A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
8,864
Reviews:
1,667
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
490
Gots:
2,913
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 8,864 |  Reviews: 1,667
Photo of mgbickel
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Perfect Pint glass. A huge 2 fingers of eggshell white head formed on top of the pale, straw colored body. The foam lasted pretty much throughout the drink, slowly receding down to a thin layer, leaving behind large tufts of itself on the sides of the glass.

The nose is like a fresh smack of citrus...oranges, lemons and grapefruits...all sitting on a bready wheat backbone.

The flavor is real similar to the nose...the hop flavor is present from beginning to end...but never real intense or overpowering. The background malty wheat flavor provides a great balance.

Light and airy mouth feel...crisp with moderate carbonation.

This is a wonderful beer...very similar to my favorite of this style, FFF Gumballhead. Probably the most refreshing beer I can get...speaking of which...I am so glad this is offered on a regular basis and distributed in my area. This will always be in stock in my fridge!

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Photo of tazzman
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of GossageBrewery
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured this American Pale Wheat Ale from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This ale poured a clear pale color, produced a thick white head, left an OUTSTANDING amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of fresh baked bread and mega amounts of floral hops. Medium bodied this wheat ale had a foundation of soft malted wheat, that gives way to a citric hops. By far the best American Pale Wheat Ale I have sampled. Nothing ordinary about this beer.

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Photo of abkayak
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of BeerGreg
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.44/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SurlyDuff
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of all, got to give Lagunitas some props for their branding and brew names. It's definitely unique, that's for sure. Fairly dark for a wheat, hazy with a pearl hued head.

A hop-forward wheat ale, with some grassy wheat and powdery yeast in the aroma.

Crisp and biscuity, with some cracked wheat hiding behind the generous leafy hops. Good florals and just diacetyl and creamed corn (dms) at the end. Got a slight alcohol twang at the end, which isn't surprising at 7.3abv.
Mouthfeel is more than expected, in the medium range, which is high for a pale wheat.

It's downright drinkable, and if it wasn't for the abv, I'd tear through a sixer of this in no time at all.

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Photo of JEdmund
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lightly colored, bright hay yellow; good head formation and lacing.

Aroma is incredible; I can smell it sitting on the table. Big juicy hops burst out. Sweet, juicy, melon, bubble gum. Yum! Smells like no other “wheat” I’ve had.

Tastes like a big, bold IPA. I really can’t pick out any wheat, other than it having a pretty nice fluffy texture. That’s OK though, because this is a very tasty ale. Lagunitas knows how to use hops and each mouthful is just packed with delicious fruity/juicy hoppiness. Somewhat sweet up until a touch of drying bitterness that keeps it from being too much. Good balance here actually. I’d be fine with a bigger wheat profile, but it’s hard to fault something so enjoyable.

Drinkability is sky high. At 7.5%, I’m sucking this down no problem. It’s just so tasty! I will be buying a six-pack of this the next chance I get. After having this and Sucks, I’m a big fan of the brewery.

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Photo of steamboatbrewer
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of HippieDave56
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LordAdmNelson
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer really surprised me. I was thinking--"Pale Wheat Ale? Probably not my style," but this one delivered, much like Gumballhead. Pours a nice hazy golden yellow with a bit of white head. Smell is big on the hops, like a wheat IPA, kind of. Big leafy and piney hops. Taste is similar, some nice wheat malt notes backed by some serious hops. Light bodied, nicely carbonated, definitely an enjoyable take on the style. Good drinkability, though the ABV is a bit high for the style. Alcohol is nicely masked however. Good work here from a consistently decent brewery.

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Photo of ClePaul
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Lagunitas A lil sumpin Wild
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Look 8/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 34/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 18/20
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Overall 86/100

Solid beer, caramel notes jump out to me. Light, buttery and easy to drink. I would buy again, probably wouldn't brag about it though.

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Photo of climax
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A pale wheat ale with 65 IBUs? Interesting, let's dive in. It pours a gold color with good clarity. The head was on the small side, but left alot of tight lace bubbles on the side.

The nose was a refreshing citrus splash. Lemon and passion fruit mixed in with an almost artificially sweet peach aroma blend bitter and sweet quite well. Grassy notes emerge a bit more as it sits, and the sweetness becomes slightly subdued.

The flavor does the same. Hop bitterness is high, but this isn't a pale ale, and it's certainly no wheat beer. The wheat and yeast flavors add sweetness to the lupulin fiesta that really makes me think about what I'm drinking. My second sip yields soapy and herbal tones that last through the hop oil finish.

The body is around medium with a slick feel and very sharp carbonation. The tingle lasts long through the dry finish. Boy, I think I found a refreshing summer drinker.... that has a load of hops even! I'm impressed, Bravo Lagunitas for filling a gap for the green-geeks out there, this beer is a little sumpin' sumpin' different.

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Photo of ultrasrs
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of BrewmanCapote
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of maDUECEgunner
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TravisMason
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoppy91
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of 21Maestro8
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of HuntDaddy540
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of irishgreensoda
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of JxExM
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of DrewShalvoy
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 8,864 ratings.
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