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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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6,614 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,614
Reviews: 1,367
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 240
Gots: 872 | 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.

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4/5  rDev -5%

sukwonee, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of mscudder
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

mscudder, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%

It is difficult to find American wheat ales that aren't pretty insipid to my palate, even from decent breweries. American wheat is such a broad style and many err on the side of bland and bubbly, presumably a profit-driven decision. On the other hand, Lagunitas rarely if ever disappoints and has a reputation for heavy-handed hopping so I snagged a six-pack of this when I happened upon it at a so-called wine market that also has a decent craft selection. Worth every penny. A bottle of this elixir pours a pleasing golden yellow with a lot of thick white head. The brewer wanted that classic wheat head retention and executed this variable like a pro ... Stuff sat there like meringue. Aroma was also pleasantly evocative of lemon meringue pie, among other signs of a solid malt-hops balance ... I get mixed citrus, a grainy spice, and a little resin or pine all on top of a graham cracker malt backbone. Palate is fairly chewy, creamy and smooth but pungently bitter: Lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit, passion fruit and cantaloupe, starfruit, apricot, and a touch of something that recalls white wine, this starts like a fruit bowl but ends with a grainy, bitter coda of piney wood, green bananas, and some floral components that evoke tobacco or sweetgrass. Not particularly estery or phenolic as per the American style, this is a wheat ale hopped like an IPA and is the perfect antidote to North American wheat beers that taste like foam and not much else. May be too bitter for some expecting a more traditional wheat experience.

CalgaryFMC, Nov 23, 2013
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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,614 ratings.