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: 548
Hads: 2,700
Avg: 4.19
pDev: 19.33%
Wants: 151
Gots: 691 | 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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Reviews: 548 | Hads: 2,700
Photo of frozyn
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L -- Big frothy white head on top of a light amber body. Head reduces to a thin white layer, eventually ring around the top, leaving a good amount of lacing.

S -- Dank. Tropical fruit, banana. Floral notes with warmth.

T -- Pine, grapefruit, floral. Bready malt sweetness. Wheat zing to it from the yeast.

F -- Crisp, refreshing, bitter, medium-to-light body. Slight hop resin film.

O -- Very tasty. Different beer than Sumpin Sumpin, not really comparable, but you can see where it comes from. Very tasty and something I will make sure to pick up at least a 6 pack every release.

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Photo of whatthehull
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a wine/snifter/tulip

A - a golden copper sunset, two finger bright white head and some sugar lacing.

S - really nice funk up front, very hoppy, island fruits, banana bread, very floral, tart island fruits, fresh cut grass, toasted malts/grains, sweet pineapple, pear and more funk

T - a fruity/funky/floral hop, sour grass, toasted malts/grains, brown sugar, Belgian yeast, pineapple/grapefruit hops, soil, hoppy and more funk

M - medium minus body, well balanced, nice complexity, medium plus carbonation, medium acidity and a sugary/sour to hop bite finish.

D/O - perfect spring and summer beer. Very refreshing easy to drink for the hop head and novice alike. Has a lot going on without being overly complex and just a couple will get you very relaxed. Great with almost every kind of food but, sushi and bbq are my favorite.

Final thoughts - At only $9 a sixer and a nice 8.5% abv this is a wonderful ale -- it only begs the question why not this year-round and its counterpart be the limited release.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - nice golden amber color that's clear with a white head on it that doesn't stick for too long but leaves a good ring of lacing
S - Dank, peach, grapefruit, garlic/onion (in a good way).
T - basically same as the smell. dank, grapefruit, orange zest, peach, garlic/onion much more subdued than the smell
M - medium mouthfeel. aftertaste is bitter, grapefruit. alc is completely covered
O - great beer from lagunitas, up there with sucks, pliny, ruination

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Photo of Stevem68
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with a light haze. Aroma of resin & sweet malts. Flavor is piny, a little citrus and a touch of malts. Leaves a nice hoppy aftertaste. A little crisp finish but very pleasing. This is a very delicious beer

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Photo of thepopester
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my get though the week beer. Cash cow, if you will. I think it is a couple of dollars to much for a six. But they did not over hop it.

This one must be had.

If you are in Chicago. Go to the brewery. You will not be disappointed

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours brilliant gold under a 2” off-white foam cap that quickly dissipates
S: Hop nose prominent, citrus and resin
T: Malt, caramel and citrus lead the attack with citrus and fruit hop flavors and a moderate bitterness bringing the beer to a close.
F: Above average carbonation, slightly above average body
O: A well made big flavored Imperial IPA that is refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of Extrajoker00
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed: 3/7/15

A Little Sumpin' Extra by Lagunitas
poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Chalice

love the euro girl in laderhousen (3.75)

golden with thin off white head and mild lacing (3.75)

big piney hops (4.0)

follows nose muted slightly by wheat yeast(3.75)

solid and full bodied velvet like finish (4.0)

excellent and dry finishing (4.0)

good effort from Lagunitas leans to the wheat pales (4.0)

this was a re visit. still somewhere on the fence, but appreciate the effort
---- J

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Photo of Gmann
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear honey straw color with a short dense creamy head that settles into a light ring and left a small wall of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of a sweet honey malt. A bit too sweet. Some tropical fruit notes from the hops; big pineapple and apricot presence.

The taste is strong with the tropical fruit notes. Big pineapple and overripe mango. Some apricot and pepper hop notes as well. The malt is sweet and has honey notes. The combination of the tropical fruit hop notes and the sweet malt lead to a very sweet beer. The bitterness from the hops helps offset this but it is a bit too sweet for my liking.

Moderate body with prickly carbonation. Quite sweet on the palate but its not cloying as there is enough of a bitter offset. Almost sticky but not quite.

