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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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:
#1,106
Reviews:
1,705
Ratings:
9,062
pDev:
10%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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508
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4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.64/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

A - Pours a delcious looking strong straw golden color. There is some slight haze and there is a nice 0.5 inch dense white head that is quite strong and recedes at a medium pace.

S - Wow. Aroma starts off with some slight grassy and dank hop character. Very impressive notes. More like a lighter IPA aroma. There is some slight grainy and bready wheat notes in the nose but its mostly nice and hoppy. Very Cali like.

T & M - Taste starts off with some nice dank and citrusy hop character with some nice dank pine notes ass well. The hops are grassy and fresh with a nice spice to them. This is balanced by some nice slight wheat sweetness that is quite refreshing and makes the beer more drinkable. I'm still surprised this is not a light IPA. It is pretty delicious and refreshing with a great hop character that supplements and plays along perfectly with a refreshing and crisp wheat backbone.

O - Pretty delicious brew with a great hop bite. Smooth and refreshing brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A: Hazy, golden yellow color with a two-finger head of fizzy, tight carbonation which settles to a creamy layer of lace inducing foam. Muddled clarity with yeasty bits and a chilled haze.

S: Big citrus hop notes in the nose as well as some funky wheat and spicy yeast aromas. Very fruity and floral.

T: Sweet, toasted malt and cereal grains up front with a quickly consuming flood of bitter, citrusy and spicy herbal hops. All other fruits flavors are subdued by orange and lemon zest, leaving a slick, spicy and bitter finish.

M: Full-bodied pale wheat with loads of bitter hops and a slightly chewy wheat malt palate.

D: Probably the most hopped out pale wheat I've ever had, and decidedly American west coast hop-forward, as expected of Lagunitas. The 7.5% ABV carries a nice warming sensation but isn't really translated in a lot of alcoholic heat in the flavor. Not to be pounded in the summer heat, rather reserved for the IPA fan who wants a wheat ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'll keep this short...un-like me.

As a pale, this is arguably one of the best pales out there.

As a wheat...100% the best wheat beer I've EVER had. (I adore hops)

This was the best sumpin sumpin suprise I've had in reference to the syle of beer it is labeled as. (pale wheat) This beer holds it's own with most IPA's out there.

The wheat is there...but presented as only a small compliment to some GREAT citrissy hops.

Note... I'm not really a fan of Lagunitas Staple IPA that's on tap everywhere but their hoppy seasonals are always amazing.

For hop heads Like me...who are turned off when they see anything wheat beer...this will without a doubt make you a believer that wheat beer can be good.

Did I say I'd keep this short???

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3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a lightly-hazed sunny yellow color with a stable two finger head and decent whorls of lacing on the glass.

Smells at first like a freshly sliced pineapple, but further investigation reveals orange and lemon peel, wheat twang, and an even build of florals and perfume with a touch of herbal and resinous hopping.

Taste follows suit of the nose, but de-emphasizes the citrus peel somewhat and magnifies the resinous / pith aspects of the hopping to keep that hoppy bite going upon the tongue. Long extended bitter finish that just won't quit.

Medium body and carbonation levels, a bit oily.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 9,062 ratings