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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

5,895 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 5,895
Reviews: 1,327
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 186
Gots: 522 | 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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Ratings: 5,895 | Reviews: 1,327 | Display Reviews Only:
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briiguy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-17-2012 03:39:16 | More by briiguy
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-15-2012 22:54:35 | More by pearljam118
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IPx

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-14-2012 05:40:40 | More by IPx
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Adamostella

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-13-2012 18:04:52 | More by Adamostella
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NHSTEVE

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-13-2012 12:09:03 | More by NHSTEVE
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BoRaeCho

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-13-2012 11:38:58 | More by BoRaeCho
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larbush

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-13-2012 00:19:19 | More by larbush
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1Nrwyscotch

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance-It’s beautiful golden color with a substantial head and lacing present.
Smell- a very tropical beer it smells like summer.
Taste- the sweet fruit of a wheat ale until you are slapped in the head by the hops, not bad but awfully sweet.
Mouth feel- medium body with some carbonation.
Overall- It’s a little above average but a good warm weather beer which hides the alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 21:08:34 | More by 1Nrwyscotch
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Dools9

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tumbler pint.

A: Clear, gloden orange. Fluffy two finger head, plenty of patchy lacing, head retained to a thin skim after about five minutes.

S: Lots of dank citrus and tropical fruits. Sweet apricots, mangos, pineapples, cotton candy sweetness. Some mild notes of pine hop resin. Very big, robust nose, I could smell it as soon as I cracked the bottle.

T: Bittersweet tropical citrus fruits, much like the nose there's a good dose of pineapples, mangos, overripe peaches . There is a nice sweet malt backbone on the finish that keeps this a very balanced brew. Hops do linger more with each sip. Not in your face bitter, but very pleasant. Alcohol is very well hidden.

M: Heavy end of medium bodied, slick hop oil feel. Carbonation is smooth and spot on creamy feel. Slight alcohol as it warms up but hardly noticeable.

O: You could tell this was a Lagunitas brew after the first sip. Huge tropical fruit aromas and flavor. Has that signature west coast tropical thing going on. Very nicely balanced ale and most definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 15:44:06 | More by Dools9
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prisoner1572

Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.9%

05-10-2012 18:53:36 | More by prisoner1572
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CoacherG

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-10-2012 00:20:28 | More by CoacherG
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n2185

North Carolina

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

A: Pours a clear yellow-gold with three fingers of white head that fades into a thin layer with decent lacing.

S: Lots of citrusy hops on the nose with oranges, pineapple, and grapefruit dominating. Not overly complex, but the sweet citrus aromas are very nice.

T: The flavor is more grapefruit-forward, though there are pineapple notes as well. There are some lightly bitter pine flavors toward the finish, but aren't overly bitter. The finish is clean and citrusy with only a light bitterness.

M: Medium body with mid-high carbonation that accentuates the hops well.

O: A good beer, overall. Not overly complex, and definitely not a pale wheat ale, but a good IPA with lots of nice hop characters without being overly bitter.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 20:07:11 | More by n2185
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-09-2012 18:59:52 | More by rkcrozier
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-09-2012 03:42:33 | More by Etan
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-09-2012 02:59:34 | More by bumchilly25
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DRECTOR


4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-08-2012 12:26:17 | More by DRECTOR
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beerhaver

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-08-2012 02:59:27 | More by beerhaver
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InsuranceGuy

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-07-2012 20:22:41 | More by InsuranceGuy
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griffey123

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-06-2012 14:33:23 | More by griffey123
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-06-2012 06:24:10 | More by HumphreyLee
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KingBiscuit

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-06-2012 03:17:31 | More by KingBiscuit
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JKerfman

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-06-2012 01:24:26 | More by JKerfman
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dinoedb350

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.5%

05-06-2012 00:12:18 | More by dinoedb350
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very bizarre brew here. pours a clear red tinted copper color with a one inch off white head that slowly dissipates. smells like fresh hops, grassy and earthen, english malt backing, some wheat malts as well, but does not smell like a wheat beer and its usually accompanying yeast. flavor is strangely hopped up front, not quite fruity, a bit dry, and mildly spiced. tough to place exactly, but possibly tasting some fresh cascade hops here. feel is good, fuller bodied than most. kind of a hybrid beer in taste and feel, not a wheat beer per se, but not an ipa either. well carbonated, it carries the unique flavors of the hops. overall a cool beer, good bargain, and interesting blend of ingredients. ill most likely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 20:31:52 | More by StonedTrippin
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yokken

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-05-2012 00:46:21 | More by yokken
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,895 ratings.