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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

6,714 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,714
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 247
Gots: 925 | FT: 5
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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

TLA, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

jaxon53, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of hornsup
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a good straw, yellow hazy color, has a clear characteristic to it not consistent with a wheat/hefe type beer.

S: Smells like the traditional Lagunitas sugar disposition, citrus, lemon, pine, and all other goodness. My favorite part of the beer for sure. So pungent.

T: Citrus, lemon, orange, accompanying sugar which sets it apart from all else. Has a malty taste at the end which holds it back slightly but the grapefruit, orange variants and sugar mold well together.

M: Hides alcohol well, could kill alot of these in a short period of time. Carbnation could be amped up slightly, but had a medium body. Would guess the 7.5 abv.

O: Easily the best wheat beer I've ever had, even though I would classify it as an IPA before a wheat ale. The sugar balance is perfect, but this beer can definitely change once age is put on it, so drink it fresh. Awesome beer

hornsup, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

afallon86, Jun 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

SarcasticAaron, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Eazy28, Jun 15, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Right from the gitgo, the 1940s pinup gal in the tight tank top and shorts suggests a good time is coming. The stubby brown bottle takes me back in time. And the name of this brew is irresistably fun. So far so great!

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Unfortunately my new cooler had frozen this one solid (no kidding!) while it was up against the back inside wall. Expecting this might adversely affect the taste.

a: Almost clear golden amber with a two finger fluffy white head which receded to a heavy surface film and dense, even, lingering lacing.

s: Ah sweet grapefruit! Makes your brain project the image of yellow grapefruit sections on a spoon.

t: A citrus-resiny, hoppy delight. So many pale ales today are hopped more than they used to be. This one is as well (64 IBUs is nothing to sneeze at), but it feels balanced and light-tasting.

m: Light to moderate, smooooth! Finishes clean considering the IBUs.

o: A perfect summer refresher. Again my brew for review may have tasted lighter than was intended since it was discovered to have been accidentally frozen, which in my experience tends to make beer more watery-tasting when the ice melts back into the brew. If so, as long as the weather is hot, I'd recommend freezing your LALSSAs, because this is damn good!

I had my first LALSSA a month or so before I started writing reviews on BA. I remember it being excellent. This one did not change my opinion. I'm on a taste-everything-new-you-can-afford-to-pour-down-your-gullet-and-a-few-you-can't summer binge, but when that is done, I'm expecting this one will be on my list of repeat buys for 2014 and beyond. That is if I'm still allowed to drink beer when national health fascism kicks in..

scotorum, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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squack, Jun 15, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a myriad of colors from golden to orange even brown to copper. Beautiful coloring but the head was too quickly fleeting to access it's true character.

The scent was luscious fruits like grapefruit, tangerines, oranges, apricots and a touch of Orange. Some malt scent was available but was set deep in the smell.

Described as a Pale Wheat Ale, I'd rival any DIPA with the fruitiness of the hops here. Tons of character as tangerines, grapefruit, peach, apricot, lemon and orange burst onto a backdrop of floral pine. The back bone wheat is lost in a juicy fruit array. This is so well done, so good and tasty, I'd put it against so many of the top dogs.

KYGunner, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Kerfluffel, Jun 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

twizzard, Jun 14, 2013
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,714 ratings.