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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,139 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 6,139
Reviews: 1,338
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 202
Gots: 647 | FT: 6
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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csustar001

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-11-2013 20:34:37 | More by csustar001
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-05-2012 02:22:33 | More by mattparsons
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jakea

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-11-2012 16:27:12 | More by jakea
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scottyshades

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hop-hazed gold color. Frothy white cap with some good retention.

S: West coast in style. Resin, pine, and light citrus. Floral and spicy hops as well. Well rounded beer with a developed hop profile. Great beer and almost a more brazen Sculpin

T: Quite balanced with delicate malts and a firm hop backing. I can't believe that I haven't reviewed this one yet. Just a solid example of a west coast IPA

MF/O: Thick and creamy feel to it, passive carbonation. Just a solid beer - a go-to.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 22:03:08 | More by scottyshades
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-10-2011 16:58:40 | More by JustinMatthew
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JKV96

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-30-2013 19:31:12 | More by JKV96
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tykechandler

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-19-2014 03:23:00 | More by tykechandler
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled froma bottle with no freshness date. Deep yellow in color with excellent clarity. Poured with a dense yellowish-white head that slowly reduced to a thick cap. Lot of wet sticky lacings on the glass. Citrus grapefruit and orange aromas with along with plenty of caramel sweetness and hint of toasty malt. Medium bodied with nice refreshing carbonation. Sweet malty and citrus grapefruit hop flavors are well balanced through the beginning and middle. The wheat flavor peeks through toward the end as this finishes slightly dry and very clean. Thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Wouldn't think twice about having it again. Lagunitas has yet to disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 19:26:41 | More by IronLover
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mscudder

Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - A pale , almost exhausted golden yellow. Poured with a nice full head and leaves some attractive lacing.

S - Dominated by citrus hops with some light wheat malts in the background. Smells refreshing, and frankly just makes me want to dive in.

T - Starts with a nice smooth citrus hop flavor which dims into tastes of sweet fruits. This is all tied together by a solid malt backbone, which while holding the beer together does not make an overbearing presence. This is truly fantastic.

M - Velvety smooth with ideal carbonation. Medium body that is nearly creamy while retaining the hoppy character that I have grown to love.

O - Overall this is a fantastic brew that hits almost every note spot on. While speaking amongst some friends, we have concluded this is one of the best deals available, and if I had to have a nice brew to sip on a a sunny afternoon, there is none better than a little sumpin' sumpin'! Not to mention at $10.49 a sixer with wide availability, this is simply the benchmark.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 05:26:35 | More by mscudder
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kushlash23

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-28-2013 15:59:45 | More by kushlash23
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user785335

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

03-24-2013 16:17:08 | More by user785335
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Alextricity

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer sure is "Sumpin'"...

Appearance: Looking good, m'lady. Your standard "beer" color. Amber. Clear. Head doesn't last long, but there's some fine lacing.

Smell: The only other Lagunitas I've had is their IPA, and this smells a bit like it. It has that sweet tea aroma, but it also has some pissed off hops. Yes. Pissed off hops. Earthiness? Whatever it is, it's a bouquet.

Taste/feel: It's definitely a Lagunitas. It has that trademark taste. This beer just takes it to another level. This thing just about smashes your face into the pavement with the bitterness and hops at the front, but on the back, there's a pleasant maltiness to balance it all out nicely. I also can taste the alcohol on a few sips here and there.

Overall, it reminds me a good bit of Lagunitas IPA, but it just has more oomph. A Little Sumpin', Sumpin', if you will. Certainly not for those new to craft. This beer's heavy on the hops with just a dash of malt. A fantastic beer on all counts.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 03:19:28 | More by Alextricity
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seaoflament

California

3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After hearing and reading some good reviews on this one I decided to go to SouthBayDrugs and buy two small bottles of this to try tonight.

Pours a clear, light amber color with a creamy inch of foam on top. Decent retention and a bit of lacing as well.

Yum, pine and citrus candy on the nose, pineapple, mango, papaya, orange, peaches, lime, hints of grass, and a sweet and slightly nutty malt background. Resiny hop aroma, a good dose of pine upfront but eventually yields to the tropical and citrus hops. Hints of biscuit in the background with a touch of caramel. I can't deny that this smell very appetizing.

The taste is quite different from the aroma. First I get a mixture of toast and bready malts on the front with hints of toffee and a bitter tropical finish. Pine flavors are evident in the finish. Bitter grapefruit, lemon rind, un-ripped peach, and bitter orange can be tasted in the finish. A sweeter orange flavor develops on the 2nd and 3rd sip. I can taste some zesty wheat flavors after a few sips. Definitely more wheat flavors later on. Somewhat of an odd wheat zest, sweetness, and bitter hop combination of flavors.

High carbonation, not sure if it's the carbonation that slightly stings the tongue or the hop bitterness, maybe it's a combination of the two. Full bodied.

Pretty good beer overall, wouldn't mind having again, not blown away as I first thought I would but hard to beat for the price.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2009 05:09:18 | More by seaoflament
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amishbooze

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-10-2012 23:38:54 | More by amishbooze
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-22-2013 04:54:58 | More by Houser
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VaTechHopHead


4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-19-2013 21:15:45 | More by VaTechHopHead
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Boilerfood

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-25-2013 20:52:08 | More by Boilerfood
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Fargrow

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-13-2013 20:08:21 | More by Fargrow
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass
no born on/best before date

A: Pours an absolutely crystal clear golden yellow with 3 fingers width of dense, bright white head. Head dissipates down slowly to a thick film that remains throughout the majority of the drink. Leaves a sheet of fine bubbled lacing.

S: Tropical fruit hop notes with big aromas of pineapple, mango, and papaya. Sweet malts, and spicy and sweet wheat aromas. Citrus notes in the form of orange and lemon-lime. A hint of piney bitterness. Fantastic.

T: Sweet characters are what I get first, sweet malts, wheat and some sweeter fruit notes. Next the hops come out with pine and citrus in the form of orange and lemon zest. Huge hop notes for the style. Excellent.

M/D: Medium body, exceptionally smooth for the style, slightly drying on the finish, great drinkability for the ABV.

O: Overall, what a fantastic beer. Hands down the best American Pale Wheat Ale Ive ever had (blows Gumballhead out of the water if you ask me). Highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 21:20:27 | More by zac16125
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Skunkdrool

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-10-2013 19:14:10 | More by Skunkdrool
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aorloski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-17-2013 16:22:06 | More by aorloski
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Sazz9

Texas

3/5  rDev -28.9%

07-21-2013 20:11:49 | More by Sazz9
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tzieser

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-27-2013 04:52:52 | More by tzieser
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-21-2014 08:12:46 | More by Budinetz
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-27-2013 00:10:09 | More by HopsHopenstein
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,139 ratings.