A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.21/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A highly ranked brew that has a very attractive pin-up girl on the bottle so I had no choice but to see what all the hub-bub was about.
A - Nice light orange color. Clear with fine bright white head and significant lacing. Exceedingly clear for a 50% wheat beer.
S - Delicious hop aroma with an orange hint and slight bready wheat character. Mostly "C" hops shine through as the label would suggest. Definitely dry-hopped perfection for a pale ale.
T - Great showcase for the hops with orange, lemon, herbal, and some floral tones. The beer has a subtle wheat flavor in the middle with a perfect middle finish and very light bitterness. I was expecting there to be more bitterness because of the hop flavor but the beer matches the style well. Very similar to 3F's Gumballhead in body and middle flavor but with more of a orange character instead of a lemon character.
M - Light-middle mouth-feel. The carbonation was peppy enough to give the beer a nice pop on the tongue without being too acidic or burning. With a crisp and cleaner hop finish especially for a wheat beer.
Overall, one of the best American wheat pale ales that I've ever had. Tremendous hoppy aroma, delicious flavor, great feel, appearance, and really takes a mostly plain and yeast dominated style and pumps it up with the hops. The refreshing taste and cleanliness of the beer make it one of the best session beers ever. It's like taking a great pale ale and adding that wheat character but not trying to tone all the flavor down. I would strongly recommend trying this for everyone out there from the elite beer connoisseur to the person that just wants a beer. If you see this one grab it!
Glass- Shaker Pint
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 09:56:54 | More by dmgeng
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,906 ratings.