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: 2,399
Reviews: 508
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 146
Gots: 525 | 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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Ratings: 2,399 | Reviews: 508
Photo of Brams17
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

A: Clear deep gold with a nice frothy head

S: Huge aroma from this beer. Dank and earthy with some citrus too, maybe some pineapple

T: Citrus and pineapple with some bready sweet malt in the finish. Nice bracing bitterness in the nose.

M: Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Finishes dry

O: Another great hoppy beer from these guys, and always at a good price point.

Photo of Absalom
4.75/5  rDev +12%


Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Photo of MisSigsFan
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Photo of Ryan82
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Tons of flavor. Delicious brew

Photo of SebD
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%

Appearance: It has a nice semi-hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, light grapefruit, pine resins and some sweet bready malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus, light grapefruit, loads of bitter pine resins, a light grassiness and some sweet bready malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of Radome
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a goblet.

A - 4.75 - An attractive bronze/orange number and perfectly clear. Head is thick, fluffy and white. It piles into rocky crags and slowly fades. Sheets of lacing. A great looking beer.

S - 4.25 - Aroma leans strongly on hops, as expected. The hops come across with some citrus, but mostly an earthy, herbal impression. They are not piney or grapefruity at all. Faint bready malt in the background and the tiniest hint of yeast fruitiness.

T - 4.5 - Clean, crisp hops start things off. This is followed by bready malt and a honey-like sweetness. In the finish the hops come roaring back to dry things out slightly and create a lingering aftertaste. Yeast and alcohol provide some complexity in the finish as well. Complex and flavorful.

M - 4.5 - Medium to heavy body. Smooth, effervescent carbonation lightens the apparent body somewhat. Some alcohol presence but not extreme. Hops bitterness is moderate to high, but balances well with the other components.

O - 4.5 - This is a big, satisfying beer, but well balanced. The focus is on hops but there is enough malt sweetness among other factors to keep it from being a one-trick pony. Well done.

Photo of wiscokid920
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%

Fantastic IIPA. Classic west coast hop profile...big citrus with nice resinous pine bitterness. Great bready/biscuit malt backbone to balance this out. Alc @ 8% is masked superbly. Very well crafted.

Photo of jonb5
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Half pint at the Euston Tap.

A: Golden, clear, small head, retention wasn’t that great, but had a decent amount of lacing.

S: A Cascade hop bomb, Smellable from quite a distance.

T: Lightly diluted citrus cordial, fairly subtle for the high strength, slight booze burn at the finish, hints of cork, kept a good balance between sweet and bitter.

M: Light body, smooth texture, minimal carbonation.

O: Hid the booze so well, was actually refreshing and subtle, the ultimate higher alcohol beer for a hot day.

Photo of brurevu
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Right out of the gate this has to be one of my favorite IPAs and beers in general as the aroma jumps out of the bottle with loads of juicy citrus and tropical fruit hop tones with a bit of apricot. The Extra poured a deep golden with a lush white head. The taste exploded with fresh hops that were straight up citrus and tropical fruit. The more I drank it the more I detected apricot tones as well. It was a huge juicy and fruity hop monster that doesn't wear down your palate with bitterness but more of a sweet and fruity bite that is both well rounded and refreshing. What an exceptional beer and another well done IPA from Lagunitas.

Photo of illpass78
3.7/5  rDev -12.7%

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a light, slightly hazy gold with some pretty good carbonation and a finger-width head. Pretty good lacing on the way down.

Aroma: Smells of apricot, pine, and a big hop presence. Pretty good amount of citrus, too.

Taste: The taste follows the nose, and brings even more flavor as it warms. There's also some sour apple notes and a bigger citrus punch.

Mouthfeel: Pretty spot-on - it's a sipper, but it has an approachable depth.

Overall: Solid "big"-ish IPA that is beloved in some circles, and I'd say justifiably. The heavy bitterness makes it a likely favorite for fans of bold, hoppy IPAs. For me it was more of a nice change of pace.

Photo of weaf
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Very nice with smooth IPA flavors.

Photo of MagooBrew
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Brilliant clarity with a light to medium gold hue. Nicely carbonated with a fine milky whit head.

Up front fuity aroma of lemon, oranges an apricots.
Little bready malt presence.

Taste is where they knock it out of the park. Intense citrus American hops give this an excellent hop forward flavor.

Great Beer!!

Photo of HardTarget
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Appearance: Golden, clear, holds a quarter finger of tight white head.

Smell: Heady hops are a bit leafy, strong sweet undertone with whiffs of alcohol.

Taste: Dump truck of west coast hops with a big wheaty base. It's Little Sumpin Sumpin on steroids.

Mouthfeel: Medium heavy, slight chew, oily

Overall: Big bruiser, demands small sips but encourages big quaffs.

