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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

6,440 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,440
Reviews: 1,355
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 228
Gots: 803 | 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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tswarner

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

Washington

2.04/5  rDev -51.5%

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.

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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

Colorado

4.51/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

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


5/5  rDev +18.8%

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.

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

Montana

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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

Maine

4/5  rDev -5%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev -5%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev -5%

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

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +1%

02-15-2013 14:35:20 | More by smcnulty1981
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Dirty25

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

02-15-2013 13:40:06 | More by Dirty25
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jonnyb79

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

02-15-2013 03:09:50 | More by jonnyb79
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TaySuth

California

4.61/5  rDev +9.5%

Serving: Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy, golden color with a solid, off-white head that slowly recedes while leaving behind immense amounts of lacing. The lacing is perhaps that most impressive aspect of the appearance and the beer presents itself as very inviting.

Smell: Clean, wheat aroma with a buffet of citrus and fruity scents. I am having difficulty pinpointing individual aroma flavors from the hops as they seem to be diverse and well balanced with one another. Regardless, my sense of smell is satisfied as my tastebuds beg for their turn.

Taste: Amazing balance between the refreshing wheat malt and strong hop character. The citrus of the hops stands out with lemon, lime, and grapefruit and the finish is perfectly bitter. Just the right amount of bite. The alcohol is completely hidden despite the 7.5% ABV.

Mouthfeel: I can't think of many beers with a better mouthfeel than this one. The texture is thicker than a pale ale, as it should be, but not heavy or syrup like. The carbonation is dense with fine little bubbles. Very impressive.

Overall: This is by far the finest wheat beer I have had. As a hophead, it satisfies my need for bitterness than most other wheat beers lack. I truly hope that more brewers head in the direction of aggressively hopped wheat ales.

02-15-2013 01:41:32 | More by TaySuth
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Whatnot78

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1%

02-14-2013 23:55:43 | More by Whatnot78
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No1Smitty

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

02-14-2013 23:19:10 | More by No1Smitty
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1%

02-14-2013 23:13:21 | More by 604growler
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boudreaux

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

02-14-2013 15:11:37 | More by boudreaux
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,440 ratings.