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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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7,506 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,506
Reviews: 1,471
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 323
Gots: 1,525 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2009

Brewed with 50% wheat malt and all the "C" hops.
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Photo of daledeee
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a very nice bright goldish orange with a perfect white head that is revived easily.

Nose is not significant

Taste is the key. A nice fruity blend of apricots and orange. A nice subtle malt back ground. Not piny or citrus to speak of.

Mouth feel is creamy yet carbonated.

Overall I am really enjoying this beer. Actually, I love it. It is like a blend of an IPA and wheat beer all in one. Another unique offering by this brewer and they have shown the knack for avoiding the run of the mill brews.

Photo of ortie
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of tastybeer
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is golden colored and clear. Nice head at first that fades to nothing but a white ring. Aroma is filled with orange candy, pineapple, floral hops, lightly toasted bread, and various other delightful happy aromas. I am enjoying every fragrant sniff. Taste is full of hoppy goodness, both bitter and flavor, more yummy bread malt, and fresh grains. Mouthfeel has a nice grainy/resiny texture to it, and underneath that its smooth. Good level of carbonation and medium to light body. Very drinkable indeed. Overall I am a fan of this beer.

Photo of jmz62565
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden, yellow,and amber with some carbonation with a medium sized head. The smell is very pungent with a huge citrus hop aroma,grapefruit,orange,pine,and bread yeast. A very nice smell. The taste has a blast of citrus flavor,grapefruit,lime,bread yeast,alcohol,and pine. This is really a good brew. The m/f is light with all the flavors mixing very well. This is a true classic beer. Cheers

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of KajII
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

It poured a nice light to medium yellow with a slight orange hue and had an average sized (1-2 finger) white rocky head that lasted only a short while leaving behind some nice spotty residue that pretty much lasted throughout thus producing some good sticky lacing.

The aroma was a tad sweet and rather hoppy with a mix of floral and citrus hops, a nice sweet grain malt and an earthy yeast with definite notes of citrus (grapefruit and tangerine) and maybe a little peach.

Now the taste was unique and had a mild malty sweetness to it with a nice touch of bitterness and a strong hint of fruit initially, and pretty much had the same flavor characteristics throughout with a slightly stronger citrus hoppy presence at the end. The flavor stuck around for a decent amount of time leaving behind a nice hoppy aftertaste which lasted well after the swallow.

The mouthfeel was just a bit beyond light in body and had a mild dry yet syrupy texture with a nice soft relaxing carbonation.

Overall an IPA that is just a little sweeter than the norm, which was rather appealing and possessed a nice fruitiness yet still ended with the hoppiness that you get from a really good IPA.

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of PretzelCity
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours light gold and clear with two fingers of foam that won’t fall down. Lots of clinging lace. The nose is grapefruit, pine and a little resin. As it warms it smells like wheat and honey. The malt is a surprising standout in the glass. Bready and lots of biscuit. The hops are vigorous earthy and herbal. Their spiciness is tamed down by the big malt character. What a surprise this beer was. A celebration of hops without being overly fruity or bitter. A celebration of pale malt that was straightforward and not overly sweet . Robust yet easy to drink with a lightly oily mouthfeel and a long dry finish. This beer really does have a little sumpin’ sumpin’.

Photo of hopkrid
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Hessian257
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of tedho21
4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of SPRichard
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1/2" white head settled to a thin cap....leaves a slight bit of lace down the sides of the glass...clear straw color....steady flow of carbonation bubbles flowing to the top of my pint

citrus....lemon....pine hops....nothing overwhelming in the nose

citrus flavors with the lemon being the most prevalent....backed up by grainy malt and a nice amount of pine hopiness to keep it balanced...slight bitterness in the finish

light with a semi-creamy body...slight pops of carbonation after each sip....makes you look forward to the next sip

i know the bottle says 7.3% ABV for this one, but i sure couldn't tell from drinking it...i only picked up a single bottle to try so i'm not sure how sessionable this one could be...just on a guess i'd say at least 4 - 5 of these should be easy (now i'll have to pick up a 6 pack to test it out, not that i'm complaining)...light, very tasty and well balanced....had it after a hot day of working in a warehouse and it was very refreshing

Photo of HardyA
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of brpendergast85
3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of BRYeleJR
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of magictacosinus
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a weizen glass from a 12oz bottle. Bottling date is listed in a Julian code as "120," or May 1st. Relatively fresh, so this is exciting.

Pours a classic Lagunitas look as far as all of their hoppier beers go, complete with a golden amber color that is as clear as they get, filled with bubbles that rise playfully to the top, and about 2 fingers of head that eventually go down to a third, but one that never seems to let up. Lacing is slightly present, although not as much as expected. With the wheat malts, I expected this to be slightly cloudy, but instead it looks like a straightforward West Coast IPA. Can't really rate this to style, but it is appealing on its own.

The aroma consists of a lively, vibrant combo of hop resins atop some slight breadiness and graininess. While I can't make out too much of the malts or wheat here (aside from the bread flavors), this is awash with warm citrus aromas, such as orange and limes, as well as pineapple, mango, and touch of grapefruit. Everything is really breezy, instead of super dry and astringent, and definitely doesn't assault the nose in the same way, say, Gumballhead does. A touch of crispness, as well as sweetness, balances things out a bit. Awesome stuff.

Right at the front, there's an immediate rush of citrus and floral notes caused by the hops that drench the tongue in hoppy resins, and then let go to make room for the bready crisp flavors that lie underneath. I'm getting oranges, tangerines, pineapple, as well that awesome mango/passion fruit tropical combo that I also get with Sucks and Hop Stoopid. As soon as the resins die down a bit, the bready, slightly wheat-y factor comes in, although it's so subtle I may as well continue to hype the hop flavors. As this warms up, it definitely reveals itself, often resembling faded rye or wheat characteristics. A little bit of buttery flavors creep in from the malts, and it definitely makes everything far more chewy. The finish is semi-dry, with a dab of sweetness from the malts and oiliness from the hops that makes this very easy to drink. Definitely an ideal summertime beer - I could sip a bunch of these in a row if it weren't for the scarily hidden alcohol.

This is most definitely the Gumballhead of the West Coast, and I love how affordable and easy that this is to find around these parts. Flavorful, juicy, but ultimately very refreshing. Works well for the warm weather. What's there not to like? I think with this one and ton of past successes I've had with Lagunitas, I can officially call them one of my new favorites. Well done, keep it up as always!

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 7,506 ratings.