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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: 2,324
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 116
Gots: 471 | FT: 0
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Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
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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1/5  rDev -76.4%

Photo of Damian
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank on tap at Great Scott, Allston, MA
Served in a cervoise

Phenomenal appearance. The nearly crystal-clear, medium amber liquid was topped by a two-plus finger tall, tight and foamy, off white crown. Outstanding retention. As the head receded, thick rings of lacing coated the glass.

The aroma was quite hoppy. Super fruity and sweet. Tropical fruit notes dominated. Loads of passion fruit. Good amount of mango and peach. Some orange peel appeared as well.

The flavor profile was also very hoppy but much sweeter than the nose. Candied orange peel came through strong on the front end. The beer was anchored by a stiff, sticky-sweet, caramel malt backbone. Peach and apricot notes appeared in the center. Touch of mango. Sugar coated ruby red grapefruit was noticeable on the finish.

The mouthfeel initially seemed a bit over carbonated. Medium bodied for the style. The liquid contained a lively, spritzy effervescence. As the beer warmed, the carbonation settled a bit and liquid turned creamy and slick.

A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale is a tasty, easy drinking double IPA. Although the sweetness from the caramel malts was a bit excessive, this beer is still quite solid.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of puboflyons
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on October 10, 2014.

There is an amber-orange pour to discuss with a modest lingering head but nothing over the top.

A vague malt character is there but the hops really take things over with their earthy and grassy characteristics. You know this is an IPA.

Medium body mainly.

The biting bitter hops are what make this beer worth talking about. They stand out and take things over. Pretty good.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Kuaff
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A Little Sumpin' Extra! May it be an apt title, for I could certainly use something EXTRA this week... in my tulip glass.... approximately cellar temperature.

What we have here is a mighty three-finger head of puffy, sudsy white foam over a homogeneously-clear amber-orange beer. I am pleased.

The aroma abounds with tropical fruits...! And some booze. I am okay with this. Some nice subtle pine mixed with honey and bread adds charm. Overall, a sweet, inviting scent. Kinda floral.

One sip and I'm in love. It has the fruitiness and citrus tang of Little Sumpin' Medium, but improves vastly on the standard sumpin' by balancing the fruitiness with those crucial IPA qualities of dank, piney bitterness and astringency. And the bread is still there in the finish. Now that I wait a few minutes I can say that the dank, bitter hops here kind of snowball throughout the finish, kinda like the graph of an exponential function, where dank hops are a function of time elapsed after a sip. This may even exceed the HOLY HOP STOOPID, which I devoutly revere (it's the only stoopid thing I revere. Really.).

The feel is full. Full and substantial and... just a tinge sticky (Goin' back to the pine... sappy?).

This righteously lives up to the lofty expectations of a Lagunitas-made DIPA.

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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Crystal clear gold color, with a moderate white head that fades to a thin cap that is well-nigh permanent. Lacing is extensive.

S - A pretty typical nose for Lagunitas - strong pine and tropical fruit elements, a more subtle lemon tinge. A slight biscuit malt background counterpoints the frontal hops.

T - Follows the nose, with bright fruit elements. A more complex taste comes in the middle, with bright fruit fading to a fresh, bright baguette flavor, with floral and grassy highlights. The bitter line that closes is subtle.

M - Brisk and easy, but it coats as you drink. This is not your standard hop build, but it does make me think that keeping my consumption to one is a good idea.

O - I enjoyed this take on Little Sumpin' and would opt for if I were looking for something a bit different.

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4.64/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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3.8/5  rDev -10.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.12/5  rDev -2.8%

A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,324 ratings.