A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by SethB2:
4.3/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
I told myself that I wasn't reviewing anymore, but alas, I couldn't help myself with this one. Partially because I see the classification is American Pale Wheat Ale. Listen, I don't care if this thing is made with wheat, corn or fermented cow chips. This beer is an IPA through and through. And a pretty good one at that.
So after a nearly 2.5 year reviewing hiatus, here we go.
A - Clear golden brown with a puffy white head. A little lace clings to the sides.
S - Hops baby. Tons of them. Not completely different from their standard IPA, but a little cleaner and more pronounce. Citris (specifically pineapple)dominates this one, along with a little pine. Smells great.
T - Solid. You can taste a bit of the wheat when it first hits your tongue, but that goes away quickly once the citris arrives and sends it down the hole. Tasty stuff.
M - Very good. Much smoother than Lagunitas typical IPAs. Finishes a bit on the dry side, but not puckeringly dry.
D - Off the charts. A beer like this that logs in at 7.3 abv could be really dangerous. Tasty enough to be sessionable, but complex enough to make you pay attention to each sip. I really like this stuff a lot.
Edited: I don't know what "viney" tastes like, but apparently the reviewer after me does. If you make it all the way through that review, I'll mail you a gold star. And a sympathy card. As sample from the master:
"The beer finished with a nice mildly sweet lemon grass earthieness of viney earthy pungent bittering hops, there also where notes of a sweetness of lots of candied yeast and sugars as well as candied sweetness of banana's and a mildly undertones of citrus coming through in the finish."
-the guy after me (I didn't edit that). God bless English class.
But still, it's a good beer. Drink it. You'll like.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2009 01:07:33 | More by SethB2
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Piny,bity,floraly.This is a standard in my area.I have consumed so much of it I had to take a few months off.I love this ale.Stands up with any IPA even though it is not considered an IPA.It can be found most everywhere in the country and is very fairly priced.No need to go into a long description.If you have not tried it.Do it now.Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 00:06:45 | More by Rob23
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,919 ratings.