Sumpin’ Easy
Lagunitas Brewing Company

Sumpin’ EasySumpin’ Easy
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #859
Ranked #21,613
3.85 | pDev: 7.79%
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
Very Good
Sumpin’ EasySumpin’ Easy
Notes: A healthy dose of 2-row malted barley, a bit of wheaty-esque-ish-ness and loads of Ekuanot hops to create a super smooth and velvety ale with a fruit and resin-y- finish like biting into a freshly pickled peach. Easy!
Reviews: 113 | Ratings: 375 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of mycousinvinny
mycousinvinny from New York

4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours a nice light golden color with a nice head
The smell is citric - grapefruit and orange - with floral notes mixing in.
taste of citric orange and mild bitterness

Dec 28, 2020
Photo of mactrail
mactrail from Washington

3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a clear amber with adequate foam in the Saxo tulip. This is definitely an unusual flavor and aroma. Smells of canteloupe and damp earth with pencil shavings in the nose. More aromas and tastes of dark fruit, cedar, and a hint of green apricot, with that interesting musty tang.

Rather bitter aftertaste and a lingering astringent bite on the tongue. This is kind of interesting but it seems to tire the palate for some reason. From the 12 oz can purchased at Trader Joes. Julian Date 239 which puts it canned in late August 2020.

Oct 12, 2020
Photo of dano213
dano213 from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

19.2oz can purchased from the fridge as a single for $1.99. Canned on Julian Date 143 (5/22/20), so this is slightly over 3 1/2 months old.

Look: Deep golden color, perfect clarity. Fizzy little bubbles rising up. Nice one-finger head upon pour, but reduced to a thin film now with some nice lacing.

Smell: Very pleasant aromas - peachy, floral, and slightly dank and piney. Some other subtle tropical fruit notes, but nothing that is easily discerned. I get a faint coconut aroma on the back end.

Taste: Very well balanced and refreshing. This is so easy to drink, which is great because it's a tall-boy can. Flavors follow the nose up front with nice fruitiness and sweetness, then there is a lingering resinous and pithy bitterness on the back end that leaves a dry finish. Makes you want to quench your thirst with another gulp.

Feel: Medium bodied.

Overall: This is a very solid offering. If you like pale ales that have a decent amount of bittering, you'll like this. You could call it a "west coast pale ale." I could see how a lot of the new school folks would not enjoy this due to the bitter finish. Also impressive that this beer tastes quite fresh at 3 1/2+ months old.

Sep 10, 2020
Photo of dapatriot1
dapatriot1 from New York

4.88/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

saw this one in the supermarket and had to try it Lagunitas has become a favorite
once i tried it i realized Lagunitas hit another one out of the park
this one pours a nice light golden color with a nice head
The smell is citric - grapefruit and orange - with floral notes mixing in.
taste of citric orange and mild bitterness
this was perfect for the summer

Aug 08, 2020
Photo of beerthulhu
beerthulhu from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Beautiful tall and creamy froth head is white and two inches plus. A pale weathered orange has a sharp and neat clarity while having an abundance of evenly spaced macro-bubbles. Sticky cobweb lace patterns adore the vessel while a lasting head retention covers the top.

S: Peaches and sugary citrus fruit on the nose. Lemonade with hints of lime and apricot, are wet and juicy. Some apple juice has a fresh wet scent that was very smooth. A finale of some pineapple juice.

T: Prickly citrus and pineapple fruit on the opening sip. Juicy citrus and pine resin hops are feathery and lightly dry. Grapefruit with some orange peel bitterness balances on a finish that has some dry grainy feel.

M: Nice fullness, thick and soft, lightly dry and flowery hop texture touches the tongue with a powdery after feel. Some alcohol laced hop flowers, sweet and juicy.

O: Sumpin good. Once again Lagunitas makes an easy to drink hoppy refreshing summer drink that shows their mastery of balance. Nice grainy base, hoppy twang, flowery pine with a lot of intricate fine moving parts within making for a solid outstanding drinking experience. Good rate of drinkability, enjoyable, that will make you keep coming back for more.

Jun 26, 2020
Photo of Thankin_Hank
Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look is lightish, semi clear yellow, big foamy head with some lacing. Smell is light "Little Sumpin' Sumpin'" and good. Taste is Little Sumpin" Sumpin' Light. Mouthfeel is thin but has the hint of bitterness on the tongue to let you know this ain't your Daddy's Light Beer. Overall a very pleasant and drinkable beer. Lagunita's doesn't date cans. 19.2 ouncer into a wheat beer glass.

Jun 15, 2020
Photo of izraelc
izraelc from New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours light gold. This is not something easy. Bitter and sweet all at once. Goes down slow. Apparently it's been in the fridge for awhile. Not the usual quality from Lagunitas.

May 24, 2020
Photo of Mister_Faucher
Mister_Faucher from Washington

4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

19oz can poured in to a nonic glass, no can dating.

