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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,022 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 6,022
Reviews: 1,333
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 194
Gots: 585 | 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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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-15-2011 16:49:32 | More by richbrew
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Louisiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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NastyNate11

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-04-2012 14:23:57 | More by CoreyW
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db12

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-16-2013 00:44:58 | More by db12
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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bilhelm

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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BColton1

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-15-2013 20:02:55 | More by BColton1
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radiofish

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-10-2013 04:38:39 | More by radiofish
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tsulli

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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maxwelldeux

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-03-2013 01:09:29 | More by maxwelldeux
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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CWhite

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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jamvt

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-21-2013 13:57:45 | More by jamvt
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-11-2012 01:05:04 | More by Tyrawlings
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-20-2013 20:12:39 | More by TheBishopco
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freduardo

Alabama

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-17-2013 02:14:27 | More by freduardo
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rdmendoza

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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jmccullough108

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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fmccormi

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to a Luettich-balloon glass (Bruery tulip—can’t go wrong with this bastard). Bottling date of January 30 (“03030220”) printed on the neck of the bottle in black ink, so a little over three weeks old at the time of review.

Appearance (4.0): Nice pour, 24k golden body with a slight chill haze, bone-white head of fine and fat bubbles mixed together, starting at two fingers and settling to a thick film on top. Some lacing. Nice, fine streams of little bubbles racing to the top. Could always use more lace and a more substantial head in my book, but this is a good looking beer.

Smell (4.0): Well, if Lagunitas does one thing right, it’s West Coast hop profiles. Sweet citrus—mango, pineapple, passion fruit—with some pine resin chasing the back end quickly. Very nice. Some lightly sweet, blonde grain character—a little sugary, not bad.

Taste (4.0): A great, great balance is struck here between a well-toasted, pale, grainy malts, and a very nice, piney hop profile that pops with a long-lasting, resiny bitterness. Some bitter citrus pith is the constant factor here in the flavor profile, right from the start and lasting throughout. Enjoying the subtle wheat notes in here, too—tart and slightly fruity. Almost lost underneath all those hops, but again, this is balanced, and balanced well. There’s a chalkiness in the finish that detracts a little, but not significantly.

Mouthfeel (4.0): No complaints here. Medium-bodied with a very dry finish, it’s got the type of carbonation that crests like in a wave, starting small and then foaming near the middle and dying out toward the end. You wouldn’t notice it if it wasn’t such nice, fine but active carb.

Overall (4.0): This is a very good beer. Glad to know this is year-round. It’s pleasant when the hops have died off, but I definitely like this beer fresh-fresh-fresh. Easy drinking and approachable, but not sacrificing character in any way. I like it when there’s some wheat character that’s allowed to shine through in a beer, too—too often the wheat in a beer gets washed out by spices or super-estery yeast notes, so I like it when it’s given its due with a solid ale yeast. Not that I’d consider this a particular wheaty brew—it’s more of a sidenote. But I enjoy it. Well done, Lagunitas. Keep up the good work. And yes, I’m still waiting for a bretty Hop Stoopid.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2012 18:44:34 | More by fmccormi
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Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Georgia

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-19-2012 03:53:19 | More by stortore
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,022 ratings.