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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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7,248 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,248
Reviews: 1,402
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 281
Gots: 1,198 | FT: 5
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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4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L (4.25) - This beer pours a nice dark golden color. A little more orange than red. Nice layer of head on top. Surprisingly clear, which I wasn't expecting.

S (5) – Smells fantastic. Get a little pine smell and some bitter/tangy smells. Makes you immediately want to dive in.

T (4.25) – Really good taste. You get that upfront bitter, and that same piney taste at the end. It almost has a better aftertaste than taste. And that’s no insult! I didn’t get a lot of malt or grain taste. I like a little bit of that to balance the hops.

F (4) – Good mouthfeel. Thin and light on the tongue. Appropriate carb level, IMO

O (4.25) – Very good beer overall. I only had one, and really wanted another. I don’t know if I’d want to drink it all the time, but I will add it to my regular rotation.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.72/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.56/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.6/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.24/5  rDev -23%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The aroma is largely characterized by pine needles with a fruity edge: resin with grape and pineapple and a slightly doughy undertone. It has an eggshell-white head with a clear, light golden body; lots of lacing sticks around. The flavor is citrusy with a spicy bitterness and is reminiscent of pine needles, orange rind, and grapefruit, along with some doughiness that rounds out the flavor a little. The mouthfeel is rather crisp and medium-light in body with moderate carbonation.

Overall, the flavors don't seem to mesh very well; the citrus-like flavors and bitterness seem very stark. On the other hand, it has the intense hop character of an IPA with a discernible malt influence which comes across as soft and bread-like. The hops are citrusy and bitter, siding with grapefruit, lemon, and lime without the rounding influence of some sweeter, tarter orange, etc.

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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.24/5  rDev -23%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

I wish there where more ales like these! Very hoppy aroma but is surprisingly smooth on flavor. Herby flavors but not overwhelming. Excellent balance is all I have to say about this brew.

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 7,248 ratings.