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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
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7,375 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 7,375
Reviews: 1,427
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 296
Gots: 1,362 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2009

Brewed with 50% wheat malt and all the "C" hops.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.03/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Two and a half finger head on a clear yellow body. Looked inviting. The head was somewhat rocky as it subsided.

Aroma started with pine hops, then some grapefruit slipped in. Sweet malt was underneath, along with a light fruitiness. This is a wheat ale?

Taste was medium malts, no wheat character. Somewhat bitter, with pine hops and hop resins prominent. Again, this does not taste like a wheat beer. Maybe their interpretation is different, but personally I don't think it goes well with the style.

Mouthfeel was just OK. Nothing special that stood out. Carbonation was average.

Drinkability... nothing stood out for me. If I was in the mood for a wheat ale, I would not go for this one. I think it was on the fringes of the style. Not a bad beer overall. But compared to others in the same class, definitely non-traditional.

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4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The best compliment I can pay this is to compare it to a beer Southern Tier once made called Ubersun, their imperial version of Hop Sun. Great hoppy citrus flavors with a light body and pleasing carbonation to make this very drinkable. It's comparable to many of the great IPAs out there in flavor profile and body.
I would happily have this as a staple in my fridge.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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.

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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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3.72/5  rDev -11.6%

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.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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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 7,375 ratings.