SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on-tap tonight at Mad Mex in the North Hills.
A- Body is a slightly translucent light amber/orange color. Served with less than 1 finger foamy white head. Head fades to a thick collar and has pretty god retention from there with a little bit of lacing left all the way down the glass. Body is uniformly translucent.
S- A light accent of piny and citrusy hops come to the nose first followed by a slight wheat and yeast presence.
T- Taste is very similar to the nose. Citrus and piny hops come through first with a big presence of wheat and yeast in the background. Refreshing piny hop flavor comes through most for the finish with a hint of alcohol and more wheat to balance it out. The finish is also fairly clean with nothing lingering except a very slight hint of sweet bready yeast.
P- Medium tingly carbonation and medium weight body.
O- This is a very good Pale Wheat Ale that is similar to hop sun, uber sun, and gumballhead. What I like a lot about this one is that its an imperial hoppy wheat beer that isnít as intense as uber sun. Iím glad Iíve discovered this one and will mix it with my summer beer line-up. Definitely worth it and my favorite beer by this brewing company so far.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-26-2009 03:23:08
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours a deep red color with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts with a heavy dose of hops. Flavor is relatively balanced, with that familiar Lagunitas flavor malt and hop flavor. Not quite remarkable, but nothing bad.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber with white head, aroma is some piny hops with a bit of caramel backbone. Taste up front is piny and citrusy, with some fruit that makes it a bit too sweet, finishing with some caramel and bread malt that ends bitter. Good IPA, interesting addition of the wheat that worked flavorwise, but made it a bit too sweet.
wxman (1325) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a bright dark yellow gold with a mountainous off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt and piney hop flowers. Sweet malt taste, yet a certain sourness, probably from the grapefruity character the hops imparts. Alcohol not very noticable at all. By the way, my bomber bottle says the ABV is 8.74%. Simple and hoppy, but quite good.
saxo (13337) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is deep golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, lightly burnt caramel and malt.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is a golden brown color with nice some orange tint. The head is surprisingly minimal.
S: A lot of pine and citrus notes from the hops, with only a slight touch of wheat (not that Iím complaining). This is more of an IPA or APA from the nose, anyway.
T: The flavors are very similar to what the nose would indicate. Good citrus (orange) and bitter hop flavors, a touch of sweetness on the finish.
M: On the lighter side of medium in terms of body with a nice crisp, refreshing finish.
D: A much better take on the Pale Wheat Ale than the usual "hefeweizen" that American breweries make. The hoppiness really makes this a great refreshing brew.
popery (1231) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is a relatively pale, bright golden liquid with a good white head that sticks around for quite awhile. The nose has a strong pine/grapefruit aroma. Itís a bit like a Sierra Nevada Torpedo mixed with a San Diego-style IPA. I always find hop bill descriptions hard; itís a fairly unique flavor with many variations. At any rate, this beer is aggressively hopped. It has a good level of bitterness. The grain does not get in the way of the hops all that much. I believe that thereís wheat in there, but itís not a strong presence, just background noise at best. So, why not throw some wheat in your IPA? Iím not complaining.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is malty, hoppy, grass, peach and citrus. Flavour is malty and hoppy, citrus and peach.
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber into snifter. Orange amber pour with a bit of airy off-white head. Citrusy and floral hop aroma but not a hop bomb. Good hop notes in the flavor but mostly dominated by a caramel sweetness with a touch of alcohol from the abv. Kind of dry finish with a strange aftertaste but another enjoyable offering from Lagunitas.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2010 Little Sumpiní sumpiní ale--Limited Release 2009--12 oz. Bottle. 7.30% ABV-64.2 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) IPA--Imperial? Lacy dense white head. Clear bright soft gold color. Creamy floral hop soft malt front. Cloying creamy mellow sweet malty caramel sourdough mild fruit body. Smooth hot hop spice cloying bitter malt end. Tasty & smooth, but Odd malt notes like a cream ale? Sampled 11/5/2009. 6-Pack--$9.29
Lagunitas Brewing Company--Little Sumpiní sumpiní ale--Limited Release--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 7.50% ABV. 64.20 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Pale Ale. Thin thin lace white head. Clear bright thin gold color. Lagunitas standard hop profile mild floral flowery front. Mild sweet slightly creamy rich golden cream ale pale ale tangy fruit hint crisp body. Tangy mild hop spice end. Hoppy Cream Ale? Sampled 8/25/2010. 6-Pack $9.79.