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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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7,072 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,072
Reviews: 1,391
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 268
Gots: 1,100 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

pjkelley82, Jul 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

sansho, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

JimGlonke, Apr 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

kodt, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

jkane101, May 10, 2013
Photo of dasenebler
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a clear, light golden hue with a nice head, and even better lacing.

Aroma is incredibly floral, full of sweet hop nectar.

Lightly bitter, with a big juicy hop punch. More tropical and fruity than the aroma. The half-wheat malt bill provides a lot of unoffensive fermentability, and adds lot of smoothness to the mouthfeel. There's a bready base, but nothing more than that in terms of malt flavor. Lightly creamy mouthfeel, with ideal medium-low carbonation. This is one of the most drinkable and refreshing hoppy ales I've ever had.

This beer has fifty percent wheat in the malt bill, but it's dry hopped like an IPA. This is a beer designed to let the hops shine through, and it does so beautifully. Delicious.

dasenebler, Aug 14, 2010
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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Gold hue with a frothy, persistent head and fantastic lacing

S: Tropical fruits: pineapple, mango, grapefruit play off a hearty, bready wheat base--man, this smells fantastic

T: Hop forward up front but the wheat balances things out quickly--I love how the tropical fruits mingle with the wheaty breadiness

F: A touch thin considering the beer and its strength

O: I love this beer; I love hoppy wheats in general and this one is toward the front of the pack

dbossman, Jun 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

taospowder, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

ilikebeer03, Jan 22, 2013
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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’.

utopiajane, Jun 11, 2013
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4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear golden bodied brew, small but sturdy foamy white head, leaves its mark on the glass. Big hop scent for a wheat, definitely not run of the mill for a wheat. Citrus hops, grapefruit, nice wheat undertones, but its dominated by the hops. Alcohol spiciness is a bit more noticeable due to the wheat character i think. Thin to med bodied. Very interesting and pretty damn good tasting too. Try it

Tballz420, Nov 01, 2010
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4/5  rDev -5%

jakea, Mar 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Hendrick24, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Nugganooch
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Nugganooch, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

costanzo_mike, Jul 17, 2014
4.25/5  rDev +1%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Nov 22, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Clear copper in color with a fingers worth of head. Decent lacing.

S- Piney hops with faint fruit/citrus notes. Faint alcohol is present as well.

T- a lot of carbonation up front with pine hops working away. A good blend of hop flavors is satisfying. Pretty damn bitter! Carbonation is a bit aggressive.

M- Again, the carbonation is a bit harsh but ends with a pretty smooth finish.

D- Alcohol is well hidden which makes it easy to drink. Along with a good mix of hop flavors.

ChugginOil, Nov 13, 2010
4.25/5  rDev +1%

BUNZILLA, Sep 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

ToddHolder, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

tedho21, Mar 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

ChrisPro, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

briandaube, Jul 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

johntfox, Mar 11, 2013
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 7,072 ratings.