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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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BA SCORE
94
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6,636 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 6,636
Reviews: 1,370
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 240
Gots: 879 | 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:
Brewed with 50% wheat malt and all the "C" hops.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2009)
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Photo of Lerxst
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours clear amber with a one finger off white head that fades quickly and leaves spotty lacing.

S-Sweet, earthy malt hits first, Citrus and Floral hops follow and become most prominent.

T-Follows the nose with slightly sweet malt, citrus and floral hops with just a touch of spice of some kind.

M-Medium body, slightly creamy and oily with a crisp carb bite.

D-Very drinkable. More than one is certainly possible.

Lerxst, Aug 15, 2010
Photo of dwilson01
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle into an indian wells brewing co pint glass. The body is a light yellow golden color, like a diluted honey. A thin creamy white head tops the brew which dissipates fast, nice cling action on the glass and leaves a thin top layer.

The smell I get reminds me of the wheat malty flavor of other wheat beers, that nice thicker creamy scent. But this one is accompanied by a huge amount of hops just like Lagunitas does most of their brews.

The flavors are great and quite varied, I get a nice bittering hop initially which is balanced with the sweeter wheat malt they added. The aftertaste gives you a sour citrusy flavor as well.

Although the color is very light don't let that decieve you, this brew has a great mouthfeel, it's solid which fills the palate completely with all the flavor in the brew at every taste.

Extremely drinkable, has a huge range of flavors and I really can't even put this beer into one category which I like about it. It has the wheat beer flavors but also those of an india pale ale combined with a mouthfeel I would expect out of a scottish cream ale. It's one of the more complex flavor profiles I have found with Lagunitas and it won't dissapoint.

dwilson01, Sep 02, 2010
Photo of jwinship83
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. no freshness dating, but its a recently released seasonal.

A- this one pours a pretty clear golden orange colored body with a small but lasting bright white colored head that leaves small rings of lacing on the sides of my glass.

S- very muted wheat smells with plenty of hops. pine and citrus mostly.

T- again, a very mild wheat like taste upfront. theres plenty of hops at the end. lots of citrus/grapefruit and some resiny pine.

M- medium bodied with a high level of carbonation.

D- an interesting take on an american pale wheat ale. enjoyable and easy to finish, i found myself reaching for a second without much thought. check this one out.

jwinship83, Jun 30, 2009
Photo of yankeej13
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Apperance- Has a copper like color to it with a slight tip of foam that dissappears almost instantly. Very mild carbonation.

Smell- Has a very good hoppy smell, nothing overpowering can smell maybe some floral hops, kinda piney.

Taste- Has a nice amount of hop flavor well balanced. Get hints of lighter more floral hops as well as a slight citrus flavor. Very good great flow and a good aftertaste in my opinion.

Mouthfeel- Very smooth, goes down nice and easy. Has a good flavor that lingers along.

Overall- I really enjoyed it another great beer!

Cheers!

yankeej13, Jul 30, 2011
Photo of droomyster
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear golden body with a small white head that lasts for about two minutes. The nose is predominantly hoppy, with a lot of orange and lemon citrusy notes and whispers of floral aromas. Tastewise, the front and mid-palates are remarkably balanced. The malts are caramelly in nature and the hops are consistent with the nose. The hops don't dominate until the finish, which is pretty quick and dry. Not the boldest of it's style, by any means, but one of the most easily drinkable all on its own.

droomyster, Sep 17, 2010
Photo of Bendurgin
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this one into a pint glass. This is a nice clear straw color with a big creamy looking white head that sits atop about two fingers high. Really great retention on this one, it last thoughout most of the drink.

A very unique smell on this. Spicy hops right up front followed by a good citrus aroma to finish this one off. A nice candied orange zest flavor to this. A little bit of a spicy pepper flavor with a piney hop finish.

The body on this seems a bit heavier than I would like on the style; even a little sticky. Not a bad beer, very enjoyable. Glad to see this in six packs relatively locally.

Bendurgin, Apr 15, 2011
Photo of Gyle41386
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen glass.

Pours a golden color. Decent head, decent retention, decent lacing.

Big hop aroma. Citrus and spice. Very fruity. Some toasted malt, as well.

The bready malt and wheat are evident at the very beginning. A nice bitter hop burst follows. The hop flavor in this beer is very pleasant...it seems like it has more character than the average wheat ale. Dry, lightly bitter finish.

Medium bodied. Less carbonation than I'm used to for a wheat, but it doesn't detract from the mouthfeel. 7.3% ABV is completely masked.

Gyle41386, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A: Hazy, golden yellow color with a two-finger head of fizzy, tight carbonation which settles to a creamy layer of lace inducing foam. Muddled clarity with yeasty bits and a chilled haze.

