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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
BA SCORE
4.21/5
Exceptional
8,950 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:
#974
Reviews:
1,686
Ratings:
8,950
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
500
Gots:
3,001
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,950 |  Reviews: 1,686
Photo of justinp444
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden yellow with a half inch white head. Smells of tropical citrus hops, bread-y sweet malt, grapefruit, with a bit of grass and spice. Taste is light and complex with some peppery spice and grapefruit hop. It has a sweet malt and good amount of bitter. Light body with a moderate mouth feel.

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Photo of nickfortune
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrUse
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I like this beer so much I was compelled to write a review. Has a great hoppy, almost citrus taste. Not usually biggest fan of citrus but this just works fantastically in this beer. There will always be room in my fridge for a six pack of this fine brew.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into tulip, producing a generous amount of rocky white head with good retention and plenty o lacing. Golden colored, the aroma was something new and different in an entirely good way. There was citrus, but also a sweet bready aroma, every breath alternated between juicy APA goodness and Hefe estery sweetness. Smooth and medium bodied, nary a bitter bite. A big wheat ale with just enough hoppy goodness to make this one a standout. To be enjoyed again and again.

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Photo of chasetam
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 13tido
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Karma_is_flawed
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whynot44
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very slightly hazy gold color with a substantial foamy white head that dissipates quickly leaving some decent lacing.

The aroma is citrus and yeast with a bready background.

The taste is hops up front, grapefruit, some slightly sweet fruitiness, light cracker background, coriander and black pepper at the finish, very nicely balanced and enjoyable.

Medium bodied, but smooth and very easy to drink.

Overall this is a very enjoyable ale, almost too drinkable.

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

Really good beer and cheap awesome

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

Photo of Justin8mypants
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.38/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WiggyKGB
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ejk99
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roybert
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmikepow
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GoodMojo
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from kegerator. Great summer beer in my opinion. Smooth hop taste balanced with wheat flavor.

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Photo of Naked_Batman
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

1.79 for a 12 oz bottle from the super market

A-bright gold/orange, 3/4 of an inch of head the recedes after a few seconds

S-Definitely hop forward, notes of citrus and mango, faint but noticeable yeastyness synonymous with a wheat beer,

T-an explosion on the palette, citrusy/bitter hops leads into bright red fruits/black pepper finishing with slight malt sweetness and an enjoyable level of booziness. The black pepper notes seem to be more prominent as the beer warms in the glass.

M-smooth, full bodied, medium level of carbonation, pretty damn drinkable

O: Very, pleasantly surprised. I had enjoyed their IPAs in the past, but this blew them out of the water. Very refreshing with a multitude of flavor profiles. I think this beer would go perfect with some spicy indian food or heavily season smoked ribs. Definitely will be looking for more from Lagunitas.

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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 ChazBoner
3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

One of the most fantastic and consistent hoppy beers out there.. always a great choice for anyone

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

Photo of hylinski
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chinaskifan1
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GrinkoN
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Foggy light gold, heavy head.

S: Citrus is right there and very forward, hoppy.

T/F: Balanced and varied. Hops is present throughout and very nice with the slight citrus. Mid body, smooth. Varied feel like the taste.

O: Though it has a great rating, I feel it is a looked over beer. Very nice enjoyed everyone of the six pack i had. I would buy again and again and even an extra just to give to others. Another winner from Lagunitas.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 8,950 ratings
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