A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
Lagunitas Brewing Company

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
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From:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #120
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,882
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 10%
Reviews:
1,843
Ratings:
7,717
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 30, 2022
Added:
May 15, 2009
Wants:
  540
Gots:
  3,289
SCORE
93
Outstanding
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
Notes: 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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Rated: 4.43 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Oct 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.14 by jakecattleco from California

Oct 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.93 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Oct 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Mikeking99 from Florida

Sep 24, 2022
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Reviewed by German-Helles from Wisconsin

3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This is a 120z. can given an aggressive pour into the 20oz. weizen glass. The ale has an orange tint with a thick three finger head. It has settled a little leaving some thick lacing behind. The carbonation is plentiful, offering a pleasant show in this beer.
The aroma is a tart citrus, noticeable instantly upon opening the can. There is a subtle wheat fragrance also.
The taste offers tart citrus with a navel sweetness. The finish is crisp, somewhat bitter, with plenty of sweetness also.
There is something rather smooth feeling here, but the hops hide that a little with the bitterness.
This is a refreshing, complex ale, true to Lagunitas review. For me it was very enjoyable to sample this IPA.
Sep 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.37 by devon2700 from Wisconsin

Sep 03, 2022
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Reviewed by craftbeersafari from Arizona

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle from American Vape & Craft Beer PHX , temp 50 degrees F, ABV 7.5%, IBU 64, nonic glass
Appearance-Clear, deep gold, 2 finger head with good lacing
Aroma-Citrus, floral and biscuit aromas
Flavor-Orange, spice, floral hops, bitter with slight tangy sweetness on finish
Mouthfeel-Light-med. Body and carbonation
Overall-IPA with a little orange spice. Nicely balanced easy drinking especially for such a high ABV.

See the rest of my running tasting list here: https://craftbeersafari.com/beer-styles-list/
Sep 03, 2022
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Reviewed by DarkSideOfTheMoon from Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I had this one a long while back but finally trying again after experiencing a great (too?) many IPAs..

Very clear gold with a thin head... very subdued carbonation. Subdued aroma too but get some pine, grapefruit, banana?

I sipped with some hesitation because i remember this one biting me many years before (and i have a mildly difficult time with wheat beers). There is the undeniable "Lagunitas backbone" that i detect in all of their beers -- not sure if it's the malt, the water, or what. But it is interesting - the wheat beer side definitely melds well with the IPA side and makes this quite drinkable. I just find it rather unremarkable. Good beer - but it's a one and done for me and I won't go out of my way to find it.
Aug 29, 2022
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Reviewed by TLWalsh from New York

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Been wanting to try this one for a long time, finally broke down and bought some. Poured from can into pint glass a bright gold tone with medium white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is so so, medium citrus note. Taste is balanced with a toasted wheat sense. Feels very smooth with a nice weight in the mouth. Finishes nice and dry. I appreciate most brews from Lagunitas, and I agree that this is some of their best.
Aug 27, 2022
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Rated by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

2.42/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
Not my kind of beer.
I guess it's ok for the style?
Aug 17, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I think Lagunitas describes it best: 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.
Aug 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by Connor56

Aug 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.39 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Aug 10, 2022
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
It’s one of the better Lagunitas IPAs, which isn’t saying Mitch.
Aug 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.22 by NorCalYeti from California

Aug 06, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured a golden honey looking color with a white head. The smell was of tropical fruits and hops. The taste was pretty smooth with a hint of lemon and/or lime. A very good tasting beer that I've been happy to finally get.
Jul 31, 2022
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Reviewed by mbostenbeer from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L: A deep golden yellow with 1/2 inch white lace.
S: Hint of citrus
T: Well rounded and subtle and lets the bitter handle the underlying the experience.
F: think with a nice bite at the end.
O: smooth and full flavored is the backbone that matters.
Jul 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.45 by Beecham from California

Jul 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by fflopps from Iowa

Jul 23, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4.7 by WaterOperator from Louisiana

Jul 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Bitburger from Vermont

Jul 06, 2022
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Reviewed by cwm51662 from Indiana

3.56/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I'm not a hoppy guy, but this I can actually drink on occasion. Piney but not as obnoxious (to me) as most, and with a bit of grapefruit flavor, it takes two things I don't like and seemingly cancels them out.Thicker than you expect, and oddly refreshing.
Jul 06, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4.25 by MouldyCrow from Pennsylvania

Jun 25, 2022
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Reviewed by AHankHillJPEG from Tennessee

3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Tastes somewhere between a hazy IPA and a west coast IPA. Like the sweetness of the wheat but I feel like it's missing something. Ended up feeling torn on this one and ended up feeling a bit indifferent. Probably need to go through another six pack to form strong opinion. Would recommend if you like hazy's but want something more bitter than your traditional sweeter hazy.
Jun 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by MartyB8 from Indiana

Jun 15, 2022
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Reviewed by frankdank from North Dakota

4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours slightly cloudy with one-inch head. Smell oranges, biscuit. Taste is the same; the beer is a bit sweet but satisfying. At $9.99 a six-pack it is great value for a good beer.
Jun 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Ricochet from Ohio

4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: A bit darker yellow but all the fizz and bubbles of an average beer. Little head and lace. A bit cloudy.
S: Orange and Grapefruit. Not strong.
M: Chewy and thick with quite a bit of bitter at the side and remainder.
T: Out of the park? If this is a "wheat based" IPA, I'm now a fan? I was impressed by how much balance yet how bitter this was. The primary fruitiness flavor doesn't have the "Juicy Fruit" of lots of the other similar beers. Like the scent, it is well rounded and subtle and lets the bitter handle the overall experience.
O: It's a great IPA that maybe might be too bitter for some, yet, smooth and full flavored is the backbone that matters.
May 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.84 by JHeard79 from North Carolina

May 17, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bottled 1/19/22; drank 5/11/22 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange/yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice eggshell head; strong, frothy lace.

Grapefruit & baking soda notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Grapefruit & baking soda flavors.

Tangy & borderline abrasive; not for me, fam.
May 12, 2022
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Reviewed by shadowmind from Venezuela

4.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Nice golden color with a nice white head.

Nice smell, a mix of pines, hops. Taste is very rich, according to the smell pines, hops, citrics.

A nice rounded beer, will have more of it. Recomended
May 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by cold_beer

May 07, 2022
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Rated by ivanbrew

5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Nice beer with a Golden color, aroma of exotic hops and woody tobacco finish on the palette. It’s a good beer cheers!
May 01, 2022
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
4/2022 offered by Bob St. Jean @ State PEO meeting @ Stonewall Jackson
Apr 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.98 by not2quick from Missouri

Apr 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.65 by DCizzle24

Apr 06, 2022
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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