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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

7,123 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,123
Reviews: 1,394
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 276
Gots: 1,123 | 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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Photo of danieelol
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a kind of yellow-y golden. Good head/lacing.

Refined floral/pine/earthy bouquet. Potent, with malt balancing nicely. Ginger biscuit, ginger ale qualities.

Taste reinforced the aforementioned flavours. Has a dry and slightly astringent, "ginger"-y finish.

Mouthfeel is dry, hoppy, a little boozy. Flavour gives the impression of malt but without the sweetness.

Solid IPA, but lacking some lusciousness and a presence somehow. Would happily drink again though.

danieelol, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of fishguyac
2.25/5  rDev -46.6%

fishguyac, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of weonfire
4.25/5  rDev +1%

weonfire, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Bnoise11
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Bnoise11, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of swgwilt
4.25/5  rDev +1%

swgwilt, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of projectflam86
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours slightly hazy golden color with thick sticky lacing.

S- Lots of pine and floral hop aroma. A bit of citrus notes with a noticeable yeast presence.

T- Strong hoppy bitterness initially. Pine and bitter grapefruit flavors mixed with a light malt sweetness and wheat notes. All west coast hop flavor here!

M- Medium bodied with nice carbonation.

D- Wow, this is one hoppy Pale Wheat! Feels like an IPA with a smidge of yeast and wheat flavor. Well done.

projectflam86, Jul 07, 2009
Photo of Hallertau
4/5  rDev -5%

Hallertau, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of drdiesel9483
4/5  rDev -5%

drdiesel9483, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of dagubna
3.72/5  rDev -11.6%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of JakeDebus
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

JakeDebus, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of ccozzi
4.25/5  rDev +1%

ccozzi, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +18.8%

MaddDogg84, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of BigGingDrinker
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

BigGingDrinker, May 26, 2014
Photo of jk3
3/5  rDev -28.7%

jk3, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of gpawned
4/5  rDev -5%

gpawned, May 17, 2013
Photo of ramrod666
4.25/5  rDev +1%

ramrod666, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of RuckusDu
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Head of about a finger and white - maybe some slight yellow in it. Body is wheaty/orange in color and not quite clear.

S - Delicious smooth hops. Some orange and floral scents. Sweet caramel malts.

T - Just a good balance of orange, grapefruit, banana, and cloves. Well rounded and smooth. The hops are so smooth and taste delicious.

M - Great carbonation on a medium body makes for a great pale ale.

O - A very smooth well balanced beer. Sure I like the Lagunitas yeast strand so I may be partial, but still great. Nice and hoppy but not bitter. Has a sweetness to it.

RuckusDu, May 30, 2012
Photo of tclipse
4/5  rDev -5%

tclipse, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of NODAK
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma started off pretty heavy on grapefruit hops, but settled down into a sweet fruitiness that was very, very nice.

Starts off with a hoppy snap with an abundance of citric, grapefruit hoppiness with some definite floral notes. Very crisp upfront. However, in the body, this intermingles with a nice, sweet fruitiness that really helps counteract the bitterness quite well. It's even on par with the hops I'd say for a brief moment. Not bad. Finishes with a rather resinous bitterness that would rival many IPA's (but certainly not the top tier ones). Interesting thing is, I think this beer has more bitterness than Lagunitas' own IPA does.

I love it! Awesome beer. The bitterness of many IPA's with a nice, sweet fruitiness underneath that provides excellent balance. A great ale.

NODAK, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of HopsHopenstein
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

HopsHopenstein, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of amishbooze
4/5  rDev -5%

amishbooze, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of Booner818
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Booner818, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of rxthree
4/5  rDev -5%

rxthree, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of RDW
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

RDW, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Donkster46, Sep 01, 2014
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 7,123 ratings.