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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

6,062 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,062
Reviews: 1,335
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 198
Gots: 603 | 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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brasher503

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-25-2014 21:26:53 | More by brasher503
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-25-2014 17:27:49 | More by Shawnspl
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BarwoodBonanza

Virginia

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dense, rocky, egg shell foam. Pale, crystal-clear gold color. Clings to the glass in thick sheets.

A dry grapefruit nose comes through. Fairly pungent but with an underpinning of sweetness like a freshly peeled orange. A wonderful floral perfume note. Generally clean, bright citrus aromas. Halfway though—as the beer warms—picking up a slightly resinous, dank, somewhat earthy, herbal note like the smell of fresh hops.

The bitterness is very brief, giving way to mostly bright grapefruit and almost blood-orangey flavors. Surprisingly strong malt backbone leaves biscuity notes and a tantalizingly subtle caramel note at the end which sort of makes me want more citrus. Keeps me coming back. Picking up traces of bread every so slightly mingling with hints of yeast. Bitterness finishes fairly quickly. Dry, refreshing and lingering mostly with a faint orange peel flavor and a little bit of malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is mostly sticky, leaving a resin and citrus peel note lingering. Fairly well-carbonated and spritzy character but soft around the edges. Has nice medium body and fairly well-attenuated. Mild alcoholic warmth.

I could drink a lot of these. Lots of flavor going on and it's all exceptionally balanced. And given the relative intensity of this beers it's remarkably drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 12:05:06 | More by BarwoodBonanza
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bdelonj13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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JohnParadee

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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blabaer

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-24-2014 08:11:01 | More by blabaer
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jsher1112

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-24-2014 06:23:04 | More by jsher1112
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BierJager89

California

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden with a white head.

S: Mango, pineapple and pine in the nose.

T: Very drinkable, nice blend of wheat, malt, mango, pineapple and general tropical fruit flavors.

M: Light bodied, fairly smooth.

O: Definitely worth a try. Fruit is definitely one of the things I look for in wheat pale ales, and this delivers. My favorite Lagunitas beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 04:50:04 | More by BierJager89
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-24-2014 04:11:05 | More by brewlover517
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Sarunas7

Kansas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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dedmiston33

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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nguasta2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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jwswigs

California

3.25/5  rDev -23%

01-23-2014 06:26:28 | More by jwswigs
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Hops4Pops

Texas

4.71/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Date Reviewed: 1-19-14
Brewer: The Lagunitas Brewing Company
Product: A Little Sumpin' Ale
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
ABV: 7.5%
IBUs: 64.20
Glassware: North Coast Brewing Tulip
Service Type: 12 oz bottle

A: Vigorous pour. Three fingers of eggshell-white head. Carbonation is high and true to style. Bubble size is from foam to 1/8th inch and is very consistent in the range of 1/16th inch. Head retention is excellent. Lacing is stocky and covering 90% of the glass as the head recedes. Color is Deep Gold (6 SRM) and beer is very slightly hazy. The lacing is extraordinary.

S: Citrus, grapefruit, lemon, a bit of pine, wheat malt, some more hops. As it warms the nose gets a bit stronger but not much.

T: Lemon, grapefruit, pale wheat malt, sugar, hops. Crisp and refreshing with a slightly sweet finish. Goes bitter and disappears. No hint of alcohol in taste. Aftertaste is both sweet and sour and somewhat astringent.

M: Light-Medium bodied. Starts smooth and creamy. Goes to tingly which crecendos and fades to a slight warmth and a crisp dry finish. The slight sour of the citrus in the aftertaste makes my mouth water for more. :)

O: An extremely well-constructed beer. Very drinkable. And excellent introduction beer to craft beer curious. Appearance is beautiful. Nose is very light when cold so nose it but do not expect much until it warms. The nose does not grow as big as the taste as it warms. Mouthfeel is awesome. This beer is great.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 05:38:40 | More by Hops4Pops
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GrizXTKEX519

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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mrp2323

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Bolivian22

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-22-2014 16:09:21 | More by batfireman
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Sirath21

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-22-2014 02:17:23 | More by Sirath21
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,062 ratings.