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A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,797 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,797
Reviews: 897
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 113
Gots: 162 | 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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tewaris

Minnesota

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

8.85% ABV
OG 1.082
72.51 IBUs

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.

Appearance 5/5
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!

Aroma 5/5
Strong aroma of tropical fruit from hops and esters, with phenols from the Belgian yeast in the background. Some perfumy wheat malt as well.

Taste 4/5
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.

Mouthfeel 4/5
Crisp and well carbonated with a decent body.

Drinkability 4/5
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
92 out of 100 based on 2,797 ratings.