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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
94
outstanding

7,244 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,244
Reviews: 1,402
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 282
Gots: 1,191 | 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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Photo of soupyman10
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a wheat beer? I honestly couldn't tell. When this one was going down, my impression was that it was another hoppy IPA-ish brew (also called, "Strong" from what I've seen). On tap at Founding Farmers in DC, most noticeable factors in this light yellow beer were its huge fruitiness, which is mainly pineapple and citrus. These help bring some sweetness to the fairly strong hop presence. A light beer, light body, pretty high in carbonation. Overall, a respectable beer, but not standard for the style, in the least. Solid.

Photo of jimmah120
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, bottled the beginning of april, consumed the middle of may.

light honey amber color with a big fluffy head. smell is tangy tropical fruit, pine, lemon-lime. taste is light and wheaty, with a big hop punch at the end. feel is medium and not astringent.

a very hoppy and malty wheat beer. another great lagunitas beer.

Photo of cosmonick
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Hendrick24
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of joepais
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap as well as bottle the tap brew had a lot more hop character
The tulip glass that was handed to me had a great three finger head with tons of lacing . The body was amber in color and a bit cloudy.

The nose was hop forward nice citrus and floral I think the wheat adds to this. Another thing the wheat does is keep this beer light in the mouthfeel making it dangerous to drink. The flavor is bitter citrus’ with a light sweetness in the finish. Great carbonation and a fun beer to drink.

Overall a good IPA hybrid, if I found it on tap I would not turn it down.

Photo of JimGlonke
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Gatch
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear, golden-yellow with a big, fluffy, white head. Little lace and decent retention.

S: Sweet, fruity, juicy hops with sweet malt and some booze.

T: Fruity, oily hop presence, pale, sweet, lightly roasted malt with an even fresher, fruitier, drier hop presence in the finish. A hint of booze at the end. The wheat shows itself throughout, as well. The wheat gives a unique flavor, indeed. Hops are pronounced and highly delicious.

M: Hoppy, smooth, sweet, boozy. A very enjoyable beer to drink.

O: In my opinion, of the great examples of the style. Would easily drink this again, especially on draft.

Photo of utopiajane
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours light gold and clear with two fingers of foam that won’t fall down. Lots of clinging lace. The nose is grapefruit, pine and a little resin. As it warms it smells like wheat and honey. The malt is a surprising standout in the glass. Bready and lots of biscuit. The hops are vigorous earthy and herbal. Their spiciness is tamed down by the big malt character. What a surprise this beer was. A celebration of hops without being overly fruity or bitter. A celebration of pale malt that was straightforward and not overly sweet . Robust yet easy to drink with a lightly oily mouthfeel and a long dry finish. This beer really does have a little sumpin’ sumpin’.

Photo of ArtZan
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of SpasmWaiter
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Stigs
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, served in a standard pint glass

A - foamy and soapy bright white foam, decent amount of spotty lacing around the glass. the beer is crystal clear, light amber in color.

S - loaded with Amarillo hops, sweet and floral, with some candied citrus...very clean

T - following the nose with bright floral hops, orange sugar candy, and tangerines. light subtle layer of sweet wheat malt lies underneath. yummy.

M - medium bodied with tight punchy carbonation, pleasently creamy. lingering fruity sweetness.

D - this was recently one of the first "clone" type recipes i brewed - love the style for its hop assertiveness yet ease of drink. hides a 7.5ABV very dangerously. give me more!

Photo of sommersb
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 12-06-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Weizen glass
Purchased: Single from Brawley's Beverage, Charlotte

A: Clear, amber colored beer with a tall white head that shows good retention and a very nice spiderweb of lacing.

S: Big citrus and floral hops are prominent, kind of like an IPA. Very clean, fresh and fruity in the nose.

T: Starts with a bright hop character, as in grapefruit and other tropical fruits. Also features a spicy quality. Although it is fairly bitter, the malts chip in for balance in a very good way.

M: High in carbonation, with a creamy, light body from the wheat malts. Lingering hop resins and citrus fruit make up the finish, with just a touch of sweetness.

O: I'm not a hop head, but can appreciate this hop-forward wheat beer. It's put together well and makes for a tasty brew. Recommended

Photo of sgoro
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of gshackles
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of pjs234
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Budinetz
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of briandaube
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of kingmaker
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of atpca
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of bmjivi221
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of pjkelley82
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.03/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Two and a half finger head on a clear yellow body. Looked inviting. The head was somewhat rocky as it subsided.

Aroma started with pine hops, then some grapefruit slipped in. Sweet malt was underneath, along with a light fruitiness. This is a wheat ale?

Taste was medium malts, no wheat character. Somewhat bitter, with pine hops and hop resins prominent. Again, this does not taste like a wheat beer. Maybe their interpretation is different, but personally I don't think it goes well with the style.

Mouthfeel was just OK. Nothing special that stood out. Carbonation was average.

Drinkability... nothing stood out for me. If I was in the mood for a wheat ale, I would not go for this one. I think it was on the fringes of the style. Not a bad beer overall. But compared to others in the same class, definitely non-traditional.

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 7,244 ratings.