This beer walks a fine line on being too sweet and undrinkable. It doesn't get there but I much rather have the regular version of this beer or the Sucks! The malt is a bit too beefy and sweet. I figure it is the bigger wheat malt bill.

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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had previously reviewed this with an older bottle. Just picked up a sixer fresh. As the name hints, this is sumpin, with an amped up og, and it's amazing. Love the citrus flavors, a little melon,and a nice clean wheat finish with some floral hoppy flavor lingering. An excellent interpretation of imperial sumpin.

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Photo of lewzer99
3.09/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L: straw with a one finger white head
S: light grapefruit and hints of pine
T: not very good, might be a bad keg... Pine and bitter, some kind of weird rotten flavor.
M: crisp and light
O: not as good as I had hoped given how much I normally like lagunitas

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Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

one of the better offerings...nice essence of fruity/alcohol that hits the tongue strongly...

boozier taste than anticipated...and that is a good thing to me

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Photo of jbredbeard
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Strong grapefruit aroma hits your nose as soon as you open the bottle. That follows with a strong grapefruit and hops flavor up front with a good dry bitter finish. Another excellent beer from Lagunitas.

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Photo of obrike
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Lagunitas. Is there anything they can't do right?

Another bad ass offering. Bought a sixer at Round Rock HEB for just over 10 bucks.

Looks like golden honey in my pint glass with a nice three-finger fluffy white head. Nice lacing throughout the drink as well.

Smell is uber- fresh with a,citrus aroma and a touch of sweet bready notes.

The taste follows with a lot of fresh hop citrus flavors up front with some nice pine and sweet malt to the finish. You can taste a little booze initially but I find it endearing. It goes down super easy. Almost feels light for a DIPA because it's oh so smooth.

Another huge success from the Petaluma gang.

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Photo of Brighton_Beer_Bro
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Big fan of Lagunitas, and this brew is perfect for those nights when you both want to enjoy a good beer, and get the courage to talk to that cute girl.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Sampling right now on 12/10/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 'CHEERS-BOSTON" handled glass stein.

Pours a golden-honey in color with a good 1-finger foamy white head. Lots of lacing is seen when sipped that sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma is of malts, red grapefruit and pine. More going on with the taste as you can taste the pale malts, floral and earthy hops along with some citrus zest. Has a good taste with a slight bitter finish but really doesn't last a long time. Medium-bodied and carbonation. Wasn't sure on this one but turned out ok overall.

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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.

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

On tap at Brickhouse BBQ in Madison, Wisconsin. Served in shaker pint 11/23/2014.

A- Slightly hazy amber-golden body, one finger frothy white head with good retention time. Lots and lots of rings of lacing. [4]

S- Honey, peach, nectarine, grainy malt, candied sugar. This is a quite sweet beer in both the malty and the fruit senses. This is smelling a bit different than Lagunitas' typical overhopped IPAs in the sense that the fruit aromas come out more here without as much of the resin. [4]

F- As the nose hints, this beer is on the sweet side of pretty much all double IPAs I've had. The malt stands out in a white sugary, mildly grainy manner with syrupy honey-like sweetness buttressed by tropical and stone fruits. Not much to be found in terms of bitter flavours outside of a slightly grassy bitterness on the backend. Again, very sweet but certainly easy to drink. [4]

M- Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, effervescent and mildly crisp without too much resin. Very easy to drink and no hint of the 8.5% ABV arises at all. [4]

O- A very solid DIPA from Lagunitas. Great stuff, enjoyed drinking this. A bit different than all the west coast-style dry + bitter IPAs that tend to be popular these days, despite being from the west coast, but not being quite as malty as the east coast style tends to be. [4]

Final score: 4.00

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Photo of JLaw55
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off, not sure how this is considered a DIPA. It is not, it is a bigger bolder version of Little Sumpin' Sumpin', which is an American Pale Wheat Ale. With that little quibble aside, this is an awesome brew. The flavor profile is pretty spot on with Little Sumpin' Sumpin' and has made the transition to a bigger brew pretty successfully. The flavor profile is very similar and it is awesome to see they were able to retain it, which is not an easy feat when increasing a beer to another size.

