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A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,789 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,789
Reviews: 897
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 108
Gots: 159 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Fermented with the Westmalle yeast strain

72.51 IBU

(Beer added by: femALEist on 04-28-2010)
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real nice thick and uniform off white head, almost creamy, huge retention and staying power with pinhead sized bubbles. Body color is slightly dull, but a real nice orb orange color slightly opaque also. Very slow rising carbonation which is hard to see.

Nose is a great mix of soft citrus fruit, and sweet zest. I get a good kumquat sensation off of this. Big sweet florals as well, almost like a ginger blossom. I really like this nose a lot. It smells very inviting.

Taste is an interesting mix. Milky sweetness body, cream, and matching a nice hop angle hinted from the nose of florals and grass also. Creamy body, with an almost thick egg like consistency. The beer is very dense in the palate, but it's not a boozy rush, until it hits your stomach. Real nice mellow lingering bitterness on this also.

Overall it strangely doesn't really remind me of a Belgian, it's sort of an odd strong ale hoppy beer from another planet, but I guess it does have "some" Belgian character to it, but it really feels like something very unique. Nice job, very memorable.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 23:33:50 | More by smakawhat
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A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,789 ratings.