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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale

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BA SCORE
94
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5,348 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 5348
Reviews: 1294
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%


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:
Brewed with 50% wheat malt and all the "C" hops.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2009)
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Ezekiel81923

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Found a six-pack at Capone's. Pretty excited to try this one after all the hype. Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Appearance: Glowing golden color with some haze. 1 finger white foamy head rises and falls, leaving a thin layer on top. Some good carbonation flow up the side of the glass helps retain the head.

Smell: All hops. Citrus and Pine aromas from the hops as well as some orange/tangerine aroma's. Not much malt or wheat aroma.

Taste: Hops. Pretty much follows the aroma, with fruity hop flavors most of the way through. Some slightly toasted wheat backs up the hops a little, but Lagunita's, as usual, is letting the hops take the prize. Bitter finish with flavor of pine.

Mouthfeel: Light in body, but has a syrupy texture to it. Bitter carbonated finish. Crisp and dry.

Drinkability: It was ok, but I like hops. Hides the alcohol pretty well.

Was sort of hoping for more of a pale wheat ale like it was supposed to be, and less of an IPA. Because if you didn't tell me what it was, that's what I would have guessed. Too bad Lagunita's couldn't lay off the hops a little, but I guess that's what they do. Still a good beer though.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2009 16:57:17 | More by Ezekiel81923
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the South Philly Tap Room, served in a 10oz goblet

A bright golden body with just a touch of haze keeps this from being completely transparent. A small, frothy white cap didn't keep for very long and settled to a thin collar.

Hmmm. Tons of bright, citrus hops here. Lemons and tangerines with a strong piney character as well. Some clean, toasted pale malt lays very low.

Hops really leap out of the glass and smack you in the face. More fruity and fresh up front with a bitter, piney kick in the finish. An extremely clean toasted wheat body with tons of hops over top. Lemons, tangerines, prickly pine and a boozy finish.

Thick and syrupy for a pale wheat. Hop oil and resin really thicken this one up and make for a crisp, dry finish. Not overly refreshing, which is what I usually look for in a pale wheat.

For a lover of hops, this one is fairly drinkable. But it is confusing to the palate. Once I got about 3/4ths of the way through, I just wanted it to be over, even though the hophead in me rather enjoyed it. I guess it just wasn't what I was expecting.

It appears as though the folks at Lagunitas have stumbled upon this hop profile that they are now using to hop the hell out of a fairly basic pale wheat. Not sure if I dislike it or love it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2009 13:59:32 | More by ColForbinBC
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A cloudy, orangy copper color, full frothy white head with good lacing. Smell is hop dominant with a focus on grapefruit and pine. Slighty spicyness and a decent carmel malt like whiff with some earthy and floral notes. Taste is very hop dominant with grapefruit, piney and spicy hops up front. Back end has a little malty sweetness to it - honey and carmel like. Only a faint earthy wheat taste. Medium to full bodied, ample carbonation and slightly sticky.

Tastes more like an IPA, akin to maybe DFH 90 minute - hop forward with a malty background.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 15:08:09 | More by rfgetz
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.93/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Without a shadow of a doubt, my beer of the year for 2009. Loved it when it was totally fresh, love it as it gets a bit older. Very unique taste up front and that great Lagunitas hop onslaught on the back end, balanced but just a nice amount of sweetness. Hard to believe the ABV is over 7% on this masterpiece. Juicy greatness and just a true joy to drink over and over. Glorious.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 08:32:36 | More by KickbacksSteve
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krisandajt

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glad I finally got to try this bad boy...

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, bright copper color with a nice fluffy inch of head that fades kind of quickly leaving behind a good bit of sticky lacing.

Smell: Hoppy, which is not what I expected. Citrus and pine stand out, not at all what I expected for the style. Very similar to an IPA.

Taste: Like the smell, hoppy - citrusy with a bit of pine. A mellow sweetness adds some balance to the brew.

Mouthfeel: Aaaah, refreshing and full bodied. Good carbonation, crisp taste.

