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

7,906 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,906
Reviews: 1,567
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 406
Gots: 1,962 | 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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,906 | Reviews: 1,567
Photo of worrboss
4.87/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another great brew from Lagunitas, hoppy but not too bitter. Very crisp, a great beer for a hot day.

Photo of Kingfish1965
2.57/5  rDev -39%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Way too hoppy. Long bitter aftertaste. Not a fan

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.

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 7,906 ratings.