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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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6,617 Ratings
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94
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Ratings: 6,617
Reviews: 1,367
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 239
Gots: 872 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

IPx, May 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Adamostella, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

NHSTEVE, May 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

BoRaeCho, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

larbush, May 13, 2012
Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
3.48/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

1Nrwyscotch, May 11, 2012
Photo of Dools9
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Dools9, May 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

prisoner1572, May 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

CoacherG, May 10, 2012
Photo of n2185
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

n2185, May 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

rkcrozier, May 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Etan, May 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

bumchilly25, May 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

DRECTOR, May 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

beerhaver, May 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

InsuranceGuy, May 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

griffey123, May 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

HumphreyLee, May 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

KingBiscuit, May 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

JKerfman, May 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

dinoedb350, May 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%
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.

StonedTrippin, May 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

yokken, May 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

ctrevino, May 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

dorf, May 04, 2012
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,617 ratings.