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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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BA SCORE
94
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6,409 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,409
Reviews: 1,354
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 228
Gots: 786 | 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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nanobrew

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-15-2011 15:47:07 | More by nanobrew
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

09-10-2013 17:52:03 | More by schmidtmattsays
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

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

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +18.8%

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

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

06-07-2014 03:55:51 | More by Ristaccia
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Booner818

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-17-2013 19:29:13 | More by Booner818
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scottyshades

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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.

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

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-02-2012 23:00:11 | More by mikepcarney
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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.8%

09-18-2013 01:11:26 | More by MaddDogg84
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-10-2011 16:58:40 | More by JustinMatthew
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Mark000

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5%

06-17-2012 23:08:07 | More by Mark000
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ambruns1979

California

4/5  rDev -5%

10-02-2012 04:14:47 | More by ambruns1979
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seaoflament

California

3.78/5  rDev -10.2%

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.

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5%

05-12-2014 23:12:39 | More by Roguer
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huntermop

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5%

06-26-2014 18:54:09 | More by huntermop
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VaTechHopHead


4/5  rDev -5%

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

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1%

01-21-2013 20:32:41 | More by craft_shannie
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Slay40

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1%

01-14-2014 22:08:12 | More by Slay40
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-29-2013 14:09:51 | More by Ncpogs
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topdown

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

08-06-2013 21:03:38 | More by topdown
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tzieser

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-11-2011 22:13:34 | More by xdefeatsy
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wyatt13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

12-13-2012 05:22:27 | More by wyatt13
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,409 ratings.