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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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5,889 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,889
Reviews: 1,326
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 187
Gots: 519 | 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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4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A slightly hazy gold with a soapy head. Nice lacing as well.

S: Big citrus and pine notes, resin, onion/garlic and some fruitiness. Tart wheat, and a light touch of sweet, bready malt. Neutral yeast.

T/M: Nice bitterness up front, followed by a sulfate bite and a big citrusy/pine hop flavor, with a touch of oniony flavor. Wheat malt gives this one a nice tartness as well as a very smooth and light body, resulting in insane drinkability. The barley malt is present as well, giving some needed sweetness in the back to balance the tartness and sulfate astringency.

Overall, a very hoppy pale wheat ale, just what you want from your west coast hop gurus. The wheat malt adds a nice complexity, and certainly makes it drinkable, but I kind of wish they went with all barley malt, the tartness gets in the way of the hop character a tad. Still, a very minor gripe for a beer I buy with great frequency, especially during the hot summer days.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 22:33:00 | More by Siriusfisherman
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This one pours a pure golden color with a with the faintest hint of cloudiness. There is a thick fast rising white head that settles slowly with a thin pillowy remnant and a good quality lacing down the glass.

The nose is sharp pine and grass riding on malted breadiness and subtle notes of fruit, floral hops and some pepper.

The taste is a nice dry bitter hopping that has a sweet rush and sharp bitter finish. The malt is surging sweet and dry. Nice a simple notes with complex surges.

The moutfeel is rich and just right.

Overall an exceptional beer that is excellent to drink.

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A highly ranked brew that has a very attractive pin-up girl on the bottle so I had no choice but to see what all the hub-bub was about.

A - Nice light orange color. Clear with fine bright white head and significant lacing. Exceedingly clear for a 50% wheat beer.

S - Delicious hop aroma with an orange hint and slight bready wheat character. Mostly "C" hops shine through as the label would suggest. Definitely dry-hopped perfection for a pale ale.

T - Great showcase for the hops with orange, lemon, herbal, and some floral tones. The beer has a subtle wheat flavor in the middle with a perfect middle finish and very light bitterness. I was expecting there to be more bitterness because of the hop flavor but the beer matches the style well. Very similar to 3F's Gumballhead in body and middle flavor but with more of a orange character instead of a lemon character.

M - Light-middle mouth-feel. The carbonation was peppy enough to give the beer a nice pop on the tongue without being too acidic or burning. With a crisp and cleaner hop finish especially for a wheat beer.

Overall, one of the best American wheat pale ales that I've ever had. Tremendous hoppy aroma, delicious flavor, great feel, appearance, and really takes a mostly plain and yeast dominated style and pumps it up with the hops. The refreshing taste and cleanliness of the beer make it one of the best session beers ever. It's like taking a great pale ale and adding that wheat character but not trying to tone all the flavor down. I would strongly recommend trying this for everyone out there from the elite beer connoisseur to the person that just wants a beer. If you see this one grab it!

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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