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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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6,038 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,038
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 196
Gots: 593 | 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.

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Drew966

Florida

3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin'Ale pours a copper color with an off white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. There is a fairly strong hop aroma and I can pick up some caramel malt. The flavor is pretty hoppy with some citrus like notes and I can taste crystal malt and a decent amount of caramel malt. The alcohol is pretty well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 00:34:32 | More by Drew966
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originalsin

California

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The name here affords one some spectacular simple pleasures in life--like asking an attractive female bartender for a little sumpin sumpin.

I'm gonna be perfectly honest- having this on tap I didn't even realize it was a wheat. That was quite surprising to read on here. Just an incredibly hopped up wheat beer here. The pour is golden/orange in color with a nice white head that settles well. The nose on this brew from Lagunitas is enjoyable--lots of citrus and grapefruit right up front. I don't get any wheat here or wheat in the mouth either--so it's almost awkward. But again, the taste is heavily hopped flavors: grapefruit, citrus, lemon rind maybe if i really stretch it. The mouth feel is medium and well carbonated. This beer lacks balance and isn't what I would describe as smooth but there's still something about it that keeps me sessioning this beer all night.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2009 23:22:23 | More by originalsin
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden with creamy off-white head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of orange, pineapple - very citric.

The taste is of citrus - orange, pinapple - balanced by mild sweetness and a dry breadiness. There is a slight alcohol touch. Finishes dry and refreshing.

Medium-bodied.

This is one hopped-up wheat "summer" beer. And a nice one at that!

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2009 23:07:53 | More by jwc215
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Kendo

New York

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bottle into a weizen glass (this is classified as a wheat, after all). Body is clear golden orange with a very small whitish head. Some splotchy lace up top; more rings of lace down the glass where it narrows.

S: Wow -- grapefruity citrus and tropical fruits just jump right out of the glass. It's certainly not like any wheat ale I've ever smelled. The word "juicy" keeps coming to mind.

T: Again, juicy. Mouth-watering brown sugar-coated grapefruit is the first impression. There is a peppery bite at the finish and a lingering spice. It could be the wheat "tang" trying to break through, perhaps. That spicy bite lingers, detracting from the taste, IMO, a bit.

M: Medium in heft -- heavier than your average wheat ale, for sure.

D: Pretty good, though that lingering spicy bite does detract in the drinkability category too.

Notes: more like a California APA in many ways -- big juicy hops in the nose, for example, a clear body and the 7+% ABV -- but I do think there's something spicy that makes this more of a hybrid with the wheat ale style. Interesting, that's for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2009 14:53:35 | More by Kendo
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adamette

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Live Review. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle that I purchased for $1.74 at Heinen's in the Cleveland area into my Cooperstown Beverage Trail pint glass.

A Light brown orange body under a one inch frothy white head. Nice look. 3.5

S Sugar sweet hops smells. Interesting, inviting. Hops are grapefruit tart, brown sugar sweetness that I recall from other Lagunitas beers. This is the smell of a big beer. 4.0

T Apparently my nose is becoming more and more accurate. The taste is of a big beer with sweet malt and grapefruit hops which is adequately balanced. 4.0

M Again, a big beer with sweet sugary and bitter hops tastes. 4.0

D Fair to good. This is a delicious beer that hides its ABV very well. 4.0

Notes: It reminds me of other Lagunitas beers, Brown Shugga and even Hairy Eyeball share some traits with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 15:34:59 | More by adamette
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear enough to read through the glass. Single finger head, but it relaxes slowly. The color is neutral amber.

Lots of classic pine needle hop aroma--like an IPA.

