A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
"Another Big Sister of the Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale.... Loads of Malted Wheat for a Curious Malt Foundation and a Light Color, But Our Belgian Yeast Leaves a Huge Flavor and Complexishness." -- Lagunitas
22 oz bomber, bottled on the 242nd day of the year (August 30, 2010) poured into a New Belgium snifter on October 18, 2010. This beer is described by the brewer as a bigger sister of the Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale, and it says that this beer was fermented using Westmalle yeast strain right on the label; so, stylistically, this would be a Belgian IPA brewed with wheat malts. And it's not a Wild Ale.
A little hazy, golden orange colored beer, with a big, slightly off white, dense, creamy, and rocky "Belgian" head with excellent retention and fantastic lacing. A beer with the perfect looks!
Strong aroma of tropical fruit from hops and esters, with phenols from the Belgian yeast in the background. Some perfumy wheat malt as well.
Slightly sweet, intensely fruity, light and crisp on palate with some bitterness at the back, followed by a moderately dry finish and lingering aftertaste. I, personally, didn't like the aftertaste which is neither sweet, nor bitter, or fruity, but just odd in my opinion. Otherwise, a very good tasting beer.
Crisp and well carbonated with a decent body.
It really depends on how you see this beer: for a DIPA, it's too easy drinking; for a Belgian Strong Pale Ale, it's not that drinkable. Either way, it's a nice drinking beer, but doesn't achieve anything exceptional drinkability-wise.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2010 19:14:34 | More by tewaris
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A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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