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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,029 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 6,029
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 195
Gots: 587 | 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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NorthSideSean

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-20-2014 16:03:19 | More by NorthSideSean
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-09-2013 15:52:50 | More by Lebzilla
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tubbnik

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-10-2013 15:03:56 | More by tubbnik
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Cubsfan1087

Iowa

5/5  rDev +18.5%

06-18-2014 01:09:43 | More by Cubsfan1087
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TheJollyHop

California

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Citrus, grapefruit, lime, caramelized pineapple, pine sap; very floral and enticing. I would guess Amarillo, Cascade, or Centennial hops or some combination of them were used.

Medium amber hued with one finger of fluffy white head. The head actually exhibits complete Brussels lacing and is completely clear which only makes the desire to sip on this beer stronger.

Grass and grapefruits upfront with a wheat snap middle. Surprisingly bitter upfront considering I was expecting the malt to catch my taste buds first. Ends refreshingly crisp and tongue drying; salty, mineral water. Medium to high carbonation, and yet creamy.

Definitely a hop focused wheat that while not overpowering or harsh in regards to hop usage, a bit too salty and tongue drying for my liking. In any event, a thirst quencher for sure.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 14:51:52 | More by TheJollyHop
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TGS

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-05-2011 17:41:22 | More by TGS
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gspeer711

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-13-2013 04:36:41 | More by gspeer711
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cwxc818

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-21-2013 15:03:06 | More by cwxc818
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3/5  rDev -28.9%

06-16-2013 20:09:16 | More by Loveyourbeer
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dasmusik

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-27-2013 13:13:17 | More by dasmusik
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ChanceK

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-27-2013 23:07:25 | More by ChanceK
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GMan

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-26-2012 18:19:04 | More by GMan
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Chuck_25

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-21-2013 03:01:18 | More by Chuck_25
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CaptainQ

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-05-2014 14:19:25 | More by CaptainQ
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WheelsPSU

New York

4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at High Dive in Park Slope.

A - Pours a lively gold with tons if bubbles rising in the glass. Average head that seemed to last.

S - Overall citrus (probably grapefruit) and a bit of grass perhaps. A very light aroma.

T - Amazing. Ripe fruits up front that give way to a roasted malt flavor. The wheat flavor is subtle.

M - 7.5% ABV is hidden quite nicely as I put away a few too many of these without realizing it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2013 17:54:47 | More by WheelsPSU
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-06-2014 20:57:19 | More by CUbeerfan
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steelerguy

New York

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a hazy gold with a big head and lots of carbonation.

S - Citrus hops up front with some pine freshness. Not a whole lot of malt on the nose with all those delicious hops making their presence known.

T - Wow! Now that is good! Lots of hop flavors up front, great citrus flavor without too much grapefruit. The malt does not take a back seat though, it shines through pretty early with some sweetness that really balances out the hops and the alcohol. Not a big fan of wheat beer in general but this is amazing, it adds a great bready flavor without standing out. This beer lets you know that wheat is not only for lawnmower beers.

M - Not as dry as I was expecting but certainly not heavy, good middle of the road feel. I thought the carbonation was a little high but I suppose it was on for a wheat beer.

D - This is a big beer but it is very balanced and extremely drinkable.

Overall, I think this is my favorite beer from Lagunitas. I have been mixed on them in the past, thinking some are great and other fall short of expectations. This beer exceeded what I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2009 00:01:18 | More by steelerguy
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

04-03-2013 02:47:04 | More by chim52chim
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AndersonGT

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-05-2014 02:06:03 | More by AndersonGT
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tony223366

California

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From my beer journal. Originally reviewed on June 5, 2011. Poured in my SA perfect pint.

A: Very nice golden color. Medium fluffy head that slowly dissipated.

S: Almost entirely citrusy hops. Maybe some bread notes on the finish.

T: Citrusy hops up fron with some sweetness. Hint of wheat and maltiness. Great bitter finished. This really did taste more like an IPA than an American Wheat. That's probably why I loved it so much!

M: Light mouthfeel with a sharp carbonation.

O: Interesting interpretation from Lagunitas. You do get more of a hoppy IPA flavor but it does show you it's Wheat backbone throughout. Very much enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 07:11:25 | More by tony223366
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Buster

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-08-2014 20:34:47 | More by Buster
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DSkilling

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-09-2013 06:01:44 | More by DSkilling
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Sisky

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-07-2013 02:40:30 | More by Sisky
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Jeremy6566

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-01-2013 19:01:28 | More by Jeremy6566
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Jotora

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-08-2014 21:12:38 | More by Jotora
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,029 ratings.