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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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6,098 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,098
Reviews: 1,337
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 198
Gots: 619 | 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 Jeffo:
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one at Drinks Over Dearborne on our recent trip to Chicago. Thanks for the chat Mike!

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium-thinner looking white head with decent retention. Orange in color with medium carbonation evident. Head quickly fades to a thin film with immediate clingy lacing. Slight ring remains but leaves minimal to no lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Pale malts, sweet melon, and hints of butterscotch. An interesting combo and bold enough to make a statement.

TASTE: Pale malts, and sweet melon and toffee as well. Some butterscotch shows up through the middle, leading into a citrusy, bitter hop finish. A mild aftertaste of toffee, butterscotch and bitter hops. Some citrus and grapefruit in there as well. Not getting any wheat in there, but what I am getting is interesting and tasty for sure.

PALATE: Medium body and a little light on the palate. Creamy smooth, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating.

OVERALL: A very enjoyable beer for sure. A more persistent and fuller head would help the look of this one, but the other aspects were very nice. It's listed as a pale wheat ale, but there's nothing wheat-like about it. It's kind of an ultra ESB crossed with an American IPA. This one is a little different than the norm, and I'm glad I picked one up on a whim. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2010 10:52:54 | More by Jeffo
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S: orange.

T: citrus. Pine. Medium bitterness. Definite wheat in the malt profile. Alcohol is hidden well.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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