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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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6,657 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,657
Reviews: 1,373
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 243
Gots: 891 | 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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4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #43 (Aug 2010):

Hoppy wheat is what the beer geeks are callin' for. This beer has a thick, wheat-induced head and clear, pale amber color. It has some sweet breadiness underneath a big tide of hop aroma. It's super smooth and easy to drink. It has a thick flavor of soft, floral and fruity hops, and the bitterness is there, but nothing too sharp--more like dried grass or tobacco. This beer has a bit of a snappy, dry malt character and is faintly yeasty with some warming esters. The hops stay on the palate far into the aftertaste. This one has it all figured out--an amazing ale.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.11.14.

A: Very see through yellow. 3 finger head that retains well. Awesome looking.

S: Lots of grapefruit. Very citrusy.

T: Grapefruit, wheat. Some malt.

M: Creamy smooth thanks in part to the wheat.

O: This blew my socks off. It's definitely a West Coast, hop forward APA/APWA/IPA, or however people want to categorize it. It has a very nice grapefruit sweetness that comes on first, followed with a slightly bitter wash that then fades into citrusy sweetness again. The alcohol is also completely hidden and it does go down easily. This is an outstanding beer and one of my favorites.

WAbeerfiend, Today at 01:16 AM
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3.56/5  rDev -15.4%

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1.12/5  rDev -73.4%

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3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.8/5  rDev +14%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Drank one the other day just because it was in the fridge, and then another; repeat until the floor looks wobbly. Damn that's good, and I don't even like wheat beer.

Absalom, Monday at 05:41 PM
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2.8/5  rDev -33.5%

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4.52/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A hoppy beer with no freshness info to be found. A rare gamble on my part. Worth it? Yep.

This was a hazy straw color and it poured with a medium sized, lumpy head.

This smells at least fairly fresh. Somewhat vibrant citrus and tropical fruit plus muted wheat underneath. The hops don't come across as fresh on the tongue, but this is still damn tasty. Pungent grapefruit plus hints of pineapple and mango all but overwhelm any malt balance. The body was big and sticky. Definitely liking this one. Give me a bottled on date and this would be a regular buy for me.

DIM, Monday at 02:42 AM
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4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is my kinda wheat beer!!! Hoppy, with a slightly resiny and bready finish. Really good!!!

2beerdogs, Sunday at 04:47 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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