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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 7,490
Reviews: 1,465
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 322
Gots: 1,515 | FT: 5
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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall white head that quickly reduces to a thin layer of bubbles at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: The aroma is very similar to that of a west coast IPA - tropical hops (pineapple and mango) with just a hint of pine resin. The aroma of this beer is very strong, I could smell it as soon as I opened the bottle...even before I began to pour it.

T: The flavor is a nice balance between pale malts and pine/tropical (pineapple and mango) hops. There is subtle hints of wheat and citrus zest.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very drinkable, not a style that I have experienced often but definitely one that I enjoyed. I really liked the aroma of this beer.

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

A - Pours out a slightly hazy golden amber color. The head is off-white with moderate retention. Stick lacing is abundant and curtains the tulip.

S - Tons of sweet pineapple. Also getting bitter grapefruit, some mango and just a hint of pine. Very tropical and very aromatic. You can smell it as soon as the bottle is opened.

T - Bittersweet. Lots of bitter orange peel and sweet tropical fruits. There is also a pleasant candy like sweetness in the middle for and added touch.

M - Medium bodied, soft, carbonation is a bit tingly. Very nice.

O - Simply amazing. This is my favorite go to readily available beer. Tons of fruit flavors being thrown around. You get sweet you get bitter all being combined in good ways. Highly recommended.

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

Pours clear light gold. A huge white head forms and leaves some prolific thick and chunky lacing all the way down the glass as I drink it.

The smell is of tangerine and pine. Not much else here.

Tastes strange though. While there is a bitter hop focus, it's not overpowering. A tangy flavor rounds out the beer to remind the drinker of the wheat.

Feels smooth and light, yet the tang from the wheat aspect makes this not such an easy drinking beer.

A new style for me, and I am not a fan. While the nose is kind of IPAish, I feel I could not drink a whole lot of this beer. I don't know if it was the tangy wheat or the strangeness, but either way, my last one. Glad I could pick this up as a single at Total Wine in Brea, as a whole sixer would have made me sad.

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

Golden and hazy with a one finger creamy head that looks like it will stay for a while. Smell is wonderful - pine scent predominates but there's citrus scent in there too. Taste is as expected, with piney hops predominant followed by citrus with a touch of malt. Mouth feel is light.

Wow, my tour through the pale ales is showing me that i do like a hoppy beer. I would like to see a touch more malt showing through to balance the hops, but that's not going to stop me from drinking it.

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

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to a Luettich-balloon glass (Bruery tulip—can’t go wrong with this bastard). Bottling date of January 30 (“03030220”) printed on the neck of the bottle in black ink, so a little over three weeks old at the time of review.

Appearance (4.0): Nice pour, 24k golden body with a slight chill haze, bone-white head of fine and fat bubbles mixed together, starting at two fingers and settling to a thick film on top. Some lacing. Nice, fine streams of little bubbles racing to the top. Could always use more lace and a more substantial head in my book, but this is a good looking beer.

Smell (4.0): Well, if Lagunitas does one thing right, it’s West Coast hop profiles. Sweet citrus—mango, pineapple, passion fruit—with some pine resin chasing the back end quickly. Very nice. Some lightly sweet, blonde grain character—a little sugary, not bad.

Taste (4.0): A great, great balance is struck here between a well-toasted, pale, grainy malts, and a very nice, piney hop profile that pops with a long-lasting, resiny bitterness. Some bitter citrus pith is the constant factor here in the flavor profile, right from the start and lasting throughout. Enjoying the subtle wheat notes in here, too—tart and slightly fruity. Almost lost underneath all those hops, but again, this is balanced, and balanced well. There’s a chalkiness in the finish that detracts a little, but not significantly.

Mouthfeel (4.0): No complaints here. Medium-bodied with a very dry finish, it’s got the type of carbonation that crests like in a wave, starting small and then foaming near the middle and dying out toward the end. You wouldn’t notice it if it wasn’t such nice, fine but active carb.

Overall (4.0): This is a very good beer. Glad to know this is year-round. It’s pleasant when the hops have died off, but I definitely like this beer fresh-fresh-fresh. Easy drinking and approachable, but not sacrificing character in any way. I like it when there’s some wheat character that’s allowed to shine through in a beer, too—too often the wheat in a beer gets washed out by spices or super-estery yeast notes, so I like it when it’s given its due with a solid ale yeast. Not that I’d consider this a particular wheaty brew—it’s more of a sidenote. But I enjoy it. Well done, Lagunitas. Keep up the good work. And yes, I’m still waiting for a bretty Hop Stoopid.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 7,490 ratings.