A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
8,864
Reviews:
1,667
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
490
Gots:
2,913
For Trade:
5
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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright gold with amber glints and tons of streams of fine carbonation. The frothy 2 finger head lasts for the whole glass and drapes it in foam. Delicate orange, lemon, floral notes in the nose. The taste is hoppy with a distinct orange character. Grapefruit and some aspirin in the back. A bit of tart, clean wheat maltiness provides some balance. The mouthfeel is light bodied with smooth moderate carbonation. The finish is moderately bitter and abundantly fruity.

This is a fantastic American Pale Wheat. Super hoppy and boozy for the style, but complex and delicious. A classic and a must try.

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Photo of Rukeli76
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tKrave
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This little American pale ale has a standard profile, and I like it. Hop forward, citrusy, piney, with a nice bite of a grapefruit rind, A medium body, and deceptively drinkable despite the 7.5% alcohol when in fact it has more alcohol than most single IPAs. I was basically crushing it before I looked at the label. There is nothing unique here but it is incredibly well crafted.

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Photo of mwvman
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Giangio
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Aaashhh
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance had a clear orange colored body and gave a one finger foamy white head, had a very nice, almost perfect spider web lacing appears. No carbonation was seen rising. The smell had the citrus and pine up front with some light malts in the background. The taste had a bit more pine in front than the rest of the flavors. The palate sits about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue, standard. Overall, wow, I actually did not think this beer was going to be this good.

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3.38/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice white lacing head with a clear golden minimum weight body . Floral minimum bitter hop "likely cascade" with a under layers of citrus, grapefruit and peach. Dry and short finish, the bitterness doesn't linger. For the 7.5% weight it is fairly easy drinking and very crushable "Likely the wheat grain used". Well made and I like it close to room temp. Little Sumpin' is another generic IPA and nobody is missing anything if it's skipped. But if you like IPA's it's recommenced.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OneTuffPony
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tapmein
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden hue with a thin head. Smells of citrus, and floral notes. Taste is on the tip of the tongue floral, nice malt bready citrus finish.

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Photo of stlfatguy
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can't believe I never rated this one. Pale golden color with bright white head that lasts and lacing clinging the length of the glass. Awesome smell, caramel and some citrus. Taste follows. first with the caramel Biscuit. Feel later is Orange almost grapefruit with light bite.

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Photo of ALHOPLOVER
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My first Lagunitas.
L: Nice pour from bottle. Creamy white head. Foamy lacing.
S: Light floral aroma, nice.
T: Balanced but somewhat bold and unique. Lightly fruity, hoppy, earthy and malty.
O: Really good. Unique flavor.

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Photo of GulDukat88
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Simon212
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bplabernie
3.66/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevinlater
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wiescins
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNPIII127
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eammon1920
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
3.54/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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