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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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Ratings: 1,096
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 67
Gots: 121 | 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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pinotboy007

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4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Huge, fluffy head rose quickly over a nice golden ale with tiny, champangne-like bubbles. Each sip leaves a ring. Nice.

S - Citrus, fresh-cut grass, pine, malt and caramel.

T - Much like it tastes with a generous dose of bitter organge thrown in for good measure. Delicious.

M - World class! Nice refreshing creaminess that's bracing but not not to the point of clobbering you over the head.

D - Too drinkable, because that ABV would have you on your back pretty quickly. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2009 20:39:56 | More by pinotboy007
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A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,096 ratings.