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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,108 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,108
Reviews: 1,338
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 199
Gots: 627 | 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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Ratings: 6,108 | Reviews: 1,338 | Display Reviews Only:
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Dayman766

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

03-30-2014 03:49:12 | More by Dayman766
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Bonna

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

12-24-2012 16:02:03 | More by Bonna
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HomeyJosey

California

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

05-28-2013 02:31:27 | More by HomeyJosey
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thefluker

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

07-24-2014 00:42:32 | More by thefluker
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

01-29-2013 22:32:52 | More by cofeeguru
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Conner

California

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

12-17-2012 05:34:59 | More by Conner
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kreg02

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

01-27-2014 23:13:56 | More by kreg02
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tirlzx

California

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

01-21-2012 03:37:15 | More by tirlzx
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TheFlern

Idaho

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

12-24-2011 04:52:04 | More by TheFlern
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thomseye

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

02-17-2014 23:25:15 | More by thomseye
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stbo101

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

03-03-2012 15:51:07 | More by stbo101
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PintPal

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

02-04-2012 21:39:07 | More by PintPal
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Jsimansk

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

07-10-2012 02:43:29 | More by Jsimansk
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bilyboy65

Colorado

2.55/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is a very hopy bitter beer. Much more like a pale ale then the wheat style. Beautiful to look at, but then like so many women ruined once the mouth is involved.

Now for the review.

A: nice dark gold color, almost a bronzeish color. Lots of carbonation that doesn't feed much of a head.

S: Hopy with a lot of diactle. Can smell the alcohol on this beer.

T: Much of the same as the nose. Very thick hops with a lot of diactle. Some malts try to seep into the tongue as you let it sit there. The more it does the more it seems to be made of extracts for malts. Very bitter finish.

M: Very syrupy as it sits there and passes through. Thankfully it's a light bodied beer and doesn't leave much of a trail.

O: Can't say much good about this beer except that it's strong.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 17:22:10 | More by bilyboy65
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cdoan4

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

07-12-2013 16:46:24 | More by cdoan4
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BurnMeInMyBar

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

03-10-2013 21:58:45 | More by BurnMeInMyBar
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heytomcat

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

08-22-2013 05:20:28 | More by heytomcat
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corneliustoad

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

12-28-2012 22:00:29 | More by corneliustoad
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

05-08-2013 03:59:03 | More by tommyguz
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FroggieG

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

10-10-2012 23:18:42 | More by FroggieG
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pintOast

Montana

2.8/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Purchased a six pack on on sale for $6.99 (along with the rest of Lagunitas limited releases) at my local market. Maybe I got a sixer that went south because something was just not right about this beer. Maybe that is why it was on sale? I'm not going to go through the usual breakdown except these overall comments:

I can't quite place what hop(s) were used for bittering and aroma but it had a really funky smell and taste to it attributed by the hopping. It wasn't a skunk smell, which anyone can pinpoint for spoiled brew, but it was enough of an off smell and taste that makes me think the hops in this particular batch were rank. I'm through the fourth beer over the past week and they all have tasted the same.

In general I'm a fan of what Lagunitas puts out BUT I'm sorry to report that this particular release has been hard to get down. This Lil Sumpin' has got sumpin' not quite right about it.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 07:22:18 | More by pintOast
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Docer

Washington

2.83/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grabbed a little 12 oz. bottle on a beer run today just to try... right at cap opening... it smells like most of the rest of theirs... Hop Stoopid, Undercover... etc...

- Golden yellow, clear... white fluffy head... 2 fingers, down to a nice thin layer and lacing all about...

- Huge citrus hops up front... sweet candy, sugar... little bit of grain, donuts....

- Very sweet hop syrup... caramel, sugar, candy... donut glazing... citrus and pine hops galore....

- Syrupy, sticky, sweet... medium bodied....

- Bit hot, and much like the undercover investigation shutdown ale.... what I think they should do is try brewing a different beer other than bottling one that didn't quite turn out the same as the last batch and calling it something different. Huge on hops... sugary sweet... and too much like the rest of their other offerings. Kind of lost on this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2010 22:48:44 | More by Docer
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Caveworm

Ohio

2.84/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a mug, this brew's head was 3 fingers in thickness, a clear golden body, and decent lacing.

Smells like burnt wheat.

Tastes like burnt wheat. I thought there would be a much better flavor profile going on here. Maybe I need to drink more of it and re-review another time.

Mouthfeel isn't too bad I suppose

Overall a 3 for A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company. I was disappointed to say the least. I'll have to give it another chance, but for now its not hitting the spot for me

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 02:42:24 | More by Caveworm
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

2.88/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: Clear, light gold in color, with a quickly-dissipating white head. Lacing was minimal.

S: I can't smell much past the powerful aroma of the hops. After the potent fruity, citrus rind smell, there's just a hint of wheat bread.

T: Sweet, one-dimensional malt, more sweetness, then grapefruit juice, then grapefruit rind, then pine needles.

M: Crisp & well-carbonated. Fairly chewy. a tad dry in the finish.

O: OK, I really don't get the positive reviews here. This was a boring beer with nothing to offer but a high IBU count. Not quite a drain pour, but not up to the standards I'd have expected from Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 21:54:39 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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MShirokov

Illinois

2.94/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I was really looking forward to trying this beer, since people say it's a lot like Gumballhead, and some say it's better. It smells amazing, but as far as taste goes, I wouldn't have it again: the bitterness of the hops is overbearing and there doesn't seem much else to the flavor. There is no subtle complexity that Gumballhead has. This beer tastes like an IPA, and I'm not an IPA fan. Wish it had less bitterness and more of a complex wheat flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 18:14:05 | More by MShirokov
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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