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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
BA SCORE
4.21/5
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8,952 Ratings
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:
#975
Reviews:
1,687
Ratings:
8,952
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
500
Gots:
3,002
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 8,952 |  Reviews: 1,687
Photo of Cure_Tap
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pale wheat ale this is not. At 64 IBU, this is pretty firmly in the IPA category, and this beer is heavy on the hops. The hops are piney and citric, and though they are in no way harsh, they're really all you can taste here at all. It makes me wonder why they even bothered brewing this beer with wheat, because you really cannot taste any of it. You get a vague hint of it in the aftertaste, underneath all of the bitterness, but that's basically it. As an IPA, it's pretty good, though it lacks any sort of malt taste at all, which is something I prefer in my IPAs to balance out the hops. It's 7.5% ABV, and that alcohol is very well hidden here.

Good, but a little overrated in my opinion.

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Photo of BIll_Currie
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Smell was very fresh. As with most of their beers the color was brilliant. Tasted very good. One of beeter wheats ive had. Overall one of these guys best efforts

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Photo of johnnyredbird73
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

.hint of an ipa in it, but just enough to to be interesting ...nice strong ale!

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Photo of jdaddy
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Premo88
3.48/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into weizen glass

L: clear, brilliant yellow that's darker (gold) at the edges (top and bottom of glass); head is not super tall, maybe 3/4-inch of white foam, but it is very thick and sticky, leaving a thick coat of suddsy white paint ; that coat of sticky foam slides back into the glass, and it doesn't lace much, but it does keep a thick skin and collar of white foam

S: mango, grass ... it's very, very sweet, almost sugary sweet, and the wheat is hard to notice, but it's in there -- a tart, grassy note; has a ton of American double IPA caramel/mango sweetness, maybe bleeding into candied orange/pineapple

T: bitter ... the rest follows the nose, mango, grass, sweet orange; again the wheat is hard to find, there's just a hint of tart grain

F: full but carbonated enough to stay crisp, dry

O: disappointing ... other than the slightest hints of tartness, this smells and tastes like an average American double IPA. the bitter bite is way too much for the style, too, and so is the sweet. if there is wheat in this brew, it's drowned dead and gone amid all the hops.

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Photo of Ssippisam
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jehegg
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JArt
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cath
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mdprout
3.42/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Carolvs
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crflamesfan
3.56/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice clear beer. Unfortunately a bit too grapefruit you for my liking. I am sure there are many people who would really like this beer.

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Photo of Joshmistake
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrand2621
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Irvinator
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JWhat
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ericstites
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SmashAdams
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Interesting beer. Sweet and grainy smell. Doesn't taste anything like a hefeweizen like I expected. Seems more like a light sweet IPA. Nice head and lacing. A bit too sweet for my taste but still nice. nb

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Photo of Risenhower
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of repl1ca
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is pine, orange, and grapefruit. Taste is bitter, just a little alcohol, caramel breadiness, and a little fruit finish.Very good beer must try it.

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Photo of MarkFrankosek
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.49/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

i'm still down if you down for a lil' sumpin' sumpin'.

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maedhros09
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Clear gold with a nice white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing
Smell: Classic citrusy and piney fresh hop aromas
Taste: Somewhat sweet, lightly fruity, a bit of that wheaty dry bitterness combines with citric acidity in the finish
Feel: Light bodied, somewhat effervescent mouthfeel

Overall: The wheat seems to serve mostly to lighten the body and provide a lighter carbonation, though there is what might be a hint of wheat in the palate as well. A very nice, lightly sweet IPA

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 8,952 ratings
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