A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.21/5
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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
Ranking:
#1,000
Reviews:
1,696
Ratings:
9,017
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
506
Gots:
3,043
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 9,017 |  Reviews: 1,696
Photo of PJCarnell
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of MJ64
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jooler
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light hop taste with citrus notes. Not too interesting

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Photo of Jcorn
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've heard so much about this ale, I'm finally glad I found it.

A : Honey yellow wheat color. The head is large and in charge. Webby, thick, dense, and white for miles. Leaves lacing upon lacing as it recedes. It stands at 3 fingers.

S : Holy pine. Lots of fresh pine. Pine cone. Sharp spiced aroma. If you really like good pine aroma in your beer, that isn't skunky or artificial - just natural and tons of clarity, this is it right here. Nice nose!

T : Seems to have all of the characteristics of a pale ale but several dense layers can be sampled and peeled back. First, there's the pale wheat and yeast, pricked with pine and hop. It mellows out some and morphs into a fruity finish. It seems to happen in steps and all at once at the same time. A sharp snap of fruit and pine on the last breath. For sure a dense taste profile full of character.

M : Creamy and full of explosive carbonation. Ends semi-dry and a bit dusty.

O : Impressive, I'd have it again, but it's probably not going to be a staple in my fridge as IPA's aren't generally my thing.

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Photo of rjarev210
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharmingMan619
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A little heavy for summer (personal opinion) but delicious either way.

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Photo of acapsel
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beertsipper
3.22/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Too much pine, and no wheat. To me, this beer was an average IPA.

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Photo of South2NW
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerguy2324
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Knilas
2.7/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Is it just me, or do all Lagunitas taste pretty much the same? Like drinking a Xmas tree. This one was supposed to have some wheat in it....you'd never know by the taste. Not bitter, but very hoppy. Not worth the coin...unless you enjoy drinking pine flavored beer. I'm done with Lagunitas.

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Photo of scaryguy4u
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer-Zombie
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Cure_Tap
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pale wheat ale this is not. At 64 IBU, this is pretty firmly in the IPA category, and this beer is heavy on the hops. The hops are piney and citric, and though they are in no way harsh, they're really all you can taste here at all. It makes me wonder why they even bothered brewing this beer with wheat, because you really cannot taste any of it. You get a vague hint of it in the aftertaste, underneath all of the bitterness, but that's basically it. As an IPA, it's pretty good, though it lacks any sort of malt taste at all, which is something I prefer in my IPAs to balance out the hops. It's 7.5% ABV, and that alcohol is very well hidden here.

Good, but a little overrated in my opinion.

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Photo of BIll_Currie
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Smell was very fresh. As with most of their beers the color was brilliant. Tasted very good. One of beeter wheats ive had. Overall one of these guys best efforts

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Photo of johnnyredbird73
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

.hint of an ipa in it, but just enough to to be interesting ...nice strong ale!

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Photo of jdaddy
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Premo88
3.48/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into weizen glass

L: clear, brilliant yellow that's darker (gold) at the edges (top and bottom of glass); head is not super tall, maybe 3/4-inch of white foam, but it is very thick and sticky, leaving a thick coat of suddsy white paint ; that coat of sticky foam slides back into the glass, and it doesn't lace much, but it does keep a thick skin and collar of white foam

S: mango, grass ... it's very, very sweet, almost sugary sweet, and the wheat is hard to notice, but it's in there -- a tart, grassy note; has a ton of American double IPA caramel/mango sweetness, maybe bleeding into candied orange/pineapple

T: bitter ... the rest follows the nose, mango, grass, sweet orange; again the wheat is hard to find, there's just a hint of tart grain

F: full but carbonated enough to stay crisp, dry

O: disappointing ... other than the slightest hints of tartness, this smells and tastes like an average American double IPA. the bitter bite is way too much for the style, too, and so is the sweet. if there is wheat in this brew, it's drowned dead and gone amid all the hops.

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Photo of Ssippisam
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JArt
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cath
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mdprout
3.42/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 9,017 ratings