A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.23/5 rDev +0.5%
A - Pours a pale, gold topped with a one finger head, which dissipates rather quickly. Light lacing throughout.
S- Citrus and hops. Maybe grapefruit. Some pine and malt.
Mouthfeel - Medium/light. Smooth carbonation. Very light tingle to palate. Somewhat dry finish.
Overall - Very drinkable. Please sir...may I have another! :) YUM!!
03-19-2012 21:01:05 | More by capeannbass36
4.25/5 rDev +1%
Appearance - Pours a somewhat pale, golden straw with a finger width head, which dissipates rather quickly, leaving behind a sparse lacing.
Smell - Citrus hoppiness, with a faint, underlying wheat aroma.
Taste - Yummy! A predominant orange/ ruby red grapefruit hop flavor that stays strong well into the aftertaste, with notes of pine, pineapple, and peach, all backed by a subtle, malted wheat.
Mouthfeel - Medium body, velvety smooth carbonation, with just a bit of tingly bite on the mouth and tongue. A bit dry on the finish. Quite drinkable all the same.
Overall - Lagunitas has been on fire these last few years, and this beer is proof! By far the best 'Pale Wheat Ale' I've had to date. Definitely a beer I'll be purchasing in the future.
03-17-2012 00:53:44 | More by TheSixthRing
4.05/5 rDev -3.8%
Pours a bright yellow gold with nice transparency . Short, bubbly white head with weak retention. Fresh, zesty hops with bleached yeast, white bread, creamy malts, grapefruits and pineapple on the aroma; floral and mildly earthy. Beautiful fresh hop flavor with smooth lemon zest, grapefruit and wheaty malts. Sour bite with a smooth, bready, hoppy mouthfeel. Clean, fresh aftertaste.
03-15-2012 01:08:37 | More by YouSkeete
3.85/5 rDev -8.6%
Thanks to JAYBLACK for the extra.
Pours a cloudy yellow/orange with a small white head fading into a thin wisp with good spotty lacing.
Smells of citrus and tropical fruits with an underlying sweet tartness from the wheat.
Starts off with some citrus as in the nose although the wheat and bready malt takes over a bit. Has that unique Lagunitas yeast taste that I like better when it's somewhat masked by more malt or hops.
A bit creamy especially considering the style. Juicy with medium carbonation levels.
A little outside of my normal style range, but this one is done well and always enjoyable.
03-14-2012 20:52:20 | More by jmarsh123
3.83/5 rDev -9%
Poured into an oversized wine glass.
A: Pours a cloudy golden amber color with slightly underwhelming carbonation, likely due to its time sitting out unbottled. This (along with the serving glass) also hurts its head, both in terms of retention and lacing. The head (and some decent lacing) does appear after agitated swirling, however.
S: Massive notes of tropical fruits; mango, papaya, pineapple, grapefruit, and the like. This is something I'd expect from a good DIPA, not a 'dinky wheat ale'. There's also some vaguely sweet, bready malt buried beneath the fruit explosion.
T: Hoppy - but not in a generically bitter sense. Rather, it yanks out huge tropical fruit flavors without any oppressive bitterness. The wheat malt gives a unique sweetness combined with the hops...only thing is, this sweetness honest-to-God becomes cloying after about halfway. Even still, it's pretty good, but the first part is much better than the second.
M: Well carbonated, betraying its initial weak carbonation appearance. The body is a little thick, and it finishes rather wet at first, transitioning into some dryness in the aftertaste.
O: This is almost a tale of two beers. At first, it's one of the best beers I've ever had. Later, it's tiring hop/malt sweetness renders it merely 'good'. Still a nice wheat IPA that's a great value, even when it's less than fresh.
03-11-2012 20:30:21 | More by ThisWangsChung
4.24/5 rDev +0.7%
12oz bottle poured into pint glass.
A - Clear rich yellow gold in color with a fluffy white head.
S - Floral hops with some citrus and grapefruit notes. Some sweet bready malt in there as well.
T - Not quite as hoppy as the nose suggests, but still more than adequate hop wise. Citrus, pine, and floral hops in the front, followed by light bready malt to balance things out. This is good stuff.
M - Medium body, with lots of carbonation. Slick feel with some dryness in the finish.
O - Great brew. Good balance in the flavor. Very easy to drink.
03-11-2012 18:15:57 | More by mooseo
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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