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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
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4.21/5
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8,969 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:
#980
Reviews:
1,691
Ratings:
8,969
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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502
Gots:
3,019
Trade:
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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A foamy two finger large head, with a dark yellowish body. Small but rapidly rising carbonation. Beautiful sight.

The hops are definitely noticeable in the nose, but it's the citrus that dominate the smell.

A fantastically balanced taste. Just as in the smell, the citrus and hops balance each other out in a beautiful fashion, I also note hints of mild chocolate in the aftertaste. Carbonation feels quite mild, tickling one's tongue in a delightful manner following the immediate taste sensation. Otherwise, a very drinkable beer - almost intimidatingly so. All in all, another exceptional brew from Lagunitas.

Bought as a six-pack for $11.

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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Right from the gitgo, the 1940s pinup gal in the tight tank top and shorts suggests a good time is coming. The stubby brown bottle takes me back in time. And the name of this brew is irresistably fun. So far so great!

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Unfortunately my new cooler had frozen this one solid (no kidding!) while it was up against the back inside wall. Expecting this might adversely affect the taste.

a: Almost clear golden amber with a two finger fluffy white head which receded to a heavy surface film and dense, even, lingering lacing.

s: Ah sweet grapefruit! Makes your brain project the image of yellow grapefruit sections on a spoon.

t: A citrus-resiny, hoppy delight. So many pale ales today are hopped more than they used to be. This one is as well (64 IBUs is nothing to sneeze at), but it feels balanced and light-tasting.

m: Light to moderate, smooooth! Finishes clean considering the IBUs.

o: A perfect summer refresher. Again my brew for review may have tasted lighter than was intended since it was discovered to have been accidentally frozen, which in my experience tends to make beer more watery-tasting when the ice melts back into the brew. If so, as long as the weather is hot, I'd recommend freezing your LALSSAs, because this is damn good!

I had my first LALSSA a month or so before I started writing reviews on BA. I remember it being excellent. This one did not change my opinion. I'm on a taste-everything-new-you-can-afford-to-pour-down-your-gullet-and-a-few-you-can't summer binge, but when that is done, I'm expecting this one will be on my list of repeat buys for 2014 and beyond. That is if I'm still allowed to drink beer when national health fascism kicks in..

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served this 12 oz. brown bottle in a Samuel Adams glass. No date. Lightly hazy body of apricot color. The moderate head left licks of lacing.

The smell was fantastic, juicy satsuma oranges. Bready and spicy. Floral and some sourness.

The taste was also of sweet oranges. Lingering bitterness. There was a subtle, smooth wheat flavor with a more assertive husky hops brightness in the finish. Well hidden alcohol.

The mouthfeel was medium in density with adequate carbonation. This was a unique American Wheat/IPA hybrid.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a staw yellow with a two-finger white head. Heavy sticky lacing.

S - Lots of citrus with a good amount sweet malt.

T - Citrus, mostly grapefruit and orange peel. Nice amount of sweet bready malts with a slight bit of piney hops in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Nice smooth mouthfeel.

O - This reminds more of a pale ale than a wheat. Delicious none the less. This is a beer I plan on coming back to often.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours dark blonde with big frothy 2 finger white head.

S - Fresh grapefruit and orange off the top. Pale malts and some fruit-strawberries and pineapple.

T - Green citrus hops wrap around a great pale malt. Hints of grain and lemon. Finished very crisp and clean.

M - Moderate carbonation, medium body, clean and zesty.

With all the citrus this would be a fantastic thirst qeuncher in the heat of the summer. I would have never known this was an American Pale.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 8,969 ratings
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