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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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7,582 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,582
Reviews: 1,484
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 338
Gots: 1,615 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2009

Brewed with 50% wheat malt and all the "C" hops.
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Ratings: 7,582 | Reviews: 1,484
Photo of DruB22
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lovindahops
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

another lagunitas for these warm summer days in the CNY! Poured into a tulip glass

A- pours a delicious golden body with a generous foamey head. Consistant carbonation rips throughout the brew. A cake like siding cultivates on the side of the glass. A really unfilitered, hefe kind of look

S- a strong almost IPA kind of scent. Sweet grapefruit with a very bitter and dry scent at the end. This are some spiced aspects that linger as well. It's similar to Sam summer in that respect, but the hopped up grapefruit themes are flamboyant!

T- wow this is great! A dry flavor of grapefruit and pine begin the spiced presentation of the brew. There is some sweet malt that quickly tranisitions into a bitter taste. I do have a sense of a slight spiced wheat theme that is helping develop this brew. Most unexpected

M- crisp and carbonated in the mouth. The flavor is so outstanding that it lingers with bitterness

D- Lagunitas has impressed me again. I really appreciate what comes from Caly. I am going to go out on a limb and say that this is one of the most drinkable/tasty summer beers I have had. Although I do sense some confusion with the entire profile of the beer resembling an IPA... there is that slight spiced wheat presense that provides integrity of the brew. Just great

Photo of Steveo508
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Matt_Stuart
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

The Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale is the perfect balance of hops and taste. It pours smoothly with a slight head and the colour is fantastic. When taking a sniff of the beer you can clearly smell the hops but it isn't overpowering. It's as if there is enough to say I'm here but I'm not going to melt your face off. The taste is very similar. You get the boldness of the hops, but the aftertaste is smooth and lacks the bitterness of some overly hoppy ales.

Photo of RavenForBeer
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of JGebers
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of smithnwong
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of tastesogood
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of dasenebler
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a clear, light golden hue with a nice head, and even better lacing.

Aroma is incredibly floral, full of sweet hop nectar.

Lightly bitter, with a big juicy hop punch. More tropical and fruity than the aroma. The half-wheat malt bill provides a lot of unoffensive fermentability, and adds lot of smoothness to the mouthfeel. There's a bready base, but nothing more than that in terms of malt flavor. Lightly creamy mouthfeel, with ideal medium-low carbonation. This is one of the most drinkable and refreshing hoppy ales I've ever had.

This beer has fifty percent wheat in the malt bill, but it's dry hopped like an IPA. This is a beer designed to let the hops shine through, and it does so beautifully. Delicious.

Photo of thecoonfire
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrosene
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I love(d) this beer.

Almost turned me away with the Pale Ale title, but this is not your dad's pale ale.

The Hops they incorperate come through in a unique way and Lagunitas has a little sumpin sumpin going on here.

One of my new favorites. This has become and now will become my new summer beer.

Price is right, taste is right, and everything just works right for this brew.

Well done.

Photo of Cameron_Clemens
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of dansbeerrun
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wife has a 90 minute every night. I picked up this Ca beer in Miami last week and super clean. Nice IBU's and ABV. Hate to type it but a "mini" 90 min IPA? Tonight, I am sticking to Founders Dirty Bastard, Centennial and Breakfast Stout. Happy New Years!

Photo of Hopzilla2991
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of BeerWizard
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mmmm...this is friggin' delicious. Poured from a bottle into a goblet, and let me first say, love the pinup-girl label. All beers should have pinup-girl labels. Gave it a good pour, and didn't get much of a head there, but what was there was densely formed by lots of tiny bubbles. For a wheat, not real cloudy (I even gave it a swirl at the end, which I think did absolutely nothing), but really nice light amber color. The nose is great, pine, candy, berry, definitely some sour yeastiness. Love it. Flavor is great, sweet but nice backing bitterness from the hops and alcohol. Mouthfeel is pretty perfect, light with a punch. Overall, this is a kickass beer. Totally worthy of the over-ten-bucks pricetag, and I will definitely get this again.

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4.52/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of sasoares
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SingMike
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Immortale25
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Julian date 079....

A- Pours a light amber color with a full inch of off-white head that bears great retention time before slowly popping away to an 1/8 inch head. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a large ring behind on the glass.

S- Pungently aromatic hop aroma that's very citrusy and floral. Really quite awesome and one of the better bouquets on a Lagunitas beer which is saying a lot.

T- Medium-high grassy bitterness comes in along with a touch of wheat which is just enough to bring together the hoppy flavor profile. The bitterness lingers a bit but not too long and the alcohol is certainly noticeable but ends up being complementary overall.

M- A moderate hop bite and just a bit of sharpness from the booze. Medium carbonation and a body that's a bit on the lighter side.

O- One of my favorite Lagunitas beers. I always just assumed (as have many others) that it was an IPA because that's what it drinks like but lo and behold: it's a wheat beer and a damn delicious one at that.

Photo of redmaw
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: light yellow, and fairly clear with a puffy white head.
Smell: The smell is very good, I get a lot of floral and fruity notes, but can't discern specifics.
Taste: Again there are strong floral a fruity notes, with a slightly sweet undertone. This is all balanced with a strong, but note over powering bitterness. Overall I think the balance is just right.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and slightly thick, presumably from the wheat. There is a good amount carbonation to cut through the hops and keeps the finish from being overly bitter.

Overall: This is my favorite hoppy beer, and one of my favorite beers overall. I think the balance between the slightly sweet malt background, fruity hop flavors, and strong but not overpower bitterness is perfect. I could drink this all day.

Photo of djfried
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served out of 12oz. bottle and poured into an American pint glass. The 6-pack was purchased at Jewel-Osco. I couldn't find any sort of date stamp on the bottle.

A - a nice orange body with a frothy and somewhat thick white head. Lacing along the entire glass for the duration of drinking the beer.

S - Smells like a hoppy IPA which is what I thought the style of this beer was before looking it up on here. There is deffinately the citrus orange/grapefruit scent to this beer that is typical of an IPA which brought around my confusion.

T - Grapefruit and pine tasting with a hint of wheat. The after taste really brings out the wheat and makes you want to go ahead and drink some more.

M - Bitter and crisp feeling on the mouth with a decent amount of carbonation. Leaves your mouth with a nice dry finish.

O - This is a delicious beer and my favorites from Lagunitas which is hard for me to say because I love almost everything that they make. One of my most favorite beers overall and clear go to when nothing else sounds good.

Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale 4.5/5

Photo of markthompson536
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of benloho
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Beer pours a very clear golden wheat color with a two finger head. Good carb and nice lacing.
S: Loads of citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruit. Beautiful. Smells just like an IPA.
T: Citrus and pine hop characteristics. Bold but not overpowering. The malt blends in so perfectly, definitely tasting the wheat in there.
MF: In this beer beer you get all the hoppyness of a West Coast IPA with the full body of a wheat beer. Super drinkable for 7.5%. The more I drink, the more I want.
O: This is the best hoppy wheat beer out there, better than 80-Acre and Gumballhead in my opinion. I could throw back 3 or 4 of these pretty quickly ad get myself in trouble with the 7.5%. What a brew!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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