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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

6,860 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,860
Reviews: 1,383
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 257
Gots: 988 | 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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Photo of LeahMarieVT
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It pours bright: a clean, pale ochre. A subtle presence on the palette. I’ve been consuming this beer with pleasure long before I decided to pen its impressions, so it is fun to reflect upon tasting it tonight. A robust wheaty-ness, with a hint of a clover/pine hoppy-sharpness, a rounding dryness to finish.

Lagunitas is a favorite, so I am slightly biased. The complexity of this brew renders it a favorite!

LeahMarieVT, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

80x2HopHead, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

jaswilson2, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of CreekyJarls
4.25/5  rDev +1%

CreekyJarls, Sep 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

MikeDre, Sep 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

kirkse, Sep 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

HoneyLamb, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of SFNC
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

SFNC, Sep 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

SB_Brewmaster, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of JacobDike
4.25/5  rDev +1%

JacobDike, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of LordBeardman
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a mason jar looking mug from the brewer.

A: dark golden with a thin white head.

S: hops and alcohol

T: good amount of bitterness. Mostly just taste the hops.

M: crisp but not too crisp. Goes down smooth. Good beer to drink at the sports bar.

O: decent ipa. I would order again.

LordBeardman, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Hacksaw99
4/5  rDev -5%

Hacksaw99, Sep 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

wtighe03, Sep 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

will_eye_e, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

BigPapaMolar, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

sirsteve42, Sep 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

kmos27, Sep 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

tkmountain, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

tmt71883, Sep 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

drewone, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

EHackbeer, Sep 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Machete824, Sep 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

TimGross, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of youngs11
3.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light amber in color, fairly heavy pour creates half an inch of off-white head that peters out to a thin bubbly film. Nice lacing but not as much of a cap as I prefer for the style.

This beer smells great. A Balanced mix of fruitiness and hops. Not much in the realm of malts or bread/wheat that I expected, probably due to the intense hope spiciness.

There is a lot going on with taste. The fruitiness in the aroma is not as pronounced in the taste as the hops really take over here. The hops take a brief second to kick in as the taste starts a little spicy and finishes more bitter. There is a little bit of bread in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is a little more dry than I expected, slightly astringent. a decent amount of carbonation, I would say a little more than moderate. Light to medium in body.

Overall pretty good. Personally I would rather have a little more malt in the backbone of this one. The hops are balanced out in the aroma but not in the taste. I do like the lightness in body for the ABV. This one does not taste as strong as it is.

youngs11, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of The_Feebler_Elf
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

The_Feebler_Elf, Sep 13, 2013
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,860 ratings.