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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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7,583 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,583
Reviews: 1,484
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 339
Gots: 1,616 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2009

Brewed with 50% wheat malt and all the "C" hops.
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Ratings: 7,583 | Reviews: 1,484
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of bristol2120
3.55/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

served from a 12 oz. bottle

pours with a fairly large off white head that stays fairly intact throughout the session

features a full bodied copper orange color

aroma has strong citrus/grapefruit notes with no detectable malt presence

taste is also characterized by a very strong hops character also continuing the citrus/grapefruit character

mouthfeel is very nice with a satisfying roundness and a very nice level of carbonation

overall, this is a satisfying brew, that would probably be well suited to drinking in warm weather. I would say though that it is far more characteristic of an IPA than a wheat beer. I would have to say it's really not a good representation of anything that would call itself a wheat beer.

I do have some reservations, due to the fact this is supposedly an american wheat ale.

Photo of CaptainSloose
4.97/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Left at my house after a recent homebrew session. I've fallen in love with this beer. It's so crystal clear its hard to fathom that this is a wheat beer. Served in tulip shaped pint glass at 40F, allowed to warm as well.

A: a golden color with orange hue, lacing for days (the wheat and torrified wheat do an excellent job)

S: Citrus notes, a hint of grapefruit and pine

T: Malty up front, but not overly sweet. The hop backbone perfectly balances out the maltiness, and has a dry finish, but a sweet aftertaste, with little lingering hop bitterness. The most floral beer that I've ever tasted, but considering the dry hop schedule in this beer it's no wonder.

M: the wheat in this beer gives it a wonderful body. Had i not looked at the homebrew clone recipe i would never have guessed its roughly 50% wheat (white, toasted, torrified).

O: this is the most perfect beer i've ever tasted. It's so balanced and drinkable you'd never guess it was 7.5%ABV and 65IBU. It's wonderfully aromatic, floral,. and damned tasty. I hope the upcoming homebrew clone Can You Brew It recipe i'm brewing comes within 75% of this beer, because its amazing.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of CuriousMonk
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear golden with a thin off white head that quickly clears to bubbles around the edge of the glass. Nose is pine, hops, a little grass, light caramel, sugars, grapefruit and other tropical notes. Great flavors to this IPA - some wheat, bitter grapefruit, orange, light mango, hops, pine, light sugars, touch of lemon, caramel malt in the background. Medium bodied with soft carbontation leading to a bitter sweet finish. A solid IPA !

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Fanhitter
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass (12 oz.)

This beer is a rich golden brew with a minute amount of cloudiness to it, looks great and shiny, with a solid 3/4 inch of paper white head after an aggressive pour.

Smells of rich honey, pineapple and grapefruit, with a mild sweet cream aroma as it warms up. As soon as I cracked the cap, I could smell a robust sweet hop blast. I can't wait to try this.

Flavors are huge on this. Sour pear is the first thing I taste, followed by all of the fruity notes I mentioned in the smell. The hop finish is extremely dry, but the draw is full of sweet fruit flavors. It has a crispy wine flavor as well, with a raw honey note that comes out strong on the palate a few sips in. A woodsy apricot flavor lingers as well.

Mouthfeel is very balanced and smooth, like a sparkling wine almost, but with some gusto. I would imagine this is wonderfully easy drinking on tap, and would go down very fast.

Overall, this beer is outstanding, and quite a surprise for me. I remember trying Hop Stoopid and being blown away by it as well, and this further solidifies the hype surrounding Lagunitas beers for me. I will definitely recommend it to winos and hop lovers as I find this to be a great well-rounded brew.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Zraly
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light gold with a two-finger head. Beautiful lacing. Hops are present in the smell.

Bready malt and wheat cradled by juicy hop flavors. Tingley, citrusy flavors predominate followed by apricot and floral perfume. Medium-bodied but full-flavored, this has a nice balance of delicate and assertive flavors. Carbonation keeps everything in check. Crisp, dry finish that isn't too bitter despite the copious amount of hop flavor.

A little late in the season, but this still tastes remarkably fresh. I could go for some spicy, vegetarian Indian with this.

Photo of sevenarts
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale golden orange. Good carbonation. Really big, fluffy white head with good retention and lots of strong bands of lacing on the glass.

S: Sweet grapefruit and malty aromas, along with underlying crisp wheat.

T/M: Mostly sweet and malty, with a good amount of citrus and grapefruit hops mixed in as well, quickly flowing over the initial malt base. A bit of puckering bitterness in the followthrough. A little prickly on the tongue.

O: A very good wheat ale with loads of hops flavor that nevertheless doesn't overlap the essential crisp, refreshing wheat character of this beer. The relatively high ABV for the style is also very well-hidden.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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