Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale
Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale is an American Pale Wheat Ale, 7.5% ABV. I was shocked to find out this was actually a wheat ale years ago when I first had it, the flavor profile screams IPA! Of course, that makes this the perfect wheat beer for me.
The appearance is one of the few things that is wheat beer like, it pours with a soft lemony yellow color, slightly hazy with a wonderful white head. The aroma brings in some mildly sweet toffee malts and some power of suggestion wheat notes as well. There are also some strong earthy pine hops on the nose that are not typical for the style. The hops jump right out in the taste with some big citrus notes of grapefruit and dank pine. The wheat base makes a brief appearance in the taste along with a bit of cracker like malt. Lots of pine and a insane amount of bitterness make up the finish of what has to be the most aggressively hopped American Pale Wheat Ale out there.
Sometimes Lagunitas love their hops a bit too much, but in the case of A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’, I am 100% on board!