A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by Philousa:
3.73/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured on tap at Wine Affairs in San Jose.
Poured a clear, pale orange with thin, white head and good lacing (what Lagunitas beer doesn't have good lacing?). I get earthy hops to start followed by citruisy, very fruity hops. This had an acidic bite to it to start, prickling the tongue, followed by earthy, citrusy flavors and bitterness, ending in a tiny bit of sourness if you're looking for it (I had to search). The citrus flavor lingers. This is highly carbonated and very light in the mouth.
I didn't know the style they were going for at first, which I guess should be blamed on marketing. The original Sumpin' advertised the wheat, but that doesn't jibe well with most Belgian Strong Pales. I didn't know what to think of this beer. It would have been better without the strong carbonation and bite in the tongue. I guess I could just let it simmer a bit after pouring if I buy a sixer, though. This is interesting if not complex. Lagunitas keeps proving to me that they are a bit one note and should stick to their awesome IPAs.
Serving type: on-tap
09-16-2011 04:01:30 | More by Philousa
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4.1/5 rDev -0.5%
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
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