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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,847 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,847
Reviews: 1,382
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 256
Gots: 982 | 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 Jballn
4/5  rDev -5%

Jballn, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of pinnser
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

pinnser, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of andy1701
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

andy1701, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of JustJez
4.25/5  rDev +1%

JustJez, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of APBT91
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

APBT91, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of BrownAleMale
4.25/5  rDev +1%

BrownAleMale, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of cjs61679
4.25/5  rDev +1%

cjs61679, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Skwalk47
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - slightly opaque orange, nice clean white head

S - grapefruit, lime and other citrusy hops, fresh and without a lot of pine.

T - hops, citrus, a nice malty balance from the wheat that plays a supporting role without coming in to the spotlight

M - light and fluffy, a slight bitter feeling emerges towards the end of the second beer

O - excellent beer, taste and quality closer to some of the better DIPAs than other wheat beers in this class

Skwalk47, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of earljones199
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

earljones199, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Sdesperado
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Sdesperado, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Jmamay22
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a copper colored orange with a soft ecru colored head. It smells faintly of grassy hops mixed with a very fruity ester quality that is thoroughly enjoyable. Notes of pear with perhaps banana and lemon.

The taste is less distinct, but begins with a slightly bready character that gives way to a bitter citrus hop taste moving to a touch of caramel and finishing with a grassy hop bite. Medium bodied mouthfeel with a very fine level of carbonation. Enjoyable all around.

Jmamay22, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Camjmorton
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

Camjmorton, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of RussBeercier
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

RussBeercier, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a nonic glass.

(A)- Pours a hazy orange color. Produced a nice cap of white froth; decent retention.

(S)- A bright citrus aroma. Lots of lemon, lime, orange, and pineapple. Hints at pine too, but a superb overall juicy citrus aroma.

(T)- A nice combo of piney citrus meets a subtle sweet caramel malt backbone.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. The pine and citrus meet well in the middle with a good play of bitter and sweet on the backend.

(O)- Definitely a solid beer for the style. Everything in the right place and well balanced, if not a touch more hoppy than the norm.

sweemzander, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of SheLaLa
5/5  rDev +18.8%

SheLaLa, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance pours a sparkling orangish yellow. White fine bubbles in a very clingy head.

Aroma- pineapple passionfruit citrus boquet with an underlying soapyness. A slight yeast quality with some hints of jolly rancher green apple fruit candies.

Taste- Great balance of lightly toasted malt and fruity citrusy hops. The whole thing finishes a bit sweet but it is very pleasant. It follows the nose quite a bit.

Mouthfeel- crisp and refreshing for a lighter bodied beer. The hops stick to the mouth lik ethe lacing in the glass. Alcohol?! what alcohol?! no burn or warmth or boozy taste.

Overall- a great daily drinker despite the higher ABV. I would have another with a side of Thai food or Jalepeno Poppers.

Uncle_Jimmy, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of diehl07
4.25/5  rDev +1%

diehl07, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of DemoniChris
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

A - Nice hazy orange with a hint of yellow in the hue. Great carbonation with a 2 finger white head.

S - Very tropical and dank. Lagunitas classic hop smell. Lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, mango all come through. Hint of pine, but not much.

T - Amazing flavors that extend from the nose. Very tropical and citrus forward with quite a high presence of weed flavor in this one! Superb.

M - Pretty light bodied, but closer to medium. Carbonation is nice, fairly dry finish.

O - Such a sessionable, complex, reasonably priced year round brew! Definitely one of my favorites from Lagunitas; my favorite brewery.

DemoniChris, Jun 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

WizzardOfHops, Jun 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

ThirstySavage, Jun 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

blkcld, Jun 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

EricDu, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of CMUbrew
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is a slightly darker straw-gold color and is surprisingly very clear. A great looking three finger head was obtained on a moderate pour. Stickage to the glass is abundant.

S: Mostly floral nose with a lemony orange citrus edge. Not even really as hoppy as a pale ale might smell, but easily the most hops I've ever smelled on a wheat beer.

T: Hop flavors are most prominent. Lemon and other citrus zest and floral notes. The taste of the wheat malt is obvious, but plays a supporting role to the hops.

M: Has a substantial body as many good wheat beers do. Carbonation feels a bit low, but that may be due to the big head I poured.

O: Wheat beers typically aren't my thing, but it's hard to dislike anything Lagunitas hops up. Easily my favorite wheat beer as of now. Sumpin' Sumpin' is surely deserving of the praise it gets.

CMUbrew, Jun 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

SaisonRichBiere, Jun 04, 2013
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,847 ratings.