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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

7,081 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,081
Reviews: 1,391
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 269
Gots: 1,105 | 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 JohnnyP3
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a straw/gold color with a nice substantial white foam head. Good retention on the head, which sticks to the sides of the glass producing some nice lacing. Fairly clear brew.

All kinds of delicious hop aromas: citrus, tropical, herbal. Nice pungent aroma that really makes you want to dive in.

Taste is hop flavors similar to the nose up front. Resinous, oily hop goodness. Some herbal flavors as well -- mint or slight hint of basil, which a previous reviewer suggested. Citrusy hop flavors linger in the finish. Hops are balanced my a little malty sweetness and some dry biscuit flavor. Well done. 7.5% ABV was not noticeable at all.

Mouthfeel is slick and oily. Decent amount of carbonation.

Overall, this was a really enjoyable, thirst-quenching, wheat beer with some great hop flavors going on throughout the flavor profile. I will be revisiting this one come summer time.

JohnnyP3, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of jmarklan
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale golden / straw color w/ three fingers of dense head. Excellent retention and lacing.

The aroma is fantastic. Tropical, citric, and fresh herbal hops dominate the aroma w/ a slight malt sweetness towards the end.

The taste mirrors the aroma, with the herbal hops (basil, i kid you not) taking a bit more center stage. Flavors of sweet pineapple and grapefruit appear as well. The wheat malt comes in towards the end and offers some sweetness and balance. It tastes great, but the wheat is too subtle IMO

Medium bodied, very, very smooth and refreshing even. Deceivingly drinkable despite the 7.5 abv.

Overall: Although i was looking for a bit more wheat, this beer is pretty amazing. This is the best beer I've had in quite a while. Way to go Lagunitas.

jmarklan, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of PhantasIPA
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a bottle of this brew and found a lovely light, golden color with a nice 1/2 inch head. Lacing was above average against the glass.

Smell is amazing! Smells like a christmas tree fornicated with a grapefruit and a piece of caramel, then popped out a Little Sumpin' beer, wailing and crying and begging to be opened and drank.

Taste is even better than the smell. Solid wheat flavor, followed by the strong pine hoppiness, then the grapefruit citrus and finally the soft sweetness of the caramel or subtle molasses. Really nice!

Mouthfeel is carbonated but does not scratch your throat, which is sometimes difficult to achieve.

Overall this beer is absolute quality! It has flavor, appetizing smell, strength (7.5% ABV), and a dry enough after-taste to make you want to drink more...and more...and more...y mas para mi hermanos latinos! But it...now...seriously...why are you still here...go out and buy it.

PhantasIPA, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of GLockmeister19
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

GLockmeister19, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of CHADMC3
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden body beneath the dense, rocky white head which slowly dissolves to leave a scattered, bubbly lacing.

Generous pine and citrus hops mesh with the fresh wheat for a pleasant aroma. As it warms it becomes a bit spicy as well.

The flavor has incredible pine and sweet citrus hop profiles. Grassy and straw notes are present as well with just a touch of spice and again a fair wheatiness.

Medium in carbonation and body although the sweetness and spice of the dense hops does make for a heartier finish.

Another winner for Lagunitas with a powerful hop punch to the palate yet still clean and refreshing.

CHADMC3, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of BWH999
4/5  rDev -5%

BWH999, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of xabyss
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Big three-fingered fluffy white head. Clear, golden body with sporadic traces of carbonation trickling to the surface. Superb head and lace retention.

S: Big, juicy pine hops. This is an "I love beer" kind of beer. It's big, bitter, fruity, hoppy and all sorts of fun. Somewhat sugary and candy-like. Not really picking up a lot of wheat. It's there, but I'm distracted by these wonderful hops. I wish I smelled like this beer.

T: Oh so wonderful. Oh yes. Yes, yes, yes. Much more wheat here, but citrusy hops are still the dominant force. Perhaps not quite as bitter as the nose suggests, but palate-cleansing enough. Juicy orange and grapefruit intermingle with the wheat in nuanced ways. Finish has traces of wheat and pleasant bitterness.

M: My central complaint is that it goes down way too easy. I'm more than halfway through the bottle already as I write this line.

O: One of my favorites, and certainly my favorite wheat beer (in that it tastes like an IPA).

xabyss, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of busterwhite
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a crystal clear golden color with a foamy 2 finger head. Left a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Big hop aroma. Pine and grapefruit with a bit of a sweet aroma.

Taste follows the nose with pine and pink grapefruit up front balanced well by a sturdy malt backbone. Finishes with a nice lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium and a little slick, goes down smooth. A little low on the carbonation, but it works well.

Overall this is another great beer from Lagunitas.

busterwhite, Oct 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

ZethOfTheNorth, Oct 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Tracker83, Oct 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

csmartin6, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Dinz400, Oct 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Dully, Oct 04, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -46.6%

skaboom420, Oct 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

emillere, Oct 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

poopsmitherson, Oct 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

scooter9, Oct 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

ambruns1979, Oct 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

hpeli, Oct 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

jereb33, Oct 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

soroka24, Oct 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

WynnO, Oct 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

blmar311, Oct 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

melissajtai, Sep 30, 2012
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 7,081 ratings.