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:
8,826
Reviews:
1,659
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
487
Gots:
2,873
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kunstman
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of salthemonster
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of AGust82
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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

Photo of JVan
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of CoolEthan
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Photekut
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of drtth
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served in a 12 oz nonic glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: The beer is lightly hazy and is golden/orange almost tan in color. The 1/3" off-white head recedes soon but also leaves some nice speckled but sparse lacing early on. Sipping continues to leave speckles of lacing for a while be eventually they are gone before the beer is finished.

Smell: The aroma is fresh and definite with a bit of pine and lots of citrus fruitiness: grapefruit, some lemon and some tangerine.

Taste: The flavor is clean crisp and fresh and pretty much what would be expected from the aroma but it is also more complex than the aroma. The grapefruit blends nicely with the tangerine and the hint of lemon while the pale malt and wheat provide some nice balanced sweetness to keep the hops in check.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is light bodied and silky with a fair amount of prickly on-going carbonation. The finish is medium long and is a nice mix of sweetness from the grains and bitterness from the hops. Its hard to decide if the finish is dry or lightly sweet.

Drinkability: This is definitely a very drinkable brew. I could easily have had 2-3 more. However, the alcohol is so well hidden you don't realize just how high the abv actually is. I will definitely be putting this one on my wheat beer shopping list, probably by the case

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Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of robwestcott
4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of grittybrews
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear orange-amber with a thin film of white head. Full aroma of grapefruit/orange citrus.

Moderate carbonation and a resinous, creamy mouthfeel. Grapefruit and tangerine up front followed by some biscuit and caramel sweetness. Gentle pine bitterness on the finish gains intensity as the beer warms. Well-balanced and very drinkable (higher alcohol is almost undetectable).

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Photo of brewcrew76
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pale orange wit ha finger or two of white head leading to patchy lacing.

S - Grapefruit and citrus hops with a sweet touch of honey and a hint of bready wheat.

T - Sweet citrus and grapefruit hops, a touch grassy with a hint of pine as it warms. Slightly spicy with a touch of honey sweetness.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation feeling slightly slick at times. Lingering dryness in the finish.

D - Drinks closer to a big pale or an IPA. The wheat is not as noticeable as it is with other beers in this style.

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

Photo of magictrokini
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tap @ The Local. Didn't know what to expect, first "American Pale Wheat Ale," and, its a lot like an IPA. At least this one was. Poured clear copper with a short white head. Solid lacing. Fresh, citrus aroma, lots of hops. Peppery and spicy as well. No wheat. Light, clean mouthfeel with a dry finish. Very refreshing. Clean, bitter hops up front that rapidly shifts to the citrus. Lemon zest, tart oranges, grapefruit. Mellow finish without being soapy. Again, no wheat. Overall, a nice beer, drinks like a smooth, tart West-Coast IPA. Difference is all the hops with a lighter body.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip glass a beautiful orange with fluffy white bubbles to the rim. Settles nicely with decent lacing on the glass. Incredible bouquet of floral and piney hops with a crackers and light ester notes. Taste is resiny hops, tangerines, cut grass with a semi sweet breadiness to give a balanced flavor and medium-light body to this beer. Nice crisp carbonation and excellent drinkability. I would get this again for sure!

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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

A: Pours a slightly-hazed golden orange with a nice white head. Small bubbles work their way to the top all the way to the last swallow.
S: Smells very nice. Heaps of citrus hops with bit of fresh wheat.
T: Lots of spicy citrus hops and a little bit of pine or spruce character. The wheat seems to contribute a bit more to the mouthfeel.
M: Light and re-freshing. Sweet start, dry finish.
D: An absolutely fantastic beer, may be considered a summer beer but due to it's spicy nature it works for the winter also. Real beer lovers use hops as mistle toe anyway.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 8,826 ratings.
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