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A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

A Little Sumpin' Extra! AleA Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale

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465 Ratings
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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 331
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.74% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 08-23-2009)
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Photo of MrMcGibblets


4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

orange/yellow color with nice clarity and a dense, lasting off-white head and lacing. tropical fruit, citrus, floral, and resin notes. sweet honeyed bready malts are balanced out by a big but smooth hop bitterness. like drinking hop candy. medium to full body. another nice one from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2010 23:27:00 | More by MrMcGibblets
Photo of DoubleJ


4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Lazy Dog Cafe, on to the beer:

It is a slightly darker orange in color, like orange colored cough syrup. Great head retention on top, and it leaves some good lacing. Hops and floral hops make up the aroma. A little citrusy too. As I tasted it, I thought of good things. It's hoppy, but not overdone, and it's not on the "sweet hoppy" side (aka Hop Stoopid). Lots of hop flavor to be shared. A sprinke of resin, loads of bittersweet citrus, hops run through a radler, tropical fruit juice. Don't forget about the smooth, albeit lightish mouthfeel. The drinkability? I find it hard to believe it's approaching 9%. Nowhere to be found in the beer.

Forget Hop Stoopid, this is the DIPA you want from Lagunitas.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2010 04:06:05 | More by DoubleJ
Photo of deanhead


4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured voluminous head which reduced to nothing but a respectable lace around my tulip glass.
Taste is slightly astringent with strong notes of Guava and Pineapple.
Warming taste, alcohol is present, but very well balanced. Adequately carbonated, clingy dry finish...bitter beer

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2010 20:37:33 | More by deanhead
Photo of xanok


4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is my second Lagunita's offering. I was very impressed with their Kronic, and by the price of their bombers in general. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter.

A-Pours a hazy orange color with lots of white head that leaves nice lacing.

S-Citrus and hops all over the aroma. Has some sort of floral smell too, maybe the hops. Seems exceedingly fresh.

T-Extremely crisp hoppy and citrus flavor. Decent bready taste. Not overly complex, but still delicious. Tastes like I could have had this right from the tap.

M-A little thinner in the body than I expected, but doesn't ruin it by any means. Just the right amount of carb.

D-Goes down easy. ABV is a little weak compared to some DIPAs that I've had lately, but thats not a bad thing.

For the $3.79 or w/e I paid for it, it was definitely a bargain, not one of my top favorites though. The taste was great, but it feels like it could have been bigger.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 04:03:19 | More by xanok
Photo of BEERchitect


4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In true Lagunitas fashion, A Little Sumpin' Extra is a fantastic hoppy beer with understated and subtle malts, invisible alcohols, and a great platform for a terrific display of hop flavor.

The beer begins with a bright orange, light copper color, stark white foamstance that lingers the session and leaves a lot of lacing behind.

Aroma is all about the hops: citrusy orange zest, ruby red grapefruits, lemon zest, and a bright lightly caramelized note in a supportive role.

Flavor of malts give a light and subtle graham cracker softness and give a good backdrop for the hop flavor. Again, orange and lemon zest, grapefruit, pineapple, and rinds of other tropical fruits take hold and never let go. Cotton-candy soft confectionates seem to smoothen the hops and lead seamlessly into the bitter finish. Though bitter, this beer shows no aggression or harshness.

Quite light; much lighter than expected from a Double IPA. But this is a great testament to the beers clean dryness, refreshing crispness, and effortless drinkability.

A very good beer, but somehow it keeps me wanting more boldness all the way around. An impressie and under-rated beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2010 16:05:51 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of Tone


4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, golden/copper color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of strong hops, citrus, slight sweet malt, and flowers. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, citrus (tangerine/mango), sweet malt, flowers, and very slight roasted malt. Overall, rather fruity beer, but still good blend, body, and complexity.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2010 19:13:30 | More by Tone
Photo of armock

New York

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poureed a copper color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is a nose full of citrus hops of lemon and grapefruit

T - Just like it smell hop juice with lemon and grapefruit flavors

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - This is another good DIPA from Lagunitas that I really enjoyed and could drink too much of if you like hops this is a beer for you worth trying sometime

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2010 22:57:42 | More by armock
Photo of RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden orange body, slight haze, intense carbonation streams, all topped by four fingers of just off white micro bubbly foam. Stretchy lacing.

