A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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 chris1411
3.52/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Too hoppy

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Photo of Sam1991
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ruzzal
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drunkenmess
3.17/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Clear Amber tap pour with a thin foam cap. Aroma is muted. Lacing is prominent on draughts. Flavors include bright fruit notes ( pineapple melon) and some pine hop. Bitterness is moderate. Finish is smooth. I suspect that may be the wheat assist. - very accessible.

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Photo of Emerson-Trevelyan
4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ahypercube
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A signature Lagunitas brew into a pint glass:

L: A straw yellow body with 4 fingers of big bubbly white head that dissipates moderately quickly, leaving strong clumpy lacing that lingers on the glass. Nice.

S: Pear, apricot and cantaloupe with a tangy undertone of pineapple, blood orange and passion fruit, ending in black peppery spicy notes.

T: Sour initially, with apricot and pineapple building into blood orange, grapefruit, tangerine, cloves, pepper, and bitter pine for a finish. Very hop-forward.

F: Creamy, smooth, delicious. Exactly what I hope for from beer.

O: Fantastic IPA. Perhaps the greatest ever brewed on such a large scale.

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Photo of Luckydog91
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bdiiorio
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of LeftoverCrizack
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RHF711
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GlennWB
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThorSon
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A great wheat IPA that was recommended by the beer store guy. Was looking for Deschutes Fresh Squeezed but they were out. They recommended Sumpin' Sumpin' as having some citrus and good balance wheat IPA, and boy they were right. Plus its a Chicago beer and I love the Windy City. Middle of the road amber clear color, smell is a mix of hops, wheat, citrus, smooth going down and a little bitter finish. A nice alternative to Fresh Squeezed. I would definitely recommend it as a regular beer to have in your fridge, your friends will be impressed.

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Photo of drgonzo767
4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. Dark amber, visible carbonation, light quarter finger head, consistent lacing.

Smell is light. There is citrus, pine, resin, raspberries, light wheat,

Taste is the bomb. Crisp citrus, wheat, hop, some spice. It starts wheat then everything else comes in layers. Damn. It's all there, just such balance and in order. That's always an accomplishment, nothing hits hits you over the head.

Feels so damn good. Good carbonation,light oils, dryness, clean finish. ABV is very well hidden, I always like that.

What is it A wheat? An IPA? Not sure. If you love both, it gives you both. If you only love one or the other, well it gives you enough, too. It's a fine offering, so satisfying. I am always happy to see this on my local store shelf. Great beer.

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Photo of Malicy501
4.77/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Timtac
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hotwired
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of msumike89
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gawz
3.69/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjrider
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of f0rty0ztafreed0m
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ROXFORJOX
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 8,821 ratings.
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