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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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7,375 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,375
Reviews: 1,427
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 296
Gots: 1,359 | 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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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a globe. Bottled August 14 of hopefully this year.

A: A slow pour gave me three-plus fingers. Body is a lovely light bronze.

S: Smells great! Good amount of fruity hops and a bit of peppery spice. Some grapefruit, pear, mango and rye.

T: Real nice. Starts slow and refreshing and then hits you with a big burst of flavor mid-palate. The rye spiciness from the aroma provides a flavorful dry finish.

M: Body is light to medium. Carb is on the high side. Texture is fairly dry, but refreshing.

O: More complexity than your typical pale wheat beer. The abundance of hops certainly contributes to this. Some of the hop characteristics remind me of Flower Power although I wouldn’t say that these are similar beers. A terrific full-flavored warm weather beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Great cotton-like foam. Solid golden. Definitely has the traditional look of a filtered wheat ale. Carbonation is a bit absent.

Smell: Fresh grapefruit and grass. This li'l sumpin' sumpin' also has a slight herbal/floral scent. IPA qualities all around.

Taste/Mouthfeel: This really tastes like an IPA. Bitter grapefruit hops and some floral notes. The grapefruit notes fit the smell, but the floral flavors are definitely faint. Pretty full-bodied like a good IPA, which I wouldn't expect in a wheat ale, and I definitely like.

Overall Drinkability: A suprising ale. The alcohol really hits you on this one. Great flavors and smells.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, RI.

A- Straw colored, clear body with a medium 2" head with high retention and nice sticky lacing.

S- Citrus, hops, grapefruit. Quite inviting, demands a gulp.

T- Grapefruit hops upfrunt, sweet malt throughout. Subtle bitter citrus-hop aftertaste. Nice balance. No alcohol taste.

M- Medium-low carbonation, medium body.

Overall, a highly drinkable, balanced ale. Unique and delicious. I could pound a 6 pack without even thinking twice.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow, slightly orange, lightly hazy brew, with nice dense head. Smells citrus, and pine, and hoppy great with some grain and malt notes...almost a sweetness there. Taste is malt and grain first, but gives to bitterness, and floral, and tropical fruits, and manufactured new-ness. Yep, you read that right, in a good, freshly made way. Mouthfeel is light for this, with a creaminess, and moderate hop echo...but I wish it to be more... and a winter warming that is nice, without being wacked with alcohol. A really terrific beer that I hope to have again.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden amber coloration. Big white head. Laces very well on the glass with a constant level of head retention.

S - Floral, biscuit bready, citrus, pine resin, fresh malt aroma.

T - Mm. Pineapple, then citrus rind, pine resin, with a backbone that is an expertly melded mix of west coast IPA hops and earthy malt. Stellar flavor. Very solidly crafted.

M - Medium-bodied. Moderately carbonated. Dry.

D - Excellent beer. I get this all the time and I just logged onto Beer Advocate to check out what I originally wrote about it and realized I'd never reviewed it. I get this beer all the time, though. It's a great session beer for Heavy Drinking Just Out Of College Beer Lovers. I highly recommend it.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Pour a very light, very transparent golden yellow. Fluffy, thick head that very slowly dissipated to a nice healthy lacing around the glass.


Loads of hops and citrus. Orange and grapefruit and some mild pine notes. Exceptional smelling beer, very refreshing.


Medium bodied with crisp carbonation. Very smooth and creamy. This beer is incredibly drinkable, and highly recommended for a hot day.


Loads of citrus right off the bat. Fairly sweet with tons of hops to follow. Not very complex, but the flavors that are there are balanced and work well together. Barely any hint of alcohol. Tart fruit and the enjoyable bitterness of the hops are left on your palate.


I thoroughly enjoyed this beer, as I have many others that Laguanitas has made. This beer is an excellent drinker, light, crisp and refreshing while still giving bold hop flavor that we all love. A potent ABV, fantastic appearance, and superb smell add to make this a very well rounded beer. One to add to my "always in stock" in my fridge.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light golden amber color with a nice white head that dissipates after a couple minutes. Nice lacing is left behind.
Nice floral hop aroma. Very earthy, with some citrus as well.
Similar to the smell, very floral and earthy. A bit of citrus. The wheat gives it a slight sweet fruity taste. Very interesting balance going on there. I like it! Medium body and carbonation. Very drinkable at 7.5% ABV.

A really good IPA with some wheat malt base. Interesting and delicious.

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 7,375 ratings.