A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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:
8,883
Reviews:
1,674
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
491
Gots:
2,927
For Trade:
5
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A clear golden pilsner color. 1 finger of sticky head and nice lacing down the glass all the way until the beer is gone

S - Orange, tangerines, and lemon. Slight hop presence and spicy feel

T - Citrus, fruity, wheat ale with a nice citrus hop kick. Very tasty! The alcohol is well hidden

M - Medium bodied and carbonation

O - About as good a wheat pale ale as I have ever had. I will be buying this beer again!

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear slight amber, golden color with a tight white head that leaves rings of lacing.

Smells of citrus hops. Are we sure this is a wheat?

Tastes of a good dose of citrus hops with some malt undertones. Hops are juicy grapefruits and lemon zest with some peppery spice to it. Fairly large amount of bitterness. Wheat is understated and supports the citrus bite from the hops. A little bit of sweetness from some crackery pale malt. Seriously, is this a wheat ale? Tastes a lot like a pale with some wheat malt added in. If nobody had mentioned the wheat, I would've glossed over it and focused on the hops.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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

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3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at a San Francisco Giants game. I enjoyed this beer - it fit with the venue and the atmosphere. Laid back, easy to drink, and full of nice wheat flavor. The ballpark price tag was a kick in the nuts, but overall, it's a quality brew.

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4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic.

Appearance: Pours a golden, fairly translucent color with a fingers worth of head, that retains and laces fairly well.

Smell: Smells of citrus and hops (primarily grapefruit and lime) with a touch of wheat and floral aspects. Smells super good.

Taste: This is a perfect tasting beer. Grapefruit and hops hit the forefront - these are incredibly complex hops and tend to taste just a bit different every sip. There's some lime, wheat, and bready malts hanging out to finish this out. This beer just tastes exceptional. A perfect taste for sure.

Mouthfeel: Light, carbonated, and dare I say, refreshing. Especially for such a hop-forward brew.

Drinkability: Wait, wait, hold on. This is 7.5% ABV? No way. This goes down so easily without any hint of alcohol. You can try to session it, although it'll get you pretty sloshed.

I love, love, love this beer. I wrote Lagunitas a few months ago begging them to keep this a year-round brew, and a few months later they announced that it would indeed be year round. This says something about it. A hoppy, complex brew that's incredibly drinkable and hides its ABV dangerously well. What's not to love?

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

Aroma is pine, orange, and grapefruit. Taste is bitter, just a little alcohol, caramel breadiness, and a little fruit finish.Very good beer must try it.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 8,883 ratings.
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