Drinkability: Although this isn't what I expected, this is a very tasty brew. I will absolutely pick this one up again next time I see it.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2009 04:37:17 | More by krisandajt
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SurlyDuff

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of all, got to give Lagunitas some props for their branding and brew names. It's definitely unique, that's for sure. Fairly dark for a wheat, hazy with a pearl hued head.

A hop-forward wheat ale, with some grassy wheat and powdery yeast in the aroma.

Crisp and biscuity, with some cracked wheat hiding behind the generous leafy hops. Good florals and just diacetyl and creamed corn (dms) at the end. Got a slight alcohol twang at the end, which isn't surprising at 7.3abv.
Mouthfeel is more than expected, in the medium range, which is high for a pale wheat.

It's downright drinkable, and if it wasn't for the abv, I'd tear through a sixer of this in no time at all.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2009 01:16:45 | More by SurlyDuff
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peterittenhouse

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a hazy orange hue w/ very thin white head.

S-Interesting smell. Fruity, almost smells like peaches or candy.

T- Great stuff. Light w/ a great hop presence. Has a bit of a candy taste. Deadly. Could session by the 7.3 ABV could be a bit of a problem.

M- Smooth mouthfeel. Wheat gives this a velvety touch.

D- Overall,a great beer. This is my second session w/ this one. A very complex wheat ale that will give most a run for the money.

Go Phils

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2009 02:37:34 | More by peterittenhouse
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nickd717

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle from BevMo in Mountain View, poured into pint glass.

A - Bright golden appearance with a white head.

S - Aroma of tropical fruit, sweet malt, and piney/citrusy hops.

T - Sweet pale malt, honey, pineapple, and fresh citrusy hops.

M - Body-medium light. A very crisp and refreshing summer beer.

D - Drinks like a session beer but will kick your ass at 7.7%.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2009 17:19:24 | More by nickd717
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a honey-orange with a quickly diminishing fizzy, flat dirty ivory capping. Visible carbonation started out strong but quickly fizzled after that. No real lacing was left.

S: The aroma upfront was wet juicy citrus composed of room temp oranges and lemons. Underneath lied a herbal scent of parsley, with light traces of wet pine needles and dry ground pepper. Light hints of burnt wheat stalks and orchids are also present which creates an odd and unique aroma which is a nice change of pace over their other usual standard operating protocol. Overall the aroma was light in strength but will definitely keep you sniffing and guessing.

T: The flavor opens up with glazed dried honey toast and toasted wheat grains. Tart and acidic there was hints of dried herbal hopping with lemon-grass and fresh wheat stalks in the middle of the palate. The drink finishes with a wet tart lemony fade with a dried tropical fruitiness of pineapple and wildflowers. Overall the flavor was as strange and enticing as the aroma. There was some boozy notes of caramel oranges as well rounding things out.

M: very bright and active with a crisp nature and a nice honey slick consistency giving this a viscose feel. This was definitely the bright spot of the drink.

D: Drinkability was good but not mind blowing. This is definitely not a session type beer but it does get progressively easier. Interesting yes. A little sumpin offers something off the beaten path in the way of hoppy wheats which drank like a amped up southern tier 422.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2009 15:52:36 | More by beerthulhu
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hoplover82

Texas

4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Wow! This beer is amazing! I am so suprized by this wonderful ale.

A-Pours a almost clear golden color with a tight creamy bubbly white head that has good retention and very sticky beautiful lacing. Very nice visual appeal.

S-The aroma is SOOOoooo good!!! I can't get enough of those pungent lemon zesty hops!!! SOOOOooo nice. The lemon zest is almost candied, with a touch of wheat in the aroma. As the head fades, the malt backbone comes through more. But the hops are prevelent throughout. A very lovely aroma.

T-The taste is much of the same, but the wheat and malt hits first with a resiny, piny and lemon zest hop flavor with of coarse a big kick of hop bitterness that lingers forever.

M-Very big feel that fully coats the mouth but is cleased by the bitterness that has a good one two punch on my palate.

