A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
BA SCORE
92.1%
Liked This Beer
4.21 w/ 8,920 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
Ranking:
#952
Reviews:
1,680
Ratings:
8,920
Liked:
8,212
Avg:
4.21/5
pDev:
9.98%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
495
Gots:
2,973
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,920 |  Reviews: 1,680
Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of cadaugherty
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of benloho
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Beer pours a very clear golden wheat color with a two finger head. Good carb and nice lacing.
S: Loads of citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruit. Beautiful. Smells just like an IPA.
T: Citrus and pine hop characteristics. Bold but not overpowering. The malt blends in so perfectly, definitely tasting the wheat in there.
MF: In this beer beer you get all the hoppyness of a West Coast IPA with the full body of a wheat beer. Super drinkable for 7.5%. The more I drink, the more I want.
O: This is the best hoppy wheat beer out there, better than 80-Acre and Gumballhead in my opinion. I could throw back 3 or 4 of these pretty quickly ad get myself in trouble with the 7.5%. What a brew!

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

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
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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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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

Photo of PG2G
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mick303
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- light straw gold, great lacing.

S- floral bitterness, citrus hops, pine needles.

T- piney hop bitterness, green apple, plenty of bitter character and shows increasing complexity.

M- light body, drinks light for the ABV, prickly carbonation. Highly refreshing and really drinkable.

One of the Lagunitas' better beers, really enjoyed it, crisp and bitter and remains really pleasant and interesting. Lots of nice hop intensity, clean finish.

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Photo of Nuggetz
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Bammer21
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of BigTrubble
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Bdel34
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mack
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of JKV96
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of WesM63
3.32/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams pint

A: Pours a golden yellow with a 1finger off white head. Little head retention, plenty of lacing.

S: Smells of hops, pine, resin and some spice.

T: Pretty much on the nose. Hops up front, some pine and resin and mild spice.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: I'm confused. I bought this thinking it was a "Pale American Wheat Ale". I have no idea how this is any sort of wheat ale, as it smells and tastes like a standard IPA. I even double checked the bottle after poring it to to make sure I bought what I thought I did. Also, I get no wheat at all.

Any any rate, I docked it 1/2point for the fact it's more of an IPA than any sort of Pale Wheat Ale. Still a great brew, just not at all what it claims to be.

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Photo of ALC82
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BabaBeer
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of plumcrazyfx
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of BUNZILLA
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a flute glass.

Appearance: this beer pours a slightly darker gold color, not much bubbles off the body. White head though is thick, about a full inch..real nice.

Smell: light grapefruit and but f'n strong hops, very potent and pleasant that you just keep going sniff after sniff.

Taste: Bitter with a hit of grapefruit that blows your tongue away. It is bitter but a light piney feel that helps it go down that much better

Mouth: medium to heavy most definitely. Not the easiest to drink but the real beer advocates will not say no.

Overall: very good and no complaints on my end. Salud!

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92.1% out of 100 with 8,920 ratings
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