A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

8,900 Ratings
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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

Review taken from notes: Spring 2014

12 oz brown shorty bottle with a nice white label and dark green and red lettering all about. Classic American babe setting to the side just begging to serve someone a good beer. Poured into a standard American pint glass.

A - golden orange body and fairly clear. Maybe the slightest hint of haze moving about. Setting on top is a bright white head with some good looks in its own right leaving about a mess of thin but plentiful amounts of stick to the glass.

S - Lagunitas claims 'every hop starting with the letter "C" was used in this beer' and rightfully so as the aroma is outstanding. Pine and grapefruit notes dominate the front with apricot and sweet peach aromas flowing just behind. Pale malt backbone with a hint of wheat to finish it off.

T - much like the nose, but not quite as awesome IMO. Big hop spices paired with grapefruit and pine to start. Sweet peaches and a sugary sweet like malt character is though quite lovely. Wheat is present with a solid IPA like flavor. Nice bitterness but sweetness balances everything out pretty well.

M - medium bodied with good texture. Flavors flow lovely and smooth across the mouth giving you the Lagunitas experience. Much as you would expect an American pale wheat ale to be.

O - granted I'm not a huge fan of the American pale wheat style, I can appreciate when a brewery has a good beer in that style and this is indeed a good brew. Such a great Brewery and a very nice offering on a bright sunny day. This is one of the best in this style.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


A: 12oz bottle poured into 14oz tulip. Crystal clear, almost straw-like golden color with flecks of orange. Two fingers of bright white, fluffy, persistent head that leaves sticky lacing all over the glass.

S: Bright citrus: orange peel, lemon zest, pineapple flesh. Underneath are some floral notes: rose petals. A hint of sweet malt: bready with a slight sugary sweetness. Faint smell of dank pine resin and garlic.

T: Sweet bready malts and a slap of bitterness up front. Mid palate hop flavor takes over: juicy pineapple, orange, lemon, and a hint of mango. Dank pine and garlic notes come out on the back end, followed by a clean bitterness on the finish that's balanced by bready malt sweetness. Bitterness drops off quickly leaving flavors of juicy pineapple beckoning another sip.

M: Medium bodied with an oily mouthfeel that coats the tongue with hop-goodness. Medium carbonation. Clean malt backbone and dry, clean finish.

O: A fantastic IPA. 50% wheat malt adds mouthfeel and head retention, without distracting from hop flavor. A crisp, clean, bitter, fruity IPA that is perfect for warm weather.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A little sweet and malty for my taste, but a nice head and well hidden ABV.

Pours nicely into a pint glass. Amber to straw in color with a thick, white, soapy head.

Aroma is malty, paired with orangey hops. Some pith hints at the bitters.

The taste is sweet, with malty hops bringing some oranged , light caramel, and hints sappy pine.

Mouthfeel is poppy bubbles but sticky sweet. Medium body.

Not what I was hoping for, but not bad. Well hidden ABV, with an interesting and intense balance of hops and malts. Ultimately, not my favorite profile.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 8,900 ratings.
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