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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: 1,868
Reviews: 454
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 90
Gots: 323 | 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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Photo of BastardKing24
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%

One of my favorite beers ever, hits the spot just right at 8.5%, and has loads of hops and flavor I seek out in lighter colored beers.

Pours a medium yellow with a frothy white head that sticks to the glass.

Smell is of BIG citrus, orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Also there are notes of pine and sour apple.

Taste is the same with a huge citrus component. Slight apricot and nectarine flavors as well. Some biscuit and grain, but very fruity.

Feel is just right, can't go left or right with the carb, and a decent flavor per sip value.

Overall I can't stress this more, this is a very nice beer with a big wallop of flavor. It hits the spot, and exceeds expectations.

BastardKing24, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Act25
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Intensely hoppy, one of Lagunitas' best.

A: Mine is clear honey-gold, with a mushrooming dense, lasting head and loads of sticky lace, lots of fine bubbles.

S: Ample fresh citrus rind of several types blend with apricot body, summer hay, and drying ganja hops / herbs.

T: Great see-saw between sweet estery tropical fruit and plenty of hop bitterness that goes long on top of a wheat cracker base. Neither the alcohol or sweet bother me, as they are nicely balanced by long bitter peppery, lemony finish.

MF: Plenty of counter balances of bitterness, stinging tingling hops to the sweet, juicy fruit body, keeps beer really interesting and fun to roll round your mouth.

It's a food beer. A must try. up there with Sculpin.

Act25, Aug 14, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +3.5%

Ngntjp, Yesterday at 10:27 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

reebtaerG, Yesterday at 03:57 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

vidisad, Yesterday at 06:25 AM
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Chief1178, Yesterday at 05:12 AM
Photo of MarkDeming
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%

MarkDeming, Saturday at 11:43 PM
Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear amber color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are decent. Has a nice citric, piney aroma. The hoppiness is very evident. Has a strong citric malty taste with a moderate piney hoppiness. Piney, bitter aftertaste that is a tad too soapy. Aftertaste is a little too astringent. Still a decent beer. The aroma makes it.

jngrizzaffi, Saturday at 07:05 PM
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Rentboy, Saturday at 03:30 PM
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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

NW_IPAHEAD, Saturday at 04:50 AM
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4.36/5  rDev +2.6%

RobHops, Saturday at 02:12 AM
Photo of MisSigsFan
4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I always see this one lying around and have never picked it up before. Today, I went to one of my local beer shops and picked up a 6 pack of this on a whim. $10.99 for a DIPA? I'm in. Poured into my Speigelau IPA glass. Golden yellow like a wheat (technically it is a wheat). Nice thick white head. Smells amazing. Citrusy, fruity, some malt sweetness. Taste is tropical fruit and citrus. A lot of orange, grapefruit, and mango. The wheat and malt balance well with the hops. IBU is in the 60s which is pretty low for a DIPA but it works out so well. I give it a perfect 5 for mouthfeel because I honestly wouldn't change anything. The fact that this is 8.5% and tastes so sessionable is unbelievable to me. It's not sticky or anything. Very light. Lagunitas can do no wrong. Another amazing brew from them.

MisSigsFan, Saturday at 01:26 AM
Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

chinchill, Friday at 11:50 PM
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4.16/5  rDev -2.1%

Fusebuddy, Friday at 11:05 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.48/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%

Phishagonia, Friday at 07:41 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

swtchuck, Friday at 04:03 PM
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Iamjeff6, Friday at 03:48 PM
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A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,868 ratings.