A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
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4.2/5
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9,092 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:
#1,127
Reviews:
1,711
Ratings:
9,092
pDev:
10%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
510
Gots:
3,094
Trade:
5
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ox bottle was poured into a nonic glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a small head that reduced to a thin layer and is still there. It is a pale yellow color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice layered lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Bready grains, sweet pale malts, and slight citrus aromas. Mostly tangerine and grapefruit in there.

Taste: Hops are more noticeable in the taste, especially the tangerine and citrus. Bitterness is also there too. A little bread and sweetness also.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, low to medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, a little chewy, and a little treat.

Overall: This beer seems to be more pale ale than wheat, but still a good brew though. Nice and hoppy for a APWA too.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle with no discernible freshness date into a 20 oz weizen glass. Certainly tastes fresh in spite of not being able to verify.

Appearance - A crystal-clear amber hue with some notes of brass and lazy, individual carbonation bubbles drifting towards the frothy, two-finger head. Dissipates to about a 1/8th finger after 5 minutes or so and leaves distinct but faint lacing.

Smell - Hits me before I even really stick my nose in the glass, because of how hop-forward it is, but in a good way. Perhaps that's partly due to the glass style, but also due to the great aromas going on in this beer. Piney notes on a bed of lemon zest, but with less acidity. Wonderfully intoxicating.

Taste - The promise of the smell was definitely delivered. Bready wheat folded with veins of hoppy bite. The wheat provides for a smoother aftertaste that allows the bitterness to be present, but doesn't linger.

Mouthfeel - A nice, chewy round mouthfeel. Medium-to-full bodied.

Overall a fantastic beer. It honestly reminds me a lot of another outstanding American Pale Wheat Ale offering by Boulevard: 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat. If I lived on the West coast outside of Boulevard's footprint, this beer would be a regular go-to. One of the best APWAs on the market today.

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

Best beer I've had to date. Gave it a 4.75 because I'm only 23 years old and havent had the plethora of brews that say a 60 year old veteran would. So I'd figure I would leave some room for a competitor.

But seriously, this beer is the real deal. Has you feeling good after 2-3 due to the nice ABV. Great bite and perfect finish.

I purchase a 6 pack whenever the opportunities presents itself. But a rare treat in Raleigh, NC.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 9,092 ratings