D-I love drinking this smooth beer. There is no fusal alcohol at all to this beer. A very drinkable beer given the higher abv. Thank you Lagunitas. Go get some Little Sumpin Extra Ale, it is very good.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2009 04:21:39 | More by hoplover82
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter on 8/13/09

A - Slightly hazy gold. Poured a 3/4 inch head which held on by about 50%. Decent lacing at the start but grows weak towards the end.

S - Juicy nose; grapefruit stands out more than anything. Bits of malt sweetness.

T - Spicy citrus hop bitterness. Floral with hints of pine. Over-toasted yet restrained malts nicely offset the hops. Something in there seems medicinal, but only reveals itself sporadically throughout.

M - Medium-bodied with good carbonation; it's nice & prickly. Bitterness lingers for a moment or two. There is a bit of a numbing effect as well.

D - Easily drinkable. This is solid Lagunitas & worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2009 17:58:24 | More by Ryan011235
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Autumn leaves orange with a crystal clear countenance. The creamy crown is toasted peanut shell in color and gains a good bit of character as it melts. Honeycomb-like lace appears on all available surfaces and looks fantastic as well.

This American pale wheat ale contains a big olfactory burst of citric hoppiness to the tune of 64 IBUs. It really smells like an APA, but then wheat malt doesn't have a chance in hell with this much grapefruit zestiness in the house.

Throw any considerations of style right out the window. When this many hops are dumped into the kettles, the type of malt almost doesn't matter. If this sucker is this bright and bold now, it must have been even more buzzsaw-like back in May. Hard to imagine.

The malt tastes mostly pale with a smidgen of something more toasted. Again, any wheat flavor that might have been present is blasted into oblivion by tidal wave after tidal wave of pink grapefruit, lemon and orange peel. Any hopheads looking for an aggressive alpha acid 'bite' will find it here. The finish is as tight and as focused as a laser beam.

Any beer that makes me look forward to the next mouthful while the current one is being swallowed deserves a high drinkability score. The mouthfeel is close to medium for the style and is much more silky smooth in the bottom half of the bottle. Lightly lush even.

Knowing that it was more hoptastic than most APWAs, I had a pretty good idea that this would be good beer. Truth be told, it's hoppier, more delicious and more drinkable than imagined. If you crave the little green cones like I do, A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale joins Three Floyds Gumballhead on the top of the American pale wheat ale pile. Thanks to mikey711 for the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2009 12:23:17 | More by BuckeyeNation
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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to treyrab for this beer. Procured in BeerSwap 1.0

A: Pours a clear golden color into my pint glass. Almost the same color as BMC offerings, but with a little more head. Thick walls of bubbles lace down the sides of the glass.

S/T: Floral and citrusy hops abound, which was a nice surprise, given that I thought that I might have taken too long to drink this. There is no hop bitterness to speak of, and the hops provide an almost fruity flavor. The taste is much the same, adding in a nice caramel malt sweetness to complement the hops.

M/D: Sticky and resinous without being over carbonated, the texture is perfect. I would drink this every time I barbecued if I had it on hand.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2009 03:50:58 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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Coutastic

Massachusetts

2.23/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- A dense golden/honey color. A nice spongy two finger head with great lacing to the end.

S- Overpowering citrus smell, almost like household cleaner. Extreme hoppy smell

T- A punch in the face of citrus and hops

M- Very dry, the hops linger in the aftertaste. Lysol...

D- Found this to be hard to finish, not usually my MO. Wouldn't have it again

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2009 00:44:02 | More by Coutastic
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a 12oz pint-style glass.

A: Radiant gold with a small white head that leaves some decent lace.

S: Lively aromas of spicy yeast, biscuity malts, and just a touch of citrus hops.

T: Very appealing taste - characteristic wheat-beer notes of fruit and spice with a cereal maltiness underlying it all. Quite tasty.

M: A little thin with spiky carbonation.

D: Hides the substantial ABV amazingly well; very drinkably wheat beer for this strength.

