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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
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6,871 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 6,871
Reviews: 1,384
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 256
Gots: 998 | 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%

Brushkanna, Aug 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

tweezer159, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

dinovis, Aug 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

bcsbeer, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

janna890, Aug 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Bsetz, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of Jacurdy60
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a nice golden-brown with a brighter yellow hue. Head pours thick and vibrant white and retains fairly well. Leaves a bunch of lacing. Bubbles rise to the top in effervescence.

S-Piney hops, salty, grapefruit, faint notes of sweet malt on the back. Aggressive as hell up front, but I like it.

T-Grapefruit, earthy hops, pine and abrasive floral notes precede a wheaty, sweet aftertaste that leaves the palate with a slight char taste to go along with the aggressive hops. Very nice.

MF-Wet, oily, smooth and medium bodied with a light finish.

O-Well done. I wasn't expecting so many hops but I enjoyed it. It's more of an IPA than an APA, but, whatever. It's delicious.

Jacurdy60, Aug 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Danno48, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of WheelsPSU
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at High Dive in Park Slope.

A - Pours a lively gold with tons if bubbles rising in the glass. Average head that seemed to last.

S - Overall citrus (probably grapefruit) and a bit of grass perhaps. A very light aroma.

T - Amazing. Ripe fruits up front that give way to a roasted malt flavor. The wheat flavor is subtle.

M - 7.5% ABV is hidden quite nicely as I put away a few too many of these without realizing it.

WheelsPSU, Aug 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

VeganUndead, Aug 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Taylor1989, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

dshield, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

soonerchamps, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

tommy5, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

kushlash23, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of matjack85
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I got this single 12oz bottle as part of a build-yur-own six pack for $9.99 at the Jewel-Osco store in Glendale Heights, IL. Could not find any kind of freshness date on it.

The beer poured a perectly clear golden/orange color, so it's obviously filtered. Big frothy white 4-finer head with good retention and lots of lacing.

Surprisingly stong hoppy smell along with a fruity character.

Huge wheat malt flavor along with an apricot taste. Plenty of mild piny hops for balance, yet it's really not that bitter at just 20 IBU's. I also get an additional kiss of honey-like sweetness.

Light to medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

A very unique tasting beer, and also a very good one.

matjack85, Aug 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

bobbilance, Aug 28, 2013
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4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Of all the Stellar breweries out there, this place is my favorite for creativity and consistent quality. Their hop profiles are much like other world class breweries such as Green Flash, Russian River, Firestone walker that I also love. I've not been able to clone this profile in a homebrew and can only wonder if it is hop extract that is the secret....

As for ALSS this beer is Lagunitas in a nutshell, playful name, unique flavor and a very solid beer. Like all their IPAs, it pours out very light in color with a light lacy head. The body is nice, not too heavy but obviously qualifies as a light DIPA. I just wish I could pickup a half barrel for my fridge!

lukester, Aug 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

ggregkwt, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

TaraBrynn, Aug 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

mrchrisray, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

rsmith120686, Aug 26, 2013
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,871 ratings.