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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
outstanding

5,890 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,890
Reviews: 1,326
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 187
Gots: 520 | 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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MarkJBurch

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-11-2014 17:18:15 | More by MarkJBurch
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billybob

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

pours a deep golden color thin head and quickly fading lace. now things start to get better smells fruity along with some pine resin. then the first taste. hops hit you right off then the different fruit flavors mixing with that pine resin and the smooth thick mouthfeel lets you know that your drinking a nice beer here. drinkability? i definitely need more.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 16:10:14 | More by billybob
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to John @ Granite Liquors. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. A very pale yellow color with excellent clarity. Has a white head that starts thick, but ends up pretty thin. The thin layer skims the top of the liquid the whole time. Would've gone with a 3.5, but the lacing saved it. Sticks to the glass very well. The smell is awesome, extremely hoppy, well at least for the style. The citrus hops stand out, much like a well hopped APA or a slightly milder IPA. There are some malts that collaborate with the hops, so it finishes with a slight sweetness. The taste is good too, but a slight step down from the smell. Much like the smell, the hops are still the strong point. Tastes of grapfruit and citrus zest, providing a bit of an earthy bitter taste. The malts aren't as strong, but they start everything off with a sweet base. Can't completely figure it out, tastes like they are roasted, , maybe almost over-roasted. It's good, far more malts than many of this style, and the hop to malt ratio is great, however the bitterness to sweetness could be a little better. The mouthfeel has great body to it. I have found many APWA's to be very light, but this is a little closer to medium. My only knock on it is the bitterness comes out a little strong and there is a slight earthy bitter finish that could have been cleaner. Don't get me wrong, it's still great, just me being over-critical. Dispite how I whiny I sound about that I still find the beer very drinkable. Generally not a fan of this style but this ber has given me a healthy curiosity of it, I may try more. I'd definitely drink this more, especially in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2010 02:26:07 | More by AndyAvalanche
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Birdlegs

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-03-2013 09:04:50 | More by Birdlegs
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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.5%

01-08-2012 22:04:26 | More by KC9LDB
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Grebdioz

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-27-2011 12:30:30 | More by Grebdioz
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Gtg642

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-26-2012 01:30:21 | More by Gtg642
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jayhawk73

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright golden yellow color w/ a thin white head. Looking forward to this one after reading some very positive reviews. Smell is very crisp and citrus based, and the hops are there as well. Wow- this beer is an animal! A hop crazed, crisp, lemony animal that shocks my palate. Very smooth though, especially the finish and aftertaste. This beer makes me feel alive.... alive w/ hops! I also don't really taste the alcohol in this one. At 7.5%, it's not a huge ABV, but impressive that I don't detect anything. Very stealthy... The drinkability is great- I could put down several of these pretty easily and not think twice about it. I really like this beer, and will be buying it again for sure. Another fantastic effort by Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2011 01:58:05 | More by jayhawk73
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - pours a clear golden yellow, with a one finger head
S - hoppy, citrusy
T - amazingly citrusy and delicious, grapefruit primarily is what I taste
M - a little thin, but very smooth
O - a very very good beer, I was surprised by it, because I just got it on a whim because I like lagunitas, but a really outstanding beer

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 01:34:59 | More by vicsju1991
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-13-2012 08:30:52 | More by ltdantheman
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fthegiants

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-21-2013 02:03:27 | More by fthegiants
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fmccormi

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to a Luettich-balloon glass (Bruery tulip—can’t go wrong with this bastard). Bottling date of January 30 (“03030220”) printed on the neck of the bottle in black ink, so a little over three weeks old at the time of review.

Appearance (4.0): Nice pour, 24k golden body with a slight chill haze, bone-white head of fine and fat bubbles mixed together, starting at two fingers and settling to a thick film on top. Some lacing. Nice, fine streams of little bubbles racing to the top. Could always use more lace and a more substantial head in my book, but this is a good looking beer.

Smell (4.0): Well, if Lagunitas does one thing right, it’s West Coast hop profiles. Sweet citrus—mango, pineapple, passion fruit—with some pine resin chasing the back end quickly. Very nice. Some lightly sweet, blonde grain character—a little sugary, not bad.

Taste (4.0): A great, great balance is struck here between a well-toasted, pale, grainy malts, and a very nice, piney hop profile that pops with a long-lasting, resiny bitterness. Some bitter citrus pith is the constant factor here in the flavor profile, right from the start and lasting throughout. Enjoying the subtle wheat notes in here, too—tart and slightly fruity. Almost lost underneath all those hops, but again, this is balanced, and balanced well. There’s a chalkiness in the finish that detracts a little, but not significantly.

Mouthfeel (4.0): No complaints here. Medium-bodied with a very dry finish, it’s got the type of carbonation that crests like in a wave, starting small and then foaming near the middle and dying out toward the end. You wouldn’t notice it if it wasn’t such nice, fine but active carb.

Overall (4.0): This is a very good beer. Glad to know this is year-round. It’s pleasant when the hops have died off, but I definitely like this beer fresh-fresh-fresh. Easy drinking and approachable, but not sacrificing character in any way. I like it when there’s some wheat character that’s allowed to shine through in a beer, too—too often the wheat in a beer gets washed out by spices or super-estery yeast notes, so I like it when it’s given its due with a solid ale yeast. Not that I’d consider this a particular wheaty brew—it’s more of a sidenote. But I enjoy it. Well done, Lagunitas. Keep up the good work. And yes, I’m still waiting for a bretty Hop Stoopid.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2012 18:44:34 | More by fmccormi
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-14-2014 01:38:18 | More by HoppyBastard2
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polopaul20

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-07-2014 19:52:59 | More by polopaul20
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silver0rlead

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear gold color, with a thick and frothy white head that retains well and leaves pretty lacing. The aroma is bursting with juicy hops (notes of citrus, pine, mango), along with wheat, honey, biscuit, caramel and a little rye. The flavor is similar to the aroma, with piney and citrusy hops upfront, along with mango and grapefruit, a wheaty twang, cane sugar, honey, biscuit, fruity esters and a little alcohol. The mouthfeel is light and bubbly, and drinkability is excellent. An excellent beer from Lagunitas, it's tasty and drinkable and is quite the bargain to boot.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 02:23:29 | More by silver0rlead
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-23-2011 18:48:50 | More by mmcnaughton
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-26-2012 00:06:58 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-26-2014 22:12:00 | More by BigGingDrinker
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DavidST

Texas

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, freshness date of 16000117 (the 160th day of the year, June 9th??)

Pours a light straw yellow with a decent white head with good retention, seems to be pretty well filtered. Smells of citrus and floral hops, a nice sweet smell and some bread malts. Feel very tingly, good carbonation, medium and silky. Taste is pretty good, you get loads of sweet malts up front, a little herbal notes, perhaps a little sweet banana tasting yeast esters(?) and on the end you get plenty of floral hoppy goodness and grapefruit. Overall a pretty tasty beer, the high ABV is very well masked.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2011 01:14:44 | More by DavidST
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-20-2013 23:01:13 | More by jrfehon33
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: clear golden color, moderate head settles to half finger, lots of lacing, minor bubbly streams spread around
s: difficult to make out at first, but light sweet malts mix well with lightly spiced hops and a sweet citrus aroma
t: nice interplay of sweet citrus and malts to piney hops throughout with a crisp/light hoppy finish
m: medium body with crisp carbonated finish
d: highly drinkable with a nice balance all around

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 00:21:00 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-24-2012 21:40:22 | More by Goldfishman
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-17-2013 04:42:54 | More by appetiteforparis
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-12-2013 04:57:55 | More by Adkins1203
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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