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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
8,952 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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Ratings: 8,952 |  Reviews: 1,687
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3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to Glass

Appearance - Poured a golden colour with a lot of carbonation and a bright white head

Smell - Pine, grapefruit, hops, a faint taste of spice

Taste - Hoppy, pine, grapefruit, no wheat smell at all

Overall - I got no wheat smell or taste at all. This is really more of an IPA then a wheat beer

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a goblet.

A: Golden color. Sticky lacing. Low retention of carbonation. Nothing out of the ordinary.

S: A bit of spice, almost wheaty. Some orange/grapefruit but everything here comes off very muted.

T: Much better than expected from the smell. Good amount of fruit coming through. Grape laced hops. Very pleasant. Subtle orange comes in at the end without grapefruit. Fruity without packing a citrus bite. Mellow for an IPA. Aftertaste is very pleasant albeit not mind blowing for an IPA

M: Great for an IPA. Very well balanced and highly drinkable. Not assertive. Finish is extremely clean.

O: Another IPA that is common around these parts and easily accessible. Worth the price and definitely one of those go to IPAs in the 6 pack format. Refreshing. Not world class but is consistent. The appearance and smell are so-so but the taste and mouthfeel definitely make up and at the end of the day, aren't those the most important aspects of a beer?

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4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As far as Hoppy Wheats go, the IBU is just a tad too high for me and at 7.5% it's a little too alcoholic to make it sessionable (though you really can't taste the alcohol). I feel this is suited more toward IPA fanatics rather than Wheat connoisseurs. Appearance, smell and mouthfeel are great. Overall, this a very good beer and especially suited for summer, just be careful how many you drink, you'll feel it before you know it.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Believe the hype. My go to. Lagunitas hits it out of the park with Sumpin'. It has citrus, it's slightly bitter, it's refreshing, it's great with spicy food. I love the label design of anything Flying Dog, and Sumpin' by Lagunitas is a great looking label. Throwback pinup girl is asking you if you want to take a sip, and you do. She's naughty and knows you like that. I put this beer up against almost anything. Best part is that it's available all the time. The hype isn't a limited availability marketing/snob thing. Only mark I have against it is the difference in pricing locally. I see it at Alberson's for $14.99 a sixer but can pick it up at my favorite ma and pa liquor store for $9.99.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Lagunitas A lil sumpin Wild
Look 8/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 34/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 18/20
Overall 86/100

Solid beer, caramel notes jump out to me. Light, buttery and easy to drink. I would buy again, probably wouldn't brag about it though.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thought this might be too hoppy for me based on the IBU but this is the most well balanced hoppy beer I've had. Great all around. I can see why this beer gets the reviews it does. Too bad it's not available where I live. Glad I got to try it. Excellent brew!

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4/5  rDev -5%

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 8,952 ratings
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