Aroma is citrus mixed with bakery, but it so unexpectedly small, really had to work to get a full sense of it.

Sweet malt gushes across the tongue. Hot on its heels is a crashing wall of bitterness which explodes into a juicy fruity finish.

Ok mouthfeel, maybe a hint of excess syrup to it.

Solidly drinkable, alcohol well hidden, it went rather fast.

Another solid effort from Lagunitas (though can we beef up the nose a bit?}, if not terribly memorable.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 05:59:30 | More by RonfromJersey
Photo of wangbruins


4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Deep golden orange, not too dense, with decent lacing and a thick head that stayed

S- Lots of citrus, particularly grapefruit and lemon, and a slight perfumey scent

T- Very citrusy with more lemon that in the smell, and a flowery aftertaste

M- Very smooth at first with a tangy crispness to finish. This may sound weird, but it's how a beer should be

D- It's not the best beer I've ever had but it's pretty damn good. Good taste and well built throughout

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 01:37:10 | More by wangbruins
Photo of Gehrig


4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orange-copper body with a finger of white foam atop it; ample lacing, nice duration--a good-looking beer. Lots of citrus and pine in the smell--tangerine, orange especially.

I was a little let down that the taste, which is certainly good, did not bring quite the hop flavor that the smell had hinted would deliver. The nice malt flavor seems to have tamped it down a bit. The malt balance is certainly nice, but the result is that, for a DIPA, this doesn't quite have the robust Imperial hop flavor that I love. Same with the texture, which is good and a bit resiny, but lacking some of the big, DIPA grit.

Still, this is really good stuff, and Lagunitas continues to impress. All the more enjoyable is that this fine DIPA comes at an accessible price, $4.29. Well worth a go.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 00:51:36 | More by Gehrig
Photo of Pahn

New York

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch fizzy white head that lasts for awhile and leaves streaks of lacing on the glass. Pours pale translucent amber with a stream of bubbles rising up in the middle. Rings of lacing last longer than the beer itself.

Smell: Big, deep smell of citrus and piny hops, with some further fruit and a mild funkiness. The smell is strong and enhances the flavor. Smells like I want a fresh IPA to smell.

Taste: First sip yields a delicious and deep malt flavor reminiscent of fresh rye bread, then quickly delivers a big hit of citrus hops which is predominantly grapefruit and lemon in character. After some carbonation sting, the bitterness yields to another round of bready malt goodness for the finish. This is an extremely well-balanced DIPA. The malt and hops don't let up for the entirety of the bottle, and other interesting flavors pop in and out, like (strangely) plum and raisin. The dominant taste is bright, hoppy, and refreshing, but I love the constant presence of various darker flavors like dark bread and fruit.

Mouthfeel: Really superb. For the most part, the mouthfeel is creamy despite the carbonation. For how full-flavored and welcomely bitter (it's a DIPA after all) this beer is, the feel is never aggressive or unpleasant.

Drinkability: Excellent. The 8.7% alcohol only makes itself known after the beer has warmed for a couple hours and gets a bit boozy at the end. Nothing at all about this beer makes me not want to drink it.

