A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
BA SCORE
4.21/5
8,932 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:
#957
Reviews:
1,681
Ratings:
8,932
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
497
Gots:
2,986
Trade:
5
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,932 |  Reviews: 1,681
Photo of Emnmarko
3.76/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Light golden and clear with moderate carbonation and a white one finger head. Light wispy lacing clings to the glass.

S- Strong malts with sourdough bread. Dank and pine hop aroma is abundant.

T- Sour malts and dank hops come on strong, then dissipate gradually to leave a nice spicy feel.

M- Seems to start flat but redeems itself nicely. Medium bodied .

O- This brews best attribute is the look, and it is sexy. But I think this one goes like this... Its not you, its me... We should see other people... Although I can appreciate the the time put into this ale, it just isn't my cup of tea. I remember this one differently though and I need one more go at it to decide.

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Photo of Khladun
3.76/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mooredmb2011
3.76/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paullmcm25
3.76/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.76/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Served on draft in shaker pint glass.

Clear golden color, bright white head. Bright hop aroma, a mic of floral, citrus, and earthy pine. Pale malt flavor, not much to pale the hops. Slightly bitter. Very thin body.

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Photo of twincano
3.76/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Markwestfall0608
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zak333
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured ontap into a pint glass. Solid fingers worth of foam. Lots & lots of lace.

Smell: Sweet malt, orange marmalade. Fruity. Hoppy.

Taste: Pine. Sweet malt (wheat malt). Something else is there, tropical and faint. Mango? Hoppy but surprised by the fruityness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied. Low Carbonation.

Drinkability: Average to good. Simple flavors, a bit one dimensional, but good nonetheless. I like the tropical element to this beer.

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Photo of openmind
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance - Not sure. I drank it straight from the bottle. That is never something I do, but it was the situation.

smell: Smell was wonderful citrus.

taste: Taste is terrific. Their website says the used all the hops that begin with the letter "C" and I believe them, what with the citrus bomb that this beer is!

mouthfeel: Shame on me for drinking it out of the bottle, it was way too carbonated that way.

overall: Lagunitas does it again with a style that I am really liking - American wheats.

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Photo of mattbk
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden, slightly hazy, medium carbonation, pretty nice looking.
S: Heavy centennial and chinook aroma, but fairly fresh, pine and grapefruit, decent.
T: OK, I am partial to not liking Chinook, and this is definitely featuring Chinook hops. I always get this cherry like sweetness from combining Chinook and malt, and it is featured here. The sweetness sort of builds. There is certainly an underlying pineyness and slightly orange flavor. The malts are kind of weird, perhaps a bit soapy. The wheat not doing much here, perhaps dries out the finish a tad, but playing back seat to hops and other sweet (honey?) malt character. Perhaps a bit lemony also, like lemon rind. As it warms, Cascade flavor coming out as well. This is not a poorly made beer, just not my style. Balanced, not overwhelming bitterness. Hop flavor and malt character doing its share to round things out.
M: Medium, maybe medium-full. Medium carbonation. A bit filling.
O: Hop heads (especially Chinook heads) will love this beer. I appreciate it, not my style.

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Photo of pmlondrigan
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice color on this beer, orange golden color. Disappointing otherwise, not much head at all, very spotty if any lacing. Aroma is citrusy, lemon, and grassy vegatile notes. Also very light aroma of grapefruit. Taste is pretty fruity, with some sweetness, bitterness from the hops. Not all too complex. The alcohol is well hidden and the beer drinks well, it tastes sessionable. Overall I liked this beer more when I first tried it on tap. Perhaps just an older bottle?

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Photo of MrHolden
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chrinst
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Epetrena
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ian_B
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Skmint76
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brentkruger1989
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Something my roommate brought home. I'm all for hops but this is something else. 6 types in one beer is interesting...

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Photo of TheFightingMongooses
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Nice glowing straw color. A half inch of lily white head lasts with sticky lacing all over the glass. Carbonation is nil; I can seriously count on one hand the number of CO2 bubbles rising through the brew at any given moment.

Smell: Very piney hops on the nose. As I inhale deeper, it turns into concentrated evergreen sap, with a little sweetness. Like a Christmas tree, very oily and perfumey. I like it!

Taste: Same hops in the nose dominate the taste. Bitterness is certainly there. The malt is lightly sweet and toasty, barely present enough to balance the beer and keep it interesting.

Mouthfeel: Sort of rough. Light to medium bodied. There is a bite/sharpness that is different from the typical hop bitterness. It is hard to explain, but it is definitely detrimental to the drinkability.

Overall: Well, I have had a 6 pack that has taken me almost a month to drink (this is 5 of 6) and this time was the most I enjoyed it. Granted, I'm drinking this immediately after I enjoyed a Sixpoint Resin, so my palate is presumably altered.

In general, I like the hop flavor but the bitterness is too much, or there is not the right malt sweetness to back it up. The quality is there, it's just not quite my taste. Not sure if I will get this again.

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Photo of MrDis
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jmamay22
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a copper colored orange with a soft ecru colored head. It smells faintly of grassy hops mixed with a very fruity ester quality that is thoroughly enjoyable. Notes of pear with perhaps banana and lemon.

The taste is less distinct, but begins with a slightly bready character that gives way to a bitter citrus hop taste moving to a touch of caramel and finishing with a grassy hop bite. Medium bodied mouthfeel with a very fine level of carbonation. Enjoyable all around.

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Photo of Oxymoron
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear darker yellow color with a fizzy white head and good retention through the taste.

The nose is hop forward with a more west coast flair. Some citrus, piney and lemon. A bit resinous and dank as well. Some minor malt notes, more biscuit and hint of what. Some minor yeast notes but mostly clean.

The taste is similar but lacking complexity. The hops come out with more citrus and soft herbal and piney notes. Some bitterness that lingers into the finish and hides the rest of the beer. Some hints of malts and yeast but really limited.

The body is moderate to light. Astringent from the hops is a bit of a distraction. Over all a nice hop forward beer but would like some backing or balance.

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Photo of GottaTryUmmAll
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale 7.3% abv
Growler fill from tap at BierKraft. Poured into shaker, Super aroma of hops and citrus when poured. Very bubbly large white head, head glued it self to the sides of the glass and is long lasting. I've just poured my third glass and this is quite drinkable. Each pour the head gets larger and more sticky. Slightly cloudy golden color. Smooth mouthfeel, light and bitter on the tongue. Taste great, nice smooth drinkable and wheat pale ale. Mostly pale ale with some wheat.

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Photo of madamebia
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 8,932 ratings
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