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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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7,590 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,590
Reviews: 1,487
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 340
Gots: 1,626 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2009

Brewed with 50% wheat malt and all the "C" hops.
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Ratings: 7,590 | Reviews: 1,487
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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-purs a slightly hazy golden orange color with a fluffy white head with exceptional retention
S-lots of hop aroma of citrus and grapefruit
T-Sweet malt followed by a nice orange flavor, met with hop bitterness and finishes a little sweet wityh lingering hop bitterness. Very well balanced
M-light-medium body
O-A very well balanced wheat beer with nice fruit focus but not overally sweet or bitter.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Luigi
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out golden in color, slightly hazy, and with a big fluffy white head. Head retention is very good with Lacing around the glass.

The aroma is dominated by the citrus hops, and a hint of pine at first.... But, the hops are softened by the pale malt and wheat. Giving it a yeast bread background.

At first the bitterness of the hops hit you. More citrus flavors than sharp pine compared to this ale's big sister Sumpin' wild. Soft and light bread flavors from the malt and wheat giving something like the best of of both worlds. A wheat ale combined with an AIPA. Hops do linger on the tongue for a while. But finishes semi-dry and refreshing.

Light/medium bodied with a bit a carbonation makes this ale very easy to drink. Overall I can say hope Lagunitas keeps this pale wheat crossed with a IPA around for a long time.

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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is light amber to a dark shade of gold, and cloudy. Lots of lacing, but the moderate head fades fairly quickly. The smell is much like an APA or IPA - nice citrus notes. The wheat character of this beer comes through more in the taste, but the wheat definitely takes a back seat to the hops. There is just a touch of clove and lemon behind the surge of grapefruit. For my tastes, this beer strikes the perfect balance between a pale ale and a wheat.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.56/5  rDev +8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Augustiner719
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into a .25l Brasseurs mug.

Pours a nice yellow, honey orange and gold color with a slight hazy appearance. Has a huge honey comb colored head that leaves sticky lacy down the glass. The aroma is huge pineapple, orange peel and some sweet grapefruit. there is a nice hint of sweetness on the front of the nose and the malt creeps through to balance out the aromas but this is definitely hop forward on the aroma. The taste is very much like the aroma. It has a huge kick of sweet pineapple and orange peel. I get a little bit of a bitter grapefruit rather than sweet on the taste, but it works great with the other hop flavors. There is a malt presence that balances this enough to keep it from being a total hop bomb. Smooth arrival to the hops and dry finish. The mouthfeel is spot on for an IPA. Really has a big kick of carbonation that cleanses the palate while opening it up to all the huge flavors this beer has to offer. Not over sticky or sweet at all for such a high hop profile. Overall this is a great beer and very accessible. I wish it were year round. Definitely worth seeking out and trying.

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4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

aquired in a trade with schufj. bottle poured into a snifter. glowing golden hue capped by a 1/2" white head with fair retention. nose is complex and inviting with caramel backed by pine and citrus. Bitterness is cutting but quickly washed away with cracker and caramel sweetness. Slick, but medium bodied. Yum!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of tyamhydrogen
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Haven't had a whole lot of experience with this style in the past, but I like most of what I've had from Lagunitas in the past and the price is always right. Poured into a pint glass.

A- A well-carbonated, pale yellow. Good lacing, a one finger head. Very good head retention. I like the way it looks.

S- Wow. As soon as I popped the bottle I knew the nose on this one would be incredible. Tropical fruits abound. A bit of floral hops.

T- Not quite as tropical as the nose, but certainly quite hoppy in just the way I like. Sweet, light malts. The wheat is slightly noticeable on the latter portion of the taste without overpowering the hop flavors. They work well together. A tiny hint of alcohol at the end, but not too hot for the ABV. Slightly lingering hoppy aftertaste.

M- Well-carbonated, light-bodied.

O- Extremely drinkable and certainly one of the best offerings I've sampled from Lagunitas. I'm usually not super crazy about wheat beers, but I will definitely buy this one again. Very enjoyable and definitely makes me want to try more highly regarded APWAs.

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4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours out a pale gold colour. snow white frothy head with ample staying power. chunks of lace. monster hop aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and passion fruit. sweet caramel type malts only amplify the nose. downright tropical. taste profile is more of the same...the gritty wheat aspect does show itself, showing off grainy and dry notes, but is quickly swallowed up by some malty, sweet, candy and toffee like sweetness. it melds incredibly well with the tropical like hop fruitiness and provides a decadent and delectable taste profile. at 7.5 ABV, it does throw off some heat, which can be easily detected, but is also cleverly integrated. although the hop profile is flavour forward, there is a great deal of lingering bitterness. this also provides a welcome level of dryness in the finish, melding well with the overlooked wheat bill. full bodied for a wheat inspired pale ale. tongue tingling mouthfeel...props to the hops. great drinkabilty...too good for such a high ABV ale.

overall...i would say that this is ridiculously tasty. Lagunitas nails another west coast, hop forward ale. stoopid good. ;)

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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