A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.74/5 rDev +15%
This isn’t a “wild ale” in terms of being soured or with bacteria added, it’s more of a Wild take on the original brew. There are no sour flavors or funkiness in that regard although the trappist yeast thrown into the mix does give off hints of a slight funk. The Wild poured a golden amber with a substantial fluffy white head. There were loads of the signature citrusy Lagunitas hops on the nose with a bit of funk underneath from the Belgian yeast. The taste was big juicy citrus and fruit hops with Belgian yeast flavors coming through on the end. The Westmalle yeast gave it a bit of funk though not to the Brett levels, but nicely undertoned and complementary to the juicy hops. Loving this one!
09-05-2013 13:45:50 | More by brurevu
District of Columbia
4.8/5 rDev +16.5%
Poured into a chalice.
I have had this beer many times, but I am now just getting around to writing a review. This is a bucket list beer that is so easy to find when it is in season. A must have. It will make you change your attitude about Belgian IPAs. I rank this as my top Belgian IPA. It defines the style for me (even though some might argue that it is an ill-defined style to begin with). Very complex. Not overly bitter but the bitterness is there. A very drinkable balance of flavors that make this beer one of my most favorites, but watch out for the 8.8% ABV it will kick your ass.
A – Pours a clear amber/slightly orange color with a three-finger dense off-white head. Nice sticky Belgian lace.
S – Floral sweetness, citrusy, very faint barnyard funk, faint spiciness. A cacophony of aromas.
T – Malty sweetness ending with a pleasing bitterness. Balanced.
MF – Medium to heavy bodied beer, smooth even creamy finish with a slight bite of bitterness.
09-05-2013 01:24:45 | More by Sludgeman
4.5/5 rDev +9.2%
A - Pours a light yellow with a minimal hint of gold with nearly 3 fingers of white head, lacing as absolutely PERFECT, decent retention.
S - Smells great, apples, pears, dry bitter hops, yeasty, cloves, light spice/pepper. Definitely smells a bit like a saison/farmhouse ale
T - Slightly dry and slightly bitter hops transition into a light caramel malty sweteness with abundant grain, apples, pears, lemons, belgian yeast, and clove. Aftertaste is yeasty and slightly dry.
M - Light bodied+, drinks absolutely fantastically, decently carbonated.
O - I can't believe how much I'm enjoying this to be honest with you. My favorite belgian IPA (not normally a style I particularly care for)
09-03-2013 04:13:13 | More by MacQ32
4.35/5 rDev +5.6%
Lil sumpin' wild appears to be a burnt yellow color with some head and lines of lacing.
Really pleasant fruity nose with hoppy citrus, pear, mealy apples, pineapple, slightly phenolic.
Really well balanced between American hops and Belgian yeast. More pear fruitiness and esters with some tropical flavors, pine, shy bitterness and dryness.
Nicely carbonated, sticky, quite drinkable.
A fine representation of the style.
09-03-2013 03:29:44 | More by TheMultiYeast
A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,838 ratings.