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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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6,032 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,032
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 195
Gots: 589 | 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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New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-11-2013 20:34:37 | More by csustar001
Photo of ZachKelly


4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-19-2013 02:24:58 | More by ZachKelly
Photo of Murchmac


4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Solid Offering from Lagunitas. Oh Magoo, you've done it again.

Pours a big nice white head with lacing. Golden Honey color, crisp, clean. Don't hate it because it's beautiful walking around like it's pretty boy floyd

Citrusy, earthy, wheat, hops, some bubblegum. You can smell what the Rock is cooking...

Sweet malts, lemonony citrus hops make way for straight up fresh hops that go all Rampage Jackson your tongue. What are you gonna do when Hopamania is coming down on you?

Nicely carbonated, big mouthfeel leaving you with champagne wishes and caviar dreams.

A little hoppier than Gumballhead, but just as lemony sweet and satisfying. R. Kelly is right, aint nothing wrong with a little bump and grind. Thong thong thong thong thong.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 06:00:59 | More by Murchmac
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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Right from the gitgo, the 1940s pinup gal in the tight tank top and shorts suggests a good time is coming. The stubby brown bottle takes me back in time. And the name of this brew is irresistably fun. So far so great!

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Unfortunately my new cooler had frozen this one solid (no kidding!) while it was up against the back inside wall. Expecting this might adversely affect the taste.

a: Almost clear golden amber with a two finger fluffy white head which receded to a heavy surface film and dense, even, lingering lacing.

s: Ah sweet grapefruit! Makes your brain project the image of yellow grapefruit sections on a spoon.

t: A citrus-resiny, hoppy delight. So many pale ales today are hopped more than they used to be. This one is as well (64 IBUs is nothing to sneeze at), but it feels balanced and light-tasting.

m: Light to moderate, smooooth! Finishes clean considering the IBUs.

o: A perfect summer refresher. Again my brew for review may have tasted lighter than was intended since it was discovered to have been accidentally frozen, which in my experience tends to make beer more watery-tasting when the ice melts back into the brew. If so, as long as the weather is hot, I'd recommend freezing your LALSSAs, because this is damn good!

I had my first LALSSA a month or so before I started writing reviews on BA. I remember it being excellent. This one did not change my opinion. I'm on a taste-everything-new-you-can-afford-to-pour-down-your-gullet-and-a-few-you-can't summer binge, but when that is done, I'm expecting this one will be on my list of repeat buys for 2014 and beyond. That is if I'm still allowed to drink beer when national health fascism kicks in..

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 04:31:52 | More by scotorum
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-05-2012 18:32:57 | More by Kenai4
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-15-2013 20:12:02 | More by TheMultiYeast
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-08-2014 18:44:09 | More by Hendrick24
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

07-09-2013 04:21:39 | More by zbooks
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-02-2012 04:14:47 | More by ambruns1979
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4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, straw colored with just a tinge of amber orange, short white head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing, clear and highly carbonated

S: absolutely perfect fruity hop smell, beautiful citrus, strawberry, fragrant hops balanced by a good malt backbone

T: sweet ruby red grapefruit, bitters towards the middle, finishes with a piney grapefruit peel quality

M: medium bodied with good carbonation, great aftertaste

O: the appearance was a total disappointment, however it completely improved with regards to taste and smell overall a terrific beer that missed in one little area

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 04:02:24 | More by M_C_Hampton
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-26-2014 18:54:09 | More by huntermop
Photo of utopiajane

New York

4.01/5  rDev -5%
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’.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 16:42:35 | More by utopiajane
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-21-2013 02:03:27 | More by fthegiants
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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle with a sexy dame on it.

A - A very pale orange in color with a 1 finger white head. Very clear.

S - The hop aroma on this beer is outstanding. Big fruity, citrusy aroma that is impossible to miss.

T - Very fruity. Picking up sweetness, tangerine, honeydew, with a bit of acidity in the background.

M - Carbonation is a bit high, but I suspect that enhances the aroma so I can forgive.

D - This is 7.3% abv? It drinks like 4%. Very easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 17:24:09 | More by leedorham
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4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a nonic glass.

Pours a clear (slight hazed) deep golden color with a off white head. Head is very thick and sticky. Lace clings the entire ride down the glass. Head settles to a nice half inch thick layer. Good looking brew.

Brew smells of fruit hops; pineapple, grapefruit, apricot etc. Some nice hop profiles here. Balanced by a nice malty wheat layer as well. Very good smelling brew.

Brew is crisp and refreshing; some really good hop flavors here. Brew is quick to get malty and the presence of wheat comes right at you on the middle. The hops are there, but the bitterness is not. A very nice tasting unique brew.

This is a great brew, has the sweet hop fruitiness and isn't bitter and is balanced beautifully by the wheat maltiness. Can be sessioned by the case, stellar stuff. Perfect for a BBQ or a hot day.. hell anytime of year. This would be a nice alternate to a hefe or a striaght wheat brew for some. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 00:57:08 | More by magine
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-09-2014 12:27:04 | More by cbcrunch
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-25-2014 03:18:24 | More by jroberts8811
Photo of kbnooshay

New York

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- Poured a clear golden color which surprised me because this is a wheat beer. 2 finger width frothy off white head is short lived.

s- Aroma is kinda hoppy, most impressive is the tropical fruit flavor. Theres a hint of honey in the nose.

t- Oh, this is nice! Hops come through pretty well but i'd say the sweet maltiness puts up a good fight. This reminds me of bell's Oberon, but this is more hoppy.

I love the newiish trend of these summer pale wheat ales having more alcohol. I usually stay away from these, but this is great. This is not your typical "refreshing" pale wheat.

mf/d- This has body! Feel is prickly and kinda smooth. A few of these would go down just fine!

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2010 23:12:25 | More by kbnooshay
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-07-2013 21:10:12 | More by swgwilt
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-05-2014 22:04:55 | More by Zetcha7x
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-03-2012 02:12:56 | More by jnardone235
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-04-2012 18:10:34 | More by mixed_master7
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4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly-hazed golden orange with a nice white head. Small bubbles work their way to the top all the way to the last swallow.
S: Smells very nice. Heaps of citrus hops with bit of fresh wheat.
T: Lots of spicy citrus hops and a little bit of pine or spruce character. The wheat seems to contribute a bit more to the mouthfeel.
M: Light and re-freshing. Sweet start, dry finish.
D: An absolutely fantastic beer, may be considered a summer beer but due to it's spicy nature it works for the winter also. Real beer lovers use hops as mistle toe anyway.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 00:59:18 | More by Giggy
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

08-25-2013 01:04:11 | More by scxcrunner
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-15-2011 11:53:40 | More by superdedooperboy
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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