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A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

A Little Sumpin' Extra! AleA Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale

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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 331
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.74% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 08-23-2009)
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Photo of pmcadamis


4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Marigold brew with a nice three finger head of white foam. Lots of lace. The color is great... deep burnished gold with tiny bubbles streaming through it.

S - Big time citrus and tropical fruit. Bready underneath.

T - This is a massive beer on the palate. Enormous hop presence with kiwi, grapefruit, and nectarine over a tight malt base that reminds me of Gran's Biscuits.

M - This is a BIG beer. The super pungent fruity hops over the muscular but well built malt base makes for punch-in-the-mouth brew. Finishes off-dry with lingering notes of orange rind and grapefruit.

Awesome beer. Went well with my t-day turkey and stuffin'

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 06:31:49 | More by pmcadamis
Photo of Hopheadjnr

4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into large frosty mug.

A...hazy, amber color with creamy white, the finger head.

S... Great smell.lots of citrus on the nose. Very crisp, floral bouquet.
T...nicely done. Hop forward with some pine in there to. Surprisingly different than the nose has you expect.

M...this would be the only lacking part of this beer. I really like it but, there is something left to be desired in the body. Can't put my finger on it.

O... Very enjoyable. I will absolutely be buying this again. Everything I like in an ipa with an overall refreshing body. Heavy hitter in the abv but, so easy to drink that you would need to be a little careful. Highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 01:02:54 | More by Hopheadjnr
Photo of RblWthACoz


4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Whew. This one is nice 'n' hoppy. Good spicy tones with a lot of citric and somewhat acidic bite. It's firm and slightly harsh, but in all the right ways. This might be interesting to try on cask. Regardless of that, this is a nice one. Lagunitas really impresses me every time I dwell on it. Their consistent delivery of superior beers produced on a large scale is a sign of their ability. Good drinkin'.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 08:23:40 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of lukester


4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a surprise! Had this on a whim because the menu said it had a hoppy finish. Youza just another great big beer from these guys. Keep it coming!
There is something unique about the carbonation profile of their beers. Lots of floral character with that oily hop flavor that these guys are so good at. Time for a trip to Cali!

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2011 15:11:48 | More by lukester
Photo of DangQuesadilla


3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this in a bottle today. I was pleasantly surprised. The smell first didn't excite me, but the taste and mouthfeel made up for it. This could be an everyday drinking beer. Went down smooth. Not overly hoppy or alcoholic. Excellent aftertaste. I will be drinking this one again.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 23:38:20 | More by DangQuesadilla
Photo of vande


4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A ~ a hearty golden pour, evidence of carbonation, finger and half head capping this one off nicely

S ~ citrusy hops, grapefruit...floral presence. Hint of pine

T~ Grapefruit with a bit of funky sour....from a distance reminded me of how some of the JP offerings are... Smooth finish with a bitter bite at the end

M ~ pleasant, very pleasant.

O ~ a solid Lagunitas offering. Can't go wrong.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 15:18:41 | More by vande
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour was very nice, rich amber in color with a huge cascading white head that just would not quite no matter what. Really nicely done I have to admit. Even after a few minutes it was still going strong with rich lacing up and down the sides of the glass. Aroma was a hop bomb, cirus filling the air from the first moment and really giving you a nose full. Even warming could not cut through the grapefruit and biting sharp hop notes. Nice medium body was well carbonated and allowed the flavor to really absorb along the palate. First taste is sharp, huge notes of sticky pine and grapefruit rip the tongue but mellow out a bit behind a biscuit like mi palate. Some nice notes of grain plugging through in here I have to say before a smack of hops dries the palate and leaves a bit of a hot boozy note on its way down.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 10:42:38 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of BB1313


4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm lucky enough to have an extra bottle.. this beer hasn't been released recently. I do remember this one fresh, how could I forget!? Pours a nice golden color with a nice white head and sticky lacing. Great nose! It's very tropical and pungent. I'm picking up lots of pineapple. There's also citrus in the mix as well. Very sweet and hoppy, but not too sweet. Finishes very juicy. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth; full-bodied. Drinkability is good, alcohol is masked and the flavors are spot on. Outstanding DIPA!

