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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

6,721 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,721
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 246
Gots: 926 | 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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Ratings: 6,721 | Reviews: 1,374 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

Zetcha7x, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

Docrock, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

DerwinWentworth, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Cooker_stp, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of danieelol
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4/5  rDev -5%

scottwurst, Jul 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Giantspace, Nov 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

abcdefghijkyle, Oct 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

Lanstrum, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

ironchefmiyagi13, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

ccozzi, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

GuttaMane138, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

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

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

jk3, Feb 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

weonfire, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of NODAK
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

fox227, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

Roguer, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

ilikebeer03, Jan 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

1424IpA, Aug 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

ramrod666, Mar 26, 2014
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,721 ratings.