The flavor matches the aroma. Noteworthy alcohol feel and flavor. Lots of hop bite almost from the beginning. The body is rich and gives an element of rounded malt tastes. I don't really note any wheat in this one, but it's still a very good pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 00:50:11 | More by smcolw
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ArrogantB

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. I had heard this had some sort of wheat component but to be honest it tasted a lot like Hop Stoopid and Correction Ale. Bright orange color, great head, and an aroma of juicy hop resin. The taste is citrusy and the mouthfeel is really the big difference between this and Correction Ale, this feels thicker. This was way to easy to drink and for the price I paid ($10.50 per sixer) it was worth it. Cheers to Lagunitas for producing seriously hoppy beers that don't break my wallet.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2009 15:38:28 | More by ArrogantB
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number1bum

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got a couple of these from mymrnngjkt.

Pours a slightly hazed golden color with a light orange tint to it. About two fingers of near white head sit on top and settle to a mostly full, solid lace. Leaves a few rings of stick on the sides.

Smell has a very nice, super fresh citrusy hop aroma. Very fruity; lots of pineapple, some honey sweetness.

Good amount of hop flavor here, as well - citrusy, pineapple, very fruity. Hops have a bite to them, though, with some snappy bitterness and herbal, dirty flavor. There's a bit of sweetness, but not a lot. The hop flavor is here but it's slightly astringent and biting, making it a touch out of balance

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bitter bite in the finish. It's crips and relatively creamy; not super smooth.

This is pretty tasty stuff. Quite a hoppy APWA, and although it's a bit out of balance it's still quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2009 01:07:12 | More by number1bum
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a fairly clear gold, with 2+ big fingers of foamy eggshell-white colored head. This shrinks down fairly quickly but still retains with a frothy ½ finger that just SLATHERS the sides of the glass with a rich latticework of sticky lace. The aroma is just EXCEEDINGLY West Coast feeling in the nose, being hugely floral, spicy, piney, and lush, with robust tropical fruit character. It's literally an explosion of hop flavors in the nose. It's so strong in fact, that you almost don't initially pick up on the smoky and sweet malt presence that glides underneath all of those hops. Some light warmth adds a touch of beef to the bouquet, pulling the flavors together into a thick hold in the nose.

The hops just rage in the taste, with a spicy and resinous bitterness that grips the tongue in an aggressive bite. Luckily, this isn't all about the hops though, as an equally beefy sweetness is there to even it out, being comprised of a thick tang of robust citrus and bready toasted wheat. The finish is all hops, with a lingering bitterness that just STICKS in the mouth. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a generally creamier carbonation up front that then gives way to to a hugely slick and oily feel. This seems to literally slither down the throat, just completing the hoppy trilogy of awesomeness here. This is actually the real highlight of the beer for me, as the mix of the hop oiliness and wheat texture just combines to make for one of the easiest and most drinkable feels, that I've had in a while. Excellent!

Where the hell did this beer come from? Not only my pick for sleeper beer of the summer, this is my early favorite for sleeper pick of the year! Just HUGELY well balanced West Coast hop character here, that is beautifully packaged into an equally great quaffable Wheat Ale body. I agree with some other reviewers that this is one Lagunitas beer that should have been in bombers, as 12 oz just isn't enough for one sitting. There's definitely nothing Little about this "Sumpin'". Great stuff!

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2009 12:07:32 | More by Kegatron
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farrago

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good two plus finger head extends right up to the pint glass rims, dense foam with interspersed big popping bubbles, slides right down the sides so minimal lacing until the glass is half empty. Ever so slight gauziness to the orange copper color, has more of a brown tinge than yellow or red, depth of hue retained throughout. The nose sparkles with sweet tangerine to pink grapefruit citrus, golden honey and pine sap, generous floral dew, the grains smell like sweetened breakfast cereal more than something in a farm silo, apricot and nectarine fruit scents lend further depth. Full-bodied, layers itself thickly onto the tongue, luckily has a consistent carbonated fizz to create as much prickle as grip. No duh, the tangerine and pink grapefruit citrus continues to hog the stage while other hops inspired flavors such as pine, flowers and tea leaf don't do too shabbily for themselves. More honey than cocoa or malty chocolate powder, however, is not really biting and dang smooth given the predominance of the hops. Some biscuit softness. Resiny finish prolongs finish for some time.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2009 03:07:05 | More by farrago
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barondebourgogne

Maryland

4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Beautiful deep straw to light orange color with exceptional clarity for a wheat ale. Head disappated quickly for wheat. Did not have the expected foamy tight, white head.

