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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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732 Ratings
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Ratings: 732
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 53
Gots: 61 | FT: 1
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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whoneeds8

Texas

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a yellow/orange color into a tulip glass with a very thick, frothy head. Great lacing all the way down. The smell is of a strong hop aroma with an odd cinnimon or nutmeg smell to it. Very interesting. The taste is rather interesting as well. There is the common hop bite up front, not to terribly strong. But it's the back of the pallate that takes a left turn. I can't quite put a word to what happens except that there's like a powdered sugar feeling to the after taste. Very interesting. The powder feel makes the mouthfeel rather dry, another oddity. All these strange characteristics are not bad, and take nothing away from the beer. They just prove there's other ways to make a IIPA even more interesting and better. The alcohol is masked well which makes this a very drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2009 22:35:10 | More by whoneeds8
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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.

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A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 732 ratings.