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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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7,498 Ratings
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Ratings: 7,498
Reviews: 1,469
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 323
Gots: 1,518 | 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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Photo of mrfrancis
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear gold with a thick, tenacious white head.

S: Aromas of minerals, pine, spruce, herbs, lemon, lime, bitter orange, grapefruit, and white wheat bread dominate the nose.

T: Robust notes of minerals, crackers, wheat bread, biscuits, herbs, pine, spruce, lemon, lime, bitter orange, and grapefruit absolutely throttle the palate. The finish is predictably bitter and resinous with pronounced lemon, grapefruit, herb, and pine notes underscored by faint traces of wheat bread and minerals.

M: Medium-bodied, soft, and smooth in the mouth. Carbonation is mildly prickly. Alcohol is practically undetectable. This ale is easy to drink despite its strength.

O: A really great ale that straddles the line between a hoppy pale wheat ale and a wheat-based IPA. This one is definitely worth seeking out on a warm day.

Photo of intovert2438
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdrankin
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer of all time!

Photo of vikingron
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuck6860
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice golden display. Crisp flavor. Nothing bad to say

Photo of ordybill
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured rom a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Citrus and hops , great smell.
Appearance- A nice gold color with a medium sized white head.
Taste- I can taste the hops, citrus and maybe some pine notes. Really good flavor
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a nice clean dry finish.
Overall- A fantastic beer, highly recommended.

Photo of batt6343
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of mudboneINla
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PorterPro125
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: 355 mL

A- Pours a Golden colour with 2 fingers of frothy white head. The head on this beer is just endless.. It took more than a few pours to get the bottle into a glass! Awesome head retention. Lots of lacing

S- Citrus and more citrus! Lots of lemon, grapefruit, orange. Great pine notes mixed in as well. Wonderful smelling ale!

T- Like the aroma, the taste is full of citrus and pine. A slight breadiness comes in but definitely not heavy on the malt like an IPA. One of the best tasting APA's I've had.

M- Medium Carbonation. Medium feel. Carbonation is nice and bubbly on the tongue but not aggressive in any way.

O- Being a New Brunswicker, I travel to the State of Maine as often as I can to seek out some great beer that's not available at home and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have come across a Sixer of Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale in a Hannaford. Easily one of the best APA's I've had and this one is even Wheat! Extremely easy to drink even at 7.5% ABV! It will be hard to measure up to this one for sure.

Photo of CO-Bloom
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of do_ob
4.97/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled on January 29, 2015. Sampled and reviewed on February 28, 2015.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Pours a rich yellow/golden color with a 2.5 finger head of white foam. I didn't even pour aggressively and it took 2 pours to get this all in the glass. Smells amazing. Citrus, pine, grapefruit, oranges, hops. Lots of sweet fruit. Initial taste presents a kick-in-the-face hop presence which quickly fades into a tart sweetness with strong notes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, and malt. Very smooth for a 7.5%'er. Medium weight on the tongue. Feels a bit dry on the palate, but has a nice, wet finish.

I have to say thanks to my buddy Matt for recommending this beer. The bottle calls this an ale, but it's really a sweet IPA all day long. And amazingly drinkable. The fact that this is available year-round probably makes this my new go-to beer. Love it.

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 Waggman
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of phiberoptik
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is easily one of my top five go-to beers and it's a luxury that it's so readily available. Beer this good is usually hard to find. I love that it zings hops like a double ipa but is not heavy on the malt. Easy to drink without feeling like you ate a loaf of bread. Great beer!

Photo of dahahnii
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HabaJohn
3.35/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I'd like to know what happened, I've had this before and it tasted like an IPA. This clearly is not an IPA. I checked the lagu website it's a wheat ale with hops added. What was I drinking before.

Photo of SierraFlight
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle to nonic. Appearance is a clear pale golden with white thick frothy head that leaves nice lacing. Immediately get floral and citrus aromas with a hint of bread. Flavors are similar with medium sweetness from a fruit note and a lightly bitter grassy taste. Mouthfeel is lively, with a soapy texture, and a mild but lingering bitter finish.

Photo of wilsonbaron
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shadwow13
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msante
3.41/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sweet taste and smell, no hop, sumer beer

Photo of Yancey82
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mjellis08
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jonbw
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 96gpse
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 7,498 ratings.