Little Sumpin' Hazy
Lagunitas Brewing Company

Little Sumpin' HazyLittle Sumpin' Hazy
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,155
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #10,144
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 7.83%
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
256
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Lagunitas Brewing Company
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  5
Gots
  34
SCORE
89
Very Good
Little Sumpin' HazyLittle Sumpin' Hazy
Notes: We're going au naturel for the summer with the classic wheatley-esque-ish-ness brew you know and love. With a special dry-hopping of Cashmere, Citra & Mosaic on a bed of Centennial and Chinook. Juicy, catty, and leaves you with a hop scratch that you can't help but tickle with another taste. Does that clear things up?

Sure, it's fun to throw one of those glossy layers over things... like that Juno Plasta Mandalorian Grain filter. You know, the one that whitens your teeth, lifts your cheekbones, and only shows your good side. And who doesn't love to sit back and geek out on all the tweakage. Like when ya dial up the Clarity, push the Digital Saturation to 11%, and pull back the Fromage Filter by 2x. Then go max out the Attractivo Settings, select a new vacay background and tag your favorite Dogfluencer for those little spikes of serotonin. But sometimes it's nice to let it all be the way it really is. Raw. Unfiltered. Au naturel.

30 IBU
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.74/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Little Sumpin' Hazy has a medium, off-white head, a mostly clear, orange gold appearance, with lots of bubbles and moderate glass lacing. The aroma is of hop oils and white bread. The taste is the same, with tropical fruit and fairly mild bitterness. Little Sumpin' Hazy has a high-medium body and a medium-dry finish.

RJT

Jul 28, 2020
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dapatriot1 from New York

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

not bad..decent brew. slight;y hazy, golden color with a decent head. the beer has a Smell of tropical fruits, citrus. Taste is pineapple, grapefruits, peaches, fairly bitter for a IPA. i like regular sumpkin much better, but this is a solid beer!

Jul 28, 2020
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 6-pack bottles $8.99 Target
Smell of citrus,
Clear golden color. Thought it would be hazy
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Taste of juicy citrus, some bitterness finish, hides alcohol well
Overall a great beer. Name is misleading as it isn't hazy, but flavors is as expected.

Jul 27, 2020
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timon from California

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not bad, pretty nice. Good hazy look with lacing in the glass. Floral/fruity/orange smell that is light but nice. Taste follows smell but mouthfeel is not that good. Pretty thin and cold. Overall, pretty nice beer. Drinks well for 7.2.

Jul 15, 2020
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elNopalero from California

4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap (back when that was still a thing). Pours slightly hazy, but not murky or opaque. I get a lot of peace, guava, and citrus in the nose. Pineapple and peach on the palate, with a hint of grapefruit.

Jul 03, 2020
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a slight;y hazy, golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, citrus. Taste is pineapple, grapefruits, peaches, fairly bitter for a N.E. IPA. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Jul 02, 2020
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Mdez from Virginia

3.26/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tried one of these yesterday and I hope it was a mistake. There was no great taste, no haze at all and nothing to recommend it at all. My daughter and I are going to use the remaining 5 with a dogfish randallizer to see if coconut, coffee, pineapple, grapefruit or even raisins will make these more drinkable

Jun 21, 2020
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single, 12 ounce can copped from Crown Liquors in Vauxhall. Pours a hazy, golden hue with moderate frothing. Moderate aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Nothing to write home about.

Jun 16, 2020
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H-TownMcBuck from Texas

3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I am a fan of Lagunitas and Little Sumpin. Not so much their attempt at converting it to NEIPA style. Poured from a bottle into pint glass. Decent head and nice pacing. Look was golden, murky instead of hazy. Lots of floaters. Smell was bit yeasty followed by melons and citrus. Taste was quite good - nice hop profile, yeast did come out, crisp and good bitter balance considering the style. I am going to stay with their excellent Little Sumpin.

