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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

6,610 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,610
Reviews: 1,367
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 239
Gots: 872 | 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 JonathanC
3.35/5  rDev -20.4%

I've had a lot of hype when it came to this beer which adds a unique spice to an IPA but one that I am not to find of.
First opening this beer, I was impressed by its smell and moved quickly to get a taste in. The beer first hit as a great bitter to a kind of spicy ting at the end. It provided me with interest at first taste but for some reason after the first taste I lacked the full first experience and was dismayed. Waited a little bit and tried it again and it provided a decent taste. I'm not a fan of this beer but I can see the uniqueness of spicy ting that some may appreciate.

JonathanC, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

thaghost, Jun 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

SloppyJoeWasAMan, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

KillaB, Jun 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Danimal1101, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

SoCalStout, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

BostonPhilly, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

CanisMajor, Jun 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

IHyphySF, Jun 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

camartin27, Jun 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

theblub25, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of mvanaskie13
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%

Poured into a sam adams custom glass, color is straw to copper, head is light tan nice and dense, not much lacing but good looking brew.

Smell is floral, grapefruit, zest and lemony, hint of pine, malt is subdued but definitely a fresh smelling brew.

Taste is very well balanced with wheat and pale malts providing backbone, but the hops come through so strongly in a great tasting way, fresh, floral, fruity in terms of grapefruit/lemon.

Mouthfeel is more on the bitter side, as expected, maybe distracts from the wheat presence, but still very good.

Overall, a very nicely done, slightly unique brew - I need to add more wheat to my homebrewed IPAs.

mvanaskie13, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

PGVG, Jun 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Kyrojack, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of mattcrill
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

Aroma: Huge floral and citrus notes up front. Light caramel background aromatics but the hops are boss here. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Clear amber pour with a bone white cap that retains well.

Flavor: Big pithy citrus notes. Lots of grapefruit, tangerine, and a bit of lifesavers. Balance is to the hoppy bitterness. Finish is bone dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly oily, high carbonation with a bit of a bite.

Overall impression: Worthy of the hype. More like an APA or even a light IPA but whatever they call it, it's a keeper.

mattcrill, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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CM31, Jun 22, 2013
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,610 ratings.