Smell: Booming hops swirling with sweet malt in the aroma. Citrusy, piney and fruity. Loads of pineapple and ripe peach.

Taste: Here is where the wheat makes it appearance with a refreshing tart bite on the first sip that counters the malt backbone. Hops enter stage right behind that tartness, followed by a sweet, candy malt finish.

Mouthfeel: Hop bitterness, malt sweetness and wheat tartness battle for front stage on the tongue. A very unique and gratifying mouthfeel experience!

Drinkability: A unique and fun limited release from Lagunitas. A bit "big" all around for a summer ale. I would have enjoyed this more if the gravity was toned down so that I could enjoy on a hot summer day. Does not quench the thirst with a crispness as I would desire. Still a great beer that everyone should enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2009 01:40:00 | More by barondebourgogne
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eljefe21

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: A haze of yellow-orange. Soft fluffy three-finger head.

S: A heady, spicy pine hop burst with hints of sweetness.

T: Piney hop flavor that gives way to a fruit sweetness. Hints of vanilla adds a layer of pleasant complexity.

M: Some carbonation bite on the front of the tongue. Finishes creamy and satisfying.

D: A nice balance of crisp hoppiness with subtle sweetness. Can't think of many beers I'd enjoy more on a warm summer day.

Served: in an imperial pint glass.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2009 00:36:13 | More by eljefe21
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single bottle poured into a plain pint glass, it's good to see lagunitas coming out with new seasonals.

A- Lil sumpin has a hazy orange, light gold color with a fairly frothy white head about an inch in height. It fades quick coming down to a light skim, minimal lacing.

S- This one is all about the hops. A big burst of hops with a floral appeal and to a lesser extent citrus, pine. Some sweet malt in the back, aggressive for a pale wheat.

T- And as expected, a overhaul of hops with a good mix of floral qualities plus grapefruit, pineapple and pine on the end. Getting just a bit of wheat appeal in the middle although it is light. Some sweet malt in the finish, also hard to detect with all the hops in this.

M- While this is highly hopped it's not overly bitter in any way, just a touch. While the malts don't jump out at you, they do make this a fairly balanced brew. This is medium bodied with just the right amount of carb felt. Crisp and refreshing.

D- Not being a big fan of APWA, I was surprised by this one, it was not what I was expecting. Bold and assertive, yet insanely drinkable. It's not sessionable but I would not mind trying to knock down a six of it on the weekend. IMO, this is an IPA with APWA qualities. My favorite in this style to date.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2009 22:36:30 | More by BARFLYB
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Mitchster

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

$2 for a 12oz bottle at Jacks. 64.20 IBU, OG=1.076, 7.3% ABV,

Pours out to a lightly hazy beautiful peach, forming a tall and meringue-like bone-white head with excellent retention and lacing with medium carbonation. The aroma is gorgeous, redolent of tropical fruits, with really big peaches and mangoes and pineapple. The mouthfeel is crisp with a medium-dense body. The taste opens up with the tropical fruit hops, fresh and aromatic, followed by a well balanced pale malt body with suggestions of vanilla and grain husk, then a moderate, well-balanced bitterness lingering on the tongue with a pleasant hop aftertaste. No off-flavors and cleanly fermented.

This is one heck of an IPA and one of my very favorite offerings from Lagunitas. The hops are wonderful, and even though it's rich and potent, it's still easy to throw back a few of these. Very well done IPA. Highly recommended. Reminds me of 3F Gumballhead...another great hoppy wheat IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2009 22:00:26 | More by Mitchster
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infestaxion

Florida

4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pale orange with a cream colored head that doesn't hang around very long.

S - Sweet malt and citrus hops. Different than most wheats. Different in a good way.

