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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

6,852 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,852
Reviews: 1,382
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 256
Gots: 983 | 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  rDev -5%

gbrill, May 29, 2012
Photo of Mikecap
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a light orange with a nice two finger whitish head into a pint glass. Great looking beer with lacing that comes out as the head dissipates.

Smell: Very citrusy with notes of tangerine and grapefruit. Also mixed with some piney hoppiness and some grassy notes, a really beautiful aroma here.

Taste: So much going on and this is delicious from the first sip to the last. This is slightly fruity with the grapefruit and citrus from the aroma, also some piney hops in there. Not bitter in the least bit.

Mouthfeel: This is medium-bodied with decent carbonation and a bit of creaminess. This drinks very easily for 7.5%, and the wheat character is evident.

Overall: This is a great beer and perhaps my favorite from Lagunitas. Definitely a must try if you're into hoppy beers.

Mikecap, May 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

drumdude73, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

swh1972, May 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

tmarretti, May 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

twizzbeatz, May 27, 2012
Photo of Psilo707
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from 12 oz bottle into my new Lost Abbey mug and looks pretty good off the bat. Deep and slightly-opaque golden hue with a fairly light but lacey head that settles smoothly down the sides of the glass. Carbonation seems a bit minimum compared to many wheat ales of similar caliber.

S: Sweet semi-fruity scent without being overbearing or too strong. A slight oat and berry feeling to the smell. A little bit of nutty aroma as well at the end.

T: BAM! Straight to the dome! What a blissful drinking experience this is right off the bat. So many complex flavors swirling around all at the same time with so much synergy between them. Every time I drink this beer I'm continually blown away by how much I love to think about the taste of it. It's piney, it's hoppy to the core, it hits your taste buds wiith a sense of sweetness and bitterness that is out of this world. You can absolutely taste the high ABV (7.5% alcohol) and often this is bad for beers but in this case it's one of the most glorious aspects of the entire brew. Love it, will always love it, and is one of the top 10 best tasting beers I've ever personally had.

M: Mouthfeel is great as well, though not a perfect 5. It's close though - very creamy but once again, not overbearingly so. Light enough to drink a 6-pack and be feeling on top of life.

Overall: This is definitely one of my favorite beers of all time. I've tried almost every release from Lagunitas that has come out in the last 7 years and this ranks up there with the best of them. I hope they never discontinue this one because I will keep buying it and promoting it as long as it's around. Thank you Lagunitas for such a great brew.

Psilo707, May 27, 2012
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4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours an amber colour with a small white head. There's plenty of bubble rising from the bottom of the beer.

The smell is sweet, wheat with some hops thrown in, grapefruit and pineapple.

The taste is very nicely balanced it has the smoothness and flavour of a wheat beer along with the bitter hoppiness an apa or ipa. There are delicious citrus fruity flavours with grapefruit and lemons.

The mouth feel is medium with low/medium carbonation.

Overall an interesting and original beer, very tasty and hides the abv very well. Have and will continue to buy regularly.

Dave1999, May 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Snowrs, May 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

standardcherry, May 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

bonez05404, May 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

xensure, May 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Transparent orange-yellow with a one-finger head that slowly settles
S: Quite a bit hoppier than I expected- both citrus rind and pine, but there's also under-ripe strawberry and wheat
T: Quite hoppy, with the hops continuing strongly from the first sip through the finish. The pine comes through quite a bit, along with bitter grapefruit rind and some dried flowers. A hint of wheat as well, but much more like an IPA here.
M: This is quite flabby. Medium-bodied, but I expected it to be much crisper.
O: As others have said, this is more IPA or APA like than a wheat ale, though still well made and tasty.

ONUMello, May 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

tizride, May 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Zaphog, May 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Everton, May 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Romulux, May 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

joshtrich, May 20, 2012
Photo of thebornotaku
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle in to a Lagunitas mason jar style pint glass for authenticity. It's how they serve them at the Lagunitas Tap Room and Beer Sanctuary, so that's how I'm gonna drink it!

Color is gold-amber. Minimal head because I pour deliberately to avoid head. A little cloudy, probably because it's a wheat beer.

Smell is hoppy. Very similar to their IPA in this regard. I don't know what kind of hops they use specifically but it does smell like the same kind in their IPA. I also pick off a good amount of wheat and citrus.

Taste is VERY good. Quick hops on the front, followed by the wheatiness in the middle and it finishes off with crisp citrus. Each note plays off the last and there's plenty of subtleties. Not excessively bitter given how well balanced it is. A lot more drinkable than their (lower IBU) IPA. The IPA is 50 something IBUs and this is 64.20, but this is way easier to drink. Sweet, cirtusy, wheaty, hoppy, and I'm picking off a little pine too. Absolutely wonderful.

Mouth feel is good, a little more body than their IPA, well carbonated and overall just pleasant.

Overall this one surprised me, it has a lot more citrus and wheat than the nose lets on and it's incredibly good. I was reluctant about trying it before because it costs $9.89 at my work but this beer is fantastic. Definately a Lagunitas brew because they did it proper with the hops, but also really flavorful and balanced. I feel like this beer would be just as "at home" next to the pool on a hot day as it would be with a nice meal or even sitting at your computer and just enjoying a beer. Versatile, complex and most importantly, delicious.

thebornotaku, May 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

AndrewMichael, May 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

TimH, May 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass and enjoyed with a fantastic Trader Jo's pizza topped with sauteed spinach, olives, onions, and garlic.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, orange-gold body sporting a full inch of off-white foam. Light lacing on the descent.

Smell: Smells of wheat, flowery orange, citrus, and a small hint of pine.

Taste:A very light mix of wheat and light grain. Small hints of citrus and pine. Exactly what it needs to be for a stronger pale wheat beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Such a great beer for it's price, If I want a good beer for a good price I generally go to Lagunitas, or sometimes Abita.

julian89, May 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

stortore, May 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

erha2, May 19, 2012
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,852 ratings.