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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

7,897 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,897
Reviews: 1,565
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 404
Gots: 1,951 | 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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Ratings: 7,897 | Reviews: 1,565
Photo of Montaldo2
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites of Lagunitas

Photo of THoff94
4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious. Sweet tasting. Very refreshing.

Photo of takusan1000
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pale orange color, served from 12 oz. bottle. The smell is amazing, very grapefruity and sweet citrusy. That continues through other layers in the taste, which is very complex. Sweet candi, toffee, pine and grapefruit, a very balanced and easy-drinking brew that still manages to not pull any punches and makes itself known.

To me, the presence of wheat malt is not noticeable to the taste, besides the yeasty sweetness that characterizes beers like Hefeweizen--instead, the wheat comes across in the overall lightness of the beer. What is actually a pretty strong brew feels airy and light, with little alcohol taste.

Photo of TBCE
3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice foamy head that settle nicely. Color is a beautiful hay yellow with consistent bubbling to the head. Smell is slight floral and fruit notes. Taste is outstanding, very hoppy (as it should be) with a combination of fruits, honey, and floral aspects. Finish and mouth feel are slightly bitter, but not off putting. Very impressive.

Photo of Brentkruger1989
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Something my roommate brought home. I'm all for hops but this is something else. 6 types in one beer is interesting...

Photo of CincyBrewTull
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes of honey, straw, and wheat along with citrus and floral notes. It smells of the same

Photo of CaptainHate
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The is a very refreshing all purpose beer which is deceivingly complex.

Photo of Shane_Gr
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a nice drinking beer

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip glass a beautiful orange with fluffy white bubbles to the rim. Settles nicely with decent lacing on the glass. Incredible bouquet of floral and piney hops with a crackers and light ester notes. Taste is resiny hops, tangerines, cut grass with a semi sweet breadiness to give a balanced flavor and medium-light body to this beer. Nice crisp carbonation and excellent drinkability. I would get this again for sure!

Photo of Acbridge
3.54/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Light amber color, pleasant smell, floral and fruity aftertaste.

Photo of MeganSanders
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers!

Photo of austen_d
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Malty, yet clean. Makes it extremely drinkable. This was my first Lagunitas and it is still my favorite.

Photo of MrDennis
3.76/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Overall good beer Lagunitas can't wait to try more of what you got

Photo of Gajo74
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- pours a straw yellow. A half a finger length head quickly dissipates into small patchy spots of lace in the center of the drink. The carbonation is visible.
Smell- fruity esters are dominant. Also, floral esters as well as a soapy and perfume like quality are evident. This brew has a nice aroma.
Taste- fruity; notably pear. Wheat malt. This brew is also quite herbal and spicy. A bitter and dry hops finish balances out the taste.
Feel- light and crisp. Carbonation stings the tongue. This one goes down smoothly and is quite refreshing.
Overall, a nice brew

Photo of cdrinkwine
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic!! Excellent across the board - not to be missed!

Photo of ThaneMcC
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light, clear gold with a thick frothy white head. Fragrant with hoppy goodness, smells of citrus, pine, very floral and non specific citrus. Tastes of citrus, subdued malts and semi sweet, pine/citrus notes (lemon/grapefruit), mild bitter bite at mid to end note and pleasant sweet with an almost caramel flavor and bready/biscuit (and clean finish). Very smooth mouthfeel, medium body with fair amount of carbonation to buoy the malts and accentuate the hops.
Overall, has the best features of a wheat beer and an IPA. Well balanced sweetness with hoppy bitterness. Great beer.

Photo of darkksith
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There is so much going on with this ale I can't even explain it. A little bit of everything which is a good thing.

Photo of spacecake9
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a fantastic beer. Really great flavor, wonderfully balanced, very drinkable and will kick your butt if you have too many.

Photo of RStansel
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The wheat marries beautifully with the citrus-forward hops, keeping that resinous, piney note so pervasive within this style in check, while adding some bready texture to the mid-palate. Finishes dry but with a smooth, honeyed feel. Great balance.

Photo of mrfrancis
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear gold with a thick, tenacious white head.

S: Aromas of minerals, pine, spruce, herbs, lemon, lime, bitter orange, grapefruit, and white wheat bread dominate the nose.

T: Robust notes of minerals, crackers, wheat bread, biscuits, herbs, pine, spruce, lemon, lime, bitter orange, and grapefruit absolutely throttle the palate. The finish is predictably bitter and resinous with pronounced lemon, grapefruit, herb, and pine notes underscored by faint traces of wheat bread and minerals.

M: Medium-bodied, soft, and smooth in the mouth. Carbonation is mildly prickly. Alcohol is practically undetectable. This ale is easy to drink despite its strength.

O: A really great ale that straddles the line between a hoppy pale wheat ale and a wheat-based IPA. This one is definitely worth seeking out on a warm day.

Photo of jdrankin
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer of all time!

Photo of Chuck6860
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice golden display. Crisp flavor. Nothing bad to say

Photo of ordybill
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured rom a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Citrus and hops , great smell.
Appearance- A nice gold color with a medium sized white head.
Taste- I can taste the hops, citrus and maybe some pine notes. Really good flavor
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a nice clean dry finish.
Overall- A fantastic beer, highly recommended.

Photo of PorterPro125
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: 355 mL

A- Pours a Golden colour with 2 fingers of frothy white head. The head on this beer is just endless.. It took more than a few pours to get the bottle into a glass! Awesome head retention. Lots of lacing

S- Citrus and more citrus! Lots of lemon, grapefruit, orange. Great pine notes mixed in as well. Wonderful smelling ale!

T- Like the aroma, the taste is full of citrus and pine. A slight breadiness comes in but definitely not heavy on the malt like an IPA. One of the best tasting APA's I've had.

M- Medium Carbonation. Medium feel. Carbonation is nice and bubbly on the tongue but not aggressive in any way.

O- Being a New Brunswicker, I travel to the State of Maine as often as I can to seek out some great beer that's not available at home and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have come across a Sixer of Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale in a Hannaford. Easily one of the best APA's I've had and this one is even Wheat! Extremely easy to drink even at 7.5% ABV! It will be hard to measure up to this one for sure.

Photo of do_ob
4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on January 29, 2015. Sampled and reviewed on February 28, 2015.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Pours a rich yellow/golden color with a 2.5 finger head of white foam. I didn't even pour aggressively and it took 2 pours to get this all in the glass. Smells amazing. Citrus, pine, grapefruit, oranges, hops. Lots of sweet fruit. Initial taste presents a kick-in-the-face hop presence which quickly fades into a tart sweetness with strong notes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, and malt. Very smooth for a 7.5%'er. Medium weight on the tongue. Feels a bit dry on the palate, but has a nice, wet finish.

I have to say thanks to my buddy Matt for recommending this beer. The bottle calls this an ale, but it's really a sweet IPA all day long. And amazingly drinkable. The fact that this is available year-round probably makes this my new go-to beer. Love it.

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 7,897 ratings.