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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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6,600 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,600
Reviews: 1,367
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 238
Gots: 869 | FT: 6
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Nachos4two, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

BlakeMatt, Feb 08, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +5.2%

A Little Sumpin' pours a clear straw yellow with a small, white head on top. The foam fades quickly leaving only a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is very hoppy with strong notes of grapefruit, lemon rind and pine. A little bit of pale malt is also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is slightly chewy with a firm carbonated fizz. The flavor is hoppy with a nice malt balance. It begins with grapefruit citrus and pine. Lemon rind and a little spice in the middle. In the background is a sweet pale malt and bread flavor that balances out all the hops. It finishes bitter with a lingering lemon and pine flavor when gone.

This is a very tasty, easy drinking beer. Best served fresh in a glass to enjoy the aroma.

WanderingFool, Feb 07, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -6.2%

Poured into mug. Fairly murky orange/yellow body with smaller head than expected. Smell is pretty intense, lots of sweet citrus and spice. Flavor is very much like an ipa with a different mouthfeel. Not so crispy, more watery. This is basically a pale ale bordering ipa with some wheat. It really is hoppy and well rounded but just doesn't have the wow factor that a fuller mouthful would give it

J23hc, Feb 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

edfinn, Feb 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

jcomp21, Feb 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Fitzmke, Feb 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Otisimaas, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of bump8628
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%

All around big-assed wheat beer. Tropical fruits, citrus, and crushed aspirin get out ahead of things before eventually being reeled in by a big wheaty body. As it warms the grainy cereal notes come out even more and the absurd creaminess increases. This is just a damn good craft beer. I could see drinking it all day in the summer, except that the ABV would knock me on my ass before supper.

bump8628, Feb 06, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured into a 16oz Pint Glass

Appearance - Yellow/Golden color with a very clear filtered look to it. Mild carbonation going on in the inside. Pours a 2 finger head with some good lacing

Smell - Sweet Citrus and Hops, combined with caramel, toffee and malts. Everything in the nose cries out "Sweet" which is certainly not a bad thing

Taste - Sweet Citrusy Hops mixed in with a smooth caramel flavor. The malty backbone is pretty strong here and it helps add to the flavor here. The wheat taste is more in the aftertaste than anything else, as the sweet hops and malt taste overpower the wheat quite easily

Mouthfeel - Light in body and the carbonation is just right. It's an easy drinker to say the least.

Overall - The flavor reminds me heavily that of an APA or an IPA more so than a wheat ale. Still, I found this to be a very enjoyable beer that any craft beer fan should check out!

NuclearDolphin, Feb 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

stairwell2811bre, Feb 06, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +3.3%

A-purs a slightly hazy golden orange color with a fluffy white head with exceptional retention
S-lots of hop aroma of citrus and grapefruit
T-Sweet malt followed by a nice orange flavor, met with hop bitterness and finishes a little sweet wityh lingering hop bitterness. Very well balanced
M-light-medium body
O-A very well balanced wheat beer with nice fruit focus but not overally sweet or bitter.

atr2605, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

kb2250, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

xrdsci, Feb 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Kenai4, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

bpackertx, Feb 05, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +4%

Pours out golden in color, slightly hazy, and with a big fluffy white head. Head retention is very good with Lacing around the glass.

The aroma is dominated by the citrus hops, and a hint of pine at first.... But, the hops are softened by the pale malt and wheat. Giving it a yeast bread background.

At first the bitterness of the hops hit you. More citrus flavors than sharp pine compared to this ale's big sister Sumpin' wild. Soft and light bread flavors from the malt and wheat giving something like the best of of both worlds. A wheat ale combined with an AIPA. Hops do linger on the tongue for a while. But finishes semi-dry and refreshing.

Light/medium bodied with a bit a carbonation makes this ale very easy to drink. Overall I can say hope Lagunitas keeps this pale wheat crossed with a IPA around for a long time.

Luigi, Feb 05, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

PintPal, Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

rct828, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

nas4atu, Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

minnemts, Feb 04, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%

Color is light amber to a dark shade of gold, and cloudy. Lots of lacing, but the moderate head fades fairly quickly. The smell is much like an APA or IPA - nice citrus notes. The wheat character of this beer comes through more in the taste, but the wheat definitely takes a back seat to the hops. There is just a touch of clove and lemon behind the surge of grapefruit. For my tastes, this beer strikes the perfect balance between a pale ale and a wheat.

DeltaGolfSierra, Feb 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

disemgrowler, Feb 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

RyanCMcGovern, Feb 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Tinker60657, Feb 03, 2012
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,600 ratings.