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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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4.21/5
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8,951 Ratings
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:
#975
Reviews:
1,686
Ratings:
8,951
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
500
Gots:
3,002
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 8,951 |  Reviews: 1,686
Photo of BeerSweeper
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkmarth
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewCampos
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into snifter.

A : golden amber clear color, white head that dissipates pretty quickly, great lacing.

S : Citrus-y hops with a piney smell to it.

T : A mild bitterness that disappears, then not sweet but fruity and flavorful.

M : Medium carbonation. Very little bitterness. Light to medium body goes down easy.

O : Pours great, smells excellent, and tastes even better. One of my favorites.

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Photo of krisandajt
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glad I finally got to try this bad boy...

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, bright copper color with a nice fluffy inch of head that fades kind of quickly leaving behind a good bit of sticky lacing.

Smell: Hoppy, which is not what I expected. Citrus and pine stand out, not at all what I expected for the style. Very similar to an IPA.

Taste: Like the smell, hoppy - citrusy with a bit of pine. A mellow sweetness adds some balance to the brew.

Mouthfeel: Aaaah, refreshing and full bodied. Good carbonation, crisp taste.

Drinkability: Although this isn't what I expected, this is a very tasty brew. I will absolutely pick this one up again next time I see it.

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Photo of KStark
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tuowl74a
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tastybeer
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is golden colored and clear. Nice head at first that fades to nothing but a white ring. Aroma is filled with orange candy, pineapple, floral hops, lightly toasted bread, and various other delightful happy aromas. I am enjoying every fragrant sniff. Taste is full of hoppy goodness, both bitter and flavor, more yummy bread malt, and fresh grains. Mouthfeel has a nice grainy/resiny texture to it, and underneath that its smooth. Good level of carbonation and medium to light body. Very drinkable indeed. Overall I am a fan of this beer.

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Photo of Magpie14
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: a fresh golden and yellow body with shades of orange. And to top it off a pasty white fuzzy cap. A good smearing of lace existed directly across from me, otherwise it was spattered around

S: mostly hops with potent grapefruits, sugary lemons, and faint bubblegum-like whiff with caramel. Roasted notes are in quiet order and nothing to "wheaty or yeasty" comes across. I can also say that I get a whiff of sugar cookie dough
In any event, the smells are...well...tasty!

T: starts with a sharp character that say grapefruits, pineapples, and lemony/orange rinds. The sweetness is mostly caramel and is augmented by the fruity hop flavors. For some reason, I think of soft creamed peaches on a piece of toasted rusk when I drink this beer, ha!
This is an interestingly hopped pale wheat ale, one of the hoppier ones that comes to mind. The finish has that hop pop that keeps things from being too sweet

M: the body is rather light/mild and the flavors are just a bit sticky. This combination is rather nice as I got through the first glass with ease. Upon pouring my second, some pine flavors became evident on the palate

D: another top shelver from Lagunitas as this brewery continues to do good things. Has a good drinkable demeanor

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Photo of koakley
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jalop
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of funkydrumma
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This ale has a whole lotta sumpin goin on. Aroma is fantastic. Flavors of hops and tanginess play together nicely. So much flavors! Lagunitas kills it again.

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Photo of mullenite
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I WANT MORE HEAD!

This beer is a beautiful golden color with only a cap of white head, the lacing on the other hand is fabulous.

This beer smells like flowers, i'm not good enough to pick out flowers but it is very floral (not in the hoppy way).

The taste is very floral, not bitter at all, there is a little bit of biscuit malt in the flavor. This beer with a rose as a garnish.

The mouthfeel is medium body with perfect carbonation.
This beer is surprisingly easy to drink. The flowers are not as bad as the fraoch heather beer which is good thing.

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Photo of CabbageA19
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BWH3
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tonmeister
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle into 16 ounce Goose Island Glass

Appearance: light amber with a medium thick white head.

Smell: Hoppy, citrusy, piney,

Taste: piney, citrusy, citric, breaddy, bitter-sweet. It goes down very smooth and it's very refreshing.

The mouthfeel is medium thick and highly carbonated.

Overall, This is a great hoppy beer. I'm not a big fan of Wheat Ale's but the hop presence in this one doesn't disappoint. It is definitely one of my favorites Wheat Ales.

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Photo of rand
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From bottle to pint glass

A: Pours a light yellow-orange with a small head and little lacing. Seems like there's plenty of carbonation, while appearing light in body and complexion.

S: Lemon-citrus meets the nose with earthy tea tones and notes of honey. Very little alcohol.

T: Wet earthy hops combine with tea notes in the front of the sip. Tones of honey bread balance things out, with little alcohol to speak of. The taste squares with the nose except for a dash of lemon pepper. Finishes light and sweet.

Mouthfeel/drinkability/notes: I probably wouldn't have guessed that this was a wheat ale if it didn't say so on the bottle, but there's something about added wheat that always lightens things up. 7.5% is a fairly high ABV for a wheat, but it doesn't make this any harder to throw back. Not to mention everything is completely balanced. Quite refreshing...I was surprised how much I liked this given it's not my go-to style.

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Photo of Dewb17
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MustyDusty
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keith27614
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cusefan4420
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cgrunin
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No bottle date

Look - Pours a clear honey gold with a rocky white head. Good retention, average distribution, small to large bubbles, good lacing.

Smell - Pine, honey, apricot, sticky resin, a bit of grapefruit zest.

Taste - Dank vegetal hops up front, citrus bitterness on the finish. A bit of pine resin and sweet malt balances it out nicely.

Feel - Medium bodied, slightly viscous. Tingle o the front of the tongue, hop oils linger.

Overall - One of the beers that tured me into a hop head, still tastes great.

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Photo of Mojo
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle -> Dogfish Head glass

This beer pours up an amazing clear gold with a nice one finger head, good retention and decent lacing. The nose is very earthy and citrus forward. Taste follows the nose with a delicious hop finish. Mouthfeel is nice and full. Excellent beer overall.

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Photo of ojingeo
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luiz0930
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 8,951 ratings
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