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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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6,646 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,646
Reviews: 1,371
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 241
Gots: 883 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

ksimons, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

TheRuss9585, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

megamass, May 26, 2013
Photo of carrollmel7
4.25/5  rDev +1%

carrollmel7, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of deereless
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Nice thin layer of foam that sticks around, some decent lacing along the edge, light gold with hint of copper – 4.00, S: Amazing nose – very gentle sweetness, lots of tropical fruits including pineapple and some citric grapefruit, quite floral, bready malts though they definitely play second fiddle to the hops – 4.50, T: Tons of grapefruit and lemon zest, hint of chalkiness and heap of bitterness, subtle sweetness – 4.50, M: Mouth feel is crisp and clean – 4.25, D: Very refreshing with wonderful hop bite, extremely drinkable beer – 4.25

deereless, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

mattreitz49, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

stealth, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of EBeckett3
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

EBeckett3, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of taospowder
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

taospowder, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of NilocRellim
3.43/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle.

Clear and golden-yellow in colour. Heavy citrus-hop nose. Light, refreshing citrus-hop flavour that lingers slightly. It was pretty light and easily drinkable. This is a good session-beer.

Would I buy it again? Yes.

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

Burkbom23, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

PappyVans, May 25, 2014
Photo of DNICE555
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the B

A - Hazy orange. Decent head. Crazy lacing. When I finished this beer the top half of the pint class was painted with lacing.

S - Smells sweet. Not much else going on here.

T - Didn't notice hops up front. Sweet at first. Then the hops chimed in. Very nice. Solid pale wheat ale.

M - Light, Smooth, Sexy, Medium carbonation.

D - I generally don't like wheat beers. Love this one. Very balanced. Can't believe it's 7.3%. Well Hidden.

DNICE555, Oct 17, 2009
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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden body beneath the dense, rocky white head which slowly dissolves to leave a scattered, bubbly lacing.

Generous pine and citrus hops mesh with the fresh wheat for a pleasant aroma. As it warms it becomes a bit spicy as well.

The flavor has incredible pine and sweet citrus hop profiles. Grassy and straw notes are present as well with just a touch of spice and again a fair wheatiness.

Medium in carbonation and body although the sweetness and spice of the dense hops does make for a heartier finish.

Another winner for Lagunitas with a powerful hop punch to the palate yet still clean and refreshing.

CHADMC3, Oct 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

nygannon, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

sparx1100, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

cyrushire, Apr 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

ToddHolder, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

tedho21, Mar 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Horbar, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of kirok1999
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale wheat??? What wheat? This is a hop bomb and is absolutely delicious. A hazy light gold with a small head.
Smell is sweet and hoppy, it promises a nice balance between hops and malt. I guess there is a grassy, wheat note in there somewhere.
Tastes wonderfully sweet, notes of grass, wheat, pine, sticky and juicy hops. Finishes dry and makes you want another sip.
Feels smooth and has a nice amount of bitey carbonation. This is by far my favorite wheat of any style.

kirok1999, Jun 30, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a flute glass.

Appearance: this beer pours a slightly darker gold color, not much bubbles off the body. White head though is thick, about a full inch..real nice.

Smell: light grapefruit and but f'n strong hops, very potent and pleasant that you just keep going sniff after sniff.

Taste: Bitter with a hit of grapefruit that blows your tongue away. It is bitter but a light piney feel that helps it go down that much better

Mouth: medium to heavy most definitely. Not the easiest to drink but the real beer advocates will not say no.

Overall: very good and no complaints on my end. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Jul 17, 2012
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,646 ratings.