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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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Reviews: 523
Hads: 2,606
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 7.88%
Wants: 144
Gots: 632 | FT: 0
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 08-23-2009

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet citrus fruit, citrus zest, and citrus juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with fantastic citrus forward hop qualities that make this one very tasty and super easy to drink. (595 characters)

Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden color with a bit of cloudiness. A small bit of head lingered on the surface.
S: Lots of hops and floral aromas, smells like a fresh floral arrangement with notes of marigolds
T: Excellent blend of sweet citrus flavors matched with the bitterness of hops
M/D: Wouldn't drink more than one of these in a single session. (327 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a really nice golden color with a white head. The nose is pretty strong and has some really overpowering hops. Loads of citrus as well as a bit of pine. The taste is equally as hoppy and just really brings on the citrus rind and a tiny amount of malt in the background. Good bitterness and a nice body. Another really nice hoppy beer from Lagunitas. (377 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this is excellent beer, and of all the high alcohol hoppy beers these guys make, this may be my favorite by a considerable margin. an amazingly clear brew, no sediment at all, no haze, just sunny and bright, with a tall white head and a nose of very intense hops. citra hops in here for sure, especially as an aromatic dry hop. but there are others as well in here, as its more complex than the sometimes one dimensional (even though we adore them) citra. a honey sweetness on the front end, not super malty, but a fuller blonde malt body at first. so hoppy though, and the grain only supports it. hints of lemon curd, palm sugar, and tangerine zest in the hops, along with a piney bitterness as it closes out. wonderfully hopped, so oily and textured, but so light and bright too, one would never know this is as strong as it is. I've wanted to try this one for a long time, and find it to be a well above average west coast ipa. i like that the grain gives body without a ton of weighty sugary flavor. its dynamic and exciting and the perfect big ipa for hot weather. how fantastic! (1,084 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In true Lagunitas fashion, A Little Sumpin' Extra is an intensely hoppy beer with understated and subtle malt character with barely noticeable alcohol- a great platform for an explosive display of hops!

Honey-gold in color and with a faint haze, the firmly frothy ale is all about the hops- candied orange, grapefruit, a tinge of lemon drop and tropical fruit rest upon the slight malt sweetness of angel food cake which acts only in a supporting role.

Its soft bread sweetness is malty and seems to highlight a fructose character of vine-ripened fruit. With that plethora of citrus weaving in and out of tropical pineapple, apricot and passionfruit, a smooth rindy bitterness pulls forth.

Its light body and sweetness evaporates off the palate much like cotton candy- a tremendous testament to the beer's dry bready malt and saturating hop flavor and feel. Slight vegetative notes offer a taste of verbena and fresh-cut grass with playful acidity and soothing alcohol warmth that's tucked just behind the hops.

Its soul of wheat gives A Little Sumpin' Extra that little something extra that without the description, you'd be hard pressed to put your finger upon. Its a firmly supported, hop-dominant ale that doesn't allow the heartiness of higher-kilned barley to compete. Its simply a masterful taste and a culinary delight. (1,331 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, picked up in Calgary over the Thanksgiving weekend.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden amber hue, with two fat fingers of puffy, weakly foamy, and yet eventually creamy dirty white head, which leaves a nice array of sudsy webbed lace round the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells (even from across the table) of sweet orange, grapefruit, and pineapple flesh, caramel malt, a bit of spicy wheat grain, earthy, kind of piquant yeast, and some dank, resinous pine needle - very enticing, and highly reminiscent of Hop Stoopid. The taste is big pine and Texas grapefruit bitters, a sweet toffee/caramel maltiness, fading wheat notes, further muddled tropical fruit, and a mild alcohol warming.

The carbonation is pretty moderate, barely a presence to be felt on the tongue, the body smooth, solid, and a bit sticky in its full-on (heh) medium weight. It finishes quite off-dry, more than a bit of sweet malt coming in under that bitter hop flooding of the senses, while the big booze is integrated seamlessly.

