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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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lpayette

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-11-2013 01:51:38 | More by lpayette
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-11-2013 01:33:33 | More by ToddHolder
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tgeorgf

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-11-2013 01:27:24 | More by tgeorgf
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-11-2013 00:59:33 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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caverog

California

3.25/5  rDev -23%

05-10-2013 23:07:44 | More by caverog
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JDrwho

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-10-2013 20:43:18 | More by JDrwho
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Skunkdrool

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-10-2013 19:14:10 | More by Skunkdrool
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Artjsantos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-10-2013 17:25:35 | More by Artjsantos
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bhurley

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-10-2013 16:04:54 | More by bhurley
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baustard

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-10-2013 12:22:35 | More by baustard
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Curloftheburl

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-10-2013 08:02:30 | More by Curloftheburl
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vitese

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-10-2013 02:09:04 | More by vitese
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Illos

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-10-2013 01:17:59 | More by Illos
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-10-2013 01:16:59 | More by jkane101
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-10-2013 00:19:04 | More by HeadyTheElder
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craazy

Washington

5/5  rDev +18.5%

05-09-2013 21:29:40 | More by craazy
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured out from the bottle a blonde yellow with a sustaining 3/4" head. Laces well for a pale wheat ale.

Remarkably spry Lagunitas hops in the nose. Grapefruit rind, green pineapple, maybe tart apricot, light pine, a dose of pale wheat malts, and just a whiff of nut flesh. Great nose for the style. Hoppy and bright.

Zippy citrus and tropical fruit hoppiness with pine and floral notes. Wheat malts are in the background, but they just allow the West Coast hop profile to blaze the trail. Some nutty yeast way back there behind IPA-level humulus and bitterness. Wants to clean up in the finish, but there's always a lot of tang in that nearly minty Lagunitas hop character. Light spiciness surfaces late and becomes a slight alcohol warmth; reminding me that this wheat ale is 7.5%.

Drinks charmingly. Bitternesd isn't actually all that massive. So smooth, but with that crisp bite of carbonation that smacks the tongue around. Faster than fast in drinkability.

An outstanding example of the style, if not too far out there. Like a wheat IPA. Lagunitas doing what Lagunitas does best.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 21:20:54 | More by thecheapies
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Kevlee722

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-09-2013 17:15:02 | More by Kevlee722
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ItalianHopHead203

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-09-2013 14:32:13 | More by ItalianHopHead203
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-09-2013 04:13:04 | More by Powderhornphil
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Brianinthewbl

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-09-2013 03:04:48 | More by Brianinthewbl
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-09-2013 02:26:57 | More by TheBigBoy
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corysmith01

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-09-2013 02:10:05 | More by corysmith01
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clay23

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-09-2013 01:16:45 | More by clay23
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

A monstrous off-white head fills up the top half of my tulip with an initial pour. I may not have poured it that gently, but the head is proud and robust. A sheet of lace sticks to the glass as the head recedes to a 3 cm froth after a few minutes and leaves more lacing as I drink it. The beer itself is a transparent golden straw color.

The nose is fairly sweet, with honey, wheat, and pale malt notes blending with juicy hop notes, with the sweetness emerging as the victor. The combination gives off a little bit of a cotton candy note.

There is some pale malt sweetness and a bit of honey at the beginning of the sip. Right between the initial malt presence and a tidal wave of hops is a nice, uncut wheat flavor. It is a very nice segue between the malt sweetness and the lightness it entails and the acidity of the juicy hops. From then on, candied grapefruit, lemon, and apricot flavored hops rip through my taste buds. Somehow the hops seem to race for finish line and then stop on a dime for a crisp, clean finish. There is just a bit of residual bitterness that reminds me to take my next sip.

The carbonation is smooth and creamy, with a body that feels light and fluffy but with enough substance for the ABV as well. A nice juicy acidity closes out each sip, but there is not much of a residue after the sip is over.

This is an interesting combination of styles, and one that I would be happy to have a few times over the course of a day.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 00:44:00 | More by KickInTheChalice
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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