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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
92
outstanding

6,919 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,919
Reviews: 1,386
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 262
Gots: 1,019 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

DavidRose, Sep 06, 2013
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4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is, hands down, one of my favorite beers. There, I said it.

Radiant appearance. Depth of honey orange color with vibrant clarity. Pours perfectly and leaves firm lace in the glass.

On the nose, both grassy and floral notes come forward. Additional complexity is revealed as beer warms slightly in the glass.

As to taste, the complexity continues. Big hop attack at first sip. Restrained but solid malt backbone to support it. Doubt I walked have nailed the wheat presence in a blind taste. It would seem to help keep things clean, not too sweet, to better showcase the vibrant and ample hop bitterness. Bravo!

It's a strong beer that makes its presence known in terms of mouthfeel, but without being cloying or sticking around like a bad houseguest.

Tasted blindly, I would have pegged this as an IPA in the style of Ranger, Racer 5, or Sculpin...but better. And those latter two are damn good beers!

So, I end where I began. This is one of my favorite beers. Period.

dv8sean, Sep 06, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a - poured a one finger thick, fluffy light tan head into a shaker that left good lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a bright golden color bordering on amber.
s - nice hop and wheat aroma. very inviting.
t - floral hops with caramel and toasty flavors too. finished with a spicy bite.
m - medium and coating.
o - terrific beer and so drinkable.

GPHarris, Sep 04, 2013
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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,919 ratings.