Lagunitas really needs to bring this one back. It's not like they're not putting out beers with equal quality, but this is a real winner. Seeing this in 6pks would be amazing, but I'll take a bomber. Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 19:15:59 | More by BB1313
Photo of canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good solid DIPA that is full of citrus and pine notes with a thick mouthfeel almost chewy which works for the flavour profile. I liked the long finish and found the nose big and full of hops. The ABV was not really noticeable but rather the bigness of the beer made it more of a sipping exercise than a refresher

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2011 18:14:53 | More by canucklehead
Photo of darkstang96

New York

4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lagunitas does it again. This beer really surprised me, I have had and love the little sumpin sumpin and thought this would taste like a stronger version. This is a completely special beer all unto itself. The color was a little on the light side, but in every other catagory it was amazing. It was the lack of overwhelming alcohol presence that was the most pleasant surprise. Great beer!!

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 00:25:09 | More by darkstang96
Photo of Thorpe429


4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a really nice golden color with a white head. The nose is pretty strong and has some really overpowering hops. Loads of citrus as well as a bit of pine. The taste is equally as hoppy and just really brings on the citrus rind and a tiny amount of malt in the background. Good bitterness and a nice body. Another really nice hoppy beer from Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 01:20:44 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of beer2day

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light copper pour with 1-finger pale head. Good retention and decent lace.

Big, sweet hop nose. Lots of pine and strong floral presence. Hint of maple syrup. Very boozy.

Very strong floral presence right up front. Grows stronger and more piney mid glass. Malt balance not quite up to the flavor profile, but still fairly strong. Finish is surprisingly smooth and creamy. Hop bite fades on the back end. Alcohol burn kicks in with those piney hops midway through.

Feel is a little light for the style, but does not detract from the taste too much.

Very nice take on the DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 01:01:35 | More by beer2day
Photo of waldoiverson


4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz into Imperial Pint

A: golden with 2 finger offwhite head tiny bubbles

S: grapefruit, sourdough bread, apricot

T: apricot, grapefuit, juniper, sweet

M: substantial with carbonated bite that clears the palate and a fairly dry finish for the sweetness

D: ABV withstanding, this is a very well balanced DIPA with a clean mouthfeel and a good balance of hops and bitterness

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 23:53:58 | More by waldoiverson
Photo of DNICE555


3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Eli's during the Dating Game. My editor was being set up with Hoagie's wife's friend Laura. A little too sweet for me. A very solid double ipa but I prefer hop bombs. While there is a lot of nice grapefruit bitterness there is an overwhelming syrupy sweetness to it. The individual components could have been a bit tighter. I'm knit picking here but at this stage in the game I expect a lot from a double ipa to bring it to that A,A+ level. Just like Laura for The Larse... this one really didn't do it for me. It didn't move once throughout the whole pint.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2010 12:28:16 | More by DNICE555
Photo of bigdonniebrasco


4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a beautiful golden red with a smooth creamy medium sized head. Good retention and lacing on the side of the glass.

The smell is exceptional, sweet floral hop notes dominate, some citrus also. Very sweet smelling, almost like liquid candy, phenomenal.

The taste is awesome, sweet caramelized malt greets the tongue followed by a strong grapefruit hop bite, wow. Definitely the sweetest DIPA I have had, which may sound a little strange but it works very well.

The mouthfeel is exceptional, smooth, sweet and creamy. Medium carbonation with slight hop acidity apparent.

Oh so very drinkable, I could drink this forever. If you have a chance to pick it up do it, you will not regret it.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2010 02:44:27 | More by bigdonniebrasco
Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is an excellent blend of grassy hops, fruity citrus and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus that are immediately followed by a strong floral hops bitterness. The malt character is on the thin side for the style despite the sweetness but it works nicely for this beer and still provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, excellent representation of style, this is a very good beer that is worth drinking for an entire evening.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2010 00:59:20 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of velosuds


4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Presented a beautiful golden-amber hue with a one finger, bone-white head with good retention and ample lacing. Very nice appearance.

