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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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7,515 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,515
Reviews: 1,473
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 328
Gots: 1,531 | FT: 4
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of chinchill
3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of WanderingFool
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A Little Sumpin' pours a clear straw yellow with a small, white head on top. The foam fades quickly leaving only a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is very hoppy with strong notes of grapefruit, lemon rind and pine. A little bit of pale malt is also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is slightly chewy with a firm carbonated fizz. The flavor is hoppy with a nice malt balance. It begins with grapefruit citrus and pine. Lemon rind and a little spice in the middle. In the background is a sweet pale malt and bread flavor that balances out all the hops. It finishes bitter with a lingering lemon and pine flavor when gone.

This is a very tasty, easy drinking beer. Best served fresh in a glass to enjoy the aroma.

Photo of J23hc
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into mug. Fairly murky orange/yellow body with smaller head than expected. Smell is pretty intense, lots of sweet citrus and spice. Flavor is very much like an ipa with a different mouthfeel. Not so crispy, more watery. This is basically a pale ale bordering ipa with some wheat. It really is hoppy and well rounded but just doesn't have the wow factor that a fuller mouthful would give it

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of bump8628
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

All around big-assed wheat beer. Tropical fruits, citrus, and crushed aspirin get out ahead of things before eventually being reeled in by a big wheaty body. As it warms the grainy cereal notes come out even more and the absurd creaminess increases. This is just a damn good craft beer. I could see drinking it all day in the summer, except that the ABV would knock me on my ass before supper.

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4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16oz Pint Glass

Appearance - Yellow/Golden color with a very clear filtered look to it. Mild carbonation going on in the inside. Pours a 2 finger head with some good lacing

Smell - Sweet Citrus and Hops, combined with caramel, toffee and malts. Everything in the nose cries out "Sweet" which is certainly not a bad thing

Taste - Sweet Citrusy Hops mixed in with a smooth caramel flavor. The malty backbone is pretty strong here and it helps add to the flavor here. The wheat taste is more in the aftertaste than anything else, as the sweet hops and malt taste overpower the wheat quite easily

Mouthfeel - Light in body and the carbonation is just right. It's an easy drinker to say the least.

Overall - The flavor reminds me heavily that of an APA or an IPA more so than a wheat ale. Still, I found this to be a very enjoyable beer that any craft beer fan should check out!

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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