S: Big citrus hop notes in the nose as well as some funky wheat and spicy yeast aromas. Very fruity and floral.

T: Sweet, toasted malt and cereal grains up front with a quickly consuming flood of bitter, citrusy and spicy herbal hops. All other fruits flavors are subdued by orange and lemon zest, leaving a slick, spicy and bitter finish.

M: Full-bodied pale wheat with loads of bitter hops and a slightly chewy wheat malt palate.

D: Probably the most hopped out pale wheat I've ever had, and decidedly American west coast hop-forward, as expected of Lagunitas. The 7.5% ABV carries a nice warming sensation but isn't really translated in a lot of alcoholic heat in the flavor. Not to be pounded in the summer heat, rather reserved for the IPA fan who wants a wheat ale.

Gambrinus1184, Dec 26, 2010
Photo of KajII
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

It poured a nice light to medium yellow with a slight orange hue and had an average sized (1-2 finger) white rocky head that lasted only a short while leaving behind some nice spotty residue that pretty much lasted throughout thus producing some good sticky lacing.

The aroma was a tad sweet and rather hoppy with a mix of floral and citrus hops, a nice sweet grain malt and an earthy yeast with definite notes of citrus (grapefruit and tangerine) and maybe a little peach.

Now the taste was unique and had a mild malty sweetness to it with a nice touch of bitterness and a strong hint of fruit initially, and pretty much had the same flavor characteristics throughout with a slightly stronger citrus hoppy presence at the end. The flavor stuck around for a decent amount of time leaving behind a nice hoppy aftertaste which lasted well after the swallow.

The mouthfeel was just a bit beyond light in body and had a mild dry yet syrupy texture with a nice soft relaxing carbonation.

Overall an IPA that is just a little sweeter than the norm, which was rather appealing and possessed a nice fruitiness yet still ended with the hoppiness that you get from a really good IPA.

KajII, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of adamette
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Live Review. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle that I purchased for $1.74 at Heinen's in the Cleveland area into my Cooperstown Beverage Trail pint glass.

A Light brown orange body under a one inch frothy white head. Nice look. 3.5

S Sugar sweet hops smells. Interesting, inviting. Hops are grapefruit tart, brown sugar sweetness that I recall from other Lagunitas beers. This is the smell of a big beer. 4.0

T Apparently my nose is becoming more and more accurate. The taste is of a big beer with sweet malt and grapefruit hops which is adequately balanced. 4.0

M Again, a big beer with sweet sugary and bitter hops tastes. 4.0

D Fair to good. This is a delicious beer that hides its ABV very well. 4.0

Notes: It reminds me of other Lagunitas beers, Brown Shugga and even Hairy Eyeball share some traits with this beer.

adamette, Jul 18, 2009
Photo of macrosmatic
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a mildly hazy gold, with lots of visible carbonation and 1 1/2 finger's worth of white head.

S: Light biscuit and cracker malts, pine, grass and citrus hops.

T: Follows the nose, with just a bit of multi-grain bread graininess. It's fairly balanced but nicely hoppy (pine and citrus primarily). Citrus (lemon, grapefruit and rind bitterness) in the hang.

M: Light body, a fairly bubbly mouthfeel, and only a bit of alcohol presence - impressively hidden for this ABV in this style.

O: This was really solid for a style that can be underwhelming so often. Quite enjoyable.

macrosmatic, May 27, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Transparent golden body with a frothy white head that leaves some lacing.

S- Lots of wheat and lots of piney hops with some grapefruit.

T- The wheat and the hops play very nicely off of each other. The beginning is a slightly sweet wheat presence with the piney and resiny hop flavors coming through in the middle. The finish has a very bitter taste with a hint of alcohol presence which is surprising because it is not as noticeable until the end.

M- Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very drinkable for the ABV.

O- Very good beer that would be great if the alcohol was dialed back slightly.

stephenjmoore, May 15, 2013
Photo of pmarlowe
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tulip glass.

A: Pours pale color with two fingers of dense, beautifully formed head with generous, sticky lacing. Brilliant clarity, excellent retention. Champagne like effervescence.

S: Pear, generic hops, slightly sweet pale malt, a little pepper, honey-soaked pineapple. A fairly potent aroma.

T: Grainy wheat and malt, notes of apple and pineapple, and an undertone of nondescript hops and mildly sweetish malt. Finishes with a mild bitterness.

M: Medium body, slightly creamy texture, with medium-high carbonation.

O: Pretty tasty, fairly drinkable, and by no means a typical wheat beer. Solid but nothing to wow you with.

pmarlowe, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,636 ratings.