I (along with many others) have posted online about the great value of Lagunitas beer, with bombers of A Little Sumpin' Extra, Hop Stoopid, and even their Olde GnarlyWine going for $3-$4 here in everything-costs-more Connecticut (apparently cheap across the country as well). Don't get the wrong idea though; this value isn't remarkable just because it's 9%~ beer for $3/22oz. It's remarkable because Lagunitas makes high quality beer. Hop Stoopid and Sumpin Extra are easy go-to beers for me, with the latter probably a bit preferable to the former. Tonight I wanted a nice, refreshing but interesting DIPA, which is exactly what this beer delivers.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2010 06:53:07 | More by Pahn
Photo of kwakwhore

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Honey orange colored pour with a mountainous long lasting white head and copious lacing.
Aromas are redolent of bitter hops but give little hint of the rich complexity to follow.. A complex flavor profile consists of sweet citrus, bitter grapefruit hoppyness, and some pineapple.
The mouthfeel is on the light side for the style but that's not really a defect. It makes it refreshing rather than cloying. Easy to drink with little hint of 8+% alcohol.
A really good, extremely enjoyable and fresh tasting DIPA. With this beer and Hop Stoopid Lagunitas is definitely doing sumpin' right when it comes to double IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2010 02:15:00 | More by kwakwhore


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden copper with tangerine and bronze highlights. Thick creamy bone white head with staying power. Awesome frosty layers of lace.

Grapefruit, floral, pine, resin. Pungent hops, hops, hops!

Super hoppy beauty. Fresh crisp citrus and robust pine. Bitter resinous hoppy pine, dank, and grapefruit. Only a small taste of semi sweet biscuity malt through the hop assault.

Sticky and chewy, dry, hop refreshing, med body, good carbonation.

Great refreshing lighter side of hop bombs. Awesomely fresh and hoppy. Hop heads only.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2010 20:38:43 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
Photo of Slatetank


4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing the bomber - poured chilled into a tulip pint

A - A very clear tangerine color w/ thick cream of off white -lace collects in a thick layer on the glass. The al has a mild haze w/ minimal carbonation apparent-the bead is pin sized

S - A very fruity and floral hop aroma, scent of light pine accent the citrus in the nose w/ other fruit esters like kumquat

M - A very fruity astringent and highly bitter feel w/ sharp acidity. The beer is moderately carbonated and has a tangy fruitiness w/ light sweetness

T - The flavor hits w/ lots of grapefruit and seriously bitter pine elements from the hops w/ only mild sweetness supporting from the malt. The ale has mild creamy taste in the middle followed by a strong acidic, almost salty bitter hop taste w/ a mild tropical aspect as it finishes

D - A very tasty IIPA, very hoppy no doubt about that, still very drinkable - I could hand a bomber or two easily -seek this out.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 17:28:19 | More by Slatetank
Photo of rapidsequence


4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ozer. $4.99.

Appearance: Very orangey amber with a slight haze. Pretty nice head at first, but not great retention, and the lacing is spotty. Sort of in between an IPA and a wheat beer in appearance, but not a great looking one of either.

Smell: Big juicy hops-- sweet orange, pineapple, and a hint of Pine-Sol.

Taste: Big burst of sweet fruity hops upfront, then pine, then grapefruity bitterness. The malt backbone holds up well, but this doesnt taste heavy like a DIPA often does. There's a little spiciness. The coolest thing about this beer is that you taste no alcohol and the finish is almost totally clean except for a very slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean. Not real resiny or coating like a big bodied DIPA. Weird, but good.

Drinkability: Scary good. Refreshing and delicious. Not much wheat character really, I guess its overwhelmed by the hops.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 02:48:17 | More by rapidsequence
Photo of Monkeyknife


4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a bright orange-gold with a thin beige cap.

Hoppy aroma of pineapple, strawberry, pine resin, rock candy, and honey.

The taste, like the aroma is quite hoppy. Grapefruit, pine, and floral hops along with caramel malts for balance. Finishes with a lightly medicinal note. The almost-9% alcohol is well hidden.

Medium bodied and slick with a sharp carbonation.

An enjoyable IIPA from Lagunitas for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2010 22:07:43 | More by Monkeyknife
Photo of jnn4v


4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A pale orange-green color. Minor haze. No sediment. Minor head filled about 10% of the glass and died off in about a minute.