Jun 10, 2020
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Wasatch from Colorado

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

12 oz. Bottle

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice clean/clear golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, pineapple, mango), slight pine. The taste is pretty nice hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, mango, pineapple), nice pine. Medium body, ABV hidden very nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew. Would never know it is 7% ABV.

Jun 08, 2020
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Csmit23 from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks a dark hazy orange almost amber
S - I cant smell anything, deviated septum
Tastes great on a sunny summer day.
Feels lite but with a punch of flavor.
Be careful, goes down easy, But not a session.

Jun 04, 2020
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izraelc from New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours pale yellow. Could be hazier. Tastes a little weak. Slight malt character. Light bitterness in the end. Good but lacking that defining characteristic.

May 17, 2020
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Rschis16 from Maryland

4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just a little hazy, beautiful gold color with a stark white head. Not as crazy hazy as some of this trend has seen, just naturally hazy. Citrus is big on the nose, very inviting. Almost creamy mouthfeel at first, but a medium-high carbonation moves it across the palate quickly. Touch of bitterness lingers in the back pleasantly. Touch of the cat pee up front in the flavor, also in the nose as it warms a little. The balance is right on, malt bill definitely holds up to the citrusy hops and adds a necessary heaviness to the balance and overall experience. Very drinkable despite that, I will drink more!

May 12, 2020
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I got a 6pck of this beer from my local meijer store. It poured a slightly hazy golden with thin white head that left some lace. The scent had ripe citrus notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical fruit presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

May 11, 2020
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just1cho from California

3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

*Poured into a Teku glass from a 12oz bottle at 50F*

I felt that this beer was good, but the look of this beer was kinda unappealing to my personal tastes.

Poured a hazy pale orange. Had an impressive 2 finger thick head with a medium amount of retention. It also had a large amount of large yeast and protein floaties. I usually don't mind unfiltered beers, but the floaties in this beer were large chunks and was just too much for me..

On the nose, there was a massive tropical hop aroma upfront. Definitely picked up notes of pineapple, apricots, mandarin oranges, and grapefruit. After the hops, I was able to pick up a mild banana character to it, but I was also able to smell a certain unpleasant sharp metallic aroma.

The taste more or less followed the nose in the beginning of the sip--the flavor of the aforementioned tropical fruits was pretty satisfying. Towards the middle, I was able to pick up more on its malt characteristics giving me mildly sweet flavors of caramel and malted wheat. The finish left me with the taste of the malt and a slightly bitter grapefruit aftertaste. The tastes of the hops and the malts made for an overall balanced experience when it comes to the taste.

The beer was medium bodied with medium amount of carbonation. While there was a citrus and malt aftertaste, this didn't linger very long at all.

May 09, 2020
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Captain69 from Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours hazy with nice head - don't last =this is a nice change from their regular little sumpin'/ great beer good hop flavor - their first little sumpin' is still the best

May 05, 2020
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entheos from California

3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

It’s very good. It starts with a big bite and relaxes the palate. It really is good as it soothes the throat and fills the stomach. Very surprised by this breathy beer!

May 03, 2020
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BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours a translucent (wasn't this supposed to be hazy?) golden yellow with a two finger, frothy white head of suds. Doesn't look unfiltered.

Aroma: Sweet peaches and pineapple. Some slightly tart, yeasty wheat. Mild hoppy garlic/pine needle. Caramel and honey in the background as well as a soft biscuityness.

Taste: Juicy and savory. Nectarines and pineapple jam flavors upfront amidst hints of soft pine sap. Flavors transition into floral and dry sensations of apricot skins and peach. Somewhat creamy, with yeasty notes of banana bread balanced against undertones of spicy white pepper with a soapy/floral bitterness. Moderately tart on the finish, with a little nip of acidic grapefruit and orange juice.

Feel: Medium body. Moderately carbonated. 7.2% abv is in line with the flavor profile.

