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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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2,344 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,344
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 124
Gots: 490 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 08-23-2009

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4.6/5  rDev +8.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of HopBomb515
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Honey gold in color, big off white head builds and sticks to the top most of the way through, big sticky lace down the glass makes this one nice looking beer. Smell is of candied orange, grapefruit, lemon, and cake like sweetness. Taste is hop forward, soft cake like malt backbone from the wheat works it's way in and out with flavors of citrus and tropical fruit in the form of orange, grapefruit, pineapple and mango. Medium body doesn't show the heft of the ABV, sharp carbonation breaks into a more creamy and coating feel on the finish. Overall this is a great DIPA which uses light malt flavors and showcases some really fruity hops.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Great clean tasting IPA, but I am not crazy about the hops in this one. For whatever reason it comes across a little to orangey and lemon noted. Not much balance in the malt backbone here. Its enjoyable but there are plenty of other IPA's that I would pick up before this one. Worth a try if you like IPA's because this one is made very well.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.88/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely golden amber with a superb head of off-white (almost yellow) foam. Beautiful head of frilly lace.

Nose is crisp tropical hops with citrus notes up front and center. Already noting an acidic hop element.

Taste is heavy and pine-hoppy but not too much so. This is a potent but very well-done hop bomb, a little more over-the-top than Little Sumpin Sumpin, but still a must-try for IPA fans.

Photo of Leftbob
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Current go to beer for home consumption

A Nice amber appearance modest head
S It has a nice citrus aroma up front with a malt element
MF nice density....I know I am drinking
F The taste is very much like the aroma....good citrus.....malt....and a balanced lingering bitterness. It is not an astringent IPA .....which is fine....for an Imperial IPA it has a very nice balance....

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1/5  rDev -76.4%

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4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
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%

A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,344 ratings.