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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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6,614 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,614
Reviews: 1,367
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 240
Gots: 872 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Cooker_stp, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

memphischas, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

marine1975, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of danieelol
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.

danieelol, Oct 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Budinetz, May 21, 2014
Photo of deadonhisfeet
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.

deadonhisfeet, Aug 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

MikeWard, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

BrownAleMale, Jun 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Giantspace, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

ironchefmiyagi13, May 25, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev -4.8%

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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Hendrick24, Jan 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Celtics76, Mar 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

DerwinWentworth, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

gpawned, May 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Dirtinabottle, Nov 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Zetcha7x, Jul 05, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

Appearance: Hazy golden.
Smell: sweet, citrus, hoppy.
Taste: This is only my 2nd review...I would have guessed IPA or APA, not wheat, but there is a crispness I haven't tasted in either. Very tasty.
Drinkability: Wouldn't have guessed 7%. I'm drinking this fast.

cindyjeffsmith, Jul 29, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

ccozzi, Jun 05, 2012
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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.

NODAK, Jul 20, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

nataku00, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

Elicoleman, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

scottwurst, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

jakea, Mar 11, 2012
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,614 ratings.