A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by smanders:
4.43/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Hadn't heard of this beer before finding it on tap at Rustico in Alexandria, VA. Since everything else from Lagunitas has been above par I thought I'd try it out. Was I glad I did! This starts out a nice, orange hue with a thin head. The lacing is quite intricate and consistent throughout the pint.
The grapefruit knocks you upside the head as you bring the glass up to your nose. A hint of lemon followed by a little spice really whets your appetite for this one. Bam! - the taste is exactly like it smells...hallelujah! I love beer that is this fresh, flavorful, and has enough alcohol to convince you that you're enjoying a real beer. With a medium mouthfeel, I was expecting something slicker, this ale has a high drinkability quotient. Careful though, that 8%+ abv can sneak up on ya'.
Serving type: on-tap
10-10-2009 14:23:20 | More by smanders
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Servign Type - Bottle
Appearance - Golden tan, copper with a 1/2 foamy head. Nice sticky lacing.
Smell - Nice amount of pine, grapefruit and orange. Floral and fruity with some lemon and a light caramel backbone. Some yeasty sugars and added spices.
Taste - First sip is huge piney, grapefruit hops. Very citric with a decent amount of bitterness. Orange mixed with some lemon and spices add some complex and fruity flavors. Malts are picked up after the first swallow. Minor tartness along with some alcohol at the finish.
Mouthfeel - Hops really coat the tongue and add some citric flavors, along with bitterness. Palate gets more fruits, some spices and a caramel malt kick at the finish. Aftertaste is a tart, citric fruity and slight alcohol warmth.
Overall - Some would say this is there best dipa they brew. Loads of flavor, yet smooth, and easy to drink, has everything I look for in a ipa. This should be a higher regarded ipa, excellent stuff.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 22:11:15 | More by wvsabbath
4.31/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottle date is 6/25/14 per the Julian code
A - Beautiful golden color with a very sticky lacing left behind on the glass. I enjoy peering into a glass of beer and seeing crystal clear clarity. A 1/4" head remains across the top with a handful of carbonation bubbles dancing to the top of the glass.
S - A brisk swirl of the glass reveals a fresh citrus body with individual aromas of: lemons, pineapple, sweet malt, caramel, and grapefruit juice. There is a little bit of stone fruit and biscuit aroma as well. The hops are covered up mostly creating a very pleasant nose!
T - There is a lot going on in this beer! I'm just going to try and name the flavors that I'm getting instead of writing a eloquent sentence. Flavors such as: nectarines, lemons, grapefruit rind, a pineyness from the hops, star fruit, a the faintest taste of alcohol. I suppose it is more astringent than anything. The alcohol is hidden well for being 8.5%.
M - Medium to full bodied, due to the alcohol, with an oily presence and a lingering bitterness. There is very little carbonation bite and very well-balanced!
O - Every time this is released, I try to grab a 6 pack. It's probably my favorite of their IPA's just behind, Sucks. If you have never had this, seek it out as you will not be disappointed. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 20:33:20 | More by Cubatobaco
A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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