A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
BA SCORE
4.21/5
8,929 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:
#956
Reviews:
1,681
Ratings:
8,929
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
497
Gots:
2,985
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 8,929 |  Reviews: 1,681
Photo of FroggieG
2.75/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of CA_Jim
2.76/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of Purified
2.8/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of ExcapeKey
2.8/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of kkesty
2.8/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of personpitch
2.82/5  rDev -33%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

stated 67 ibu's on the bottle, but the bitterness largely dissappeares in the cloying sweetness. not to my liking.

114 characters

Photo of Caveworm
2.84/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a mug, this brew's head was 3 fingers in thickness, a clear golden body, and decent lacing.

Smells like burnt wheat.

Tastes like burnt wheat. I thought there would be a much better flavor profile going on here. Maybe I need to drink more of it and re-review another time.

Mouthfeel isn't too bad I suppose

Overall a 3 for A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company. I was disappointed to say the least. I'll have to give it another chance, but for now its not hitting the spot for me

 599 characters

Photo of NoelStar
2.84/5  rDev -32.5%

Photo of Docer
2.86/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grabbed a little 12 oz. bottle on a beer run today just to try... right at cap opening... it smells like most of the rest of theirs... Hop Stoopid, Undercover... etc...

- Golden yellow, clear... white fluffy head... 2 fingers, down to a nice thin layer and lacing all about...

- Huge citrus hops up front... sweet candy, sugar... little bit of grain, donuts....

- Very sweet hop syrup... caramel, sugar, candy... donut glazing... citrus and pine hops galore....

- Syrupy, sticky, sweet... medium bodied....

- Bit hot, and much like the undercover investigation shutdown ale.... what I think they should do is try brewing a different beer other than bottling one that didn't quite turn out the same as the last batch and calling it something different. Huge on hops... sugary sweet... and too much like the rest of their other offerings. Kind of lost on this one.

 867 characters

Photo of joekoz007
2.86/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into am IPA glass. Slightly cloudy, pale yellow in color. Aroma is dark and dank, causing expectations of a fine IPA. Taste is way different than the smell. Yeasty and "wheaty" up front with a hoppy/yeasty finish. Lightly carbonated for a light mouthfeel. Overall, somewhat disappointing. From the aroma, was expecting something more juicy and hoppy but was left disappointed.

 395 characters

Photo of Refugeelawyer
2.88/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of pintOast
2.88/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Purchased a six pack on on sale for $6.99 (along with the rest of Lagunitas limited releases) at my local market. Maybe I got a sixer that went south because something was just not right about this beer. Maybe that is why it was on sale? I'm not going to go through the usual breakdown except these overall comments:

I can't quite place what hop(s) were used for bittering and aroma but it had a really funky smell and taste to it attributed by the hopping. It wasn't a skunk smell, which anyone can pinpoint for spoiled brew, but it was enough of an off smell and taste that makes me think the hops in this particular batch were rank. I'm through the fourth beer over the past week and they all have tasted the same.

In general I'm a fan of what Lagunitas puts out BUT I'm sorry to report that this particular release has been hard to get down. This Lil Sumpin' has got sumpin' not quite right about it.

 908 characters

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
2.89/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: Clear, light gold in color, with a quickly-dissipating white head. Lacing was minimal.

S: I can't smell much past the powerful aroma of the hops. After the potent fruity, citrus rind smell, there's just a hint of wheat bread.

T: Sweet, one-dimensional malt, more sweetness, then grapefruit juice, then grapefruit rind, then pine needles.

M: Crisp & well-carbonated. Fairly chewy. a tad dry in the finish.

O: OK, I really don't get the positive reviews here. This was a boring beer with nothing to offer but a high IBU count. Not quite a drain pour, but not up to the standards I'd have expected from Lagunitas.

 617 characters

Photo of enzocc
2.95/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Very lemony - feel the thickness from the wheat - beautiful bright color with a basic head.

91 characters

Photo of q33jeff
2.98/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

**
09/21/2013
Aroma is grainy, lemon. Drank from bottle, so hard to judge appearance and maybe aroma too is not a fair rating either. Taste is sour lemon, hops. Ok. Medium carbonation. A slimy feel??? A good beer, but somewhat strange."
**

 239 characters

Photo of ghowehattrick
2.99/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Troy_P
2.99/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I prefer darker beers. This was the most complex that they had. Thus, closer to dark, not in color but, well, the best that they had. Overall, not all that bad. Still too hoppy for my tastes.

 191 characters

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of whitehawk330
3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of Sulvar
3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of Dface
3/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of APMietelka
3/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Johnnyk313
3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of lketchersid
3/5  rDev -28.7%

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 8,929 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.
  • Our Events

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

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