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Beer: A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' American Pale Wheat Ale
Brewery: Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, California
Appearance: Pours honey gold, looks almost like a macro lager, very light gold with voluminous and quickly dissipating head
Smell: Honey and malt, balanced with light hops and touch of grapefruit
Taste: Wow! The smell lightly previews what can only be called a wheat beer IPA. Pine, citrus and hops balanced by malts and honey - somehow strikes the perfect balance between the lightness of a wheat with the substance of a serious pale ale.
Mouthfeel: The lightness and carbonation of a wheat with the substance of an ale.
Overall: Superb! A fantastic redefinition of a wheat beer striking a perfect balance of wheat crispness and hoppiness. A-