1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Not Rated.
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

7,378 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 7,378
Reviews: 1,428
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 296
Gots: 1,366 | 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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 7,378 | Reviews: 1,428 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BigGingDrinker
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of M1A2
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of birdsellam
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a sam adams custom glass, color is straw to copper, head is light tan nice and dense, not much lacing but good looking brew.

Smell is floral, grapefruit, zest and lemony, hint of pine, malt is subdued but definitely a fresh smelling brew.

Taste is very well balanced with wheat and pale malts providing backbone, but the hops come through so strongly in a great tasting way, fresh, floral, fruity in terms of grapefruit/lemon.

Mouthfeel is more on the bitter side, as expected, maybe distracts from the wheat presence, but still very good.

Overall, a very nicely done, slightly unique brew - I need to add more wheat to my homebrewed IPAs.

Photo of BMoney575
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sampled on 8-3-09

Pours a cloudy golden yellow color, with a filmy white head and rings of clingy lacing.

Smell is all flowery hops, light and a little on the plain side, but very enjoyable.

Taste is much like the smell, all light and fruity hops. The wheat comes in next, adding feel more than a flavor. The finish is very sweet and slightly bitter, a great balance.

Mouthfeel is spot-on for the style, fizzy in all the right places.

Drinkability is very good, sweet and fruity, but bitter to keep it even.

Overall, reminds me of a Gumballhead, which is a good thing.

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange with an off white head.

Aromas are fruit forward and hop dominated. Vanilla, orange, peach, tangerine; a striking fragrance.

Subdued caramel malt flavors are quickly lost amongst the hops. Tangerine is the most prominant hops flavor with some spicy, grassy, floral goodness adding complexity.

Medium body with good carbonation make for a mouthfeel that promoted drinkability.

It seems strange to call a 7.5 ABV, 64 IBU beer sessionable, maybe that's going to far. But I would say this is a lighter, softer, Summer friendly IPA that doesn't seem to sacrifice anything in the hop department to achieve its aformentioned qualities. Damn fine work by the guys at Lagunitas.

Photo of BColton1
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of misternebbie
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of GuttaMane138
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of BierFan
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: A nice sized white head. Great head retention and lacing. Darker golden yellow, like a malt liquor.

Smell: Sweet and fruity hops. Grapefruit and orange.

Taste: Citric hops and a light body. Alcohol is a little noticeable.

This beer is heavy on the hops and alcohol and light on the malts, like many popular California brews. If that's your thing you'll like this beer.

Photo of eulerthegrape
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of t8dd
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of elgiacomo
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, no date. Summer 2010 batch labeled @ 7.5% ABV.

Pours clear gold/yellow with a two finger foamy white head. Was kinda hoping for some haze, but this is crystal clear. Leaves some initial rings of lacing and maintains a faint cap.

Aroma is very hoppy up front, particularly citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, keep inhaling and some wheat and banana come into play. Pretty one-dimensional, but pretty darn nice.

Flavor also starts very hoppy, citrus, pine, earthy hops, some wheat characteristics but they are having a hard time fighting against the hops. Finishes relatively dry with some lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is thin, medium carbonation, very easy drinking...perhaps a bit dangerous at 7.5% ABV.

A deceptive brew. I hate wheat beers, but I sure do like this one. 'Course this is more IPA than Wheat so that helps score points with my palate.

Scoring this one to style is tough as it is categorized as a Wheat Ale here, but this has far more IPA characteristics than Wheat. However, since it is in this (perhaps wrong) category, its gonna score really high for me as I hate Wheats but love IPAs...

Photo of PretzelCity
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of salthemonster
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of pjkelley82
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Mikexw
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of jimmah120
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, bottled the beginning of april, consumed the middle of may.

light honey amber color with a big fluffy head. smell is tangy tropical fruit, pine, lemon-lime. taste is light and wheaty, with a big hop punch at the end. feel is medium and not astringent.

a very hoppy and malty wheat beer. another great lagunitas beer.

Photo of cosmonick
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Westyn
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of midlifec
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of bmjivi221
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 7,378 ratings.