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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
outstanding

5,895 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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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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jmccullough108

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-24-2013 02:34:21 | More by jmccullough108
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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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80x2HopHead

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-16-2013 17:01:43 | More by 80x2HopHead
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-02-2013 20:58:53 | More by GABrew
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stortore

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-19-2012 03:53:19 | More by stortore
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erha2

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-19-2012 01:10:47 | More by erha2
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Njstoutlover23

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-28-2012 03:53:18 | More by Njstoutlover23
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DKRowden

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-29-2014 04:24:25 | More by DKRowden
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LinusBohman

Sweden

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-23-2013 16:10:23 | More by LinusBohman
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C-Dog


4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-27-2012 06:37:51 | More by C-Dog
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eorwar

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-18-2012 10:16:53 | More by eorwar
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blastoderm55

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-09-2013 18:41:58 | More by blastoderm55
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ejyoung

Arizona

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-22-2013 20:00:20 | More by ejyoung
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Klebe

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-20-2014 14:58:42 | More by Klebe
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BWH999

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-06-2012 00:52:24 | More by BWH999
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Ardeer

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-28-2014 15:29:39 | More by Ardeer
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henryhampton

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-13-2012 13:53:07 | More by henryhampton
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

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

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Clear rich yellow gold in color with a fluffy white head.

S - Floral hops with some citrus and grapefruit notes. Some sweet bready malt in there as well.

T - Not quite as hoppy as the nose suggests, but still more than adequate hop wise. Citrus, pine, and floral hops in the front, followed by light bready malt to balance things out. This is good stuff.

M - Medium body, with lots of carbonation. Slick feel with some dryness in the finish.

O - Great brew. I didn't pick out much of a 'wheat' character but I assume it's there. Good balance in the flavor. Very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 18:15:57 | More by mooseo
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clm9

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-04-2014 05:34:35 | More by clm9
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Murchmac

California

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

Another Solid Offering from Lagunitas. Oh Magoo, you've done it again.

Pours a big nice white head with lacing. Golden Honey color, crisp, clean. Don't hate it because it's beautiful walking around like it's pretty boy floyd

Citrusy, earthy, wheat, hops, some bubblegum. You can smell what the Rock is cooking...

Sweet malts, lemonony citrus hops make way for straight up fresh hops that go all Rampage Jackson your tongue. What are you gonna do when Hopamania is coming down on you?

Nicely carbonated, big mouthfeel leaving you with champagne wishes and caviar dreams.

A little hoppier than Gumballhead, but just as lemony sweet and satisfying. R. Kelly is right, aint nothing wrong with a little bump and grind. Thong thong thong thong thong.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 06:00:59 | More by Murchmac
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djgustafson

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-25-2013 21:14:51 | More by djgustafson
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Hacksaw99

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-15-2013 03:56:01 | More by Hacksaw99
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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khall

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-21-2012 07:16:04 | More by khall
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FutureJack

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-13-2012 17:28:06 | More by FutureJack
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,895 ratings.