A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
8,866 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:
8,866
Reviews:
1,669
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
490
Gots:
2,913
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 8,866 |  Reviews: 1,669
Photo of bigedal60
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of slhuggy
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MMOSNN
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - clear and golden with a white head, great retention, and pretty lacing.
Smell - crisp hops in the form of citrus and pine along with caramel malts and faint yeast notes.
Taste - rich hoppy flavors are strongest, similar to the nose, but there's also a sweet malty backbone that rounds it out. It finishes dry with yeast notes lingering in the aftertaste.
Feel - high carbonation, medium body, and smooth finish.

 419 characters

Photo of rbrandt22
3.18/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of DesertFox24
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bullyy56
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is the first real craft beer I've tried, and I was very impressed by it's quality and relative affordability.
The look is just plain awesome, with a golden color and creamy 1.5 finger head.
You can smell the alcohol, but you also get floral scents; a lot of citrus notes, not very off putting.
The taste is extraordinarily citrusy and bitter, but not too harsh, grapefruit is what I can pick out the most, subtle maltiness in the flavor. Is rather hop forward for a wheat beer (not a bad thing), and very vibrant on the palate
The feel is also like drinking grapefruit juice, although a lot smoother. Not harsh by any means, but you can feel the bitterness on the back end. Very refreshing to drink.
This was by dar rhe hoppiest beer iv tried. For a wheat ale, it drinks a lot like an IPA with its hop fowardness, which again, isn't a bad thing. This was a very refreshing beer to drink, especially at a barbecue! I'm kinda mad that I only had 2 beers out if the 6 pack I bought, but that's what beer is for, right? To enjoy with good company during fun times! Glad I had this for my first real craft beer.

 1,111 characters

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Spoild
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BobbyOlson
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anthony-s
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aoyoc
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Markwestfall0608
3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrDis
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nolster
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CreightonSM
3.64/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerguy04
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden yellow with an average head. Smell is bitter citrus. Taste is the same. Mouthfeel is light and easy to drink. Overall, perfect for a hot day.

 156 characters

Photo of Ada_Ace
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I was pleasantly surprised with this guy in wethersfield CT. On tap.

Truly is a wheat-ish ale with a smooth almost even silky finish.

Taste is a wonderful mix with a somewhat fruityness to it.

Look is unappealing to me but some may enjoy, very clear dull yellow with a thin lacey head.

Over all a nice hybrid of hefeweizen and Ipa, as advertised. Worth a taste, maybe not buying a case before trying.

 404 characters

Photo of frasergrove
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattMan95
1.75/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of duff96
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thy_Philosopher_King
3.44/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the first Lagunitas I've tried, and let me say it was quite amazing. While I always had my eye on it while shopping for a good opener, I finally got the right chance to buy it. It was only a sixer, and I paid a decent $12 for it with taxes and everything; well worth the money I'd say. It poured beautifully, I truly do not like drinking out of a bottle if I can avoid I will. It caught me buy surprise but it was perfect, i wasn't expecting it to hit the spot the way it did. I didn't pair it with anything, I had it with a few buddies, and I'll have to say it's one of the beers I will be buying for occasions from here on out.

 636 characters

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 8,866 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More