Notes: this didn't quite taste like any any beer I'd had before, but I certainly enjoyed it. Anyone who likes wheat beers should give this one a shot.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2009 23:34:11 | More by woosterbill
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, dark yellow, strong hop aroma, dense head, fall away as you drink and leaves lacing (although I don't consider that important some on this site do). Sweet malt, hop bitterness and alcohol in aroma. This is a warming beer. The bitterness is the first thing I notice when I drink it. Second, a brightness associated with high alcohol beers. The alcohol is noticable, not bad, just noticable. Bitterness also builds as you drink. I'm very pleased with this beer. A good IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2009 04:31:19 | More by drabmuh
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A large fizzy white head sits atop a crystal clear golden-yellow body. The head quickly receded leaving a light, spotty film down the glass.

S: Bright citrus hops. Lemon-orange and some pine. Not much of a wheat/grain character as I would have expected.

T: Lemon tinged hop bitterness is highly pronounced. Light wheat flavor and a slightly off pseudo-bitterness. Not sure how to describe it other than to compare it to an alcohol burn but more in the front of the mouth than in the back of the throat.

M: Dry and crisp finish to a light bodied brew. Not particularly refreshing.

D: The aroma is the highmark for this beer. The taste has a slightly off bitterness to it that diminishes an other wise nice lemon-wheat flavor. Again this beer smells and looks like it should be a nice refreshing brew, but alas it falls short.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2009 18:08:31 | More by callmemickey
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eyncognito

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Vigorous pour produces a three fingered, ivory white head on this pale wheat ale. Color is a brilliant golden, quite attractive. However, for a wheat ale-this is filtered and doesn't have the cloudiness I desire, even if this is an American Pale Wheat. Head retention is rather weak, fading to a thin collar within a minute or so, leaving no lacing. Aroma is pure hop goodness with big time notes of sweet lemon, orange, and pine. Little to no wheat tartness emerges, leaving this somewhat wanting. Regardless of that, I scored it above average because of Lagunita's hop brilliance.

Taste is hop-forward, sweet lemon leads the way bolstered by a light touch of wheat and sweet light crackery malt. Mid-palate a light orange flourish emerges, along with a honey sweetness. I don't know how much wheat was included in the malt bill, but this ale could use some wheat tartness and perhaps better attenuation. The somewhat dry bitterness on the finish is pleasant and bolsters the overall taste score.

Body is medium bodied, as is the carbonation. A slightly more vigorous carbonation would be appreciated. Drinkability is a bit of a conundrum. Served fresh this is a quenching hop-monster for the style, however I'm not sure a 7.3% abv is necessary. I like my pale wheats to be sessionable and boy do I want to down a sixer of this in a hurry. That, however, is not recommended. All together, this a well put together ale, certainly in the west coast tradition of brilliant hops, but could use some work. Recommended for hop heads who are hesitant to sample wheat beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2009 01:41:29 | More by eyncognito
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drummerben

Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Taco Mac Metropolis.

Hazy/golden in appearance with a nice white head. Smell is honey, citrus, hops, and more hops. Taste is incredible - hoppy and fruity, yet smooth and delicious. Nice lacing down the glass, the smell of yeast and honey increases as you go. The alcohol is present, but well hidden considering the 7+ ABV. Drinkability is almost too good; this one will catch up with you if you're not careful.

This quickly became one of my go-to beers for the summer. Upon my last haul, I was sad to see it had disappeared off the shelves at all the stores around town.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2009 01:48:35 | More by drummerben
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bluemoonswoon

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz stubby brown twist top bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

A: Nearly clear light golden amber with a tightly packed white head that unfolds slowly and rests in a thin cap in a few minutes after the initial pour, nice lacing, sticks like icicles on the edge of a roof on the inside of the glass.

S: Honey sweetness that reminds me a bit of Hopslam, strange how honey can convey bitterness. Got a bit of pears just the slightest little back current of bubble gum like sweetness

T/MF: Tastes a bit more restrained than the aroma would indicate. Alcohol is remarkable hidden and drinks like a slightly heavier version of a Gumballhead. Wheat comes in midway through and helps balance the bitterness this beer foists on you, it's sort of amazing how it's able to be detected at all considering. Finishes with a slight off taste that I don't find in Gumballhead but I think this is perhaps owing to the heavier aspects of this beer.