T - Very hoppy for a wheat. The only other hoppy wheat I've had is Gumballhead but this is sweeter. I'd say that the malt presence is enough to balance it well.

M - Heavier than I expected but I like that. Good carbonation.

D - Very easy drinker. Would be great on a sunny, hot day.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2009 21:24:38 | More by infestaxion
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A vigorous pour produces an almost three-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a pretty, red copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright copper color when held up to the light. The aroma is nice and hoppy, fresh, citrusy and with a touch of raw herbal notes that is quite nice. There is a touch of malt backbone in the nose as well, supporting crystal malt character provides a hint of caramel and there is a nice, toasted malt towards the finish. The hops contribute aromas of tangerine, candied citrus peel as well as some tropical fruit notes; the hop fruit notes seem to become more noticeable as time goes on too.

Lightly sweet tasting, but with a biting hop character from the get go. This is fairly smooth for all its hoppiness, especially up front. The lingering finish has a clean, biting, though not overwhelming, big bitterness that really lingers on the tongue. A touch of peppery carbonation and a light body (with just enough heft to carry the ample hops) make this quite the quaffable IPA; almost more of an over-the-top hoppy Pale Ale. A touch more aggressive hop character provides notes of pine, a touch of menthol, and just a touch of dank, raw hop flavor. This definitely has a nice balance of hop flavors to it; I like that the citrus / fruit notes dominate with notes of tangerine, bergamot, lots of lychee and floral tropical fruit flavors.

This really needs to be in a bigger bottle, a 12oz bottle of this is not nearly enough. Quite tasty and a nice surprise, this sits nicely as a quite drinkable beer from this brewery along with Hop Stoopid.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2009 04:20:14 | More by Gueuzedude
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Picked up the last six pack I could find in Laramie, WY, at Albertsons, around $8 for the sixer.

A: Clear pale gold in color with a rocky white head, about half an inch thick into a film. Pretty fair lacing, excellent clarity. Looks nice for a hybrid style.

S: Passion fruit juice, and a little bit of orange juice, definitely a citrusy hop nose, slightly "dank". A little bit of pale malt is there, sweet bready smell as well. Extremely dense and complex.

T: Like nothing I've ever tasted before, pale wheat malts and a strong caramel malt profile as well. The tang of the wheat is really interesting with a huge hop smack as well. The hops are citrusy and nice, not overly bitter, but enough to get you to think IPA and definitely not wheat beer. Really pulls the tongue in all sorts of different directions. I can't get enough of this.

M: Hard to explain, really lightly carbonated, slightly sticky, but fairly thin, surprisingly no alcohol feeling at 7.3. Feels weird and detracts from the beer, my mouth can't decide what it wants this beer to be.

D: Easy drinking beer, the light mouthfeel of a wheat beer mixed with the flavors of an IPA really make this is a great beer to drink, even at over 7. Incredibly sessionable for the booze. I wish I could have gotten more. Excellent inventive beer in a ridiculously boring style.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2009 01:49:42 | More by pokesbeerdude
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TheTrevor

New York

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a light copper color with a single-finger head and some visible carbonation. The smell is a mix of different citruses including lemon and grapefruit. The taste is almost like biting into a grapefruit without taking all of the peel off first. A sweet and tart start with a bit of bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is slightly thick with some crisp carbonation. This is a pretty drinkable little beer, and definitely worth grabbing while you an.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2009 23:25:56 | More by TheTrevor
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blackie

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a: lightly hazed amber golden with a creamy cap of white carbonation, nice retention and lace

s: the hoppy nose reeks passionfruit and red grapefruit, loaded with tropical and floral aromas atop a totally dominated wheat malt body, perhaps some soft banana esters from the yeast, a hop bomb, my gripe is that it doesn't really show any characteristics in the style - but don't really care

m: soft carbonation on the high side of medium, light-medium bodied

t: killer juicy tropical fruit hops, mostly sweet and pulpy with some crisp citrus undertones, nice sweet florals, the wheat is mostly hidden but provides a nice clean sweetness, some yeast character makes it out intact in the form of banana, moderate bitterness in the flavorful finish, strikes a few more chords than the aroma and gets a higher score as a result

d: just fine, this wheat-ipa hyrbrid is a great alternative take on the style if perhaps a cheap way to pull it off (ie. pour add a ton of hops)

standard pint at Taphouse on Queensway, Hampton, VA

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2009 22:56:23 | More by blackie
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Aenema