A pleasant hoppification of a base wheat ale, enough to almost obfuscate it entirely - ergo, I always welcome a new DIPA 'round these parts, and especially from an established hop-monger like Lagunitas. This did not disappoint in the least - lovely aroma, flavour, and overall drinking worthiness. Now I'd like to be left alone with the rest of this bomber, thank you very much! (1,415 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jeweled amber tone, sharp clarity, fading orange sunset. Thick meringue tackiness inside the glass. Swaths of lacing, elegant and dense. Sweet candied ginger and grapefruit rinds. Alternating DIPA poles of sweet / bitter. Lingering grapefruit rind and pith, all bitter. Lingering dense malts lurking underneath. Sweet on the uptake, bitter on the downstroke. Savory. The affordable nectar of joe sixpack. (404 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

"Look out, kid, it's sumpin' ya did,
God knows when, but you're doin' it again."

--Bob Dylan

Shimmering saffron with sparkly carbonation and lemony accents. The merigue-like crown is somewhere between ivory and ecru in color, has a rumpled bumpy surface, melts in languid fashion, and deposits shotgun-blasted sheets of lace.

It looks like A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale is simply a slightly bigger version of Sumpin' Sumpin'. The ABV is barely one percentage point higher and the aroma seems pretty similar as well (although it's been a while since I had the smaller beer). I'm not complaining. Good is good and more of the same is often better.

It doesn't smell like there's anything darker than pale in the malt department. The hops are citrus fruity and modestly sprucy. Several of the C-hops are definitely present, Amarillo is possible and Simcoe is doubtful. Too bad Lagunitas doesn't divulge the ingredients.

As is often the case when an impressively hoppy IPA (or APWA in this case) is made bigger by the addition of more malt, bright hop flavor is brought down a peg or two. That's what appears to have happened here. This is still tasty beer, but for my money, non-Extra! is both more delicious and more drinkable.

Specifics include sugar cookies with a thin layer of caramel, candied citrus peel (grapefruit, lemon, orange), and hints of ganja and pine resin. Sweet and bitter are roughly balanced. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that candi sugar was added. Then again, 72 IBUs isn't that hard to counter. Excuse me... 72.51.

The mouthfeel is more than adequate for the style, without being overly sappy or sticky. A decent amount of alpha acids roughs things up just enough and the carbonation is fine and dandy. No complaints here at all.

In the end, A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale is good beer that doesn't quite match the beer that inspired it, much less supercede it. I'm still enjoying it quite a bit and would gladly fork over $5.08 for another bomber. (1,984 characters)

Photo of zeff80
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, orange/color with a thick, off-white head of foam. It left sticky patches of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of tons of citrus and pine. It had a sharp toasty aroma.

T - This one has a spicy hop heat with a resiney/piney hop bite. There is a burnt toast maltiness with some orange peel flavor.

M - It was crisp and very sharp with a dry finish. A medium-bodied ale that has a warm alcohol presence.

D - This is another great hopped-up brew from Lagunitas. Really great tasting. (507 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour was very nice, rich amber in color with a huge cascading white head that just would not quite no matter what. Really nicely done I have to admit. Even after a few minutes it was still going strong with rich lacing up and down the sides of the glass. Aroma was a hop bomb, cirus filling the air from the first moment and really giving you a nose full. Even warming could not cut through the grapefruit and biting sharp hop notes. Nice medium body was well carbonated and allowed the flavor to really absorb along the palate. First taste is sharp, huge notes of sticky pine and grapefruit rip the tongue but mellow out a bit behind a biscuit like mi palate. Some nice notes of grain plugging through in here I have to say before a smack of hops dries the palate and leaves a bit of a hot boozy note on its way down. (822 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Great to see Lagunitas continue to launch new limited edition brews out.Poured into a imperial nonic a deep burnt orange color with a large fluffy head that takes awhile to come down,wow what fresh hoppy aromas in the nose!A mix of grapefruit,tangerine, melon,and grass really come out,I can smell it a foot and a half away.Sad to say the flavors are not as a big of a hit as the aromas to me,somewhat leathery with pine resin and dark fruit,a sweetish alcohol presence is prevelent as well.To me it seems a little more alcoholic than it is,its got alot of things going for it but just misses on a few things. (609 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A Lil Sumpin Extra pours a slightly hazed, light golden color with a fluffy white head which leaves a lot of sticky lacing throughout the drinking experience.

