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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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5,895 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,895
Reviews: 1,327
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 186
Gots: 522 | 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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4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew was served from the tap at MacGregor’s Grill and Tap Room in Canandaigua, NY. This serving arrived in a dimpled mug and showed a golden honey color. It held a film of a head that was white, and on the thicker side. Lacing was also thick, and what little head there was showed slow recession. Carbonation appeared normal, and a faint haze was about the brew, with no outright sediment. The aroma exploded with sweetness, but not overly so. It had gargantuan notes of pineapple, mango, and an acidic tangerine. Malts appeared to be caramel and slightly darker in origin, but interspersed with paler inclusions. Hops were also robust, with a predominantly citric vibe. There was an additional bubblegum estery sweetness, but this was rather faint. Even further there was a brown sugar sweetness, with cutting steely yeast and a bittering orange peel. As we sipped, the taste opened up with sweet bubblegum esters, brown sugar sweetness, and bittering citric hops, with bitter wheaty grain. The middle moved us forward with cleaner caramel malts and honey/nectary sweetness. The ending notes were even cleaner with a washing of booze and caramel maltiness. The aftertaste breathed of bittered wheat and yeast, tangy citric hops, an alcoholic bite, and a faint metallic flavoring. The body was medium and the carbonation was standard. The feel to each sip was cooling and absurdly soft, with wonderful slurp and smack. Coating was thick, with an unfettered froth throughout. The abv was appropriate and drinkability was phenomenal.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was both how sweet it was and was not. By this we mean that both the aromas and flavors were fruity and sweet, but at no point were either of them overwhelming. This was in part due to the big hop and alcohol characters. In the end this is a superb beer, with an unmatched aroma, correspondingly remarkable flavor, and a glorious feel, making this something that we could drink all day long.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2011 22:08:33 | More by TheBrewo
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3.63/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale -brewed by Lagunitas Brewing Company with an ABV of 7.5. This brew pours out a nice amber color with a nice white head. The smell is bold and rich with hops and grains. The smell is a little bit overpowering to this brew. The taste is bitter at first but the end is nice. This brew has a nice clean finish. The mouthfeel is great and refreshing. A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale is an ok drinking brew. It is bitter but smooth. I like how this brew is different from most brews on the market. This is not your everyday drinking brew. You have to be in the mood for this brew. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out of 5.

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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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