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours an orange yellow with slight haze and an off-white head. Some splotchy lacing.
Smell - Mostly citrus; lemon, grapefruit, some sweetness, possibly from the yeast?
Taste - Strong kick of juicy grapefruit, very surprising for the appearance and nose. Sweetness and nice malt backbone.
Mouthfeel - Light-medium bodied beer with a crisp, refreshing nature.
Drinkability - Very drinkable, a great combination of of IPA and wheat beers.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2009 03:36:46 | More by Aenema
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Halcyondays

California

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours golden with a soft white head, nice lacing.

S: Vibrant orange and pine hop notes.

T: The great hop presence from the nose comes through in the flavour, mixing with the light wheat and bread to create a great flavour. Definitely hop dominated.

M: Smooth and refreshing, crisp, medium-bodied.

D: I liked this ale from Lagunitas a lot, I'm glad I finally got to try it, I just hope I can find a bottle around here. Clean, refreshing, would make a great summertime beer, cliche I know, but it's the truth.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2009 22:06:00 | More by Halcyondays
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snaotheus

Washington

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a slightly orange yellow, a thin ring of head that sticks to the sides of the glass. Smells of grass and pine and flowers.

Taste is sweet and loaded with hops. Citrus is very strong, and the sweetness makes me think of honey.

Mouthfeel is very light, nicely carbonated, a little clingy. Very pleasant.

Extremely drinkable beer, especially on a hot day (like when I tried it on tap yesterday...delicious).

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2009 20:37:15 | More by snaotheus
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, orange-gold body sporting a full inch of off-white foam. Light lacing on the descent.

Smell: A nose smelling of wheat fused with some fine hop notes, an aromatic blend of citrusy lemon and grapefruit, some floral orange blossoms, and a small hint of pine.

Taste: Lightly sweet, crisp, plainly crackery malted barley and wheat flavor in the fore. Fairly bold hop tastes of flowers, dried herbs, citrus fruits and even some pine. Moderately bitter. Small touch of alcohol in the mix. Finishes dry with a sparse amount of lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: To be honest, this one quietly slipped in under the radar as I hadn't heard so much as a peep about it before coming across it at the Brick Store Pub recently. A pleasant surprise and a pleasant combination of wheat and India Pale Ale qualities. Nice job, Lagunitas.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2009 01:14:26 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Billolick

New York

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, pours hazed, Lighter amber, on the yellowy side, frothy off white head, retentive powers in evience, ample stick, ringed and spotty on the sides of the inner glass. Nose is boldly of juicy citrus and grainy HOPS. Bold full flavor APWA, on the way hoppy side and I like it, yes I do. More grapefruit, more resiny dryness, long dry and hop infused finish. If you like Hops and you like wheat beer...this is gonna be a hit..Very enjoyable "summer beer"..hope this is not too much of a "limited release"

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2009 01:08:32 | More by Billolick
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jwhawkins81

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma - Sweet candy aroma over a citrus hop base. I really am intrigued by the candy sweetness.

Appearance - Orange tinted yellow color with a decent level of carbonation supporting a white head.

Taste - This is pretty much my limit in hops. Not too much hop bitterness and that sweetness I smelled provides a wonderful balance to the hops. This is a refreshing beer that finishes with a pine hop taste. The sweetness at the beginning really sets up the hops nicely.

Notes - The mouthfeel was good and had that hop film that you may or may not like.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2009 22:13:01 | More by jwhawkins81
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,038 ratings.