A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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8,900 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:
8,900
Reviews:
1,676
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
491
Gots:
2,948
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,900 |  Reviews: 1,676
Photo of Aaashhh
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

The appearance had a clear orange colored body and gave a one finger foamy white head, had a very nice, almost perfect spider web lacing appears. No carbonation was seen rising. The smell had the citrus and pine up front with some light malts in the background. The taste had a bit more pine in front than the rest of the flavors. The palate sits about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue, standard. Overall, wow, I actually did not think this beer was going to be this good.

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Photo of BIGGIE101
3.38/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice white lacing head with a clear golden minimum weight body . Floral minimum bitter hop "likely cascade" with a under layers of citrus, grapefruit and peach. Dry and short finish, the bitterness doesn't linger. For the 7.5% weight it is fairly easy drinking and very crushable "Likely the wheat grain used". Well made and I like it close to room temp. Little Sumpin' is another generic IPA and nobody is missing anything if it's skipped. But if you like IPA's it's recommenced.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Tapmein
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden hue with a thin head. Smells of citrus, and floral notes. Taste is on the tip of the tongue floral, nice malt bready citrus finish.

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Photo of stlfatguy
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can't believe I never rated this one. Pale golden color with bright white head that lasts and lacing clinging the length of the glass. Awesome smell, caramel and some citrus. Taste follows. first with the caramel Biscuit. Feel later is Orange almost grapefruit with light bite.

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Photo of ALHOPLOVER
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My first Lagunitas.
L: Nice pour from bottle. Creamy white head. Foamy lacing.
S: Light floral aroma, nice.
T: Balanced but somewhat bold and unique. Lightly fruity, hoppy, earthy and malty.
O: Really good. Unique flavor.

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Photo of GulDukat88
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Simon212
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bplabernie
3.66/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 8,900 ratings.
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