Look- Clear golden amber color. Large rocky bright white head with great retention, solid lacing. Ample carbonation streams visible.

Smell- Big hits of tropical fruit (pineapple, papaya and mango), citrus (orange, grapefruit and lemon), light peach, caramel malt, pine and spicy/grassy hop notes.

Taste- Similar to the aroma. Tropical fruit, citrus, peach, pine presents itself more than in the aroma, sweet malts with a moderate lingering hoppy bitter finish. Pretty well balanced.

Feel- Medium bodied and pretty crisp. Medium carbonation on the tongue.

O- A nice easy drinking PA. Really affordable too, worth checking out.

Mar 30, 2020
Photo of Mark-Leggett
Mark-Leggett from Missouri

4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can. Straw in color with a white head and good lacing. Smells of grain, hops and pine. Pine and biscuit in the flavor with a slight citrus hint to it. Solid Pale.

Mar 09, 2020
Photo of graysonslamsbrews
graysonslamsbrews from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.
Look: Other reviews on here claim that this beer is slightly hazy, but my can was pretty clear. Pours a light, golden straw color with a loose, bubbly head that dissipates into a ring on the glass. Looks heavily carbonated with an almost soda-like effervescence. Doesn't lace on the glass.
Smell: Hop dominated, but has a baked bread, malty aroma to kick. Bright and fruity.
Taste: Tangerine, citrusy taste combines with carbonation to provide a bright first impression. The longer you let it sit in your mouth, the sweet bread malt profile emerges more- like a dinner roll. The finish is moderately bitter and with pronounced wheat grains.
Feel: Lighter body with heavier carbonation. As far as how "easy" it is, its name is appropriate.
It's flavorful and unique, but would benefit from a heavier body to enrich the beer. It's an excellent choice for the summer, and a unique example of the style. Would definitely get on tap. Lagunitas makes good beer, man.

Feb 24, 2020
Photo of gothamcity

4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour: 1 pint 3.2 oz can poured into a wine glass shortly after an Indian dinner (lots of chapatis, and cauliflower curry).
Head: Beautiful 1 inch head with even bubbles that dissipate in three minutes leaving beautiful thick lacing behind. Thin white rim remained.
Color: Clear, amber.
Aroma: Jack fruit, mangoes, peaches, hops.
Taste: Starts off with sweet jack fruit, and a very mild fennel like taste for the first few seconds followed by a mild bitter taste of hops that lingers at the back of the tongue. Light and very refreshing.
Carbonation: Medium and does not mask the fruity sweet taste in the beginning.
Would drink again? Yes

Feb 19, 2020
Photo of ScaryEd
ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 19.2 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a lightly hazy golden straw color with 2 fingers of bubbly white head. The head leaves some sticky cobwebs of lace before settling into a thin ring.

The aroma brings a lot of roasted biscuits and honey, with notes of tangerines, orange rind, and grapefruit. There's some faint peach and spices on the back end. Very floral throughout.

The flavor starts off with the sweet, biscuit malt character. Then comes a wave of citrus, namely tangerines. There's some sweeter notes of peaches and melons before a grassy, bitter finish.

The body is light but well carbonated. Effervescent, crisp, and highly refreshing.

Overall, this is a great pale ale that is full of hoppy goodness whilst being restrained and well-balanced. Could easily bang out 5 of these in one sitting.

Nov 24, 2019
Photo of NeroFiddled
NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lagunitas Brewing Co. "Sumpin' Easy"
19.2 fl. oz. can, coded "150 9 2 3868 0839" whatever that means
$2.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Lightly hazy golden body beneath a full head of white foam. Very good head retention and lacing.
Smell: Mainly hoppy with some hop resins, herbs, tropical fruit, citrus, and a bit of spiciness over a basic golden malt base that's grainy and just mildly sweetish.
Taste: As the aroma suggests it will be with a fuller malt, and stronger hops notes (apple, melon, orange, lime, papaya, berry, cedar, eucalyptus, sage, earthiness). A firm bitterness backs it and it finishes dry and bitter with the more woody and herbal hop notes lingering.
Feel: Medium to medium-light in body and crisp with a standard carbonation.
Overall: Really quite a nice American pale ale that has a character all its own.
Review #6,746

Oct 12, 2019
Photo of jwc215
jwc215 from Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can:

Pours pale yellow with a thin, lasting, foamy head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is citric - grapefruit and orange - with floral notes mixing in.

The taste is of citric bitterness (grapefruit, lemon, orange), with enough malt to keep it together and smooth. Assertive bitterness with a slight alcohol bite in the finish. Refreshing.

A hop-forward, yet balanced with a refreshing fruity bitterness and malt smoothness, APA. Easy to drink and enjoyable!

Sep 06, 2019
Photo of daliandragon
daliandragon from Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My family and I were on vacation in Monterey and got a twelver of this for drinking beer at the hotel room and anihilated it pretty quick. It had a definite fruitiness to it but was extremely quaffable and tasty without being overwhelmed by sugars or smells. Another strong option from this brewer.

