A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
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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
Ranking:
#1,106
Reviews:
1,705
Ratings:
9,062
pDev:
10%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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508
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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a billowy two finger white head. The head has big carbonation bubbles entrapped within, with them slowly popping over time. The head fades very slowly over time to leave a great level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is heaviest of a floral hop aroma with a good presence of pine and citrus hop smells. The floral aromas are of a mix of jasmine and an almost dandelion smell. The sweet tangerine, caramel, and the spicy notes of a peppercorn and thyme that are also in the nose complement well the floral and pine hop smells and make for a great smelling brew.

Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and citrus hop taste. Quickly the taste sweetens with tangerine/orange flavors coming to the tongue. Along with these, comes some notes of caramel, which start out weaker, but exchanges in strength with the sweeter citrus over the rest of the taste. Floral and pine hop flavors, that were detected in the nose, start coming to the tongue. They get a bit stronger as the taste advances to the end, but never really grow too overpowering in taste. In the end with a light herbal and spicy flavor comes to the tongue, with the beer leaving a rather satisfying lightly hopped sweeter citrus and green taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner to average side for a 7.5 % abv with a carbonation level that is above normal with tons of tiny prickly carbonation bubbles. Normally I like a bit of a thicker body in a hoppier beer, but in this case, the floral and pine hop and spice notes that are in the taste are very well complemented by both the thinner body and the higher carbonation.

Overall – Quite delicious. Not the standard hopped brew which is loaded with citrus hop, this one has a very nice hopped profile, blending nicely a sweeter body with a variety of hop flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of mastodonj
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Starts off with a full fluffy head over a clear pale amber. Just goes to show you, a great IPA can be very light in color.

Smell is outstanding. fresh floral hoppiness with a plus-size citrus.

The taste follows the exceptional aroma. Just enough malt to enhance the great fresh hops.
The slightly heightened alcohol content gives it a warmth.

Mouth feel is excellent, not overly carbonated or too flat.

Wonderful ale. Frankly, I don't get the "wheat" part of the description above.
It is almost like something between an AIPA and an imperial IPA.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Basically an IPA with a touch of wheat. A nice example of Lagunitas' hop game, there's some nice orange, grapefruit, pine, and wheat flavors, with a nice full and crisp mouthfeel. It's got some nice variants in a little series- Sumpin' Wild and Sumpin' Extra, but this one is a classic and always worth an order.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 9,062 ratings