D: Finish is a bit to mediciol for my tastes in a pale wheat ale, just too much hops here I think but otherwise a well executed beer. Worth a shot our of curiosity for what could be considered an imperial pale wheat ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2009 03:16:52 | More by bluemoonswoon
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Lagunita's new tap room/Beer Garden on 7/18/09. Served in a plastic logo cup.

A - Very effervescent, hazy amber/orange body with about a finger's width of creamy off-white head that retained exceptionally well and deposited thick, foamy lace around the cup.

S - Very aromatic West Coast hop nose. I smelled this across the table! Pungent pine and citrus character with grapefruit... a lot of grapefruit... an inordinate amount of grapefruit, actually. Not that I'm complaining. Oh yeah, there's some sweet caramel malt in there too.

T - Juicy grapefruit blended with a touch of sappy pine, although flavor is again more on the citrusy side of the spectrum. Sweet caramel malts keep this from heading into hop overload.

M - Medium bodied with a sticky, somewhat oily texture and moderate carbonation. Very slick mouthfeel overall. Assertive bitterness on the palate, but lots of residual sweetness as well.

D - This is easily my new favorite offering from Lagunitas! This is a really citrus-forward brew with fresh grapefruit out the wazoo, almost like Ballast Point Dorado without the alcohol presence. Awesome!

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2009 00:28:27 | More by ffejherb
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brewdoc75

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden-yellow, slight chill haze. Sexy, fluffy, white head. Lingers fora while at about an inch.

S: Grassy, citrus, floral come to mind when describing the wonderful hop aromas. Faint honey-like sweetness in the aroma as well.

T: Suprising for a pale wheat, this beer has the hops on front stage. A great thing for a hop lover like me. Honey sweetness in the malts with a hint of tartness. Beautiful balance of the bitterness.

M: Light bodied and crisp which makes this a great summer sessioner.

D: This is a great beer. Definitely a summer beer, but for the hop lover. I hear there is a lil sumpin extra coming out. I can't wait. In the meantime, I'll be drinking this.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 21:29:44 | More by brewdoc75
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jdg204

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The first of my 2nd mix 6 pack from Abe's Cold Beer in Bethlehem, my new 2nd home. Also my first Lagunitas so I was excited to try this summer brew.

A: Hazy, golden color with a slim ivory head that stuck around for most of the ride and left good lacing.

S: Citrus and spicy aromatics with a side of melon.

T: Really quite fantastic, opens with the wheaty, citrus combo which is followed up perfectly bit a crispy, hoppy, yeasty undertone. I'm a huge fan of balance and this brew has got it in spades.

M: Medium body with good carbonation, lovely aftertaste.

D: A fantastic balance between Summer Wheat and IPA, an excellent brew. Well this was quite a first experience with Lagunitas and one that will ensure I'm back for more. The best Pale Wheat Ale I've had yet, a wonderful experience. If you're looking for something unique and refreshing but with a bit of bite and body, go with this brew!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 22:48:33 | More by jdg204
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chicagoish

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I can't believe this is a wheat. It is full of Hops, and reminds me of an IPA which I like very much. Worth searching out. It pours with a small head that leaves nice lacing as you finish. It has a nice bronze color, has a nice peppery IPA smell. The hops jumps right out at you and stays with you till the end. Very good effort.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 22:23:15 | More by chicagoish
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Stub and Herb. Served in a unmarked pint glass.

Color is golden, with the slightest tint of copper or amber. Lively carbonation. Served with only a thin ring of head, and leaves no lacing.

The nose is not like wheat I've ever had. This is more of an IPA to me. Piney and resiny hops, with just the slightest floral quality.

Just as I would expect from the nose, hoppy and hoppy. A light carmel malt backbone, and no wheat anywhere. No sign of alcohol.

Mouthfeel is light, with a bite from the hops. Bitter aftertaste. Solid drinkability.

I just wasn't feeling this beer. It's definitely not a wheat beer, and it's not even that good of an IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2009 00:57:43 | More by Mistofminn
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,348 ratings.