A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Two and a half finger head on a clear yellow body. Looked inviting. The head was somewhat rocky as it subsided.

Aroma started with pine hops, then some grapefruit slipped in. Sweet malt was underneath, along with a light fruitiness. This is a wheat ale?

Taste was medium malts, no wheat character. Somewhat bitter, with pine hops and hop resins prominent. Again, this does not taste like a wheat beer. Maybe their interpretation is different, but personally I don't think it goes well with the style.

Mouthfeel was just OK. Nothing special that stood out. Carbonation was average.

Drinkability... nothing stood out for me. If I was in the mood for a wheat ale, I would not go for this one. I think it was on the fringes of the style. Not a bad beer overall. But compared to others in the same class, definitely non-traditional.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into .5l cylinder class labeled Spaten. Re-tasted against my current favorite: Sculpin by Ballast Point. Both are "must try". In some respects, Lagunitas gets re-rated higher than before next to this great ipa for it's originality, looks, and subtleties.

Clear golden copper with tall white head. Great retention and lacing. Kept a thin white layer over the beer all the way down, the head is pinpoint bubbles, dense and sticky.

S: Sweet malt and spicy hop upfront with follow on complexities. The beach, boardwalk, tar, hops, pine needles, and oranges.

T: Follows the aroma, and even gets better. Pine, citrus, and a silo of malt/bready sweetness. A bit of fruit tea and citrus. Orange and a pine in the aftertaste. Nice finish. Great flavor arc. Powerful. Hoppy. A little tarry, sweat, and summer afternoon in a thin dress indeed.

M: Medium weight with medium carbonation. Good amount of dryness. Great finish. Significant, slight esters fruit and seriousness.

O: Great, well-rounded, original beer. A must try. Best I have had from Lagunitas. Tastes like 100 degree day in Petaluma. Bravo! Went from a sample to hadda have a six pack. Could easily be an every day beer, but at 7.5% a little too strong for me, and my every day beer has to be in cans (It is Dales Pale Ale).

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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A- clear deep gold. About a finger of foamy white head lasts a while but eventually dissipates. Some lasts and leaves nice lacing. A little visible carbonation.

S- richly malty sweet with caramel and floral notes.

T- subtle but flavorful. Floral hops dominates up front and melts into the malt backbone.

M- a big bite from bitterness on the initial taste smooths out at the end.

O-a delicious summer ale

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92.1% out of 100 with 8,916 ratings
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