Aug 17, 2019
Photo of metter98
metter98 from New York

3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Bronx Drafthouse, Bronx, NY

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a finger high frothy white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat are present in the nose.
T: The tase follows the smell and has flavors of wheat along with hints of orange and lemon citrus.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a slight amount of chewiness.
O: This beer is easy to drink and make for a nice summer selection.

Serving type: on-tap

Aug 14, 2019
Photo of Gajo74
Gajo74 from New York

4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear yellow color with visible gentle carbonation. A big frothy white head retains well.
The nose displays a nice balance of malt and fruity/citrusy hops. Malt aromas feature touches of caramel, honey and biscuit. These are complimented by grassy hops, overripe tangerine, pear, peach, nectarine and light tropical fruit.
The taste opens with a clean and dry cracker and biscuity malt base with a bold hops bitterness. The hops flavors are grassy and with bright citrus flavors; grapefruit rind and light lemon. bitter finish. There are also notes of dry peach and nectarine.
Light drinking but with a solid body, smoothly crisp and easy going carbonation. The finish is bitter, dry and with notes of grassy spice and citrusy zest.
I don’t know how I never got to this one. Bought in a 19oz can format, it was refreshing and easy to crush. I promptly went out and got another one.

Jul 22, 2019
Photo of Nass
Nass from Florida

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

There is NO canned on date although I do like the can artwork, great use of color. I agree with the aroma smelling like tropical citrus. The taste is juicy melons, faint tropical citrus, & some grapefruit on the backend but it's not being abrasive. Cheers! B

Jul 07, 2019
Photo of mschenk
mschenk from Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

19.2 oz can poured into a tulip glass. Color is a clear yellow, not too dark. Has a nice head that lasts for a while but very little lacing. Smell is citrus without too much hoppiness. Taste is slightly bitter with citrus notes. Hops do not shine through on this one. Mouthfeel is moderate. Overall enjoyable but this brewery has better options.

Jul 04, 2019
Photo of Lucular
Lucular from Maryland

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6 oz pour as part of a flight at Carrol's Creek in Annapolis. Color is a very pale yellow. Aroma and taste are juicy citrus, papaya, peach, and melon with a low level of bitterness and just enough malt/wheat backbone to keep it from becoming watery. A refreshing pale ale for summer.

Jul 02, 2019
Photo of arizcards
arizcards from Arizona

3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a stovepipe single from Sprouts on 6-30-19 for $1.69. Canned on 2-6-19, hopefully refrigerated at Sprouts for the duration.

Beer poured a golden orange with a nice white head that has some hang time.

Nose has hints peaches and oranges.

Taste is a light pale malt base with a heavy duty peach pit and orange rind bittering. Bitterness is 8/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and pretty refreshing.

Overall a bitter little pill that is lacking some balance. If you like bitters this is the beer for you.

Jul 01, 2019
Photo of ZenAgnostic
ZenAgnostic from Texas

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

24oz can poured into Duvel tulip. No apparent date on can, just some cryptic numbers printed on bottom. Picked this up at the grocery store for $4. The most expensive 24oz I've seen there ever. Hope it lives up to its price tag.

Appearance - Pours a very large dull white head that strongly keeps its shape and has amazing retention and absolutely massive sudsy tufts in lieu of traditional lacing. Moderately hazy gold body with almost an extremely faint greenish tint. 4.25

Smell - Pineapple, fresh grass and orange. 4.25

Taste - Bitter, wet grass up front, in the middle and well into the aftertaste. If you want that grassy hop bitterness, you get it here. 4

Mouthfeel - Has a short crisp effervescent bite up front that quickly morphs into a smooth ride straight into a mostly clean if bitter finish. Easy just like the name says. Medium bodied. 4.25

Overall - No off characters. Perfectly enjoyable, even sessionable APA. 4.25

Jun 20, 2019
Photo of Buckeye55
Buckeye55 from North Carolina

3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden pour with moderate head.
A malty hoppy aroma that transfers to the taste, with malts forward. Light coating mouthfeel with hop coming forward on the back end. Smooth going down with some hop tones hanging on.

May 31, 2019
Photo of digboy
digboy from New Hampshire

3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy yellow gold with a one finger white head. Aroma is wheat malt with a hint of some sweet hops. Flavor is similar with a sharp wheat malt flavor up front. Hops are mostly lost but a bit of lemon and grapefruit come through. Feel is fairly crisp and light to moderately bitter. Not my favorite really. Has abundant flavor, just not what I want.

May 06, 2019
Photo of Riff
Riff from Virginia

4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, yellow color with a fluffy, white, head. Smell is wheat, malt, and tropical fruit. Taste follows, notes of tropical fruit, peach, malt, hint of wheat. Lighter body, crisp. Quite nice, easy to drink, good flavor.

Feb 22, 2019
Sumpin’ Easy from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 375 ratings