S: The primary aroma is grapefruit and some other citrus fruit from the hops. There are also some hints of sweet, tropical fruits, especially mango and pineapple. There is also a slight pine component, with very little malt.

T: The taste is a little off. I was expecting a nice citrusy, mildly bitter beer, but this is actually quite sweet and boozy. There is some mild grapefruit flavor, but little in terms of hop bitterness. There is a definite alcohol presence, as previously mentioned.

M: This is quite a full bodied IPA. There is very little in the way of carbonation, which probably is why this beer seems so heavy and alcoholic.

D: It's certainly not a bad beer, but I wouldn't seek this one out again. The overall "flatness" on the tongue and the heavy alcohol make this an okay beer, but it certainly lacks balance. (991 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A Lil' Sumpin Sumpin is going to be a tough act to follows, Lagunitas. Best of luck, though!

Appearance: Pours out a faintly hazed, amber-hued body with a medium-small, frothy, off-white head.

Smell: Heady mixture of pale, lightly toasty, vaguely sweetish maltiness and aromatic hop notes of astringent pine resin, sugar-coated grapefruit rinds, and a pervasive, underlying earthiness.

Taste: Sweet-tasting pale malts with a light touch of toasted grains. Small, buried hints of malted wheat in the taste, though this could just as easily be the product of a diseased, alcohol-ravaged mind, so who knows for certain. Then, in come the hearty dose of hops with strong, sharp floral, citrusy, earthy, pine-based tastes and a moderate amount of tongue-scalding bitterness. Toasty touches persist in the latter half, but, mainly this is the realm of the bitter hops (at least for me). I would say this finishes bittersweet, but it's more like 75% bitter and 25% sweet. So, it finishes bittermoresweetless. Yes, that sounds about right.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. A bit oily and even sticky in the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Well, it's a run-of-the-mill Double IPA for me, having left behind the grace and ease of it's younger cousin, going back to bitter and basic and not too terribly far removed from their other basic, bitter brews. (1,356 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear copper, with 2 tight fingers of slightly off-white colored head. 1/3 of a finger of sturdy froth that flares up magnificantly when swirled, just absolutely SLATHERING the sides of the glass with huge lacing. The aroma is full-blown hop character, with flowers, herbs, pine, and spices, sitting on top of a huge bouquet of rich tropical fruit (buttload of grapefruit here) and sweet toasty bread. Wow, this is robust in the nose!

The taste starts with a dry and spicy bitterness, which grips the tongue in a fierce embrace. Despite the aggressiveness, this is nicely cut by sticky tropical citrus character and sweet toasted grains. Such good balance here, which despite the relative intenseness of the biterness, the sweetness adds a much softer texture to the profile. Finishes with some residual tang, before settling into a steady dry feel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a slick and mellow creaminess to the carbonation that sits on top of some alcohol beef. While the warmth does pop the spicy bitterness to a good degree, most of it is only felt in the body.

