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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

6,409 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,409
Reviews: 1,354
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 228
Gots: 786 | 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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Diplomat11

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-03-2014 00:27:12 | More by Diplomat11
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donbet69

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-02-2014 22:28:29 | More by donbet69
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chefdave37

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-02-2014 21:45:10 | More by chefdave37
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BeerDazed

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

03-02-2014 19:31:39 | More by BeerDazed
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Buttermilk

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

03-02-2014 18:11:56 | More by Buttermilk
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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a pristine honey golden color with a thick, creamy white head from the wheat. The head loses a little bit of its luster, but retains nicely at about a 1/4" with an absolute barrage of carbonation bubbles rising to the surface to maintain it. The combination of the beautiful hue, thick lacing, and massive amounts of synchronized bubbles floating has this beer constantly catching my attention.

S: Sweet grains and some wheat. Hints of organic honey. A burst of citrus hop aroma comes through in the finish. Complex and aromatic.

T: Lots of floral hops with some big citrus flavors—grapefruit, orange peel, SLIGHT hints of lemon. There's a nice malt backbone underneath, but it's light and bready and slightly sweet, much like a wheat beer (go figure). The malt doesn't really lead the way, however, as it slowly fades from existence in the finish. You're left with a last huzzah of grapefruity citrus and light notes of grassy/flowery bitterness. This is one stupidly complex ale. And I mean that with all respect.

M: A nice body that sits comfortably in the medium category. Lots of silky smoothness, a light touch of creaminess. Damn near perfect carbonation. Would have scored higher, but I feel like this coats the mouth a little TOO much in the finish. This is by no means a hinderance, but I would have prefered a little bit of a drier/stickier finish.

O: The entire staff over at Lagunitas needs to pat themselves on the back for this one. Not only have they devised a geniusly complex and interesting beer, they've also devised some effin' delicious flavors. Hops, wheat, honey, light malts all wrapped up in a devilishly drinkable package. This one'll be finding its way back into my fridge in the future.

03-02-2014 04:06:45 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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Beerswag

California

4/5  rDev -5%

03-02-2014 03:11:55 | More by Beerswag
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zp6167a

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

03-02-2014 02:51:07 | More by zp6167a
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MikeThumel

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-02-2014 02:50:53 | More by MikeThumel
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Jusbarry

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-02-2014 02:48:39 | More by Jusbarry
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rudedude985

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-02-2014 01:19:46 | More by rudedude985
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Admiraldinty

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-01-2014 23:19:13 | More by Admiraldinty
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freemanj

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5%

03-01-2014 20:29:32 | More by freemanj
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gr0g

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%

Golden straw color. Only a slight haziness. Bountiful head with good retention and lacing. Massive C hop aroma, all over the citrus spectrum. Some gentle notes of ripe peach and apricot, too. Spicy and grassy on the tail end.

As this is quite heavily hopped, the perceived bitterness is up there in IPA territory. The flavor profile is all IPA. Loads of bitter citrus rind. Grassy and dank. Very light malt backbone, though you can detect the wheat as it just tastes a bit different than, say, an all pilsner malt IPA.

This is an IPA with wheat for all intents and purposes, and a big one at that - big aroma, big flavor. I consider it an excellent and somewhat unique beer among the year-round IPA selection.

03-01-2014 19:43:36 | More by gr0g
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

03-01-2014 18:27:47 | More by Knoxrb12
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Timbo86

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-01-2014 17:07:08 | More by Timbo86
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erikro

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5%

03-01-2014 15:04:28 | More by erikro
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5%

03-01-2014 07:23:52 | More by Hopstout
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5%

03-01-2014 04:39:51 | More by DaftPatrick
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-01-2014 04:32:13 | More by Jummins
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

03-01-2014 01:54:32 | More by Rpatricktrumpet
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ksimons

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-01-2014 01:46:50 | More by ksimons
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kstacks

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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mtbdonn

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-01-2014 01:16:58 | More by mtbdonn
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Colorado

4/5  rDev -5%

02-28-2014 19:11:11 | More by blindpiggie
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,409 ratings.