A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
8,883 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
Ratings:
8,883
Reviews:
1,674
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
492
Gots:
2,927
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 8,883 |  Reviews: 1,674
Photo of jakewise
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of BH712
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of jofat
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Fern13
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Slemendous
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Mtn
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of cdean801
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of DannyMac614
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of FLima
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful bright golden color with a thick two fingers head with decent retention.
Nice citrus tropical aroma with notes of oranges, grapefruit, pineapple and mango.
Flavor mostly follows nose. Notes of grapefruits, tea leaves, toasted malts and some white bread, lemongrass, caramel, mango, honey, tangerines and pine. Quite dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with perfect carbonation.
Delicious and pleasant tropical IPA (or even a hoppy APA), hard to say anything bad about this beer. Balanced with a decent complexity and huge drinkability, I could drink this the whole day. Perfectly executed, great choice of hops and wheat gave it some roundness.

 656 characters

Photo of Paz8812
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of KlayWey
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Shluffy
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of woodenbones
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of nikhilshetty007
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of turbotype
4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into my trusty chilled (but not frosted) Founder's glass.

Poured golden yellow. Medium head that receded fairly quick. . Moderate lacing and streaks down the glass.

Pine, oranges, banana. Nice.

Citrus. Banana. Wheat bread. Everytime I have this offering from Lagunitas, it's a little different. I chock that up to the complexity of the beer.

Crisp and refreshing. Medium carbonation. Malt and hops in the aftertaste.

This is a complex ale. No other way to put it. But it is still easy to drink, warm or cold. With or without food. The way I would describe it to a friend would be... Imagine your favorite Belgian White.. All that bread and banana goodness. Now throw a well balanced single IPA at it. Poof, that's the little sumpin sumpin I think they were talking about. I love this beer and buy it when I see it.

 829 characters

Photo of Rbroccoli
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of russwilliam
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of GinjaSlice
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Not a big fan of how it looks its a very pale golden yellow, nice white head, and a nice even lacing
S: Great smell nice and citrusy with lots of lemon. Then with a piney smell to it
T: Good beer lots of hops upfront with citrus, the mid has a weird slight alcohol taste to me but then a smooth finish with a good aftertaste of hops on the tongue.
M: Great mouth feel seems just right and very refreshing.

Good beer with some taste and appearance lacking.

 459 characters

Photo of stvanderwoude
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of KDHicks1958
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was a little reluctant to try this, because I thought it couldn't be as good as Lagunitas Sucks Brown Shugga Substitute. Boy, was I wrong. This is just fantastic! If this is going to be available year-round, it will be in my refridgerator year-round.

 252 characters

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of tsp247
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Buster
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 8,883 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.