A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
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8,869 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
Ratings:
8,869
Reviews:
1,669
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
490
Gots:
2,915
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,869 |  Reviews: 1,669
Photo of kevinlater
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of JNPIII127
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eammon1920
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
3.54/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yacosta
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LarryLove81
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one gets a perfect score from me. I can't find any faults to this beer beyond the sometimes expensive price for a six-pack. Smells amazing: tropical fruits, cannabis, pine, and grapefruit. Pours a beautiful gold with a decent head and nice lace. Taste is grapefruit, honey note with a nice hoppy bite but not overdone or overpowering on the hops. I love this beer! One of my favorites. I know there is debate among some beerheads whether this is an IPA and in my humble opinion it is and is one of the best IPAs if not the best. For what it's worth I get no wheat flavors from this beer at all.

Quick tip: this pairs excellently with thai food

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Photo of BSEDS
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cramshawbar
2.17/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I am severely confused. What am I drinking here exactly? Yes, wheat. Dirty tasting, awful smelling wheat. Apparently also hops, although cleverly hidden (that was not a compliment).
The highlight here is clearly the label.
It's hard to find much complexity in this, so there is not much reason you should ever have it, unless you always wanted to get drunk on flavoured water.

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Photo of thoglund
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Krusader
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemochas
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westyrun
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RedAleMan
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schavuytje
1.51/5  rDev -64%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Known fruity hops (citra), further sweet and dry dry aftertaste, does not taste the most artificial and weakly no hop aroma and no layer at all,never again

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Photo of jsbirnba
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petrusek23
3.54/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerSexLove
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crisp and flavorful, a definite go to beer.

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Photo of zach_960
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Look - Pours golden in color, slight haze, two fingers of white head, a few spots of lacing.
Aroma - Pine sap, honey, a bit of weed but it isn't 420 blaze it levels of dank.
Taste - Pink grapefruit, sugar, a resinous pine note. Malt is light and crackery. Sweeter towards the finish with an oily pine sap flavor that I've grown to enjoy from Lagunitas' beers.
Feel - Medium bodied, fine bubbles, creamy but finishes refreshing and dry. Alcohol well hidden. Incredibly drinkable, which is typical from this brewery.

Overall - I'm really more of a malt guy. I tend to gravitate more towards barleywines, brown ales and Belgians, but I can enjoy a beer like this. Good hop flavor but has some malt to back it up.

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Photo of BcCraft710
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Townsfoe
4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mancavebeercouch
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strohm
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 8,869 ratings.
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