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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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6,409 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 6,409
Reviews: 1,354
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 228
Gots: 786 | 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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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

07-01-2014 09:19:36 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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kirok1999

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%

Pale wheat??? What wheat? This is a hop bomb and is absolutely delicious. A hazy light gold with a small head.
Smell is sweet and hoppy, it promises a nice balance between hops and malt. I guess there is a grassy, wheat note in there somewhere.
Tastes wonderfully sweet, notes of grass, wheat, pine, sticky and juicy hops. Finishes dry and makes you want another sip.
Feels smooth and has a nice amount of bitey carbonation. This is by far my favorite wheat of any style.

06-30-2009 01:09:36 | More by kirok1999
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Nugganooch

California

4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

12oz bottle to standard pint glass
*notes taken on 01/17/13

A: Pour is a light pale caramel color with some halfway decent clarity and a thick layer of soapy egg shell white froth on top. Pretty stubborn head on it that eventually succumbs to the burst of some fatty bubbles. Leaves chunks of stick splashed upon the glass.

S: Smells dank with some super fresh green hops. I get melon rind, grapefruit zest, tangerines, and some tropical herbs in the nose. There is a subtle sugary sweetness from the malts underneath. Really nice and fruity hop aromas.

T: Taste is vibrant with hops but a bit more traditional pine and citrus contrary to the nose. Has an intense citrus fruit presence with some pink grapefruit and a bit of pineapple juice in there. Firm with pine resins and more bitter melon flavors coming through. Malt is dry and cracker like with some understated sweetness. Not particularly wheaty at all. There is a rather high level of bitterness and a dash of alcohol detected. A really great tasting APA with nice balance and some great hoppy flavors.

M: Light to moderate weight in body with a nice smooth creamy texture from a consistent carbonation. Has a solid drying crisp action towards the end. A light lingering pucker and some residual oiliness on the palate but finishes rather clean overall.

D: Very drinkable and much hoppier than I was expecting. Tasting fresh as ever with great balance, tamed alcohol, and a light dry cracker malt base
Lagunitas delivers on the hops once again. Definitely one to include in my rotation.

01-21-2013 17:54:47 | More by Nugganooch
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cnbrown313

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

05-07-2013 14:07:21 | More by cnbrown313
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ksimons

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-01-2014 01:46:50 | More by ksimons
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megamass

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

05-26-2013 02:45:23 | More by megamass
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.95/5  rDev -6.2%

Served in a flute glass.

Appearance: this beer pours a slightly darker gold color, not much bubbles off the body. White head though is thick, about a full inch..real nice.

Smell: light grapefruit and but f'n strong hops, very potent and pleasant that you just keep going sniff after sniff.

Taste: Bitter with a hit of grapefruit that blows your tongue away. It is bitter but a light piney feel that helps it go down that much better

Mouth: medium to heavy most definitely. Not the easiest to drink but the real beer advocates will not say no.

Overall: very good and no complaints on my end. Salud!

07-17-2012 00:38:23 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5%

06-11-2013 13:29:23 | More by wonothesane42
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projectflam86

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +6.2%

A- Pours slightly hazy golden color with thick sticky lacing.

S- Lots of pine and floral hop aroma. A bit of citrus notes with a noticeable yeast presence.

T- Strong hoppy bitterness initially. Pine and bitter grapefruit flavors mixed with a light malt sweetness and wheat notes. All west coast hop flavor here!

M- Medium bodied with nice carbonation.

D- Wow, this is one hoppy Pale Wheat! Feels like an IPA with a smidge of yeast and wheat flavor. Well done.

07-07-2009 04:13:14 | More by projectflam86
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patm1986

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-15-2011 05:23:52 | More by patm1986
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -3.1%

Lagunitas Brewing 'A Little Sumpin Sumpin Ale @ 7.5% , served from a 6pack of 12 fl oz purchased for $18

A-pour is a pale gold from bottle to clear soft gold in the glass with a small off white head leaving a spotty lace along the stein

S-big west coast hops , very similar to a PNW IPA

T-big , crisp , pleasant bitter finish lingers on the palate

MF-ok carbonation , almost full bodied , a true session beer

Ov-impressive beer , not as abraisive as some IPA's , certainly not a huge bitter lingering aftertaste , butt something Lagunitas has done put's this beer in .. yes I'll have another

prost LampertLand

09-19-2013 18:32:15 | More by LampertLand
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marine1975

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5%

07-14-2012 02:23:29 | More by marine1975
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ncelauro

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

08-24-2013 15:11:03 | More by ncelauro
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Horbar

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +1%

10-14-2012 05:11:49 | More by Horbar
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woodchip

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-31-2013 00:07:07 | More by woodchip
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Pours out clear gold with a thin head. Slightly dark for a pale wheat ale. Getting a fruity nose with faint notes of orange and pineapple. Nice!

The beer is light-to-medium-bodied with a nice firm mouthfeel and very refreshing flavor profile. In the front of the mouth, the beer follows the nose quite well as you get refreshing, slightly sweet tropical fruit flavors along with a slight grainy, wheat-like taste. At mid-palate, the hops come along and dry things up nicely. The finish is very well-sustained for a wheat bear. You get a little graininess and tiny bit of booziness and are left with a slightly tart, pleasant herbal tea taste in your mouth that lingers nicely.

I picked up a bottle of this on a recent trip to North Carolina. It has to be the best wheat ale I've had since FFF Gumballhead. It is crisp and refreshing, but the ABV is a bit high for a beer like this so you have to be a little careful with it. Still, if this was available in Northern KY, I'd probably drink it all summer long. It's terrific. Bravo Lagunitas!

Edit: This beer is now available in NKY. I'm done for.

08-16-2012 16:18:27 | More by deadonhisfeet
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-25-2013 06:45:24 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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sparx1100

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5%

09-05-2013 03:46:26 | More by sparx1100
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gpawned

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

05-17-2013 05:12:38 | More by gpawned
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-25-2012 01:42:50 | More by Dirtinabottle
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Maillard

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

02-27-2013 08:54:00 | More by Maillard
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memphischas

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5%

05-27-2013 03:13:39 | More by memphischas
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gleemonger

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-29-2012 01:33:31 | More by gleemonger
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danieelol

Australia

4/5  rDev -5%

Pours a kind of yellow-y golden. Good head/lacing.

Refined floral/pine/earthy bouquet. Potent, with malt balancing nicely. Ginger biscuit, ginger ale qualities.

Taste reinforced the aforementioned flavours. Has a dry and slightly astringent, "ginger"-y finish.

Mouthfeel is dry, hoppy, a little boozy. Flavour gives the impression of malt but without the sweetness.

Solid IPA, but lacking some lusciousness and a presence somehow. Would happily drink again though.

10-11-2013 09:52:37 | More by danieelol
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NODAK

Tennessee

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%

Aroma started off pretty heavy on grapefruit hops, but settled down into a sweet fruitiness that was very, very nice.

Starts off with a hoppy snap with an abundance of citric, grapefruit hoppiness with some definite floral notes. Very crisp upfront. However, in the body, this intermingles with a nice, sweet fruitiness that really helps counteract the bitterness quite well. It's even on par with the hops I'd say for a brief moment. Not bad. Finishes with a rather resinous bitterness that would rival many IPA's (but certainly not the top tier ones). Interesting thing is, I think this beer has more bitterness than Lagunitas' own IPA does.

I love it! Awesome beer. The bitterness of many IPA's with a nice, sweet fruitiness underneath that provides excellent balance. A great ale.

07-20-2011 00:56:49 | More by NODAK
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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