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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4.21/5
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8,968 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:
#979
Reviews:
1,691
Ratings:
8,968
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
501
Gots:
3,018
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 8,968 |  Reviews: 1,691
Photo of magictrokini
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
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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Photo of plumcrazyfx
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of cadaugherty
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of teromous
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Very good clarity on this beer. The body is a medium shade of gold. The had is a wonderfully fluffy white pillow. Moderate lacing on the glass.

S: Immediate hop aromas. I get some tangerine scents and some pine. It smells very nice.

T: I'm first approached with some bitter grapefruit flavor, then some of the pine comes in. It's not a slam of bitterness, but just right. After this, there is a grain flavor that pops up. The hop flavors and grain flavors are wonderful.

M: It feels fairly dry. The mouth is kept alive by the bitterness, and medium carbonation. It's feels pretty good.

O: Overall I did like the beer. I think this beer (wheat or not) is a contender for many pale ales out there. I would highly recommend it to any hop lovers. It was enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A clear golden pilsner color. 1 finger of sticky head and nice lacing down the glass all the way until the beer is gone

S - Orange, tangerines, and lemon. Slight hop presence and spicy feel

T - Citrus, fruity, wheat ale with a nice citrus hop kick. Very tasty! The alcohol is well hidden

M - Medium bodied and carbonation

O - About as good a wheat pale ale as I have ever had. I will be buying this beer again!

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Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 CreightonSM
3.64/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 snowmageddon
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of TBonez477
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 98green
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I know of Lagunitas but didn't know the style on this one. Ordered it off a weak tap list. Awesome smell and flavor. If it is really a pale wheat as BA says it is amazing for the style. I should know better than to doubt Lagunitas

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Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of PG2G
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev -5%

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

Photo of JKV96
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of stephenlee
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall, just a great wheat IPA. Perfectly refreshing for any hop head, and ALMOST subtle enough for those who are not. Especially in the warmer weather. Cheers!

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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 BUNZILLA
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Wer34truh
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A foamy two finger large head, with a dark yellowish body. Small but rapidly rising carbonation. Beautiful sight.

The hops are definitely noticeable in the nose, but it's the citrus that dominate the smell.

A fantastically balanced taste. Just as in the smell, the citrus and hops balance each other out in a beautiful fashion, I also note hints of mild chocolate in the aftertaste. Carbonation feels quite mild, tickling one's tongue in a delightful manner following the immediate taste sensation. Otherwise, a very drinkable beer - almost intimidatingly so. All in all, another exceptional brew from Lagunitas.

Bought as a six-pack for $11.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 8,968 ratings
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