A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by deanhead:
4.1/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured voluminous head which reduced to nothing but a respectable lace around my tulip glass.
Taste is slightly astringent with strong notes of Guava and Pineapple.
Warming taste, alcohol is present, but very well balanced. Adequately carbonated, clingy dry finish...bitter beer
Serving type: on-tap
01-27-2010 20:37:33 | More by deanhead
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4.21/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Got this beer the same day I got the Little Sumpin' Sumpin' and figured this would be just as good, especially with a higher ABV and higher IBUs.
A - Nice orange color. Just slightly cloudy from dry hopping but still looked great with fine bright white head and significant lacing.
S - Great hop aroma that makes you say "WOW". Mostly "C" hops shine through and maybe a touch of alcohol but basically all the raw hops that an IIPA should hold true.
T - Awesome showcase for the hops with all of the hop flavors from fruity to earthy wrapped up in one beautiful package. The beer has a very subtle malt flavor in the middle with a nice middle finish and a perfect bitterness. There was a very slight alcohol flavor but the hops took care to just make your mouth come alive with flavor. There is also a light acidity from the carbonation that helps make the hops "POP". It's a very solid IIPA as far as flavor.
M - Medium mouth-feel. The carbonation was strong trying to make up for the increase in body but it added an almost acidic hint which to my palate made the flavors seem like they were popping on your tongue. It finishes pretty crisp with the bitterness and carbonation queuing you up for another sip.
Overall, a delicious DIPA and look forward to trying this again next year. Awesome hoppy aroma, delicious flavor, great feel, appearance, and really get this beer going for gold. Though it isn't the very best DIPA ever it is a very tasty brew that would never turn down. I would strongly recommend trying this if you can.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 10:08:44 | More by dmgeng
4.64/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
The beer comes in a bright golden orange.
The aroma upfront has peaches, orange, pineapple, almost an apricot marmalade character. A candy sweetness.
The flavor follows with that dried apricot in the front, oranges, mango, peaches. This beer highlights sweet fruit tropical hops, but the there’s a touch of malt that does not override that sugar rush. Onto a light pine and medium bitterness.
The malt on this is absolutely hidden with the juicy hops all in the front. This truly does take Lil Sumpin Sumpin the next level.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 05:27:02 | More by dar482
A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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