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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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7,594 Ratings
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Ratings: 7,594
Reviews: 1,487
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 340
Gots: 1,630 | 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: 7,594 | Reviews: 1,487
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4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A clear golden pilsner color. 1 finger of sticky head and nice lacing down the glass all the way until the beer is gone

S - Orange, tangerines, and lemon. Slight hop presence and spicy feel

T - Citrus, fruity, wheat ale with a nice citrus hop kick. Very tasty! The alcohol is well hidden

M - Medium bodied and carbonation

O - About as good a wheat pale ale as I have ever had. I will be buying this beer again!

Photo of mtparty37
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  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of bjohn84
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pale orange with a full finger of fluffy, cloudy white head. A bit of haze, but still enough clarity to see through

S - Sweet fruits, hops and orange juice and tangerines

T - wheat undertones with a fresh citrus burst of tangerines and lemons. Pine flavor comes through on the back end with a dry finish

M - Crisp and dry, moderate carbonation, medium light coating of the mouth

O - Great refreshing beer with a dry finish are the lasting points here. Goes down a little too easy for the alcohol content. Could be dangerous.

Photo of mscornwell
4/5  rDev -5%

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

Served in a pint glass on tap

A - Clear golden-amber with one finger off white head with moderate lacing

S - Very hoppy citrus orange and lemon scent with pine cones and big wheat smells throughout.

T - Great tasty wheat body with sweet citrus hops. Pretty sweet, but nice balance overall

M - Medium body with medium carbonation

O - One of the best beers at lagunitas and one of my favorite hoppy wheat beers

Photo of thatruth
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

nice, clean, warm, almost full-inch head. the lacing is clear and proper foamy, sticks around forever. pours a cool, golden-slime yellow into a nice, translucent heavy-champagne tone. slight, slight sediment present in the body.

smells of oranges and hella hops with a citrus overtone. first hit of the nose reminds one of a christmas tree. mighty floral.

light, citrus, refreshing on-bringing with a crisp wet finish. those floral hops ever so linger. hops here have a unique and mellow taste and feel.

a great, well crafted beer. one of my faves to review so far. damn proud of lagunitas, damn proud.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of jb413
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a slightly hazy light citrus color. A sort of orange-tinted golden yellow with three fingers of frothy white head and fairly good retention. Some nice lacing.

S - Hoppiness asserts itself in the nose, notably piney. Citrus tones abound underneath. Underlying maltiness as well.

T - A solid slightly sweet backbone from the wheat. (Fooled me there). Hops kick in midway with some moderate piney flavor. Citrusy tones intermingled in the second half, with some grapefruit/lemon. Moderately bitter finish.

MF - More of a thicker, creamier mouthfeel than similar brews, while remaining medium in body. Definitely smooth. Drinkable, indeed it drinks more like a 5-6% offering. Carbonation is fine.

O - Just a quality brew. A great combination of taste and drinkability.

EDIT: Had no idea this was a Pale Wheat. Fooled me. Way too good to be a wheat!

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4/5  rDev -5%

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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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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

Photo of powellmg
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold color with a thick white head. Strongly hoppy aroma; mostly lemon peel and pine. Thick, almost oily mouthfeel. Bitterness is balanced by a caramel sweetness. A faint sourness. Does not taste very malty but there's definitely some body behind the light, herbal flavors.

Super. Just super.

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of angrybabboon
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review adapted from notes taken 8/27/11

Appearance: Slightly hazy but mostly clear, golden orange, nice head and nice lacing

Smell: Citrus everywhere - orange, tangerine, grapefruit - some slight pine, too - some floral/herbal sweetness (common to most Lagunitas beers) - some wheat underneath

Taste: Very citrusy - like a sweet, fresh orange, with some grapefruit - plenty of citrus flesh - juicy and sweet, almost like a fruit punch (except totally not, I just can't think of a better descriptor) - malts are a little chewy, provide a great backbone, and impart that characteristic wheat flavor - nicely bitter - nicely sweet, too, with something like a graham cracker sweetness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium, very smooth, very crisp, nicely refreshing

Overall: All wheat beers should be like this

The hops in this work way better with the wheat than they should. This really defies any categorization, as it's more like an IPA than an American Pale Wheat Ale... Regardless, this is a great offering.

Photo of ralphw56
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 7,594 ratings.