A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
BA SCORE
92.1%
Liked This Beer
4.21 w/ 8,917 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:
#952
Reviews:
1,679
Ratings:
8,917
Liked:
8,210
Avg:
4.21/5
pDev:
9.98%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
495
Gots:
2,972
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,917 |  Reviews: 1,679
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden-yellow hue with a thin white head and some lacing.

S: Mild tangerine, pineapple and some pine on the nose.

T: Malt, wheat, citrus and general tropical fruit flavors.

M: Light bodied and carbonated.

O: Solid flavor profile, balance is good, though I would like just a bit more.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/21/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big pineapple, mango, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, orange rind, pine, floral, grass, wheat, light honey, and floral/grassy earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity of bright citrus hops and light-moderate malt balance; with great strength. Taste of big pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, orange rind, light mango, floral, grass, light pine, wheat, light honey, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, orange rind, floral, grass, light pine, wheat, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of bright citrus/floral hops with light-moderate malt balance; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding IPA! All around awesome complexity and balance of bright hops and light-moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Somewhere on the spectrum of gold and orange.
S - Citrus and floral and a bit of malt.
T - I first noticed hops, some pleasant fruit flavors pineapple, grapefruit, citrus a little orange its a bit sweet and has some noticeable wheat character.
M - Medium body with a slight dry and very easy to drink finish.
O - Has great flavor I will be drinking many more.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.76/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Light golden and clear with moderate carbonation and a white one finger head. Light wispy lacing clings to the glass.

S- Strong malts with sourdough bread. Dank and pine hop aroma is abundant.

T- Sour malts and dank hops come on strong, then dissipate gradually to leave a nice spicy feel.

M- Seems to start flat but redeems itself nicely. Medium bodied .

O- This brews best attribute is the look, and it is sexy. But I think this one goes like this... Its not you, its me... We should see other people... Although I can appreciate the the time put into this ale, it just isn't my cup of tea. I remember this one differently though and I need one more go at it to decide.

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3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Clear, deep gold body that is crowned by a thin, white head. Minimal lacing but decent carbonation.

Aroma:
Very interesting... I find myself struggling to describe it. Sweet fruit notes such as pineapple, mango, kiwi, and other various citrus notes. Citra hops are apparent. Thin wheat notes. And.... burnt rubber?

Taste:
Much, much sweeter than the sweet nose led me to believe it would be. What little bitterness can be found here resides right up front and a bit on the tail end, both vanish quickly. The majority of flavor here is composed of tropical fruits. Light pine and honey notes can be found. No alcohol is detectable.

Mourhfeel:
Light, clean, zesty, and refreshing. Light carbonation. Easy to drink.

Overall:
A unique take on the style but too light on hop character. Definitely worth grabbing but far from a favorite.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92.1% out of 100 with 8,917 ratings
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