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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,646 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,646
Reviews: 1,371
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 241
Gots: 883 | 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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4/5  rDev -5%

MisterGrizz, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of angrybabboon
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review adapted from notes taken 8/27/11

Appearance: Slightly hazy but mostly clear, golden orange, nice head and nice lacing

Smell: Citrus everywhere - orange, tangerine, grapefruit - some slight pine, too - some floral/herbal sweetness (common to most Lagunitas beers) - some wheat underneath

Taste: Very citrusy - like a sweet, fresh orange, with some grapefruit - plenty of citrus flesh - juicy and sweet, almost like a fruit punch (except totally not, I just can't think of a better descriptor) - malts are a little chewy, provide a great backbone, and impart that characteristic wheat flavor - nicely bitter - nicely sweet, too, with something like a graham cracker sweetness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium, very smooth, very crisp, nicely refreshing

Overall: All wheat beers should be like this

The hops in this work way better with the wheat than they should. This really defies any categorization, as it's more like an IPA than an American Pale Wheat Ale... Regardless, this is a great offering.

angrybabboon, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of ralphw56
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

ralphw56, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Slimpo, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of danjohn1234
4/5  rDev -5%

danjohn1234, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of jra173
5/5  rDev +18.8%

jra173, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of unclejazz
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared a growler of this with the lady over homemade mac and cheese and fish stick. It was a wonderful combination. It was a great hazy mustard color with a foamy head that left some solid lacing. It smelled of pine, hops, citrus, and a hint of wheat. The wheat came thru more in the taste. It kind of reminds me of Bell's Two Hearted Ale. Solid, I hope it continues to be readily available. Good West Coast IPA.

unclejazz, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of MonkeymooTJ
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:

A rather cloudy orange to copper with a yellow tint towards the side of the glass. 1/2 " fast receding head with a moderate carbonation level

Smell:

A sweet maltiness is paired with a floral and fruity hop assortment. Smell lingers in the nostrils after initial sniff

Taste:

Grapefruit is the dominating flavor with a significant sweet caramel malt backbone. A note of spice is intertwined

Mouthfeel:

A sharp crispness is instantly perceived followed by a bit of spice on the tongue in the aftertaste. Carbonation level is less than I would have expected from the initial pour.

Overall:

A very drinkable beer. Fits the style pretty well. The only issue I had was that I fell the carbonation level should have been higher. Also probably a better summer brew. Flavor profiles were spot on.

MonkeymooTJ, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

nmeiborg, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

zenwatts, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of gafferjohn
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

gafferjohn, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

hilgart1, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of thrsty1
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

thrsty1, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

rocklibster, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of syrupjoe
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking at mom's after a delicious spaghetti dinner. Slightly hazy light golden color with half finger almost white head.

Nose is juicy, sweet, slightly citrusy with syrupy tropical fruit notes. Robust and well rounded nose.

Taste is slightly sweet, malty, and honey like with biting floral and citrus notes.

Moderate carbonation, tight but very bitter finish.

Overall very good. Well rounded. Will drink again!

syrupjoe, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

falconxman, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Ksburr74, Jan 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Marti403, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of NiceTaps
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a room temp. pint glass.

A-A golden amber color with a solid two-finger head that lasts with good lacing.This beer looks and pours very good.

S-There is some wheat and malt, sweet and earthy at the same time...musky.

T-A nice balanced flavor of wheat and malt. Not sweet, mildly spicy. The hops are floral, flavorful, and not overpowering.

M-Lingering hop bitterness and flavor with some body and bite, but no burn. Nice.

O- This is an excellent brew. Drinkable, tasty, a real winner. Too bad it's a 7.5, because it drinks so easy it makes me want many.

NiceTaps, Jan 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

specialiste, Jan 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

guezarka, Jan 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Cluker, Jan 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Eurytos, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

mbs11, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

pms1215, Jan 13, 2012
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,646 ratings.