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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7,277 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,277
Reviews: 1,407
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 285
Gots: 1,246 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 12 fluid oz's bottle
Served in a pint glass

Gorgeous appearance. The liquid poured an absolutely crystal clear, brassy yellow and was topped by a three-finger crown of tight, billowing, light tan foam. The head faded to a substantial crop of froth and left thick rings of lacing all down the glass.

The aroma was very hoppy for the style. Tons of smooth, grassy, floral hops. Even though this was made with American hops, it smelled a lot like Saaz. Soft yet punchy. Touch of lemon. There was a slight, pale malt sweetness. The hops turned a bit more grapefruit-like as the beer warmed. Crisp and dry.

The taste was remarkably smooth. Floral and grassy hops came through strong. Crackery malts helped maintain balance. Lots of lemony tartness. Wheaty and crisp. The hops turned citrusy, punchy and semi-bitter on the finish. Tart, dry and refreshing. Some grapefruit-like pithiness was noticeable. For a 7.5% ABV beer, this was amazingly quaffable.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied. Soft and pillowy on the palate with a fine, slick effervescence.

I was so tempted to refer to this beer as an outstanding version of a session ale but, at 7.5% ABV, this is anything but that. A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale is another outstanding example of the no frills kind-of-beers that the folks at Lagunitas are so good at creating.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured cold from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Yellow gold body with off-white head. Foam was beautiful but way too much, had to wait several minutes for it to die down before I could pour the rest.

S: Walking through a field of hop flowers on a bright spring day, chewing a toasted English biscuit.

T: Wheat beers aren't typically my favorite, and I didn't see anywhere on the label that it was wheat. The smell had me optimistic though. Sure enough, doesn't really taste like wheat to me, just a good, clean IPA with pine and citrus notes.

M: Smoothly carbonated, all around pretty nice.

O: Great for an IPA, I'd happily grab a six pack. If you wanted a wheat beer I think you'd be more disappointed. The label uses the word hops eight times though, so I don't see that happening too often.

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

A - Medium gold. Attractive textured white head of fine foam that sticks around for a good while.

S - A comforting and familiar malty smell I can't quite put my finger on, underneath a hoppy smell that's borderline a lunchmeat note I don't want. But that seems to fade throughout the glass. There's also a light floral nectar sort of smell, which may border on orange-vanilla.

T - Very smooth. A gentle, cool, honey malt flavor with a moderate hop tang on the back end.

M - Soft

O - A pleasant, soft, fruity, floral, sweet-ish sipper. There's one note in the nose I don't like, but that's the only thing I don't like.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is one of my favorite IPAs, even though it's technically classified as an "American Pale Wheat Ale." It has a ton of fresh flavor and depth of body, and the subtle nuances in smell/taste are what really make it great. There are tons of piney-grapefruit honey hops, bread-y yeast, and a bit of fruit flavor like apple and pear. There is also a little sweetness to the hops that balances out the whole beer. I could have this beer again and again.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 7,277 ratings.