A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Ratings: 8,920 |  Reviews: 1,680
Photo of calebv2
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of DareOfTheHog
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DraftDaddy
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of admhoward
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knuckles2531
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of a74gent
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a little head that quickly dissipates. The nose is just grapefruitey to me with the slightest bit of tomato sauce acidity (wtf?).

Strange for me to get such hoppiness in this style..almost like they need a new style. Put this one in that category with Gumballhead.

The taste is bitter hops with a mild bit of wheat tossed in. I could not drink more than one of these particularly as it warms.

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Photo of Wookie6693
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of seaoflament
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After hearing and reading some good reviews on this one I decided to go to SouthBayDrugs and buy two small bottles of this to try tonight.

Pours a clear, light amber color with a creamy inch of foam on top. Decent retention and a bit of lacing as well.

Yum, pine and citrus candy on the nose, pineapple, mango, papaya, orange, peaches, lime, hints of grass, and a sweet and slightly nutty malt background. Resiny hop aroma, a good dose of pine upfront but eventually yields to the tropical and citrus hops. Hints of biscuit in the background with a touch of caramel. I can't deny that this smell very appetizing.

The taste is quite different from the aroma. First I get a mixture of toast and bready malts on the front with hints of toffee and a bitter tropical finish. Pine flavors are evident in the finish. Bitter grapefruit, lemon rind, un-ripped peach, and bitter orange can be tasted in the finish. A sweeter orange flavor develops on the 2nd and 3rd sip. I can taste some zesty wheat flavors after a few sips. Definitely more wheat flavors later on. Somewhat of an odd wheat zest, sweetness, and bitter hop combination of flavors.

High carbonation, not sure if it's the carbonation that slightly stings the tongue or the hop bitterness, maybe it's a combination of the two. Full bodied.

Pretty good beer overall, wouldn't mind having again, not blown away as I first thought I would but hard to beat for the price.

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Photo of craftbrew502
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of ross84
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Scotchboy
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pure honey/gold into an oversize nonic. No haze, a small off-white head and impressive head lacing for an APWA. Looks refreshing!

Smell is soft tropical fruit (tangerine, orange), the slightest bit of hop bitterness, and maybe a hint of sweet grass. There is a little hop astringency and some floral notes. Also very refreshing smelling!

The taste is hop bitterness & a little hop oil/astringency (not overwhelming for me, pleasant). There is a floral/earthy component. Once I tasted it, the smell turned more towards dried grass and floral esters. There is some grainy/malt character there on the tongue (I believe I can taste the wheat) as well as some sweet vegetable/tobacco notes. Not as drying as an IPA on the back end, but still warm. Light to medium body, not as much on the crisp side as creamy. This beer lost me just a little on the bitter aftertaste.

Overall a good beer and a great take on the style. Drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of JamnesCameron
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The waitress asked me what I wanted, I said a little sumpin sumpin. This is what she gave me instead.

Beautiful pale yellow brew with a fine white head.

I could neither smell nor taste anything wheat about this beer. The resiny hops dominate everything about this beer. And alcohol is a little high for the stated style. I'm not sure that there is a correct style for this beer.

But I know I like a little sumpin sumpin, and when I can't get it, I'll settle for this beer. More please.

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Photo of beaulabauve
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wavehopper62
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of froghop
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours semi-clear orange-yellow with a small egg shell head, very good lacing.

smell is of hops, floral, and citrus.

taste is tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, a little caramel, and a touch of wood bark, end is very hoppy but not over bitter.

very nice brew overall.

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Photo of yoshie
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeySchlitz
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass. Liquid gold in color with a quarter inch of off white head which disappears to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Strong smell of piney-hop resin with some grapefruit. Taste is similar with a mildly bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and quite drinkable. This doesn't taste as good as last years batch - which is unfortunate, as that was delicious. Still, this is a very tasty beer and quenches ones thirst on a warm summer's day quite readily.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A good beer and it went well with pizza. But I had Allagash's White next to it. And Sumpin' is over-rated around here.
Dropped my rating considerably

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Photo of HaightAshbury
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alphagnome
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear, deep gold body that is crowned by a thin, white head. Minimal lacing but decent carbonation.

Very interesting... I find myself struggling to describe it. Sweet fruit notes such as pineapple, mango, kiwi, and other various citrus notes. Citra hops are apparent. Thin wheat notes. And.... burnt rubber?

Much, much sweeter than the sweet nose led me to believe it would be. What little bitterness can be found here resides right up front and a bit on the tail end, both vanish quickly. The majority of flavor here is composed of tropical fruits. Light pine and honey notes can be found. No alcohol is detectable.

Light, clean, zesty, and refreshing. Light carbonation. Easy to drink.

A unique take on the style but too light on hop character. Definitely worth grabbing but far from a favorite.

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Photo of jamespub
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank this after a long day of driving and spending money. needed to relax. the AC just went out in the house again, and it really hit the spot.

A- Amber, copper in color. clear with a finger head at pour. dissipates down to thing bubble covering. some faint lacing, not much.

S- Good smell. Hops and sweetness. some wet grass maybe. good, crisp smell.

T- I really like it. Has some characteristics of 90 minute IPA, although a side by side would probably show their stark differences. Good malt to balance out the hop bite. has a mild berry-like sweetness. Taste lingers a bit. very refreshing.

M- better than average. easy drinker....really, this is a tough category for me. feels wet and cool.

O- I will get this beer again. great for the price. refreshing enough on hot days, yet malty enough to scratch an itch if you want something a little "heavier"

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Photo of Jesse13713
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have had this beer on several occasions and finally decided to write a quick review for it.

Appearance - A frothy and soapy lacing. The beer itself is a very pale and slightly caramelized yellow.

Smell - Smells of wheat, barley and strong hops. Citrus, light berries and fruits are obvious as well.

Taste - Very similar to the nose. A heavy berry-wheat taste with citrus and hops to accompany it. Heavy fruits as well; with hints of pink grapefruit, banana and pineapple.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - Easily drinkable and quite hoppy. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Delicious fruit flavors chime in well with the bitterness.

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Photo of Floyd80108
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92.1% out of 100 with 8,920 ratings
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