A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
8,847 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
Ratings:
8,847
Reviews:
1,661
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
487
Gots:
2,906
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,847 |  Reviews: 1,661
Photo of englandstu
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piercan
4.77/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'll quote 'mkh012' who says it better than I could. "The smell of this beer is a hop citrus bomb. It really is one of the [best]-smelling beers I've ever sampled; really sharp and floral. Luckily, the taste follows the nose almost exactly. This beer opens with intense citrus hoppiness but finishes smoothly. (...) Combines the awesome citrus aspects of a good wheat beer with the floral hoppiness of an IPA".
Definitely an IPA -- be it an American "Wit" IPA. To me, only the seasonal "Little Sumpin' WILD" is closer to perfection.

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Photo of PaleAleSean
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mkh012
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As a disclaimer, I'm not a huge fan of hoppy beers. I'm open to IPAs, but I generally dislike the almost soapy aftertaste that some of the more bitter ones have. As soon as I smelled this beer, though, I could tell Lagunitas was doing it right. The smell of this beer is a hop citrus bomb. It really is one of the better smelling beers I've ever sampled-- really sharp and floral. Luckily, the taste follows the nose almost exactly. This beer opens with intense citrus hoppiness but finishes smoothly. The perfect use of 60+ IBUs. Combines the awesome citrus aspects of a good wheat beer with the floral hoppiness of an IPA.

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Photo of budnick
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, pale gold with a creamy white head.
The aroma is slight citrus and toffee.
Taste is orange pitch bitter with a semi-sweet followup and a bitter, dry finish. Perhaps a slight Belgian-like funkiness as well.
Mouthfeel is medium and dry.
Overall, good but not great. A bit underwhelming.

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Photo of hoppyhoppy
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jose9e
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NavyGoat
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another good brew for the upcoming hot summer!

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

Photo of bryantan
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Craigmont
3.38/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DannyBoyDD
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dank203
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

beer's great. really hoppy like IPA but with an added complexity still very balanced slightly dry spicy yet tropical juicy. awesome stuff

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Photo of Leag0002
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of krbrevard
3.49/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank it out of a solo bottle, poured into a British pub pint glass.

A: Golden, fully carbonated. Bubbling the entire lifespan of the glass.
S: Floral, not getting the wheat at all. Not what i expected from this beer, but the best part.
T: Meh, for a beer that i've heard great things about, the (multi varietal ?) malt was overpowering the hops. Not what i would have thought coming from a west coast company selling the west coast style, but my bottle could have been a bit old. There's a hint of the pine on the back end but still getting malt on the fore and aftertaste.
M: It is pretty crisp, not stale for sure.
O: Not horrible, not the best. I really wanted to give this one super high marks but for a style that was supposed to be a fresh take on an IPA/American PA, i'm pretty underwhelmed here.

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Photo of Vipsanius
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Randolph96
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rockclimberscott1
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Recommended to me by a friend so I didn't know what to expect since I love almost all styles of beer so this was a grab and go. If I was blindfolded I would have said it's a straight up IPA as I cannot detect the wheat. Very hoppy with a nice finish. Grapefruit with a tinge of blood orange. Smells like an IPA. Overall an amazing beer.

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Photo of TheDogHouse
4.99/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 8,847 ratings.
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