S: Lots more pine than I remembered in the Little Sumpin' Sumpin'. Some peaches, mangoes and apricots as well. Rock candy and honey are subtly there as well.

T: Pine, dried apricots, and pineapple with a bitter hoppy aftertaste. Maybe some hints of orange marmolade in the second two-thirds of the taste.

M: Very good, full-bodied mouthfeel that's appropriate for a double IPA. Fine carbonation, relatively thick, but not syrupy.

D: Very drinkable. I thoroughly enjoyed every sip.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2010 23:06:47 | More by jnn4v
Photo of horshack7


4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a snifter is a hazy copper color with two fingers of frothy head. The lacing left behind circles the top of glass nicely.

Aroma: Lots of grapefruit, sweet fruit notes like cherries. Underlying caramel malt notes that give off quite a swet aroma. A tremendous sweetness from the hops.

Taste: A crisp mouthfeel to start. Citrusy hopiness alot of sweet fruity bits. Grapefruit with a little piney flavor. It does have a little bit of sweetness from the malts.

Notes: This is a great double i.p.a very drinkable with such nice sweetness. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2010 02:41:39 | More by horshack7
Photo of zoso493

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first review in awhile and I hope I picked a good one. Picked up a bomber for $3.99, which I thought was a good deal and poured it into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Pours an amber-orange color with a subdued two-finger, foamy head. Head dies down fairly quickly and leaves some sticky-looking lacing on the glass. Not as hazy as some other IPA's.

Smell: Smells of sweet, juicy hops. The smell has a bit of a fruity character overall with just a touch of soapiness. Really nice smell for a DIPA though.

Taste: As expected, the hops come out as the dominant flavor, but the malts are not forgotten in this one. Very much of a balanced DIPA. The taste starts out with a citrusy bitterness, then turns to the buttery malts, then finishes again with a bitterness. Not an overpowering DIPA and is consequently very smooth.

Mouthfeel: On the thinner side for a DIPA but it's nothing to complain about. There's also a bit of a soapy aftertaste, but nothing off-putting.

Drinkability: Since this is such a balanced beer, the drinkability is pretty high. Not a real high beer in terms of ABV, as well. This is a nice beer to enjoy in a bomber.

Overall, a very solid brew by a brewery that I'm unhappily too unfamiliar with. This one is not a hop-bomb, but is a nicely balanced, easy-drinking DIPA. I would definitely recommend this brew and would certainly not mind parting with $3.99 for another bomber.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 03:40:06 | More by zoso493
Photo of steelerguy

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours gold, paler than I was expecting from a higher gravity beer. One finger, very white head that settled a bit and left some decent lacing. Very clear with moderate carbonation.

S - Nice mix of citrus and floral hops, lots of hop aroma but not a one dimensional hop smell. Slightly sweet smell from the floral hops rather than the malt.

T - Very balanced and clean taste. Lot of hops up front, but you can tell they are more late addition so a lot of great flavor remains without hitting insanely high IBUs. The malt is clean, not much crystal in there, seem like it is heavy on the two row with maybe some Munich malt to give it a little breadiness. Really very good.

M - Right to style, not very syrupy, clean malt bill and carbonation clean the palate making for a satisfying finish.

D - Not a session beer, but no problem at all enjoying a bomber or a couple bottles!

Overall, this is another great beer from Lagunitas. Along with Bear Republic they really represent Sonoma County well!

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 00:41:15 | More by steelerguy
Photo of LordAdmNelson


4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Overall, a very good beer, I'd say, although a bit syrupy at times. Pours a nice tawny orange color with moderate white head that leaves moderate lacing. Smell is big on the citrus hops, with a bit of sugary sweetness and maybe grapes sneaking in. Taste has a fair amount of citrus hop flavor, with a decent caramel malt backbone. Not nearly as much hop kick as the nose might suggest. Lingering resinous flavor. MF is substantial, creamy, and a bit prickly. Drinkability is good, a decent sipper, although the body to it can get a but syrupy at times. Glad I picked it up, especially at $5 a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2009 21:17:37 | More by LordAdmNelson
Photo of boatshoes


3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at From the Vine in Columbus. Been looking forward to trying these after the good things I'd hear.

