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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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982 Ratings
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Ratings: 982
Reviews: 380
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 61
Gots: 105 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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

New York

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours bright burnished yellow with clingy white head and sheets of lace. Nose is pure pineapple; floral notes as it warms. More tropical fruit malts with grapefruit and cedar hops. Pine forest floor hit at the end. Medium and sticky, heat's there but not overwhelming.

So sweet! Drinkability takes a hit because it's actually too easy sipping for the ABV - danger! Nice way to go a different direction - pale and fruity - with a big hop profile.

Edit: Drinkability is now Overall, and overall this is gorgeous! +.5%

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2009 18:24:59 | More by StJamesGate
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From a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled Julian date of 167.

There's a healthy head on this, foamy like soapy water, with lots of scattered lace and a pale white color. Beneath is a copper-colored body with excellent quality and light carbonation.

Piney and sweet notes dominate the aroma, suggesting something almost barleywine like. It's got a touch of something spicy that I would think is rye, and hints of caramel and bread. There's also a floral underbelly I start to notice more.

The piney and sweet nose give way to a citrusy and sweet taste. There's a lot of orange juice here and maybe a little pine still, as well as a sweet caramel thickness.

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Appearance: Clear golden color with a one finger foamy off white head that dissipates quickly. Plenty of lacing is left behind

Smell: Orange, pineapple, mango, floral, pine, dank, hints of honey. A bouquet of hops so to speak. Lovely

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A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 982 ratings.