Overall: One of the better offerings I've had from Lagunitas' limited releases. This one is very sweet and fruity with big notes of citrus and tropical fruit that's balanced out by a dryness from the yeast and gentle bitterness of the hops.

Apr 29, 2020
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy; medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: orange, pineapple, and lemon;

T: dank orange, pineapple, and lemon up front; the dankness fades at the middle; the finish is all fruit; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: the dankness added some complexity to this;

Apr 15, 2020
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed orange-yellow color with a huge head of fluffy white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a good sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a bready and doughy smell mixed with some aromas of a fruit smell of lemon and a little bit of orange. Along with these smells comes a little bit of a grapefruit and pine smell as well as a touch of caramel.
Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat drier, but still rather bready flavor that is mixed with some light sweetness of a orange and some very light tropics. Along with these tastes comes a decent hit of grapefruit hops well as some flavors of a grassy nature. As the taste advances the grapefruit and the bready fade a bit all while some pine and a bit more orange sweetness joins the taste. A touch of graininess joins at the end and leaves one with a dry, slightly sweet, and slightly dank and citrus taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the lightly thinner side for a hazy NEIPA with a carbonation level that is normal. For the mix of citrus, moderate sweetness and dank, the feel is actually very well done and makes for a nice easy drinker.
Overall – A rather tasty hazy IPA with a more crisp and easy drinking feel in light of its style. Quite nice!!

Apr 10, 2020
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Bluecrow from New York

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-cloudy yellow bottle pour with suspended yeast floaties and a 3 cm foam cap. The aroma is lightly lemon. The flavor is pineapple, a cracker-like malt and a citrus finish. The mouthfeel is smooth (wheat/oats?). This isn’t going to be a favorite but it is tasty.

Mar 18, 2020
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Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a semi hazy lighter golden color. 1 finger white head. Retention is decent. Some lacing on the glass.
The nose is a very full citrus aroma. Lots of pineapple to my nose, and a semi sweet pineapple aroma.
Taste - More grapefruit on the taste. It is, however sweet. It's not citrusy, if that makes any sense.
The body is crisp. Decent bodied.
Itnteresting beer, and I think I like it.

Feb 01, 2020
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tekstr1der from New Hampshire

3.49/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure if it's just old (I hope) but as-is this is nothing like I was hoping for, as I absolutely love Sumpin' Sumpin' (and Extra). Looks are its best attribute - pouring a hazy golden with a thick white cap that persists well and laces nicely. Aromas are off-putting - earthy, musty, some citrus pith. Flavors follow, unfortunately, to the tee. Strangely sweet cloying finish really seals the deal as one of the worst I've had from Lags.

Jan 25, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz stubby, no date, Batch 19 pint glass, here we go

Pours a half transparent-half hazy blonde with a creamy cap of one finger, leaving some sparse yet still webby lacing on the sides.

Aroma detectors include passion fruit, pineapple, not-quite-ripe citrus, soap, and hints of lemongrass.

Flavor comes together nicely in a complete fashion but not what I was expecting. There's some lemon rind and passion fruit starting it out, with hints of berry and basil, some toothpaste, and some lemon grass. Finishing flavors of grapefruit rind, pineapple rind, and grass.

Feel is crisp and hard like a west coast IPA, has that wall-of-hops thing, with a good dose of carbonation and some herbal dryness. Minimal to moderate warming alcohol.

Overall, not a bad beer, but definitely not a hazy substitute. My search continues, although Hazy Little Thing is still #1 for a placeholder when the real juice isn't around.

Jan 02, 2020
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Abraxos77 from California

3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice,not too hoppy,Lagunitas,offering. Pored in a brandy snifter and was delightfully surprised by the decent head and lacing...A goo one to take to the beach and just forget all those downsream worries. If it is an I.P.A. it a very balanced one and I would prolly buy another case,just to enjoy the alcohol delivery.which is quite high and the wheatbread flavor.. Thanks,Lagunitas,ya done yerself right proud with this one.

Dec 17, 2019
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