A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
Lagunitas Brewing Company

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #114
Ranked #2,918
4.2 | pDev: 10%
Feb 13, 2024
May 15, 2009
Brewed with 50% wheat malt; Willamette, Santiam, Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, and Columbus hops. This special ale is something fairly new under the sun. It's got a lot of wheat, it's rich with hops, it finishes dry. We've watched with some amusement as the internet beer rating sites argues over how to 'classify' it. We're in the camp with Japhy Ryder when he declares to Ray Smith that "Comparisons are odious!" You ever notice how everything has to be today's version of yesterday's whatever. Well, whatEver. Sometimes we wonder what the world would be like if everything was perceived for what it is, and not what it reminds you of. The sun would rise everyday as if for the first time, you'd wake as if newly born, you'd see your lover next to you anew, the air would smell like flowers, work would be like the first day back in school, a beer would make your eyes roll back in your head in ecstasy... well, maybe not... but you get the idea.....

Way smooth and silky with a nice wheatly-esque-ish-ness. A truly unique style featuring a strong hop finish on a silky body. A hoppy pale wheat ale that is great for IPA fans but so smooth that the hefeweizen fans dig it too.

64 IBU
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Reviewed by natejpsixx from Indiana

3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is a good beer and something I would buy again but it's not a beer I would tell anyone they must try. It's real clean and straight forward. I like how it's not overpowered with citra hops or tons of fruit like a lot of IPA's.
Feb 13, 2024
Rated: 4.13 by NateHarburg from Michigan

Feb 01, 2024
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Reviewed by klarcbarr3 from Michigan

3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
L= A somewhat hazy yellow body, one finger white head which disappears quickly. some lacing remains throughout.
S= Lemony grapefruit piney hops. It's ok
T= Thanks, divine forces of the universe, for allowing a bit of sweetness to temper the lemon grapefruit pinecone sourness.
F= The watery/sticky balance is fine, but it makes my mouth pucker.
O= I tried this brew several years ago in New Jersey, and found it to be amongst the best of IPAs' to that time in my beer tasting lifecycle. I still didn't really LIKE it, and I still hated IPAs. Since moving to Michigan, where you can rarely find a good stout, porter, or pumpkin beer (In the home state of FOUNDERS brewery, DOHHH!) , I have been forced to try some IPAs. I have surprisingly found a few good ones, and no longer hate IPAs. aLittle Sumpin' Sumpin' still reminds me why I hate(d) IPAs, and I would do well to avoid this beer in the future. My rating is overly complimentary at 3.92 because I intrinsically view the glass as half full, not half empty.
Jan 28, 2024
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Reviewed by BillAfromSoCal from California

3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Other than the smooth feel, initially impressive head, and hints of wheat in the taste I find little to recommend this. The head is a solid 2 fingers, white, but comparatively short lived with little lacing. Not much smell at all. Not much distinctive flavor or bitterness, other than the wheat influence.
Dec 15, 2023
Rated: 3.67 by StrangerTides from New York

Dec 06, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 13, 2023
Rated: 4.11 by EyedrLI from New York

Nov 06, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Oct 31, 2023
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Reviewed by Saluki from Florida

4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
From a can into a frozen stemless wine glass.

The first time was a let down, was expecting a little more. But after about 4 six packs over a year, the straight forwardness is appreciated, and this one gets chosen over the others on a regular basis. Enough good taste to cover the abv, and not trying to be edgy, fancy, fruity, fizzy or trendy. Went back again and liked it even better,
Oct 17, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by AndyGG from California

Oct 02, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Sep 29, 2023
Rated: 3.43 by Eddyfunt from Michigan

Sep 18, 2023
Rated: 4.56 by mjurney from Texas

Sep 09, 2023
Rated: 3.98 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio

Aug 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Mugman8 from New York

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Gold hue, not much of a head, some lace. Aroma is dank resin and hops. Taste is bold -- 50% wheat malt, 50% Washington State variety hops. Floral, not fruity with a slight bite, followed by a dry finish. A good one!
Aug 25, 2023
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Mostly clear, slightly hazy copper. White head. Good retention and lacing.

Mango, orange, grapefruit, pine.

Candied mango, papaya, grapefruit, orange zest, brown sugar, and pine.
Aug 02, 2023
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Rated by karlstratos from New Jersey

4.85/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Possibly my very favorite beer of all. I love everything about it, the refreshing taste, the smooth feel, the golden look. Cheers!
Jul 20, 2023
Rated: 4.55 by Tbulling from Nebraska

Jul 16, 2023
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