Appearance- Pours with a sparkling golden, effervescent body that yields about three fingers of very pillowly white head. Lots of lacing left as I drink and a great deal of beading as well.

Smell- Lots of very floral smelling hops in the aroma. A touch piney, with just a hint of fruit. I don't find this to be a very fruity smelling DIPA at all in fact but still smells rather appetizing all the same. Just a hint of a residual medicinal quality in the aroma as well.

Taste- Palate is comprised of earthy floral hops, a touch of pine resin, a little bit grapefruit rind. Hops don't club you over the head like most west coast DIPAs but they are certainly very present. There is also a bit of astringent alcohol in the finish that similar to the nose equates a touch of medicinal qualities.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is nice an creamy with bubbly carbonation. Drinkability suffered a bit from the medicinal alcohol which I was picking up however.

Overall, a good DIPA, but not a fantastic one for me. Interesting and unique but in the end I didn't love the medicinal qualities that showed through.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2009 02:10:39 | More by boatshoes
Photo of younger35


3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received this brew as an extra not far back from chewy. Lagunitas is very hit and miss for me and the retarded babble on the labels piss me off. BUT, for the value you can't beat Lagunitas. Drank from my Stone India Pale Ale flute.

Appearance- Pours a light orange yellowish with a big one finger creamy off-white head that has some nice staying power. A decent cap and collar remains along with a fair amount of sticky lacing.
Smell- Very hoppy and fruity smelling with tons of orange peel and grapefruit pith. Just smells crisp and bitter through and through. Sort of a random wax smell in there as well. Something crayon like. Not even a touch of malt can fight its way through all the hoppy goodness.
Taste- Wow, not as out of whack hoppy as the nose led me to believe. Of course starts very hoppy and fruity with a touch of citric goodness. Some grapefruit steps in first quickly followed by some tangerine and pineapple. A fairly piney side as well before that nice bit of malt steps in. Some caramel and light toffee are somewhat balancing and nice. Almost a candy-ish aspect with a bit of cotton candy and/or bubblgum. Finishes lightly fruity with a touch of alcohol.
Mouthfeel- Fairly heavy and somewhat rich with an oily aspect and light carbonation.
Drinkability- Overall a pretty damn good brew. It's amazingly balanced (for the style anyways) and a real pleasant surprise. The hoppiness is still nice and fruity and the alcohol is covered fairly well. This one was a hit. Thanks much Jason!

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2009 15:45:38 | More by younger35
Photo of batty


4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bought and drank in cambridge, ma, december 2009.

22oz. bottle poured into an oversized stein. slightly hazy orangey-copper color with ample off-white head, which dies not too quickly and leaves decent lace.

smell is good, but just not as much there as i would like. low smell of hops and earth.. also something a little strange here i can't quite place.

taste is the best part of this brew, luckily. very well balanced, with a touch of breadiness on the front followed by a well-rounded hop character - good mix of earth and pine, citrus present but not overpowering. great overall hop flavor.

mouthfeel is not quite as thick as i'd like, but pretty comfortable sitting on the tongue.

tastes great, goes down smooth, not as strong as I'd expect for a double/imperial at all, and alcohol well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2009 00:01:05 | More by batty
Photo of froghop


3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear pale yellow-orange with a medium size white head, and very good lacing.

smell is of orange peel, some spice, ash, floral, and some hops.

taste of grapefruit hops, orange peel, spice, and some caramel, ends nicely bitter.

overall a very nice imperial IPA

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2009 21:50:48 | More by froghop
A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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