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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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7,591 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,591
Reviews: 1,487
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 340
Gots: 1,627 | 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: 7,591 | Reviews: 1,487
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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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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.

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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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12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a mostly clear golden color with a one finger head and nice lacing.

S: Lots of fruity and sweet aromas along with a little bit of bread.

T: Just like the smell, there taste if very fruity and sweet along with some bready flavors. Mainly citrus and floral flavors balance nicely with the light malt backbone. Really nice!

M: Medium body with good carbonation.

O: As a hop-head, this is right up my alley. I haven't has many Wheat Beers, but this is about ideal for me. I really enjoyed this one and will be buying more!

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Pours golden orange, mostly opaque and cloudy with a somewhat thin, wispy white head. Decent lacing left along the sides of the glass, more so during the latter half of the beer. Nose is a cornucopia of fruits and sweetness; grapefruits, apricots, grapes, raisins, pears. It has a nice rum and booze-like aroma overshadowing the whole thing, too. Taste follows right along with the fruit heavy theme, also adding slight orange to the mix. The booze flavor is noticeable as well, but adds a nice complexity to the flavor profile rather than hindering things. Wheat and yeast heavy all around; grains and biscuits finish things off and show up strong in the aftertaste. Another big flavor that comes out quite a bit after the beer has already been swallowed - burnt sugar, like the top of a creme brulee. Very interesting and very taste. Hop flavors are weedy, musky, and heavily vegetal. Medium body, lots of carbonation.

Very unique beer, tasty, no doubt. Possibly a little too sweet at first, but it mellows out nicely and turn into one hell of a drinker. Wheaty and fruity all around, with a nice alcohol warming through and through. Not sure if I'm in love with some of the hop flavors, though.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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