A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Trademark aggressive Lagunitas flavor hopping meets a Trappist yeast strain? How could this conceivably suck? Of course it couldn't. In fact is pretty freaking amazing. A peachy orange color, very fizzy, quite cloudy and with a whole shit ton of yeast and hop character on the nose ... Smells AND tastes of sugary caramel malts, saltwater taffy, rye bread, juicy red grapefruit, blood oranges, canned mandarins, pine resin, woody pineapple, and non-descript wildflowers. Spicy phenols abound and remind one of caraway, cumin, and white pepper. These and the strong piney hop resins prevent things from becoming cloyingly sweet, nicely balancing out the influence of the fairly syrupy body and saccharine citrus/tropical flavors. There is a pleasant degree of aromatic alcohol character. I actually brought a few of these to a house party despite figuring that this sort of thing would be too much for most people. In fact two of my good buddies were angry that I did not bring more ("Mmm, boozy pineapple juice"). Apparently a Belgian IPA done right can score new fans and this is a world-class brew, redolent with complexity and yet balanced enough to be drinkable in quantity (but watch the ABV. Seriously).
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2013 01:40:42 | More by CalgaryFMC
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A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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