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:
8,883
Reviews:
1,674
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
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3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Kegatron for hooking me up with a 12oz bottle of this. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears a clear color of golden copper with a rich 2 finger off-white froth that paints a complete wall of lace that sticks to the glass.

The nose has a grassy to leafy hop aspect that is somewhat pine-like and fruity to floral. A bit of biscuit-like grainy and wheat is noted across the back. There is an overall catty, dank to almost cheesy aspect to this brew's nose that is enjoyable.

The taste of the hops are a bit catty and cheesy with a dank appeal. The bitterness is pretty tame here but works to contrast a bit of biscuit to wheat-like grain flavor that is quite prominent here. The aftertaste is a little leafy and vegetative with some bitter herbal rind flavoring.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall quite drinkable with that 7.5% abv really integrated well. This was a pretty drinkable brew that I would not mind having again and drinking pretty effortlessly during the summer.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle to standard pint glass
*notes taken on 01/17/13

A: Pour is a light pale caramel color with some halfway decent clarity and a thick layer of soapy egg shell white froth on top. Pretty stubborn head on it that eventually succumbs to the burst of some fatty bubbles. Leaves chunks of stick splashed upon the glass.

S: Smells dank with some super fresh green hops. I get melon rind, grapefruit zest, tangerines, and some tropical herbs in the nose. There is a subtle sugary sweetness from the malts underneath. Really nice and fruity hop aromas.

T: Taste is vibrant with hops but a bit more traditional pine and citrus contrary to the nose. Has an intense citrus fruit presence with some pink grapefruit and a bit of pineapple juice in there. Firm with pine resins and more bitter melon flavors coming through. Malt is dry and cracker like with some understated sweetness. Not particularly wheaty at all. There is a rather high level of bitterness and a dash of alcohol detected. A really great tasting APA with nice balance and some great hoppy flavors.

M: Light to moderate weight in body with a nice smooth creamy texture from a consistent carbonation. Has a solid drying crisp action towards the end. A light lingering pucker and some residual oiliness on the palate but finishes rather clean overall.

D: Very drinkable and much hoppier than I was expecting. Tasting fresh as ever with great balance, tamed alcohol, and a light dry cracker malt base
Lagunitas delivers on the hops once again. Definitely one to include in my rotation.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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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

Twelve ounce bottle, no date, poured into SA perfect pint.

Three finger frothy white head over crystal clear golden body. The head fell to large rafts of foam, lacing very nicely from start to finish.

Aroma was mildly resinous and very slightly pine-like with nice grapefruit character, very fresh, very appealing. A slight hint of malty/wheaty sweetness on the nose. Excellent balance.

Taste is very clean, well built layers. A little bitter hit, then sweetness follows with grapefruit floating and bringing it all together. Not complex, smoothly blended flavors in harmony. The wheat doesn't dominate, maybe barely detectable, yet there is a nice sweetness that balances the bitterness. Actually seems quite lager like to me.

Feel was very bright, light to medium body, lively on the carbonation. A but of astringent finish that said take another sip. A bit of bitterness lingers.

Overall, where has this been all my life? Nice, refreshing, easy drinking beer regardless of the style. Light and bright, refreshing, tasty goodness.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 8,883 ratings.
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