A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.88/5 rDev -7.8%
A - This beer pours a golden orange color that is pale. It has a nice thick white head. Decent lacing and retention.
S - Sweet wheat and clean hops.
T - A nice balance of hoppy and wheaty. Nice bitter flavor hits you, with a balance of malty sweetness and finishes clean.
O - I love this beer and would make a session if it wasn't so powerful. It doesn't taste like it is 7.5% and that could be dangerous. Try this and you will not be disappointed.
01-13-2012 00:11:57 | More by andrewjraab
3.83/5 rDev -9%
Amber colored, thin head with light lacing.
Aroma of sweet malt and smooth piney hops.
Very piney and floral, sweet clean malt and alcohol.
Medium carbonation. Finishes semi-sweet with alcoholic kick.
Overall an enjoyable beer. Would buy again if I had the chance.
01-12-2012 04:53:30 | More by afdempse
4.43/5 rDev +5.2%
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass
A--brownish gold with a little bit of chill haze. Pours a huge foamy head with thick sticky lacing. I'm not usually all that observant of how a beer looks, but a full glass of Little Sumpin' is just plain gorgeous.
S--juniper, grass, apples, and orange peel.
T--it's like an IPA...but not. The hops definitely have a presence, but they're neither overwhelmingly bitter nor characteristic of weaker IPAs. The elements of the smell come through in the taste, and it finishes with just a touch of bite from the alcohol. There are some beers that are best tasted in between sips. This is not one of those beers. When I am drinking it, the glass is tilted back with unprecedented frequency.
M--A little on the sticky side. Carbonation is fairly light. The mouthfeel is the only area that didn't wow me...it doesn't necessarily detract from the beer, but it doesn't stand out as spectacular.
Overall: It is hard to drink just one of these. The flavors are so incredibly balanced and it's such a beautiful looking beer that I want more. One of the cashiers at the store said she bought a case of 4 six packs and finished it off in under a week. I was skeptical at first, but I'm now determined to one-up her.
01-12-2012 02:35:40 | More by jedtheavenger
4/5 rDev -5%
poured from 12oz bottle into glass tumbler, no drink-by date
Appearance is a clear golden amber coloration with a white head. Active carb visible. Head dissappears relatively soon after pour. Smells of intense floral hops with a hint of pine and some sweetness. In the taste the floral hops are just as prominent as in the smell with notes of clover honey, roses and apricot. Some caramel malt comes out. As it warms the malt better asserts itself and a slight taste of alcohol emerges. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy with a medium body and carb.
Very interesting, BA lists it as a wheat ale, based off my tasting I would've assumed it was a very floral IPA. I'm not sure I was detecting any of the wheat other than in a certain light brightness in the beer. All around a good beer, but not super exciting. Hides its alcohol well.
01-12-2012 01:13:40 | More by VaterRoss
4.53/5 rDev +7.6%
[Poured into an Lagunitas Mason jar]
I: I've had many beers from Lagunitas, and they were always good to me, but not great. Well, today I review their most praised beer, the Little Sumpin Sumpin Ale. The interesting thing behind this beer is that the beer community can't form a consensus on whether it's a wheat beer or an ipa. Well, lets get to it.
B:[7.5% ABV, 12 FL. OZ. Bottled January 2011] I've always admired Lagunitas beer labels and would say they are my 3rd favorite(Stone 1st followed by The Great Divide). Love the texture of the label, feels like paper, but doesn't have that cheap laminated feel. General information is all there, but would of enjoyed a story/summary behind the beer like stones.
A: Orange/amber transparent body with a big carbonated/scattered head(moderate dissipation), and decent lacing.
S: For a supposed wheat beer, this sure as hell smells like an ipa. Upfront is pineapple and grapefruit with a good hop presence.
T: Citrus grapefruit is dominated with dry sweet malt, but doesn't linger after finish with some smokey hops throughout(brings out the alcohol).
M: Smooth/slightly dry finish, medium bodied, medium carbonation, and moderate alcohol presence(complemented by the hops).
O: I am a believer!!! Interesting/tasty beer in every word, and the best Lagunitas brew I've had so far. I can't say I have any gripes with this beer. The dominate grapefruit you see in many ipas is upfront, but doesn't linger after finish. I guess the only sense of a wheat beer is the finish, but it's settle. Besides that, I would classify this as an ipa. Good beer worthy of my shelf, go pick up a six pack.
01-12-2012 00:56:42 | More by MEsoJD
4.25/5 rDev +1%
Pale slightly hazy orange-tinged gold with loose steady white head. That crazy candied pineapple nose again, with hints of lemon zest and table water crackers.
Saltines, lemon curd and some citrus funk (Citra?) followed by pineapple and tight grapefruit rind hops.
Salty finish and dry linger. Light-medium, smooth, round.
Not sure I get the wheat except maybe in the feel, but this is a great, extremely drinkable pale ale. Interested to drink this side by side with Lagunitas PA. Shame it’s too strong to session.
01-09-2012 12:46:45 | More by StJamesGate
4/5 rDev -5%
A - Pours a lightly hazy gold with thin head that dissipates fairly quickly.
S - Extreme pineapple smell--like a fresh cut pineapple--followed by floral and citrus hops. Very fragrant.
T - The taste is reminiscent of pine but mostly hop flavor, with little bitterness.
M - Thin and thick at the same time with a crisp finish.
O - A very delicious beer.
01-09-2012 05:16:58 | More by bierfreundlich
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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