A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

8,900 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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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours in a light, slightly hazy yellow straw color.

The aroma has grapefruit, some wheat, orange.

The flavor has a big juicy orange, melon, and grapefruit flavor. The beer has a wonderful sweet wheaty and malty middle. The finish is a bit of a bitter dry finish.

I would call this an IPA like Flower Power instead of a wheaty pale ale. It doesn't have the pop that some West Coast IPAs have because of the wheat and malt. I like the balance of this beer. I would recommend it for people trying to get into IPAs because of the good smooth bitterness.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured in a hefeweizen glass. Nice honey color with a three finger head.

The aroma wasn't too strong with some grapefruit and citrus.

Nicely carbonated.

The taste was excellent. Very strong grapefruit-citrus- a prominent characteristic of the beer.
Overall, a solid beer. Tastes more like an IPA. The aroma is a bit light. The finish is the dominant
offering of the beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into nonic pint. Reviewed from multiple bottles from the 6-pack.

A: Pours light golden with a very large, greasy, bright white head that took its time fading into a thick and lasting film. Sheets of sticky lacing were left down the glass.
S: Grassy nose with hints of citrus rind. I’m getting almost no wheat. Definitely a C-hop forward beer; smells like an ipa. I detect notes of orange sherbet as well.
T: Pine and citrus C hops again. Light wheat base, very clean. Hops dominate everything else but the wheat keeps the body light and crisp. More citrus in the finish, lightly bitter pine aftertaste. I get notes of honey and mint in there as well.
M: Medium-light body, clean fine carbonation, refreshing and scrubbing drying mouthfeel. This beer is crazy drinkable.
O: One of Lagunitas best. If you like pale ales or ipas give this one a try. I see many more 6-packs of this in my future.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 8,900 ratings.
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