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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

6,048 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,048
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 196
Gots: 596 | 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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Jwale73

Rhode Island

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

12oz. bottled served in an SA Perfect Pint glass. Pours a translucent gold with a fizzy, one inch, bright white head that settles into a creamy skim. Delicate clusters of lacing coat the sides of the glass during the tasting. Nose expresses wheat and orange rind. Taste consistent with nose - no real surprises; however, there is a pleasant, easy tartness to the flavor profile, with a light, earthy hops bittering at the finish. Mouthfeel is light in body with a slight astringency and a carbonation that falls just shy of lively. I can't believe I'm just discovering this beer. Easy drinking and refreshing. Looking froward to adding this into my summer rotation.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 01:14:50 | More by Jwale73
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-18-2013 00:49:31 | More by FUwolfpacker
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kell50

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-17-2013 22:15:34 | More by kell50
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Ewhite2121

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-17-2013 20:46:32 | More by Ewhite2121
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MastaShonuf

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-17-2013 19:19:27 | More by MastaShonuf
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LloydXmas

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-17-2013 19:07:38 | More by LloydXmas
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Gmann

New York

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a toasted straw color with a slight haze. The white head is pillowy and slowly settles into a puffy cap leaving fantastic lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of fresh juicy grapefruit. Good citrus aromas coming through. Some pepper, grass, and pineapple pop through but the grapefruit wins out.

Big grapefruit in the flavor as well. Bright floral hop flavor. Some rind bitterness and orange notes go along with a bit of a grassy even piney profile. Very hop flavorful. Not much from the wheat malt other than it provides a clean slate for the hops to shine.

The feel is very crisp and quite clean considering the strong hop profile. Light on the palate with fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate with some piney bitterness in the finish. This thing drinks amazing. Easily could throw back a few of these.

Great beer, this is what AIPA's should be all about. Not sure if the wheat malt made this beer cleaner but whatever it works.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 18:13:02 | More by Gmann
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tswarner

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-17-2013 14:32:34 | More by tswarner
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-17-2013 07:28:13 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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DeRusto

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-17-2013 05:48:52 | More by DeRusto
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sea206

Washington

2.04/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured clear pale golden with a decent head. Tasted like this one may have been born quite a while back, as the aroma of hops was nearly non-existent. The malty middle overwhelmed. I will not buy this bottle again, however I would try a draft just to see how a fresh one compares.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 05:20:00 | More by sea206
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

02-17-2013 04:00:20 | More by BGsWo22
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BeerWizard

Colorado

4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mmmm...this is friggin' delicious. Poured from a bottle into a goblet, and let me first say, love the pinup-girl label. All beers should have pinup-girl labels. Gave it a good pour, and didn't get much of a head there, but what was there was densely formed by lots of tiny bubbles. For a wheat, not real cloudy (I even gave it a swirl at the end, which I think did absolutely nothing), but really nice light amber color. The nose is great, pine, candy, berry, definitely some sour yeastiness. Love it. Flavor is great, sweet but nice backing bitterness from the hops and alcohol. Mouthfeel is pretty perfect, light with a punch. Overall, this is a kickass beer. Totally worthy of the over-ten-bucks pricetag, and I will definitely get this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 01:12:15 | More by BeerWizard
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Bernardkowalski


5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely one of my favorite beers!! honestly can go good with anything, but you are better off enjoying this beer by itself. it has so much too offer, such great combination between the yeast and malt's making this an outstanding brew. you can put this on my list of top beers.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2013 00:55:13 | More by Bernardkowalski
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DeekNayvuz

Montana

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-16-2013 22:35:52 | More by DeekNayvuz
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oxfordmini

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-16-2013 22:30:56 | More by oxfordmini
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powdersoldier

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-16-2013 16:03:25 | More by powdersoldier
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-16-2013 15:05:49 | More by shehateme
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abrodsky

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-16-2013 14:09:40 | More by abrodsky
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NeverNude

Maine

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-16-2013 14:03:09 | More by NeverNude
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RayUF07

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-16-2013 07:01:16 | More by RayUF07
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Falien02

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-16-2013 03:02:38 | More by Falien02
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-15-2013 22:43:10 | More by ROBSTARR
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Metatron6

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-15-2013 19:07:43 | More by Metatron6
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smcnulty1981

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-15-2013 14:35:20 | More by smcnulty1981
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,048 ratings.