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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
Exceptional
8,955 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:
8,955
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
500
Gots:
3,002
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,955 |  Reviews: 1,687
Photo of dank203
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

beer's great. really hoppy like IPA but with an added complexity still very balanced slightly dry spicy yet tropical juicy. awesome stuff

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Photo of Leag0002
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of krbrevard
3.49/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank it out of a solo bottle, poured into a British pub pint glass.

A: Golden, fully carbonated. Bubbling the entire lifespan of the glass.
S: Floral, not getting the wheat at all. Not what i expected from this beer, but the best part.
T: Meh, for a beer that i've heard great things about, the (multi varietal ?) malt was overpowering the hops. Not what i would have thought coming from a west coast company selling the west coast style, but my bottle could have been a bit old. There's a hint of the pine on the back end but still getting malt on the fore and aftertaste.
M: It is pretty crisp, not stale for sure.
O: Not horrible, not the best. I really wanted to give this one super high marks but for a style that was supposed to be a fresh take on an IPA/American PA, i'm pretty underwhelmed here.

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Photo of Vipsanius
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Randolph96
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rockclimberscott1
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Recommended to me by a friend so I didn't know what to expect since I love almost all styles of beer so this was a grab and go. If I was blindfolded I would have said it's a straight up IPA as I cannot detect the wheat. Very hoppy with a nice finish. Grapefruit with a tinge of blood orange. Smells like an IPA. Overall an amazing beer.

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Photo of TheDogHouse
4.99/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RedCharvel1
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my "benchmark" of all
IPA beers.
I measure all IPAs against this beer.
This is an Excellent beer.

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Photo of mmesce2
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nasty15108
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Poured a hazy golden orange color with a foamy white head.
Smells floral and hoppy. Slight biscuit aroma.
Nice malty flavor with a hoppy finish. Easy drinking and damn tasty.

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Photo of Nurt20
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidGross
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an amazing beer that I wish I had more than one.

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Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
3.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear golden straw color with large soapy head that hangs around, good lacing

S: Smell is pretty strong, floral hops dominate, little bit of pine in there

T: The hops are really aggressive on the front end, floral and pine, wheat malts at the end to balance, really nice taste to it

M: Medium, good carbonation

O: This is a really good beer. It is strong in all the measurables. Really enjoy it and I will not hesitate to try this again especially if I can find it on tap somewhere.

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.6/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Laugookneetuss
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cabowski
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A fruity smell and nice feel and nice balanced flavor

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Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of safaricook
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Someone must have dropped a spliff in my bottle at Lagunitas. The aroma and also the taste have an astonishing weed component to it. Loving the way this beer is hoppy, smooth and not overly bitter.

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Photo of MikeMess99
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Was pleasantly surprised with this beer. Went down very smooth and tasted stronger than the normal pale wheat ale beer.

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Photo of jckdaniels03
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of futiledevices
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NateK1986
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 8,955 ratings
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