A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to mymrnngjckt for a bottle of this. You are a fine man, sir.
Pours a slightly cloudy light amber color with a tangerine tint to it. Keeps a thin but pretty full lace, and a ring of stick on the sides.
Smells of oily, sappy, resiny hops, with lots of grapefruit pith, juicy orange, pine. Tons of hop character. There's also a quick whiff of booze.
Taste also has a big resiny, juicy hop flavor to it. There is a juicy sweet citrus flavor of clementines and tangerines, with a bit of sugary sweetness to it as well. Tons of citrus hoppiness, but also some pine and leafy, herbal flavor. Not a whole lot of malt character per se, but the sugary sweetness does give a bit of balance. It's not a terribly bitter beer, as the hops provide a ton of flavor rather than just bitterness. There's a bit of hot alcohol in the finish, as there was in the nose, which makes it just a tad rough and gives it a bit of a bite.
Mouthfeel is not quite a true full body, but rather a medium-full one. The beer is on the sweet side so the one knock I have on the mouthfeel, unsurprisingly, is that it's a little too sticky sweet; not really cloying, but sticky. It's pretty creamy however, and quite smooth, with a bit of alcohol heat in the back of the throat through the finish.
This is a very tasty beer and would be an especially good choice for someone who isn't wild about hop bitterness but loves hop flavor. It's not as bitter as Hop Stoopid, and has more citrus flavor as opposed to the huge resiny, herbal flavors. It's very juicy, and just full of flavor. This is a big hoppy beer that you could actually session. Very good, and if not for the alcohol bite it would be outstanding.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2009 03:02:33 | More by number1bum
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