Like most sequels, this one came off as bigger and bolder, but ultimately just a tad less satisfying than the original. Same awesome hop character here, but the bigger ABV did make the feel and drinkibility just a bit tougher. 22 oz was definitely enough for me this go around. Hop lovers still need to check this one out though. (1,453 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.69/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is an excellent blend of grassy hops, fruity citrus and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus that are immediately followed by a strong floral hops bitterness. The malt character is on the thin side for the style despite the sweetness but it works nicely for this beer and still provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, excellent representation of style, this is a very good beer that is worth drinking for an entire evening. (875 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing the bomber - poured chilled into a tulip pint

A - A very clear tangerine color w/ thick cream of off white -lace collects in a thick layer on the glass. The al has a mild haze w/ minimal carbonation apparent-the bead is pin sized

S - A very fruity and floral hop aroma, scent of light pine accent the citrus in the nose w/ other fruit esters like kumquat

M - A very fruity astringent and highly bitter feel w/ sharp acidity. The beer is moderately carbonated and has a tangy fruitiness w/ light sweetness

T - The flavor hits w/ lots of grapefruit and seriously bitter pine elements from the hops w/ only mild sweetness supporting from the malt. The ale has mild creamy taste in the middle followed by a strong acidic, almost salty bitter hop taste w/ a mild tropical aspect as it finishes

D - A very tasty IIPA, very hoppy no doubt about that, still very drinkable - I could hand a bomber or two easily -seek this out. (961 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Whew. This one is nice 'n' hoppy. Good spicy tones with a lot of citric and somewhat acidic bite. It's firm and slightly harsh, but in all the right ways. This might be interesting to try on cask. Regardless of that, this is a nice one. Lagunitas really impresses me every time I dwell on it. Their consistent delivery of superior beers produced on a large scale is a sign of their ability. Good drinkin'. (405 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent honey/amber color with 3 fingers of pearl colored head. Very good head retention & above average lacing

S: Leafy hops, breadyness,

T: Biscuitty malt, grapefruitty hops, & flinty dryness up front. Minty hops, a bit of pineapple & more biscuitty malt as this warms. Finishes with herbal & minty hops, just blasts the back of the throat & a touch of toffee

MF: Fairly chewy, moderate carbonation, good balance

Drinks very easy for the ABV & style, not a perfect DIPA, but no real faults either (519 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.23/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 fl oz bottle with appealing label art and branded black (not Green!) pry-off pressure cap acquired at Whole Foods' HQ and served cold into a snifter at low altitude in Austin, TX. Reviewed live. No style is indicated on the bottle or on Lagunitas' website, but I'm reviewing it as an imperial pale wheat ale.

8.50% ABV. 64 IBU.

Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 1 finger wide. White colour. Not real creamy or soft-looking. Average thickness. Consistency and complexion are both average. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Retention is average - about 2 minutes.

BODY: Clear translucent orange copper of nice vibrance. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible. Ripe.

Appears well-carbonated. Looks good for the style.

AROMA: Dank floral hop aromatics. Vague citrus fruit. It's not too juicy or zesty, but it comes off pretty fresh. A bit grassy. I'm not finding any real piney notes, nor is it real oily or herbal. A kiss of tropical character - mango, grapefruit, maybe tangerine. Much to my chagrin, a hint of pineapple is detectable (a note I despise in a hoppy beer). Rindy bitterness emerges as it comes to temperature.

Pale malts, wheat, and nectary hop notes lend it an aptly sweet base.

Floral hop character dominates. This mellow aroma suggests a pleasant, balanced brew with plenty of flavour. It's a moderately intense aroma overall.

No yeast character, alcohol, or spices are detectable.

TASTE: Ugh - the pineapple is noticeable on the climax, and I find it repulsive - especially combined with the sweet bready malt base. I'd much prefer that the wheat and pale malts be the foundation, but that pesky bready malt character is hard to ignore. The pineapple ruins the hop profile, which would otherwise be quite pleasant: superbly well executed floral hop notes, some pleasant nectary character, and tropical passionfruit, mango, and hints of tangerine. Some grapefruit and rindy bitterness in there too. It's a bit grassy, but I wouldn't call it dank, herbal, or oily per se. I'd like more of a nectary emphasis.

