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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

7,255 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,255
Reviews: 1,402
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 283
Gots: 1,205 | 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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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of adam42381
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden honey color with a 1-2 finger foamy white head. Good lacing throughout.

Smell: Rich bouquet of pine, floral and citrus hops. Smells both sweet and bitter at the same time. Nearly perfect aroma.

Taste: Flavor is quite complex. Sweet hops up front followed quickly by a hint of sweet malt and citrus in the middle. The finish is mostly grapefruit and lemon rind. Aftertaste in all hoppy bitterness. Just delicious hoppy goodness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. Perfect late summer beer.

Overall: Excellent beer. I wish this were around all year. If you see it, buy it.

Photo of BostonHops
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours a clear, bright golden-yellow while yielding a fluffy off-white head. very respectable retention and a lot of nice lacing. great presentation. nose is very nice, offering a lot of citric and tropical hoppiness with some background characters of floral hops and wheat. really good.

taste follows the nose well - exceeds it even - with tons of citrus and tropical fruit, some floral notes and a wheaty/malty backbone. very tasty. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, this is my first (and definitely not last) go-round with this beer, and color me impressed. strikes me as a perfect summer barbecue brew. (not that i'll be confining my sumpin sumpin enjoyment merely to those occasions.) and so widely available to boot. not to be missed.

(originally reviewed: 06-27-2011)

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the B

A - Hazy orange. Decent head. Crazy lacing. When I finished this beer the top half of the pint class was painted with lacing.

S - Smells sweet. Not much else going on here.

T - Didn't notice hops up front. Sweet at first. Then the hops chimed in. Very nice. Solid pale wheat ale.

M - Light, Smooth, Sexy, Medium carbonation.

D - I generally don't like wheat beers. Love this one. Very balanced. Can't believe it's 7.3%. Well Hidden.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Pahn
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Free pour yields a one inch, fluffy white head that dissipates slowly, leaving thick rings of lacing. Pours a hazy amber. Lots of lacing left behind on the glass.

Smell: Orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and some grassy hops. Lots of beautiful hop aroma.

Taste: Orange, tons of hop flavor (grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, some apricot maybe). Very little malt; just a tiny bit of breadiness at the end. Decent bitterness. Delicious fruity hops are what's going on in this beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, pretty carbonated. Bright feel works great with all the hop flavor.

Drinkability: This beer is succulent and delicious; a great hop fix. Excellent summer beer.

I'm not tasting any wheat in here, though on their website Lagunitas coyly implies that there's only a slight wheat influence anyway. I'm grading this beer as something between an IPA and a DIPA; it's clear that the intention is to provide a nice, multifaceted hop treat to the drinker. It is successful.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Goliath
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear orange/amber color with a two inch off white head sitting on top. There is decent head retention and a bit of spotty lacing.

The aroma is great. Hops. Citrus and pine. Simple and delicious.

The taste is ok. Again, citrus and pine. Not a whole lot else going on. As a matter of fact, it's such a familiar flavor profile that I feel like I've had this beer a thousand times before.

The mouthfeel is thin and watery with a very small carbonation presence.

Drinkability is moderate. The flavor profile is nice, but the ABV is getting towards the high end which limits intake. Overall not a bad beer, just not very unique.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 7,255 ratings.