A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.2/5
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9,115 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:
#1,143
Reviews:
1,718
Ratings:
9,115
pDev:
10%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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511
Gots:
3,104
Trade:
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Photo of TheItalianStallion
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beersampler6
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amazingly clean yet complex beer that I tried on tap. Nice golden color with a little head and great lingering lacing. Smells faintly of citrus hops. Tastes of nice fruity hops - mainly orange, lemon, grapefruit and a little mango. Also has some malt sweetness in there, as well as just a touch of hoppy bitterness. Smooth finish and mouthfeel with some good carbonation. This one started off really subtle and then the IPA flavors hit me in a gradual, amazing way. Very impressive!

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Photo of tim12321
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deac83
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TCMike
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jbk81
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BierRichter
4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npdevil27
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewpubmellon
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Snickrot
4.87/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nice-pitch
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of monkist
4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wow. If this is how they make wheat ales in California then all the German breweries should dry out or burn down to the ground. This one is huuuuuge!
First of all, if this is a wheat ale, it was a genius who got rid of that typical German/Belgian yeast and now this is all pale. Because it lets all the hops take control - it smells oranges instead! Amazing! Fruity but not that IPA punch but nice and subtle with minimum bitterness.
And then you drink it and it's all good. Like a pale ale, maybe with a little more characteristic body (guess these are the wheat malts) but everything else is 100% typical American - in a good way. This is a punchy pale - wheat - ale. Outstanding. Loving it bigtime. And we are on 7.5% ABD and nowhere is any booziness. As light as SNPA! This beer is truly a materpiece, full of hidden layers but then again it is so simple that you couldn't be wanting for more. This is a bullseye. Wish all wheat ales were like this.

As the notes are taken, let me quote the real one here:

"So, we're all on collective disability. That's cool. Let's put some ice on it and keep ourselves elevated for a while. So, what's on the tube...? Honey..? Get me a beer from the fridge... Will ya..? Sweetie..? Pleeease..?

Beer Speaks. People Mumble."

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Photo of jripley97
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of undomiel
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DigitGrowler
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mctr234
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Way drinkable.

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Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
2.79/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I drank A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale at a festival in Van Nuys, CA. I had drink tickets for the beer.
Look: A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale is a beautiful golden colour with medium foam.
Smell: A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale assembles an alcohol associated musk.
Taste: A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale has a sweet hoppy flavour.
Feel: A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale has a medium amount of carbonation with a good alcohol content.
Overall: People who enjoy sweet and hoppy beers would be happy with A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale.

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Photo of Sexmortus
2.21/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of janubio
3.03/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden colour, medium head with long retention, good lace.
Aroma of pine, resins, citrics, malts.
Medium body, harsh texture, good carbonation.
Taste of pine, citrics, resins, grapefruits, malts.
A bit bland for my taste.

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Photo of jmbranum
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the Amtrak Legacy Club at the Chicago Union Station, poured from a 12 oz bottle into a glass.

Pours a light amber with a faint white head.

Malty aroma with a hint of hops.

Odd flavor --- mostly malt, prickly citric beginning with sweeter finish.

Medium mouthfeel with some prickliness.

This apparently is a a wheat pale ale, so I wish it had more of the wheat element to it.

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Photo of Dpotter1991
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DFrisselll
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 9,115 ratings