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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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with 50% wheat malt and all the "C" hops.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,145
Reviews:
1,718
Ratings:
9,115
pDev:
10%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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511
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Photo of northwestdr
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a great beer which defies categorization. Beeradvocate has it listed as an "American Pale Wheat Ale," whatever that is, but I'd say it's closest to an IPA.

I poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It's a clear, pale, golden color, with moderate carbonation (perhaps a little more than average) and a thin but long-lasting head. It's hoppy but not particularly bitter, and there's no annoying bitter aftertaste. The wheat content gives it a smooth malt flavor. Crisp, slightly piney. Given its smooth, refined taste, the relatively high ABV is surprising. Overall, a pleasant, clean-tasting, IPA-like brew.

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Photo of SirGunther
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rtpriestap
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled 6/7/18 (40 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 7.5% ABV 64 IBU. The beer pours bright golden amber in color with abundant sticky nearly white head. The aroma is mild with pine, light caramel and tangerine intermingled. The taste is piney and citrusy with a little semisweet caramel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. The finish is nicely bitter with a resinous note, but the wheat keeps everything a little soft and less dry. Overall, very good. Really enjoy this one fresh.

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Photo of Spaten454
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johnnyrafer
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer is a clear golden yellow with a nice head and little carbonation. Off the nose i get some citrus and lots of pine hop like aromas. The beer starts very hop forward with that IPA like flavor but the wheat and some sweetness come through at the end. The beer is a little boozy and feel a little thicker for the style.

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Photo of PMakowski
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lagunitas makes great beers but they don't put the date on the bottle which is frustrating, there is a code for it. The one I am drinking was bottled about two months ago.
Pours a slightly darker than straw color with only moderate carbonation. Decent head of foam. Smells fresh with fairly typical IPA flavors of fruit and pine. Can also smell the wheat malt, it smells really good.
The taste is initially strong hop but it quickly fades to a rich malt on the palate. Tastes of grapefruit, peach, and orange. Finishes crisp and refreshing as expected. Extremely easy to drink for a 7.5%. For those wondering how this compares to Lagunitas IPA, the flavors are a little different. Much more rich maltness with this one. I find Sumpin Sumpin to be lighter body than most beers at this ABV. Overall, it's not an absolute hop bomb but it has lots of sharp flavors and freshness.
Overall grade is a very good A-

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Photo of golf_sierra
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Clear light amber.
Lasting foamy head.
Prominent bright citrus aroma.
Light cereal sweetness.
Complex citrus hoppiness that Lagunitas does quite well. Finishes with a bit of lingering bitterness.
Feels a bit thin, and carbonation is a higher than average.
Tasty hoppy ale.

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Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraftConsumer_97
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of classixIII
3.56/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jebadiahfreeman
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goofster
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hallbrauhaus
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of derve
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IBUnbiased
3.43/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden color, pretty clear. A little less than a finger of head with very nice lacing.

S - Malty smell with some hops and pine.

T - Very malty with a little bit of hop taste. Pretty boozy.

F - Boozy aftertaste, but very smooth.

O - Fine beer. A little too boozy for my tastes, but not a bad beer at all. Goes down very easy.

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Photo of Tlock
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrIPA21
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kimlhurst
1.74/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of chiefz1
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Osby5617
4.93/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of matodowd
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of B-rett
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 9,115 ratings