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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

6,599 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,599
Reviews: 1,367
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 238
Gots: 869 | 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 Lostcarkeys
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%

A- What a nice color for a beer. A bright yellow that is barely hazy at all!

S- A soft lingering smell of melon, unlike most other wheat ales I have tried.

T- Delectable offering for the taste buds. A powerful afterglow that holds citrous flavor in your mouth.

MF- Strong carbonation at first, smooths out into a mellow cool and crisp finish. I could pound these suckers back to back to back.

O- This is one for the collection. Grab a six pack the first opportunity you get!

Lostcarkeys, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of perennialpursuit
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

perennialpursuit, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of toyfull1
4/5  rDev -5%

toyfull1, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of kuhndog
4.25/5  rDev +1%

kuhndog, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of joe1013
5/5  rDev +18.8%

joe1013, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of tedho21
4/5  rDev -5%

tedho21, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Bin33chef
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Bin33chef, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of Steimie
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Steimie, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of RVR
4/5  rDev -5%

RVR, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of JEdmund
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.

JEdmund, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of BigFatMike
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

BigFatMike, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of GarretD
4/5  rDev -5%

GarretD, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Suds
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.

Suds, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of jdhende
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.

jdhende, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of 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.

CPDalton, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of mgobrew10
4/5  rDev -5%

mgobrew10, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of mettkea
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

mettkea, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of stbo101
2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

stbo101, Mar 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

TouchOfEvil, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Gregwa, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

tsulli, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

jnikkel, Mar 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

AJP, Mar 02, 2012
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,599 ratings.