A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

8,869 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%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Beer pours a very clear golden wheat color with a two finger head. Good carb and nice lacing.
S: Loads of citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruit. Beautiful. Smells just like an IPA.
T: Citrus and pine hop characteristics. Bold but not overpowering. The malt blends in so perfectly, definitely tasting the wheat in there.
MF: In this beer beer you get all the hoppyness of a West Coast IPA with the full body of a wheat beer. Super drinkable for 7.5%. The more I drink, the more I want.
O: This is the best hoppy wheat beer out there, better than 80-Acre and Gumballhead in my opinion. I could throw back 3 or 4 of these pretty quickly ad get myself in trouble with the 7.5%. What a brew!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of BarwoodBonanza
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dense, rocky, egg shell foam. Pale, crystal-clear gold color. Clings to the glass in thick sheets.

A dry grapefruit nose comes through. Fairly pungent but with an underpinning of sweetness like a freshly peeled orange. A wonderful floral perfume note. Generally clean, bright citrus aromas. Halfway though—as the beer warms—picking up a slightly resinous, dank, somewhat earthy, herbal note like the smell of fresh hops.

The bitterness is very brief, giving way to mostly bright grapefruit and almost blood-orangey flavors. Surprisingly strong malt backbone leaves biscuity notes and a tantalizingly subtle caramel note at the end which sort of makes me want more citrus. Keeps me coming back. Picking up traces of bread every so slightly mingling with hints of yeast. Bitterness finishes fairly quickly. Dry, refreshing and lingering mostly with a faint orange peel flavor and a little bit of malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is mostly sticky, leaving a resin and citrus peel note lingering. Fairly well-carbonated and spritzy character but soft around the edges. Has nice medium body and fairly well-attenuated. Mild alcoholic warmth.

I could drink a lot of these. Lots of flavor going on and it's all exceptionally balanced. And given the relative intensity of this beers it's remarkably drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 8,869 ratings.
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