With that said, I would still choose Little Sumpin' Sumpin' over this one. While extremely similar, Little Sumpin' Sumpin' is slightly easier drinking and smoother as a brew. You can't go wrong with either though.

Worth revisiting.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.69/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: 3.5 - Hazy amber gold with a slight head.
S: 3.75 - BIG piney hop aroma, to the exclusion of all else.
T: 3.75 - Flavor follows the nose. This is all about the hops, and nothing else. High bitterness, and large citrus/piney-resin flavor. A little sweet malt at the end, swept away by a bracingly dry finish.
M: 3.75 - Neutral mouthfeel with a fair amount of carbonation.
O: 3.5 - Eh, I wanted to like this, like I like most of Lagunitas's offerings, but it's just so predictably, uninterestingedly hops and nothing else.

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

Poured into an IPA glass from a 12 oz bottle

Color is gold with a smallish white head. Lots of sticky lacing coat the sides.
Smell is really fruity - caramelized orange, peach, some fresh cut hay.
Flavor really follows the nose. It's a fruit bomb of orange and peach that finishes with a crisp bitterness that lingers just long enough. Very tasty.
Body is medium with moderate carbonation. More juicy than dry.

Sumpin' Sumpin' has always been one of my go-to beers and this edition is indeed a little "extra" - it is extra fruity. I really like it, but I still prefer the base version.

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Photo of scottfrie
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into tulip.

A: Pours a light honey golden with a thick, greasy, and dense off-white head that slowly faded into a thick oily film. Sticky chunks of rocky lace were left down the glass. Very fresh looking.
S: Huge notes of fresh citrus scented hops come through. I get predominant notes of orange peel, but there are hints of kumquats and sweet tangerine juice as well. Grapefruit is kept to a minimum, as are slightly roasted and caramely notes of malt and a kiss of mint.
T: Similar to the nose with hoppy flavors of orange peel and resiny, greasy hop oils. The malt comes through a bit more than the nose, and it is bready, although not toasty. The finish is herbal and spicy, and the aftertaste has lingering green, herbal, minty, and vegetal hoppy notes.
M: Greasy and resinous mouthfeel with a solid bitterness to it. The body is on the thicker, heavier side, and the carbonation is splashy and bubbly.
O: Another super delicious and extremely crushable ipa from Lagunitas. They're one of the masters of the game, and this beer further solidifies their place as one of my top favorite breweries.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.15/5  rDev -1%

Bottle poured into a Lagunitas mason jar

A: Pours deep golden yellow with a creamy off white head that laces well.

S: Citrus and fruity hops with some malt sweetness.

T: Citrus hops up front, followed with some pine and faint tropical fruit, balanced with caramel malt sweetness.

M: Medium body, medium body, hides its alcohol well, very drinkable.

O: Stumbled on a lone bottle in a build your own 6 pack section so I have no idea how fresh it really is, but even if it's less than fresh it's still pretty tasty. I will look to try this again.

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Photo of Glanzman
4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear, medium amber color with a 2-finger, slightly off-white head.

Awesome citrus, hop aroma. Great, great smell!

The taste just wraps you up and doesn't let go... In a good way! Its still on my tongue 5 minutes later. Lots of hops, lots of citrus. BAM!

An excellent excellent beer!

Would definitely buy again.

12 ounce bottle served in a pint glass.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark golden colored with a half inch of off white to light brown foam on top. Excellent clarity. Heavy Brussels lacing. Bold aroma of citrus hops with a sharp orange note. The flavor is razor sharp bitterness at the front of the palate that does not diminish at the back of the palate or even in the fade. Mouth is actually deceptively smooth and quaffable considering the strength. This is exceptional.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.15/5  rDev -1%

A-Clear orange in the glass, two finger head that tries to leave some lacing.

S-Has a nice bit of citrus and a good deal of pine/earthy notes.

T-Starts with a nice, but semi mild citrus. (Only a little over a month old so is this a trait or is there fading?) ends with some pine and complementary bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, velvety.

O-Not sure if I just need this super fresh or that I don't find it completely hits the mark.

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A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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