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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

6,440 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,440
Reviews: 1,355
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 228
Gots: 803 | 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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RVR


4/5  rDev -5%

03-05-2012 00:47:48 | More by RVR
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Metal4Breakfast

Florida

4/5  rDev -5%

03-04-2012 22:59:34 | More by Metal4Breakfast
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JEdmund

Kansas

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%

Lightly colored, bright hay yellow; good head formation and lacing.

Aroma is incredible; I can smell it sitting on the table. Big juicy hops burst out. Sweet, juicy, melon, bubble gum. Yum! Smells like no other “wheat” I’ve had.

Tastes like a big, bold IPA. I really can’t pick out any wheat, other than it having a pretty nice fluffy texture. That’s OK though, because this is a very tasty ale. Lagunitas knows how to use hops and each mouthful is just packed with delicious fruity/juicy hoppiness. Somewhat sweet up until a touch of drying bitterness that keeps it from being too much. Good balance here actually. I’d be fine with a bigger wheat profile, but it’s hard to fault something so enjoyable.

Drinkability is sky high. At 7.5%, I’m sucking this down no problem. It’s just so tasty! I will be buying a six-pack of this the next chance I get. After having this and Sucks, I’m a big fan of the brewery.

03-04-2012 22:57:13 | More by JEdmund
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BigFatMike

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-04-2012 22:03:22 | More by BigFatMike
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GarretD

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5%

03-04-2012 02:58:13 | More by GarretD
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -10.2%

This beer is a hazy, effervescent, dark-straw colored beverage. Bubbles rise constantly and aggressively through the liquid. The smell is a mix of grapefruit, lemon and crackers. It's a fresh, refreshing smell, but it's a bit static and one-dimensional. Nice aroma...but citrus dominates. The flavor is more nuanced.. There's a lemon-grass and wheat twang flavor, backed by a bit of sweetness and modest hop flavor. Nicely packaged. The beer also hides it's alcohol well. It tastes like a session beer, but the ABV could be dangerous. Some residual sweetness that hints at heaviness, yet the beer stays refreshing. Nice beer.

03-04-2012 00:23:30 | More by Suds
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jdhende

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%

A: Yellow golden body with a slight white head.

S: Another great smelling beer from Lagunitas. True west coast IPA smell with plenty of sweet citrus and hop aroma. Finishes nicely with the malt and wheat.

T: Hard to follow the believable smell this beer gives off, but it tastes pretty great as well. Mango and grapefruit with nice hop kick. The wheat is slightly detectable but not prominent.

M: Medium bodied and carbonated.

O: A really stellar offering from Lagunitas. I applaud them for making really good beer that is pretty accessible to the masses. I could drink this all day.

03-03-2012 22:54:05 | More by jdhende
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CPDalton


4.13/5  rDev -1.9%

Appearance: Very light in color, small head which disappears immediately. No lacing to be found.

Smell: Fruity, apples and cherry come to mind. A little bit of the hops comes through as well. Very sweet.

Taste: Follows the nose exactly. A little bit of the hops at first, followed by the fruity sweetness from the smell. Balances well. No malt to be found.

Mouthfeel: Thin and goes down very smooth. Feels great for a beer with this much abv and character.

Overall: The smell is terrific, and the taste follows it a little too much. The sweetness can be a bit overpowering, but a good beer nonetheless. Would drink again for sure.

03-03-2012 22:30:54 | More by CPDalton
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mgobrew10

Florida

4/5  rDev -5%

03-03-2012 22:24:49 | More by mgobrew10
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mettkea

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-03-2012 18:18:42 | More by mettkea
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stbo101

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

03-03-2012 15:51:07 | More by stbo101
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TouchOfEvil

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-03-2012 07:49:22 | More by TouchOfEvil
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5%

03-03-2012 04:45:56 | More by Gregwa
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tsulli

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5%

03-03-2012 02:18:26 | More by tsulli
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jnikkel

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5%

03-03-2012 01:59:01 | More by jnikkel
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AJP

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-02-2012 17:57:28 | More by AJP
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Yag


4/5  rDev -5%

03-02-2012 08:20:09 | More by Yag
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anth0ny

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%

This is a clear, medium gold ale. Looks light. Small white head.

I get mostly all sweet citrus in the nose, with a touch of pine. Smells almost identical to Founders All Day IPA. I like.

Sweet creamy flavor up front, a little pine and grass on the way out. Dry, mildly bitter after taste. Pretty mild flavor especially after the first few drinks, but nice balance.

Mouth is surprisingly heavier than you would think from its appearance. Very drinkable and tasty.

03-02-2012 06:20:30 | More by anth0ny
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amart79

California

4/5  rDev -5%

A - yellowish golden body with a small white head.

S - fresh citrus is all over the smell, very crisp and fresh.

T - nice fresh pine, citrus notes with a little bitter hops at the very end. Taste doesn't hit you in the mouth but it's nice. Almost an orange tasting aftertaste.

M - DEcent carbonation. Nothing exciting about the feel though. Really just there and then gone.

) - Everything's there but maybe not as much as you'd like it to be. Definitely solid and I think it's a nice refreshing beer to have in the fridge at any given time.

03-02-2012 04:57:03 | More by amart79
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5%

03-02-2012 04:27:39 | More by Zachtheporter
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GORUM

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5%

03-01-2012 15:54:31 | More by GORUM
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bplzip

New York

5/5  rDev +18.8%

03-01-2012 09:29:41 | More by bplzip
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dianaelaine

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

02-29-2012 07:53:18 | More by dianaelaine
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gregoz

California

4/5  rDev -5%

02-29-2012 04:13:08 | More by gregoz
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BarrelAgedBarry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5%

02-29-2012 00:16:50 | More by BarrelAgedBarry
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,440 ratings.