S- The hops are fragrant, piney, and citrus, especially grapefruit. Also, a sweet malt aroma present. The aroma is pronounced and pleasant, but not overbearing.

T-A nicely balanced DIPA with an ever-present malt backbone. Hop bitterness followed by a faint malt sweetness that is reminiscent of honey.

M-Mouthfeel is tad light for style, but is very easy drinking.

D-A good DIPA with more malt presence than Hop Stoopid. Would readily enjoy this again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2010 01:13:22 | More by velosuds
Photo of jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.08/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Clear light amber color. Nose is pine hops. Flavor is strong pine hop, hoping for a little caramel, don't find any. No doubt this has high IBUs. Label puts the ABV at 7.5%. $2.25 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2010 22:25:23 | More by jdhilt
Photo of andrewm190

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a very fine beer, especially when set in an appropriate summer context. In this instance, hot and humid. Nicely balanced, the hops is prominent, but not overwhelming, and followed closely by a powerful citrus taste. Well done in my judgment, not overdone in one area or the other. It pours a moderate sized head, a touch tingly on the tongue, oweing mostly to the high ABV. The aftertaste is a it subtle, until you pucker your cheeks a bit and find the hops resting comfortably on your pallet, and in no hurry to go anywhere.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2010 02:57:47 | More by andrewm190
Photo of bradleyp


4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Got a bottle from the Bier Stein in Eugene, OR. A very refreshing beer, very hoppy smell as well as a quite hoppy taste, but not overbearing. the alcohol flavor is there but quickly disappears. I would drink about 100 of these of the Abv wasn't so high.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 04:25:03 | More by bradleyp
Photo of dball


4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is excellent. A very nice strong aroma of imperial flavor. The hops are intense but not overbearing and the color is georgeous. Find time to drink this beer when you can pour it in a glass and savor the flavor, aroma, and appearance. This beer is similar to the Lagunitas Maximus. If you like the Maximus this is what you are looking for. The Little Sumpin Extra is exactly that, something extra. It takes the goodness of the Maximus to a whole new level and is the best tasting Lagunitas I've had to date.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2010 01:04:27 | More by dball
Photo of djhowell


3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. It has an amber-ruby body with a bright white, full, foamy head an inch in height that slowly recedes but doesn't want to go away. Leaves lacing before I even finish smelling it.
S I'm a little stuffed up, but I'm getting tangerine or maybe very ripe orange. Smells tropical whatever it is. A little pine and some malt also present.
T Lots of tropical fruit flavors and citrus up front, a little pine and big sweet, bready malts after that. Finishes with some nice bitterness.
M Assertive carbonation, medium body, finishes dry and leaving me wanting more.
D I like it a lot; it's complex but very balanced.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 04:11:20 | More by djhowell
Photo of Spineypanda


4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden cloudy straw, with no head, but a little bit of bubbles.
Smells like a lot of citrus and sugar, with the hop presence obvious.
Tastes really nice, with the hops present and the sugar nice and strong, but not extremely overwhelming like many imperial IPA's.

A nice beer that I would not mind drinking again.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2010 02:11:24 | More by Spineypanda
Photo of emmasdad


3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy coppery-orange color with a couple fingers of dense white foam on top. For some reason we never got the little sumpin' sumpin' out here, so I have no point of reference. Nice floral hoppy aroma, with pine, grapefruit and a little orange. Very hoppy on the palate, citrus and pine, with just a little sweet malt to balance it out. Alcohol is well hidden here, making this one very dangerously drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 02:46:06 | More by emmasdad
Photo of kaseydad


4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bomber of this excitedly as I am a big fan of the lil sister which dried up much too quickly. Pint glass pour and I am met with an apricot colored ale with a small foamy head that slowly dissolves and clings to the side. The aroma consists of grapefruit, pineapple and other citrus delights. Hoptastic taste with grapefruit in the forefront and a slight maltiness to even it out. Nicely done. High carbonation makes it a little rough on the swallow. High drinkability as two bombers were easily consumed in the session. Overall I think is a great beer though I prefer the lil' sister to this brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 00:56:01 | More by kaseydad
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A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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