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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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7,601 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,601
Reviews: 1,487
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 342
Gots: 1,634 | 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: 7,601 | Reviews: 1,487
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4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A standard pour of Lagunitas Brewing Company's A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale yields a pale amber body and a viscous eggshell head that takes time to settle into a sticky white ring. A smattering of bubbles slowly rise to the top. Will this beer be too thick and heavy on the tongue?

Strong citral and floral aromas of American hops waft up from the glass and fill my nose as I pour. As I lift the glass to my nose, I am greeted by the smell of clean, fresh hops. The beer's wheat malts are inappreciable.

The beer is gentler and fluffier than expected. Hop aromas dominate, but are supported by the flavor of alcohol and lightly toasted grain. The beer is less bitter than expected. The wheat malt is palpable in a gentle spicy flavor that nicely complements the citral characteristics of the hops. This spicy flavor is most pronounced in the middle of the palate and in the beer's lasting aftertaste. Sweet ruby-red grapefruit, black pepper, and chrysanthemum command the palate, but are supported by cloves, and lightly toasted honey-wheat bread. I picked up notes of spiced banana-raisin bread in my last few sips.

The wheat malt in this cleanly hopped, high-ABV pale ale creates a depth and complexity of flavor that I'll crave. Delicious.

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4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz brown bottle poured into a Lagunitas jar.

Appearance: Pours a pale orange with a slight haze. A little over a half inch of white creamy head. The retention is average and has sudsy lacing on my glass.

Aroma: juicy citrusy hops. grapefruit and mango come to mind. Pale wheat malt is present but takes a backseat to the hops.

Taste: Similar, juicy citrus fruits pair well with a nice dry pale wheat backbone that adds some sweetness. For an American Pale Wheat Ale this one really knocks it out of the park. One of the most flavorful and hoppiest ones i've come across. I'd say it more closely resembles an IPA though.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing. Medium-light body. Slightly above average carbonation. Finish is dry with a lingering bitterness. A unique and fantastic offering from Lagunitas. Quickly becoming one of my favorties. One of the best drinking beers when it's fresh.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had it first on tap and loved, even non craft beer drinkers liked it. It is what gumball head wants to be when it grows up. It is like a wheat IPA with great aroma. It is best when fresh so if you buy it drink it. It loses its fruity aroma and flavor as it ages. try to buy fresh shipments and you will have a new favorite beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle

Laguntias Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale poured into my tulip glass a [little] hazy gold color that formed a nice 1 ½ finger thick white head that held well while leaving thick lacing. The nose is lighter than I anticipated and is dominated by grapefruit and pine hops. The light hop presence detected by the nose comes through much stronger in the flavor. There is enough light wheat to help balance the hops. However, this American Pale Wheat Ale is definitely hop dominated – possibly the hoppiest American Pale Wheat Ale I have had…close to an American IPA. This Ale finishes a little dry with a light amount of lingering bitterness.

If you enjoy a hoppy American Pale Wheat Ale – Sumpin’ Sumpin’ is the Ale for you!

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4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a fairly vigorous head that lasts quite a bit after the initial pour. The head is white and leaves lacing. The beer itself is a clear amber color.

The beer has a grapefruit and floral smell, which would be the hops and there appears to be a slight grassy smell as well. The wheat malt gives it a slight sweet aroma that complements the hops very well.

The beer has a more grapefruit taste with slight hints of wheat malt. The hops dominate the palate and leave a bitterness with a hint of sweetness as the aftertaste.

Medium bodied with light carbonation.

A pretty unique and good tasting beer. I'll have to remember to place this in my summer rotation.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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