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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: 1,085
Reviews: 391
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 67
Gots: 119 | 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:
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(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 08-23-2009)
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FFreak

Vermont

4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was surprised to see this in the local supermarket in small town Vermont. They also had the regular Lil Sumpin, but at the same price point, I chose the 'Extra'. Poured from 12 oz bottle into a willy glass.

It's a beautiful clear, light, pale golden-yellow...almost as pale as BMC beers. Adequate head and minimal lacing.

The aroma was the big surprise. I'm a homebrewer and taking the first whiff of this beer is just like opening up a freshly-purchased package of hop pellets. The hop aroma is THAT strong. I am impressed.

The taste follows the nose with strong hops and just a little maltiness. The packaging says there is additional wheat added to this, so I expected more of that flavor profile to come out, but it's very subtle. Most prominent in the taste is the hops - dank, piney, resin, some lemon - but just fresh as can be.

The mouth is slightly thin and very dry, with nice carbonation throughout.

Overall, I love this beer. Its very refreshing, yet with in-your-face hops.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 17:54:52 | More by FFreak
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Mplsmetro57

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-28-2014 15:43:56 | More by Mplsmetro57
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thufflife

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-28-2014 14:38:58 | More by thufflife
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Sweetbeard03

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-28-2014 10:43:52 | More by Sweetbeard03
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HoneyLamb

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-28-2014 10:35:02 | More by HoneyLamb
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Cory_Brown

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-28-2014 07:52:01 | More by Cory_Brown
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sansho

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-28-2014 07:26:29 | More by sansho
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-28-2014 04:34:13 | More by WuBByG999
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sahd-1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-28-2014 04:18:24 | More by sahd-1
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InfernoBoss

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-28-2014 04:16:02 | More by InfernoBoss
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HarlequinBuckeye

Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.2%

07-28-2014 03:00:41 | More by HarlequinBuckeye
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Allurex

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-28-2014 02:32:12 | More by Allurex
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DevinK

New York

5/5  rDev +18.2%

07-28-2014 01:24:03 | More by DevinK
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dbc5

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-28-2014 01:10:42 | More by dbc5
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-28-2014 00:02:07 | More by HoppyBastard2
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crownrl28

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-27-2014 23:09:14 | More by crownrl28
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-27-2014 22:39:23 | More by smartassboiler
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Johnnyutah713

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-27-2014 22:20:54 | More by Johnnyutah713
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

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
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Herky21

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-27-2014 21:56:01 | More by Herky21
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aquazr1

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-27-2014 20:37:41 | More by aquazr1
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

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
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Nachos4two

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-27-2014 20:31:57 | More by Nachos4two
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seanchai

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-27-2014 17:50:12 | More by seanchai
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-27-2014 16:08:46 | More by Blaze5445
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A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,085 ratings.