A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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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
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
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
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,409 ratings.