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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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1,037 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,037
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 65
Gots: 116 | 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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farrago

New Jersey

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

Spotless white head, look scrubbed clean, crests at about one finger, assorted bubble sizes, steady dissolve leaving an above average amount of lacing stuck to the glass sides. A touch lighter and clearer than expected, a kind of sub bleached yellow to pumpkin orange in hue, easily transparent. The nose is drenched in pink grapefruit, lime and tangerine juice, pungently sweet with pine oil, scone crumbs, the apricot, peach fruit too friendly to relent and take on tart pineapple notes, difficult to tease out any chocolate or toffee type stuff. Full-bodied, the carbonation is fine and sticks the tongue rather than swirl, this in large part due to the overt heaviness and tactile cling. Not as out-and-out sweet as the nose, however, there's no less impressiveness in the tangerine, lime, pink grapefruit, just the dominance among them shifted a bit. Pine, ginger and more of a floral dimension although that is too delicate to thrive amidst the bitter grassiness which comes to the fore at the end. Powdered milk chocolate has additional staying power and there's a punch of carob as well. Not that much breadiness, if anything rough baker's dough. Apricot, nectarine, golden raisin, honeydew melon fruit flavors. Plays up its strengths from start to finish and doesn't make much attempt at answering the critics beforehand.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2009 00:06:58 | More by farrago
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sloelco

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-26-2014 08:38:54 | More by sloelco
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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear gold color. The head is three fingers high, with a white shade. There are huge bubbles and a soapy texture almost similar to cola, so it's not the most attractive looking thing. Retention is lacking, but there are some nice webs of lacing are left behind.

S: This is 100% classic Lagunitas hoppy goodness. What makes it a step above even other Lagunitas offerings is the massive wallop of fresh grapefruit I pick up. It's also slightly sweet, with noticeable wheat and pineapple notes. Really a wonderful nose.

T: Really a wonderful nose - one part textbook Lagunitas IPA, one part citrus bomb. This has huge orange flavors completely enveloping the palate. The finish is actually fairly sweet, with a healthy wheat flavor. Probably the biggest compliment I have for this beer is how juicy it is (juicy DIPA = elite DIPA as far as I'm concerned). I'm not exactly waxing as poetically as I would with most top-notch beers, but that's actually due to it being too damn tasty more than anything else. The ONLY complaint I have is a wish for a *bit* more bitterness. Just a bit.

M: The initial finish is fairly sweet, but the dryness builds almost creating a cottonmouth sensation. Texture and carbonation wise, it's about on par with most DIPAs (though the wheat does give it a softer, creamier feel over the norm). If there's ANY flaw, it's that it's not the most drinkable DIPA out there. But. I. Don't. Care. It would still be absolutely delicious even if it had the consistency of black strap molasses.

O: Lagunitas just continues to deliver time after time after freaking time. I could almost give up random ticking just to drink their beers more often. Should have bought a six-pack of this, shoulda coulda woulda...

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 02:43:55 | More by ThisWangsChung
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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New Hampshire

4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet, bready aroma, hints of citrus. Golden color with a mild lace. Huge, aggressive taste that pops your eyes open on first sip. Strong pine, grapefruit, malt -- it’s a powerhouse. And at 8.5%, wow, that is a tasty DIPA. Usually at 8.5% we're on the border of sweet and boozy, but this is still very juicy.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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12 oz, julian code lets me know it was bottled on July 11. Code also suggests this is coming out of Chicago. 2 weeks old!

A: Looks pretty much like all other Lagunitas double IPAs.

S: Fresh hops, that classic Lagunitas hop aroma. Some wheat in there as well. Not in your face as other IPAs of theirs, but still nice.

T: Delicious.

M: Fantastic. Perfect amount of carbonation and has a softness to it. Maybe it's that Chicago water. And holy crap this thing is 8.7%?

O: A lot of comparisons to Sucks, but I don't really see it. This is just a bigger Little Sumpin to me, which is exactly what the name suggests. Sucks is a different beer, and much better IMHO. But this one is great, and Lagunitas wins again.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,037 ratings.