Photo of evanvlane
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

What a great beer!
This IPA has a big punch, but not with the aggressively hoppy flavors that a lot of doubles do. It's flavorful and smooth and is incredibly drinkable.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.24/5  rDev 0%

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light to medium coppery amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to a thick cap with good retention and lacing. Aroma of mild caramel malt, citrus and dank hops, tropical fruit and a spicy slightly sour component resembling rye. Flavor follows with a nice mildly caramel malt, citrus, piney and somewhat dank hops, tropical and citrus fruit, finishing with citrus rind and herbal hop bitterness. Medium bodied with hints of creaminess. A nicely balanced, flavorful IPA, as I expect from Lagunitas. Not as mouth numbing as some of their other hop bombs, but the great melding of a pleasant malt base with interesting hops flavors works quite well. Rarely disappointed by this brewery, and this one is excellent.

Photo of timontheroad
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured into tulip glass- a good three-finger fluffy white head. Clear golden color. Left some good lacing all the way down.

Smell is great with a fruity, citrusy aroma and a touch of bready notes, with a bit of flowery tinges as well.

The taste is just like the smell, with a lot of fruity flavors up front and a nice pine bit to finish.

Mouthfeel is just perfect, almost light for a DIPA, and not harsh, just the right amount of carbonation to let you know you've had something special

Overall, this is another home run from Lagunitas, pretty close to being on a par with Sucks.

Photo of hopflyer
4.41/5  rDev +4%

Bottled 7/18/14

Clear light gold with frothy 2 finger head.

Big grapefruit smell, a lot of citrus. All hops here. very much like Sucks.

Taste again is big citrus bite and tang of grapefruit, orange, and lemon. Moderate amount of bitterness. Just right. A little caramel sweetness keeps it from being too bitter. its been a little while since I had Sucks but this seems almost identical.

Moderate carbonation and light to moderate body. not too slick and finishes quite clean for a DIPA.

Really like this beer and fills in he gap of the year when here is no Sucks to be found. Lagunitas does it again.

Photo of gc4hokies
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

Golden light color. Very nice frothy white head. Grapefruit and orange notes in the aroma. Taste is citrus with a hint of pine. nice balance with the malt. Definitely a little bigger than the regular version with a hint of alcohol at the finish. Very nice!

Update: love this beer. The wheat adds a effervescence that other regular IPAs lack.

Photo of RichardMNixon
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

Orange-gold body with pure white head, a quarter inch of which lasts forever on top.
Smells like oranges, alcohol, and fresh bread. Taste is more tropical with waves of pineapple and orange, and very balanced bitterness. Superbly smooth and easy to drink.

Photo of Roguer
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful pale, lemony, hazy beer. Nice light spiderwebbed snow white head and lacing.

Hoppy, spicy aroma. Pepper, dank green hops, light fruit (mango, pineapple).

Delicious, light, delicate fruity flavor! Pineapple and mango; awash in tropical fruit, with a bit of resinous edge.

Soft feel with lively bite.

Delicious beer, tried on cask.

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

A - Pours a golden orange with a two-finger off-white head. Lots of sticky lacing.

S - Aromas of orange, grapefruit, and light pine.

T - Taste follows the aroma. Lots of orange, pineapple, and grapefruit upfront. The hops really come through mid palate through the finish producing a nice piney bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel.

O - This is definetly above average DIPA. Lots of big juicy flavors and very drinkable for the ABV.

Photo of Treyliff
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%

bottle code 170 42 0035 1033, poured into imperial pint glass

A- pours a clear golden color with a two-finger creamy & foamy white head that retains nicely, long after the pour, leaving a bit of lace behind

S- fresh leafy and grassy hop aroma with a big whiff of citrus fruit, in true west coast style. Also picking up some tropical notes, with an emphasis on mango/guava. Sweet bready malt underlies with a hint of spice on the finish 4.25

T- bright citrusy hops up front with an emphasis on grapefruit, leafy & minty with some floral notes, slightly doughy malt finish with more citrusy hop on the linger 4.25

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish, super drinkable 4.25

O- this DIPA is packed with flavor, but so drinkable at over 8%. Not quite as good as Sucks, but more drinkable, well done 4.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Cherokee Market in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $11.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: Aug. 16, 2014
Consumed: Aug. 16, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a honey, orange, semi-clear color with four fingers of rocky, white head. Above-average-to-good uneven, foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Great retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled pleasant whiff of citrus hops, floral hops, caramel malts, Simcoe hops, mango, tropical, tangerine rind, spicy light rye, melon, light wet Cascade and some soapy pine. (Smell - 4.13)

Tasted somewhat similar to the nose, but less boozy. Got earthy rye, caramel malts, Simcoe hops, mango, melon, tropical, citrus, floral, soapy, tangerine, wet Cascade and light bitter grapefruit. Booziness came back late (Taste - 4.25)

Light-to-medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish. (Feel - 4.00)

Just a really good IIPA. Maybe this 6-pack grows on me and I add to the rating. Well done. (Overall - 4.13)

4.16 | 93 | A-

A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,399 ratings.