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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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5,895 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 5,895
Reviews: 1,327
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 186
Gots: 522 | 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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billshmeinke

California

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic.

Clear golden body with an inch of frothy white foam on top from a hard pour. Head dies down to a somewhat bubbly cap of foam on top. Nice lacing left behind.

Smells of honey and bread malts. Some fruity notes and citrusy hops.

Cereal, wheat bread and honey malts. Some fruity yeast notes that quickly give way to piney and citrusy hops that add a nice balance at the back end. Lasting bitter finish.

Clean, medium bodied, creamy and assertive carbonation.

An easy drinker indeed. Pretty IPA like for an American pale wheat ale, but I still dig it.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 22:13:01 | More by billshmeinke
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-17-2013 19:52:01 | More by gpblackgt
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-14-2012 01:19:01 | More by mbs11
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Docrock

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-25-2013 03:30:03 | More by Docrock
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kodt

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-06-2013 21:23:35 | More by kodt
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JRed

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours pale gold with white head that leaves sugary lacing dripping down the side. The usual Lagunitas aroma permeates from the drink: strong tropical fruit, citrus, kiwi, sugar, and hops. Starts clean: tropical fruit then wet hops, alcoholic booze swing through and slick the palate with oily residue, citrus. Mouthfeel is slick, semi-oily, but fatigued carbonation make for a nonaggressive drink. A nice American Pale Wheat Ale but a bit offensive, the usual Lagunitas style. Well worth picking up, a great West Coast ale. Elegant in flavor and dangerous in ABV. Go get some.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 03:54:30 | More by JRed
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-18-2012 04:02:10 | More by fdig23
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Irrationalist

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-01-2013 06:27:53 | More by Irrationalist
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BeerBeast

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-29-2013 02:42:40 | More by BeerBeast
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ncelauro

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-20-2013 19:51:57 | More by elkinbrown
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Maillard

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice orange color with a small white head that quickly dissipates with no lacing.

S: A lot of citrus hops hit the nose. There is a little amount of citrus but the pine is the most prevalent.

T: The citrus hops hits the palate first and foremost. In the middle, there is a slight amount of caramel/bready malt but finishes strong with more citrus hops.

M: Leaves a bitter citrus hop residue on the palate.

D: As someone who enjoys citrus hops, this one was a great beer. I would and could certainly have multiple in a sitting despite the 7% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 15:55:07 | More by IronCitySteve
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-28-2011 08:16:46 | More by fuzzcherry
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-28-2012 09:29:32 | More by Beeradelphia
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-05-2014 19:31:24 | More by MikeWard
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Unchi

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-16-2011 13:52:57 | More by Unchi
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Modernrickk

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-09-2014 22:13:11 | More by Modernrickk
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RDW

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-24-2013 07:43:06 | More by RDW
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-15-2011 16:49:32 | More by richbrew
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sukwonee

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-25-2013 06:55:43 | More by sukwonee
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weonfire

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-19-2013 01:58:36 | More by weonfire
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-07-2012 03:08:11 | More by tedho21
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bluemoonswoon

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz stubby brown twist top bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

A: Nearly clear light golden amber with a tightly packed white head that unfolds slowly and rests in a thin cap in a few minutes after the initial pour, nice lacing, sticks like icicles on the edge of a roof on the inside of the glass.

S: Honey sweetness that reminds me a bit of Hopslam, strange how honey can convey bitterness. Got a bit of pears just the slightest little back current of bubble gum like sweetness

T/MF: Tastes a bit more restrained than the aroma would indicate. Alcohol is remarkable hidden and drinks like a slightly heavier version of a Gumballhead. Wheat comes in midway through and helps balance the bitterness this beer foists on you, it's sort of amazing how it's able to be detected at all considering. Finishes with a slight off taste that I don't find in Gumballhead but I think this is perhaps owing to the heavier aspects of this beer.

D: Finish is a bit to mediciol for my tastes in a pale wheat ale, just too much hops here I think but otherwise a well executed beer. Worth a shot our of curiosity for what could be considered an imperial pale wheat ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2009 03:16:52 | More by bluemoonswoon
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Kyrojack

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-23-2013 23:08:26 | More by Kyrojack
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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