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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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94
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1,946 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,946
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 90
Gots: 343 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -64.6%

Steve00, Jul 02, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.8%

ohiobeer29, Jun 29, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.8%

aj_tuna, Aug 22, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.8%

Philip_Stanhope, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of ktrillionaire
2.38/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A – It pours a hazy orange-amber with a moderate off-white head. Thin sticky lacing clings.

S – The aromatics are generally grapefruit-y, overripe citrus and a thickly sweet malt. It smells a tad off-balance.

T – It tastes way off-balance. A ton of grapefruit rind flavors, sweet caramel, and hot alcohol just clash. They just trainwreck.

M – Foamy and full.

D – This is one of the only times I have ever referred to alcohol tasting too strong; it is seldom an issue for me. But when a beer is unbalanced, any element can be irking.

ktrillionaire, Feb 26, 2010
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2.5/5  rDev -41%

SBoeckman72, Aug 10, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -38.7%

Psm1, Aug 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy orangey amber body with a huge chunky beige head which settles out into thick lacing and puddly foam.

Scents of funky orange peel and bicuity yeast and dryish malt.

A bit harsh with very muddled malts and stale tasting citrus-orange hops notes. Finishes with a bitter herbal/ chemical taste.

Medium body and carbonation.

Overall a great disappointment after I enjoyed a lil sumpin sumpin so much. Just kinda over bitter and stale tasting. I would attribute this to age but there's no freshness date and the bottle showed no sign of sitting around label looked new and no dust etc. I'll likely revisit this when I go to the brewery and re review if things are different.

UA8, Apr 26, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

jawas, Jul 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

Lanstrum, Aug 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

jwmarcum, Feb 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

gnaztee, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

SenatorSpaceman, Jul 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

Hopmeplease, Sep 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

djaeon, Jan 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

Watain6, Aug 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

vonnegut21, Aug 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well just by looking at the numbers, you can tell I think that this an average Imperial IPA. Color was a slightly hazy, golden straw. Not much head or retention. A typical hop aroma and flavor. Body?, yup, just about what you expect. Drinkability is what Imperial IPAs are expected be at, given the strength and tongue numbing aspects of the style. Not a bad beer, I'll have it again, but it seems to represent what Lagunitas has become. I used to look forward to trying new brews from them, but lately they just seem to be going through the motions.

beertunes, Sep 23, 2009
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

victory4me, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

FatBoyGotSwagger, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

rcorn, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

2ellas, Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

Kyrojack, Aug 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

bridges2l82, Jul 12, 2014
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A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,946 ratings.