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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

7,260 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,260
Reviews: 1,402
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 283
Gots: 1,208 | 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:
Brewed with 50% wheat malt and all the "C" hops.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2009)
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice clear golden-orange with a nice fluffy head. Very nice looking beer, much clearer than I expected... but in a good way. Nice lacing as you drink it down.

S: Smells awesome - one of the best non barrel-aged beers I've had the pleasure of enjoying. Nice, bright fruity hops. Smells like it's going to be a nice strong IPA, although doesn't smell of the resin-y bitterness of some other strongly hopped beers. I could "sniff" this all day.

T: Taste is much more subtle than the nose. Very clean tasting, without a ton of flavor, but a bit of fruity hop... as another reviewer suggested, it almost tastes "juicy". Very little bitterness, which is surprising given the hops in the nose... but is very welcome. Has all of the smell of hops I love with out very much bitterness. Excellent and very easy to drink.

M: Nice clean and easy to drink. Carbonated, but not overly-so. Medium body. Again, almost "juicy" in the mouth feel as well.

O: This is an excellent beer; one of the best I've had. Much better than I was even expecting. Dangerously drinkable even with the high ABV. This is one that will make it's way into my regular lineup and will probably always be in my fridge come the summer.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass:

A: clear orange colored body and gives a one finger foamy white head, has a very nice, almost perfect spider web lacing appears. No carbonation is seen rising.

S: has the citrus and pine up front with some light malts in the background.

T: pine a bit more in front than the rest of the flavors.

M: medium with nothing harsh on the tongue, standard.

O: wow, I actually did not think this beer was going to be this good. Right now, I'm wishing I would have bought a six pack of this.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of kaadamo
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Brilliantly clear, almost orange-ish in appearance. Glows in the glass.

S: Extreme citrus and tropical fruit (think pineapple) at the beginning, then a strong punch of pine at the finish.

T: Bitter, but not out of style. The wheat content of this beer blends interestingly with the high hoppiness. Finish is that of pine with a nice mellow balance of hops and citrus.

M: Clean and bright. Highly carbed, but well within style limits.

O: A great beer. A good stepping stone for those not ready to jump into the big boys of the IPA fold.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a clear, medium golden amber. One finger fine off-white head with a hint of wheat. Flavor follows, excellent retention and lacing. Great aroma of pine and citrus hops, lemon, caramel malt, pine and citrus hops with grapefruit and lemon, light sweet malt supports the other flavors. Wheat flavors subdued by the hops and citrus. Very nice medium, creamy body with an superb mouth feel. Very tasty and well made. Not really to style for an American pale wheat ale; not cloudy, not pale, wheat element rather subdued. However judged as another fine Lagunitas product, an interesting and tasty take on a wheat ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at 2012 Autumn Brew Review, from notes.

Pour was slightly hazy, orange, with a billowing white foam head and lots of lace.

Smell was ripe citrus fruit. Grapefruit and oranges, and pine. Hints of wheat and pale malt. Taste is very similar to nose. Loads of ripe citrus, orange, grapefruit, pineapple along with wheat, cracker and even a little bite of pine resin. Medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with strong carbonation. Very juicy. Delicious.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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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  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 7,260 ratings.