A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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:
8,866
Reviews:
1,669
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
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490
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2,913
For Trade:
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I poured this bottle into a snifter at about cellar temperature.

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' has a two-finger white head and a clear sunset orange body. It looks very nice.

The aroma is wonderful. There's definitely some citrus, but an awesome scent of pine and hops come through even stronger. It may be summer now, but it reminds me of the family Christmas tree in December!

It tastes like orange, dry, resiny spruce needles, and hops. If there's any trace of alcohol here, it's very subtle.

The mouthfeel is substantially carbonated, but not at all overwhelming.

This beer delivers quite a bit MORE than a "LITTLE Sumpin' Sumpin'." It's got a LOT of sumpin'... sumpin' GOOD.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Maybe I am picky, but for me some beers have flavors that wear out over time. The novelty of it wears off and taste taste that I so enjoyed on first sip becomes stale. This is definitely NOT that kind of beer. I never tire of this beer, this is an old standby.

I tend to drink this straight from the bottle so I can't comment on how it pours, but the beer has medium viscosity and medium high carbonation. It has a great first bite! Hoppy, slightly floral and reminiscent of of a way an evergreen forest smells. Very slight sweetness. Lasting hopiness that sticks to the back of the throat but not in a displeasing way. It is more IPA than wheat but still has some qualities of a wheat ale. It has that snapiness of wheat ales but the wonderful bite of an IPA. One would not think that it is 7.5% by drinking it.

As it says on the bottle: Life is short, don't sip.

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

Huge fan of this beer. This is a go to staple in my beer fridge.

A- Light copper, loads of head and nice lace.

S- Citrus hops, tropical fruits, yeasty wheat aromas.

T- Fruity, citrus, rind, lemony hops, after taste of hops is floral and fresh not to bitter. Nice malty, sweet bread backbone.

M- medium body with some slick oily hop feel and velvety carbonation.

O- This is a superbly drinkable beer that fits any season. A year round go to beer for me!

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 8,866 ratings.
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