A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
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8,821 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
Ratings:
8,821
Reviews:
1,659
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
487
Gots:
2,872
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 8,821 |  Reviews: 1,659
Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
3.54/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yacosta
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LarryLove81
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one gets a perfect score from me. I can't find any faults to this beer beyond the sometimes expensive price for a six-pack. Smells amazing: tropical fruits, cannabis, pine, and grapefruit. Pours a beautiful gold with a decent head and nice lace. Taste is grapefruit, honey note with a nice hoppy bite but not overdone or overpowering on the hops. I love this beer! One of my favorites. I know there is debate among some beerheads whether this is an IPA and in my humble opinion it is and is one of the best IPAs if not the best. For what it's worth I get no wheat flavors from this beer at all.

Quick tip: this pairs excellently with thai food

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Photo of Cramshawbar
2.17/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I am severely confused. What am I drinking here exactly? Yes, wheat. Dirty tasting, awful smelling wheat. Apparently also hops, although cleverly hidden (that was not a compliment).
The highlight here is clearly the label.
It's hard to find much complexity in this, so there is not much reason you should ever have it, unless you always wanted to get drunk on flavoured water.

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Photo of thoglund
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Krusader
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemochas
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of schavuytje
1.51/5  rDev -64%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Known fruity hops (citra), further sweet and dry dry aftertaste, does not taste the most artificial and weakly no hop aroma and no layer at all,never again

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Photo of jsbirnba
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petrusek23
3.54/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerSexLove
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crisp and flavorful, a definite go to beer.

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Photo of zach_960
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kriztofuhr
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Look - Pours golden in color, slight haze, two fingers of white head, a few spots of lacing.
Aroma - Pine sap, honey, a bit of weed but it isn't 420 blaze it levels of dank.
Taste - Pink grapefruit, sugar, a resinous pine note. Malt is light and crackery. Sweeter towards the finish with an oily pine sap flavor that I've grown to enjoy from Lagunitas' beers.
Feel - Medium bodied, fine bubbles, creamy but finishes refreshing and dry. Alcohol well hidden. Incredibly drinkable, which is typical from this brewery.

Overall - I'm really more of a malt guy. I tend to gravitate more towards barleywines, brown ales and Belgians, but I can enjoy a beer like this. Good hop flavor but has some malt to back it up.

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Photo of BcCraft710
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Townsfoe
4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Strohm
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lorgeous
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright honey color. Lots of citrus and pine. This beer has a great mix of wheat along with the hints of honey and grapefruit. The taste and feel reminds me more of an IPA. Strongly carbonated beer with a light white head.

= A real winner here. I normally don't indulge in wheat ales but this brew is distinct and can pass for a great IPA. One of the best wheat ales I've ever had.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of codytwo
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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