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:
8,883
Reviews:
1,674
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
491
Gots:
2,927
For Trade:
5
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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice golden color,medium carbonation. Really enjoyable beer that stays in the middle of the road but I mean that as a compliment. Floral,citrus,and hops that are easy to taste but not screaming loud.

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Photo of Gmartin75
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mudROCK
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can't ever go wrong with this brew. Always stocked in my fridge. Not Lagunitas best, but it's awesome and a definite crowd pleaser.

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Photo of NMA
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of talbotjf99
3.69/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Z3roRage
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pcbnumber1
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Garritso44
4.91/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My favorite readilly available beer. It is so much more than a wheat ale. Its has the best characteristics of several styles. A super complex hop and rich floral flavor that is still easy to drink. I keep looking for a better beer and have not found one yet.

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Photo of Jtee
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 355ml bottle served at 9 degrees Celsius into a snifter. Best before date: 24.03.2018

Look: The beer pours a brilliant gold with 2cm of white, puffy head that dissipates into a partial film after 2+ minutes. Exceptional lacing. Maybe a weisen glass would have increased the head and its retention.

Smell: Mild intensity and sweet-ish balance. American, citrusy, floral, and piney hops. Low malt character.

Taste: Same notes as the aroma. No esters or phenols.

Feel: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Creamy with some restrained alcohol warming.

Overall: Not as hoppy as IPA's or some APA's but certainly hoppier than your average weissbier. Less yeast, more hops. 7.5% ABV is well-hidden. It's a good brew.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very good quality Ale. Smell is citrus and hops, and the taste is exactly as the smell indicates. Hops are at the end of the beer, but it is blended well. Overall, i enjoy the wheat based ales, and this is no different. A good refreshing beer.

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

Photo of Jubes07
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

12 oz bottle.
110 7 2
Drank 6-28-2017

Aroma: Sweet, malts, hops.
Taste: Lagunitas hops, sweet, balanced, damn good.
Feel: good.
Overall: I am impressed with this beer: very approachable, very drinkable.

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Photo of Crp46
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Karlio
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of littlestevie14
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours a very clear light gold. Great American citrus hop nose. Taste is balanced toward bitter with little discernible malt character. Great hop flavors. Could use more malt presence to balance but is a very solid beer.

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Photo of Rufus1
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pure gold into a fifteen ounce mug the same temperature as the beer. Two finger dense white head that dissipates slowly. Some nice lacing. Lots of streaming tiny bubbles.

Very mild on the nose with some citrus malts and maybe some ripe white grapefruit. A touch of wheat malt.

The first thing with the flavor is mild citrus hops. Not bitter at all. Malts are there but not outstanding. The surprising thing is that its tastes like really good beer. Dry finish but crisp and refreshing. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

A very good all around beer that you could drink all day. Session beer at its finest. Whether or not it meets the standard for the type, I don't know neither do I care:)). Cheers!!

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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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