A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bomber into Mason jar...
There's a lot going on here. Huge buttery eggshell head that stays for awhile and gets comfortable. Pretty clear light caramel body with lots of carbonation. Head gets a little chunky with a few muffin tunnels. Pretty decent package.
Even without burying my nose in it I can smell the green and citrus of the hops. A closer whiff yields no surprises - this is a grapefruit and floral hop bomb. The one I had the other night had a lot more maltiness to it but this is a little cleaner. Sure, there's a little caramel malt booze here but it's quite good.
Taste starts where the scent left off, but really doesn't excite too much. It's good but rather nondescript. There's an excess of malt and hops, with a little fruity caramel and slight boozy burn...but nothing really stands out here.
Palate feel is decent - not too biting or pucker-inducing. There is a little bit of muddled graininess here - as if the hops may be going away a little bit, but that doesn't make sense.
This deal's solid. I've been gravitating away from DIPAs in order to explore different styles and to sharpen the palate, but I enjoyed this. Price isn't bad, either. As a kicker, it drinks quite easily for the octane.
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2009 18:58:36 | More by IBUnit63
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