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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,851 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,851
Reviews: 1,382
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 256
Gots: 983 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Done as a semi-blind tasting, so I didn't know the beer style (and would have guessed APA) until entering this review.

Pours a clear golden-amber with a large near-white head. Exceptional lacing is left on the glass.

With no examination of the bottle other than a glimpse at the front label, I thought this was an APA or IPA. A bit unusual in color and aroma, but otherwise, I think this is a decent description of the sensory properties.

The aroma is dominated by piney hops, with a hint of toasted grain and a slight skunkiness (from the wheat?). The mouthfeel is slightly harsh; in retrospect, I guess this is due in part to the higher ABV. It has a medium-light body.

Taste is the strong point. The flavor is plentiful, albeit mostly from hops and without being particularly complex. Hop character is largely of the pine/resin variety but with a bit of faint citrus. Moderately strong bitterness.

O: A clean, very hoppy wheat ale suitable for hop heads. I didn't think this was a great APA or IPA -- not up with better Lagunitas offerings for one thing -- but as an Amer. Pale Wheat, it is exceptional.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,851 ratings.