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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There is so much going on with this ale I can't even explain it. A little bit of everything which is a good thing.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjdevel
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: 4.75
A beautiful gold color and very clear. A 2-finger head was generated from a 12oz bottle pour. Decent head retention. A nice and vigorous bubbling continues on.

Smell: 4.25
A pungent citrus and pine aroma. A slight caramel/malty sweetness as well. It is quite sweet and tart smelling.

Taste: 4.75
A nice hoppy bite at first. The bitterness lingers even though sweet malt and toffee wedges in. It has a bit of a smoky flavor when the hops and malt back off. It is quite savory and buttery tasting.

Feel: 4.5
Medium bodied. Quite bubbly and interesting on the tongue.

Overall: 4.5
This is a great IPA from Laguanitas (yet another). I would most definitely buy a 6 pack of this (or any package). Bought as a single in a mixed 6.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a wonderful translucent gold with one full finger of pure white head. The foam takes a bit to settle, and leaves a ton of lacing on the glass as it drinks.

S: The nose is pungent citrus, a touch of pine, and only slight malt. This beer smells juicy and inviting. I am excite.

T: The first hit is light and sweet, and then... boom! Huge juicy citrus. It's oranges and lemon peel. I get a bit of pine in the back end, but the dominate flavors are citrus. The beer finishes with the perfect mix of bitter and sweet.

M: Light bodied beer. It's watery and sweet to start, juicy in the middle, and well balanced in the finish. The flavors hit the palate and move off quickly. Nothing lingers for longer than it needs to. The carbonation is perfect and the bitters tighten this beer up in the finish.

O: Wonderful beer. It's incredible easy to drink, the citrus flavors really shine, and it's ridiculously refreshing. I think I have found my new summer go-to APA/IPA/easy drinking brew.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Perfectly clear lite orange in color with a crispy white head.

S: This is a sweet malty smelling beer with big tangerine hops here.

T: Oh man, my friend was right, this is DELICIOUS! The tangerine smell continues though on the taste as well. It's hoppy, especially for a wheat ale. Drinks like an IPA. Good malt base, and those hops are a nice balance, teetering on more bitter than sweet. This is a killer beer!

M: Carbonated a bit on the high side, and medium bodied.

D: Very drinkable, nothing really sticks to the mouth at all and is really easy drinking.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle in to a Lagunitas mason jar style pint glass for authenticity. It's how they serve them at the Lagunitas Tap Room and Beer Sanctuary, so that's how I'm gonna drink it!

Color is gold-amber. Minimal head because I pour deliberately to avoid head. A little cloudy, probably because it's a wheat beer.

Smell is hoppy. Very similar to their IPA in this regard. I don't know what kind of hops they use specifically but it does smell like the same kind in their IPA. I also pick off a good amount of wheat and citrus.

Taste is VERY good. Quick hops on the front, followed by the wheatiness in the middle and it finishes off with crisp citrus. Each note plays off the last and there's plenty of subtleties. Not excessively bitter given how well balanced it is. A lot more drinkable than their (lower IBU) IPA. The IPA is 50 something IBUs and this is 64.20, but this is way easier to drink. Sweet, cirtusy, wheaty, hoppy, and I'm picking off a little pine too. Absolutely wonderful.

Mouth feel is good, a little more body than their IPA, well carbonated and overall just pleasant.

Overall this one surprised me, it has a lot more citrus and wheat than the nose lets on and it's incredibly good. I was reluctant about trying it before because it costs $9.89 at my work but this beer is fantastic. Definately a Lagunitas brew because they did it proper with the hops, but also really flavorful and balanced. I feel like this beer would be just as "at home" next to the pool on a hot day as it would be with a nice meal or even sitting at your computer and just enjoying a beer. Versatile, complex and most importantly, delicious.

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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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