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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
BA SCORE
4.21/5
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8,955 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:
1,687
Ratings:
8,955
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
500
Gots:
3,002
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,955 |  Reviews: 1,687
Photo of joedvegas
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice clear, dark golden color with a healthy one-finger head that lingers and has nice lacing. Gentle, hoppy notes on the nose with slight floral hints and maybe a little bit of melon. Taste is very well balanced between the hops and the malt. Nothing really jumps out at me on the front palate, but it has a nice, smooth, malty finish.

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Photo of NodakEric
3.38/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnTurano
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBen5
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dave_ackbar
3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbmjr1
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JCaweinstein
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stupac22
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer will make you feel great! Do they add extra endorphins to be fantastic beer?!

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Photo of solisbrewmaster
3.41/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The color is orange and a very little haze. The smell is floral hops and little grainy.
The taste is a little bitter and has a hoppy citric flavor. The body is medium.
I like it but maybe would add a little more dry hop.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rickklein9
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Parmesan
3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Clear yellow with hints of orange and very little head with very little lacing on the glass.

S: Not a very strong aroma, a little wheat and grain, some perfumey floral hops, but I don't get much besides that.

T: Sweet malt, and a little sweet fruit, that is balanced out by a strong piney and floral bitterness.

F: Medium to fuller body and creamy smooth carbonation

O: While the aroma isn't very strong, this beer reminds me a lot more of an IPA than a wheat beer.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of I_am_durk
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Payner19
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewb4hoes
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vinman29
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Really fantastic ale. I've only seen it in bottles but this would make a great canned beer, too. Bright and crisp, modern flavor with medium strong hoppiness which can come across a little strong on its own but great with food. High alcohol content but the hops takes the edge off the sugar content so the alcohol and sweetness is tamed from a flavor standpoint. If you are going for a one and done beer night A Little Sumpin' ale would be an excellent choice. Whatever recipe came together for this one, which is my favorite of the Lagunitas line, really holds together. It is a standalone classic. Both refreshing and flavorful. It is an aromatic ale with no off tastes. It is sure to be a favorite and likeable even to non beer drinkers. This is my favorite beer when drinking one beer.

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

Photo of Trevor_martin
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tprshaw
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of astromach
3.22/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 8,955 ratings
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