No yeast character or spices come through in the taste. Unfortunately, the alcohol is noticeable, which is unpleasant when combined with the pineapple specifically. There's nothing that turns me off more in an IPA or hoppy wheat ale than boozy pineapple notes.

While the balance needs work, and I'm not real impressed with the flavour profile as-is, there are some great elements here. It boasts plenty of complexity for an imperial pale wheat ale, and there's no lack of flavour. It's not real subtly executed, but it has a definite cohesion. If not for the obnoxious pineapple, this build would likely seem gestalt.

TEXTURE: Lightly coarse, wet, overcarbonated, crisp, medium-bodied, thick, and unrefreshing. It drags a bit on the palate, roughly scratching the palate. Overall presence on the palate is nice, but this isn't without its flaws. A smoother, lighter, more refreshing texture would lend itself more naturally to this taste. I'm not big on the noticeable alcohol warmth either.

OVERALL: Absolutely a drinkable ale - even if I do dislike some aspects of it. Though it clearly doesn't cater to my personal preferences, it has definite quality and was carefully brewed. Not what I hoped for given how much I love Little Sumpin' Sumpin', but by no means a bad brew from Lagunitas - just not one I personally can fully enjoy. It doesn't its ABV all that well. I think every fan of Lagunitas would do well to try it, but it's far from world class. What I do find interesting is the relative lack of Lagunitas' signature "hop extract" taste.

C+ (3,723 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%

From 12/05/14 notes

Pours a hazy medium amber color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Very fruity, some nice citrus hops, fruity malts, light tropical notes. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Another solid Lagunitas beer in the LS family. Worth checking out. (296 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/22/2014. Pours crystal clear bright gold color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, peach, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, wheat, cracker, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate pale malt balance; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, peach, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, wheat, cracker, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, peach, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, wheat, cracker, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic DIPA. All around awesome complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate pale malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering. (1,453 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.
Generous, durable head leaves soapy lacing. Deep amber color.
Aroma and flavor are reminiscent of Sucks, but milder and with less amlt and lighter malt. Similarity to Sucks is, of course, a very good thing. Hops are mainly citrus and herbal but some floral and a touch of pine too.
Medium body with crisp, lively and rather high carbonation. (357 characters)

Photo of jwc215
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle-

Pours hazed orange amber with a creamy thin white head. Thin lines of lacing stick.

The smell is of citrus/grapefruit and pine. Nice hop aroma!

The taste is hoppy - pine, citrus (esp. grapefruit and some orange). A sweetish malt backbone, especially in the middle, balances it out to get hop taste while keeping bitterness balanced. Finishes dry.

It has a creamy medium-to-full smooth body.

Alcohol very well-covered. Drinks "too" easily. Another example of how this brewery uses hops well! Another well-made hoppy brew from Lagunitas at a reasonable price! Very enjoyable - hoppy - but with just enough balance. (632 characters)

Photo of WesWes
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a beautiful gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma awesome as hell! It has a complex malt bill of pale, Carapils, and bisquit malts along with a killer hop nose. The citrus hop character really wraps itself up nicely in the bisquit malts. The taste is good. It's got a heavy handed dose of bisquit malts as well as citrus hops. It's bready up front with a hop punch that knocks you on your ass in the finish. The mouthfeel is good as well. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a tasty treat for sure. When it comes to West Coast IPA's, these guys know their shit. (643 characters)

Photo of Gavage
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear orange in color with some golden yellow highlights on the glass edge. Nice 2" head lasts a while and produces some moderate lacing.

Smell: big floral hop aroma with some grapefruits and oranges.

Taste: caramel, big grapefruit and orange citrus tones, floral hop presence with a sharp biting bitterness that nicely balances out the sweetness. Alcohol is noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout with some dryness at the finish. Very long aftertaste as the flavors linger in the mouth for a while.

Drinkability: easy to quaff DIPA but the alcohol level kicks this down a notch. Great flavors here. (636 characters)

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A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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