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A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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A Little Sumpin' WildA Little Sumpin' Wild

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,838 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,838
Reviews: 897
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 126
Gots: 178 | 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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mattafett

Iowa

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-06-2013 02:03:38 | More by mattafett
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Falien02

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

09-06-2013 01:40:53 | More by Falien02
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wanderlust389

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-06-2013 01:22:49 | More by wanderlust389
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take_it_sleazy

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-05-2013 22:36:11 | More by take_it_sleazy
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bpasquini

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

09-05-2013 16:23:33 | More by bpasquini
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brurevu

Texas

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
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Aimo

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

09-05-2013 04:38:28 | More by Aimo
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Sludgeman

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
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-04-2013 22:30:36 | More by AOShabaz
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arfenhouse

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-04-2013 06:29:17 | More by arfenhouse
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slatetupelo

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-04-2013 03:08:54 | More by slatetupelo
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kristougher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-04-2013 00:41:13 | More by kristougher
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SavageHopHead

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-04-2013 00:33:47 | More by SavageHopHead
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Stokes_

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

09-04-2013 00:11:07 | More by Stokes_
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MacQ32

South Carolina

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
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

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
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Erice78

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9%

09-03-2013 02:59:42 | More by Erice78
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-02-2013 20:27:02 | More by shehateme
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BRD14

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

09-02-2013 04:30:51 | More by BRD14
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rmjacobson

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

09-02-2013 04:12:33 | More by rmjacobson
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niiiv

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-02-2013 03:10:58 | More by niiiv
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hermit990

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-02-2013 02:17:25 | More by hermit990
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beertardis

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

09-02-2013 01:12:29 | More by beertardis
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Brendog9

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-02-2013 00:18:50 | More by Brendog9
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kell50

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-02-2013 00:18:09 | More by kell50
A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,838 ratings.