A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

8,869 Ratings
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic.

Appearance: Pours a golden, fairly translucent color with a fingers worth of head, that retains and laces fairly well.

Smell: Smells of citrus and hops (primarily grapefruit and lime) with a touch of wheat and floral aspects. Smells super good.

Taste: This is a perfect tasting beer. Grapefruit and hops hit the forefront - these are incredibly complex hops and tend to taste just a bit different every sip. There's some lime, wheat, and bready malts hanging out to finish this out. This beer just tastes exceptional. A perfect taste for sure.

Mouthfeel: Light, carbonated, and dare I say, refreshing. Especially for such a hop-forward brew.

Drinkability: Wait, wait, hold on. This is 7.5% ABV? No way. This goes down so easily without any hint of alcohol. You can try to session it, although it'll get you pretty sloshed.

I love, love, love this beer. I wrote Lagunitas a few months ago begging them to keep this a year-round brew, and a few months later they announced that it would indeed be year round. This says something about it. A hoppy, complex brew that's incredibly drinkable and hides its ABV dangerously well. What's not to love?

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4.4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is pine, orange, and grapefruit. Taste is bitter, just a little alcohol, caramel breadiness, and a little fruit finish.Very good beer must try it.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear slight amber, golden color with a tight white head that leaves rings of lacing.

Smells of citrus hops. Are we sure this is a wheat?

Tastes of a good dose of citrus hops with some malt undertones. Hops are juicy grapefruits and lemon zest with some peppery spice to it. Fairly large amount of bitterness. Wheat is understated and supports the citrus bite from the hops. A little bit of sweetness from some crackery pale malt. Seriously, is this a wheat ale? Tastes a lot like a pale with some wheat malt added in. If nobody had mentioned the wheat, I would've glossed over it and focused on the hops.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

a very clean copper with 2 fingers of off white head causing for some nice lacing! visible amount of carbonation.
smells of pineapple arises up front, followed bya blend of citrus and floral hop characters. you even get a thorough whiff of the sweet malt profile.
an earhty bitterness up front mixed in with some sweet citrus notes, followed by a relaxing malt backbone that shows a very sweet side, yet a subtle bread-like quality as well. the taste of tree sap is left behind in your palate, which blends in nicely with the leftover malt sweetness.

a medium body ale with a good amount of carbonation, a creamy feel on the lips and a thirst inducing sweet sensation that makes you crave more and more!

i think this is my favorite go-to beer that we get here in nj. i've had lots and lots of beers, and some seasonals and ipa's that i LOVE (hell, even more than this), but this sumpin' ale really gives you a bang for your buck. plus, you can sit back and have more than one.. granted, it's not a session ale but it does drink like one.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 8,869 ratings.
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