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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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6,881 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,881
Reviews: 1,384
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 258
Gots: 1,008 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

jivex5k, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

HRamz3, Sep 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

DMacQ, Sep 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

neorunner, Sep 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

RamboDog, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Oxymoron
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear darker yellow color with a fizzy white head and good retention through the taste.

The nose is hop forward with a more west coast flair. Some citrus, piney and lemon. A bit resinous and dank as well. Some minor malt notes, more biscuit and hint of what. Some minor yeast notes but mostly clean.

The taste is similar but lacking complexity. The hops come out with more citrus and soft herbal and piney notes. Some bitterness that lingers into the finish and hides the rest of the beer. Some hints of malts and yeast but really limited.

The body is moderate to light. Astringent from the hops is a bit of a distraction. Over all a nice hop forward beer but would like some backing or balance.

Oxymoron, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

CLanda, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Paul_Apsley, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

-NESTO-, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

dvsbizzyb, Sep 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

RolandoHH, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Jammergordon, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Eastside151, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

schmidtmattsays, Sep 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

BeerGreg, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

tubbnik, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

moarmare, Sep 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

magnusdave, Sep 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Stoutfan23DJ, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

mhendryx74, Sep 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Jodawn, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a moderately hazy, orangish gold color with about a 3 finger head. Retention is tremendous and lacing is good.

S- Light to medium hops bitterness mixed in with some light wheat grains. Hops are fairly piney in flavor and stronger than expected in a pale wheat. There is a somewhat sticky sweet scent towards the end.

T- Starts with a mild hop character that progress until the midway point of the drink. The hop profile is not overly bitter, rather it is almost sweet after a slight piney kick in the tongue. The slight sweetness continues and mixes with the light wheat malt flavors towards the end before the hops make a small comeback, ending the drink with a bite.

M- Smooth and sticky on the palate with a moderate level of carbonation. A small amount of alcohol is detectable in the end of the taste and feel, keeping this one from being an entirely sessionable brew.

Overall, this is a unique and very good pale wheat ale. A style that has some very good examples, yet isn't terribly popular, this beer is just a little behind Gumballhead in overall quality.

boilermakerbrew, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

edenstjames, Sep 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

bschinelli, Sep 09, 2013
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,881 ratings.