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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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94
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6,052 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 6,052
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 198
Gots: 598 | FT: 6
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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Ratings: 6,052 | Reviews: 1,334 | Display Reviews Only:
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-29-2014 02:55:47 | More by aquazr1
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buzzed

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-28-2014 22:46:19 | More by buzzed
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WTKeene

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-28-2014 15:26:03 | More by WTKeene
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-28-2014 10:40:55 | More by JellyJacket
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CWVegas

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-28-2014 09:35:15 | More by CWVegas
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kreg02

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

01-27-2014 23:13:56 | More by kreg02
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rudabegga9

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-27-2014 03:54:58 | More by rudabegga9
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OldManBike

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-26-2014 23:25:00 | More by OldManBike
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Flathead_Monster

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-26-2014 23:16:55 | More by Flathead_Monster
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dllman25

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-26-2014 19:43:57 | More by dllman25
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Mrose78

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-26-2014 19:25:24 | More by Mrose78
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DOCRW

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-26-2014 06:26:53 | More by DOCRW
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-26-2014 03:23:17 | More by kjfinnerty
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Marco_Gtz

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-26-2014 03:11:38 | More by Marco_Gtz
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Wrigfen

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-26-2014 01:15:17 | More by Wrigfen
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brasher503

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-25-2014 21:26:53 | More by brasher503
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-25-2014 17:27:49 | More by Shawnspl
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BarwoodBonanza

Virginia

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dense, rocky, egg shell foam. Pale, crystal-clear gold color. Clings to the glass in thick sheets.

A dry grapefruit nose comes through. Fairly pungent but with an underpinning of sweetness like a freshly peeled orange. A wonderful floral perfume note. Generally clean, bright citrus aromas. Halfway though—as the beer warms—picking up a slightly resinous, dank, somewhat earthy, herbal note like the smell of fresh hops.

The bitterness is very brief, giving way to mostly bright grapefruit and almost blood-orangey flavors. Surprisingly strong malt backbone leaves biscuity notes and a tantalizingly subtle caramel note at the end which sort of makes me want more citrus. Keeps me coming back. Picking up traces of bread every so slightly mingling with hints of yeast. Bitterness finishes fairly quickly. Dry, refreshing and lingering mostly with a faint orange peel flavor and a little bit of malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is mostly sticky, leaving a resin and citrus peel note lingering. Fairly well-carbonated and spritzy character but soft around the edges. Has nice medium body and fairly well-attenuated. Mild alcoholic warmth.

I could drink a lot of these. Lots of flavor going on and it's all exceptionally balanced. And given the relative intensity of this beers it's remarkably drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 12:05:06 | More by BarwoodBonanza
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bdelonj13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-25-2014 04:01:13 | More by bdelonj13
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-24-2014 11:56:01 | More by PaulyB83
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-24-2014 10:38:34 | More by jmsedgwick
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JohnParadee

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-24-2014 10:06:56 | More by JohnParadee
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blabaer

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-24-2014 08:11:01 | More by blabaer
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jsher1112

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-24-2014 06:23:04 | More by jsher1112
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BierJager89

California

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden with a white head.

S: Mango, pineapple and pine in the nose.

T: Very drinkable, nice blend of wheat, malt, mango, pineapple and general tropical fruit flavors.

M: Light bodied, fairly smooth.

O: Definitely worth a try. Fruit is definitely one of the things I look for in wheat pale ales, and this delivers. My favorite Lagunitas beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 04:50:04 | More by BierJager89
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,052 ratings.