A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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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
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.