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A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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

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outstanding

1,102 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,102
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 69
Gots: 124 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 08-23-2009)
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Reviews by JayQue:
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JayQue

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good West Coast Double IPA. Hoppy head shrinker...very tasty

Pours a light orange color with a medium size white head. Good retention and thick lacing.

Smell is floral hops. Strong and pronounced.

Taste is outstanding. Floral and piney hops...strong, bitter head shrinking hoppy goodness.

Mouthfeel is rich and bitter.

Drinkability is good at the level of finishing the bomber yourself. Any more would be counter-productive. Very tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2009 00:44:18 | More by JayQue
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I was surprised to see this in the local supermarket in small town Vermont. They also had the regular Lil Sumpin, but at the same price point, I chose the 'Extra'. Poured from 12 oz bottle into a willy glass.

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A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,102 ratings.