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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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7,375 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,375
Reviews: 1,427
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 296
Gots: 1,360 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2009

Brewed with 50% wheat malt and all the "C" hops.
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4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured this into a snifter in order to best capture all the aromatic qualities.
The body is a clear golden amber, with a creamy white pillow of a head that soon sinks but never leaves.
A potent caramel freight train makes it's way up your nasal passages, lugging along a hefty amount of tangerines, orange creamsicles, apricots, black pepper, and rock candy, then slams into your frontal lobe in a fiery crash. This should make the news.
That same train enters the palate and explodes into a three ring circus of spicy, piney, sweet, and citrusy indulgence.
The mouthfeel is light and easy. This brew massages the throat all the way down and the high ABV of 7.50% leaves you with a rather happy ending.
Overall, I couldn't be anymore impressed.

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4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted 7 March 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours clear golden orange. Nice column of bubbles rising up. One and a half fingers of pure white head, dense and foamy. Great retention, leaving truly lace-like lacing on the inside of the glass.

Smell is an interesting mix. Lightly sweet, melony fruit, with a burst of citrus on top of it. Good stuff.

Taste is similar to the smell - melon, sweet, and a punch of orange juice. There's a little pineapple zing in the finish, too. Oddly fruity, like a tropical punch. Liking it more as I make my way through the glass. Different, and mighty tasty.

Mouthfeel is pleasant. Light body, plenty of smooth carbonation. Nice.

A really interesting beer. Very fruity, in a varied way, like beer fruit punch. Unlike any other beer I've had, and quite enjoyable.

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4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a billowy two finger white head. The head has big carbonation bubbles entrapped within, with them slowly popping over time. The head fades very slowly over time to leave a great level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is heaviest of a floral hop aroma with a good presence of pine and citrus hop smells. The floral aromas are of a mix of jasmine and an almost dandelion smell. The sweet tangerine, caramel, and the spicy notes of a peppercorn and thyme that are also in the nose complement well the floral and pine hop smells and make for a great smelling brew.

Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and citrus hop taste. Quickly the taste sweetens with tangerine/orange flavors coming to the tongue. Along with these, comes some notes of caramel, which start out weaker, but exchanges in strength with the sweeter citrus over the rest of the taste. Floral and pine hop flavors, that were detected in the nose, start coming to the tongue. They get a bit stronger as the taste advances to the end, but never really grow too overpowering in taste. In the end with a light herbal and spicy flavor comes to the tongue, with the beer leaving a rather satisfying lightly hopped sweeter citrus and green taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner to average side for a 7.5 % abv with a carbonation level that is above normal with tons of tiny prickly carbonation bubbles. Normally I like a bit of a thicker body in a hoppier beer, but in this case, the floral and pine hop and spice notes that are in the taste are very well complemented by both the thinner body and the higher carbonation.

Overall – Quite delicious. Not the standard hopped brew which is loaded with citrus hop, this one has a very nice hopped profile, blending nicely a sweeter body with a variety of hop flavors.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Starts off with a full fluffy head over a clear pale amber. Just goes to show you, a great IPA can be very light in color.

Smell is outstanding. fresh floral hoppiness with a plus-size citrus.

The taste follows the exceptional aroma. Just enough malt to enhance the great fresh hops.
The slightly heightened alcohol content gives it a warmth.

Mouth feel is excellent, not overly carbonated or too flat.

Wonderful ale. Frankly, I don't get the "wheat" part of the description above.
It is almost like something between an AIPA and an imperial IPA.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 7,375 ratings.