A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Procured this 22oz bomber from River Valley Market in Northampton, MA for $5.69. I've had this before and was delighted to stock myself up with half a case.
S: Sorry but I gotta skip the Appearance and go right for the smell. A massive wave of resiny citrus hop explodes from the bottle as soon as the cap is cracked. I'm literally salivating as I type this. It's like the regular Little Sumpin' (duh), but more rounded with massive fruity complexity. Huge juicy tangerine and grapefruit make up the bulk of it. Tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, a hint of coconut (?), meld together with it all, blurring the edges, making for the fullest resiny juicy citrus/tropical hop aroma imaginable. Resiny pine and some black pepper alcohol spice join the fray as it warms. Words can't describe. It explodes with the kind of flavors that you know are going to hit you straight in the salivary glands. I'm slobbering like a hound dog. The hop orgy is accompanied by a softly-sweet backbone, creamy lactose and bright fruit sugars in the nostrils.
A: Coppery-orange brew generates 1/2" of off-white head from a moderate pour. The foam is a dense mat of tiny bubbles, settles to a thick meniscus on the glass and a thin solid layer across the surface.
T: A strong dose of generic alpha acids leads the charge over the tongue, the feeling of resin and some bitter piney flavors. The citrus oils follow in close pursuit, hitting hard at the back of the mouth, and also rolling under the tongue to tweak the salivary glands into high gear. Some peppery alcohol also hits the back of the throat and lingers on the breath.
M: Not a thick beer, but it has the viscosity that comes from being a moderately high OG brew. This does a good job of balancing the robust carbonation. Finishes with peppery alcohol, resiny pine, and lingering citrus oils. The citrus oils are simultanously resiny, juicy, creamy, tropical. A wonderful overdose of complexity. The alcohol feel is greater in this sample compared to past ones I've had.
D: Phenomenal aroma, I could sniff this for hours. Wonderfully resiny mouthfeel. Hard to imagine something better than this in those categories.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2012 00:18:32 | More by BeerNinja007
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4.1/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A nice dark honey color, slightly cloudy.
Smell: about average, I guess. Maybe a little tiny bit of banana ester?
Taste: round, complete, plenty of hops with a firm malt backbone. Delicious.
Mouthfeel is right with my favorites. The hops recycle nicely allowing me to draw out the pint and linger over the delicious flavors.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 05:46:36 | More by Somebody_Else
A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,646 ratings.