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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 7,597
Reviews: 1,487
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 341
Gots: 1,632 | FT: 5
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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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Ratings: 7,597 | Reviews: 1,487
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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a totally clear light bright orange with a very nice fluffy white head that retains very well and leaves great lacing.

Nose is actually more IPA than wheat beer. I can get the wheat base a bit, but it is clear that this is going to be a hop driven brew.

Well, taste balances it out a bit, but this is still pretty much an IPA. Hops don't jump out hard right away, but get progressively stronger as each sip progresses across the palate. A nice bitter finish is actually balanced out by a fairly strong malt presence coupled with a...

...mouthfeel that is much more viscous than i anticipated. Not soupy or anything, but just a touch higher than i like in an...IPAish...beer.

Drinkability is pretty strong. Lagunitas likes to over-malt the hell out of everything, but this is definitely an exception to the rule, as despite a somewhat viscous feel, the sweetness is tamed and balances the hop presence well without fighting for center stage. The abv feels about what it claims to be

Overall definitely the best lagunitas ive had in a while. Im not terribly amazed with it, but its a nice IPAish kind of thing, and i could easily put a couple away. A well crafted, and very well balanced beer, and one i will probably re visit with lethargic and intermittent regularity (or lack thereof). A well made...hoppy beer...

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4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Yellow/golden color. Brighter than I originally expected.

Aroma: The aroma is my favorite part. A lot of citrus, especially grapefruit and orange. Honestly, I think I might like the aroma better than the taste.

Taste: More bitter than I expected, but in a good way... it is a good compliment to the rich citrus flavors. They didn't go over the top with the carbonation, which I liked a lot. Just a very smooth, slightly bitter taste that makes it easy to drink. I like the crispness of the after taste, which is rare with hoppy beers.

Overall: One of my favorite American Pale Wheat Ales to date. You've got to like the slight bitterness and the mix of citrus to enjoy this one. Very drinkable beer, perfect any time. Also, I should note that it tends to be more fragrant and taste better as it gets closer to room temperature.

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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

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Photo of BigMike
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark orange.

Smell is very sweet and reminiscent of cotton candy. Citrus, and light peach.

Taste is fruity with some peach flavors. A bit of citrus and some pine. Yeasty, ginger, lemon and mango.
Great mouthfeel. Smooth,light nice carbonation and very easy to drink.
I don't really see the wheat part of the beer. To me it's mostly just an IPA. Albeit a verygood IPA.

Lagunitas makes some very different and very tasty beers. This is a really good one from them.

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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

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 7,597 ratings.