A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

8,883 Ratings
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: 8,883 |  Reviews: 1,674
Photo of teromous
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Very good clarity on this beer. The body is a medium shade of gold. The had is a wonderfully fluffy white pillow. Moderate lacing on the glass.

S: Immediate hop aromas. I get some tangerine scents and some pine. It smells very nice.

T: I'm first approached with some bitter grapefruit flavor, then some of the pine comes in. It's not a slam of bitterness, but just right. After this, there is a grain flavor that pops up. The hop flavors and grain flavors are wonderful.

M: It feels fairly dry. The mouth is kept alive by the bitterness, and medium carbonation. It's feels pretty good.

O: Overall I did like the beer. I think this beer (wheat or not) is a contender for many pale ales out there. I would highly recommend it to any hop lovers. It was enjoyable to drink.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of 98green
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I know of Lagunitas but didn't know the style on this one. Ordered it off a weak tap list. Awesome smell and flavor. If it is really a pale wheat as BA says it is amazing for the style. I should know better than to doubt Lagunitas

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElGordo
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Body is a bright golden-orange color, topped by a small, creamy white head that leaves a pretty sheen of lace in its wake. Aroma is fairly sweet and floral, with a strong grapefruit character from the hops.
Palate is full of citrusy hops up front, lots of grapefruit notes. Very light bready malt provides some balance, and a light fruity sweetness emerges before capitulating to the bitter, hoppy finish.
Body is nice and light from the pale malt and somewhat silky from the wheat. This is a highly drinkable ale that I look forward to having more of this summer. I wouldn't expect less from Lagunitas.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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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

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of MbpBugeye
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Poured into a Paulaner Weisbier glass. Big sticky off white head sits atop a pale gold beer with perfect clarity. I expected a little haze has most beers of this style try to emulate true Hefeweizens. I can already tell this beer is doing its own thing.

S- Really really nice smell. It fills the room. Lemony, orangey, grassy, floral, sweet and wheaty.

T- Wow this stuff is good. I always heard it was but I didnt expect this much out of it. Nice balance between sweet citrus, spicy wheat and yeast and bittering hops. Starts out orangey and citrusy sweet with a touch of bitter rind. It breaks into snappy, grainy wheat and then into a nice even pine resin bitterness.

M- Good carbonation, nice smooth quenching body.

D- Wow, I need more of this stuff. This really is the ultimate summer APWA.

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4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass
no born on/best before date

A: Pours an absolutely crystal clear golden yellow with 3 fingers width of dense, bright white head. Head dissipates down slowly to a thick film that remains throughout the majority of the drink. Leaves a sheet of fine bubbled lacing.

S: Tropical fruit hop notes with big aromas of pineapple, mango, and papaya. Sweet malts, and spicy and sweet wheat aromas. Citrus notes in the form of orange and lemon-lime. A hint of piney bitterness. Fantastic.

T: Sweet characters are what I get first, sweet malts, wheat and some sweeter fruit notes. Next the hops come out with pine and citrus in the form of orange and lemon zest. Huge hop notes for the style. Excellent.

M/D: Medium body, exceptionally smooth for the style, slightly drying on the finish, great drinkability for the ABV.

O: Overall, what a fantastic beer. Hands down the best American Pale Wheat Ale Ive ever had (blows Gumballhead out of the water if you ask me). Highly recommend.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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

A- Pours a clean golden with tons of carbonation bubbles flowing throughout. Fluff, 2 finger white head that sticks around forever. Wonderful lacing

S- Floral and citrus hops. Fresh flowers, grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, slight pale wheat. Delightful hop profile. Another great smelling brew from Lagunitas.

T- Pale malt base gives way to strong hops and a fantastically bitter finish. Taste does a nice job of following nose. Smooth but also bitter. Different but delicious. Touch of pepper to go with the bitterness. A lot going on here.

M- Mid body. Very drinkable. Good carbonation with a warm finish that is just enough to warn you of the alcohol presence.

O- Sumpin' Sumpin' is sumpin' different and without a doubt an awesome beer. Really happy I got around to trying this one. One of the best American wheat beers I have ever had.

No bottled on date

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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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