A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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Reviews: 933
Hads: 3,500
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 207
Gots: 494 | FT: 1
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Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: femALEist on 04-28-2010

Fermented with the Westmalle yeast strain

72.51 IBU
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Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a stemmed glass a slight chill hazed burnt orange with a big blooming white head that settled very slowly into a creamy mass.The first thing I notice is a big blast of citric hop,I detect some Amarillo I believe,then the phenols come rollin in with some clove-like spice.I really wanted to like the flavors more but I couldnt get myself to,started out great with a shot of citric and aspirin-like hops,but the phenols take over with slight funk and spice.Alot of people like Belgian yeast flavor...I dont.I like the hop profile and its a well made beer,just not a Belgian yeast fan. (594 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The pour is a nice golden orange color with a surprisingly small white head and some minimal lacing.

S: A big burst of citrus hop aroma up front gives this one much more of an IPA feel. With a little warming up, some of the yeast esters come through and I pick up some bubblegum, pepper, and spicy yeast esters. That said, the hops are still dominant.

T: Fairly heavy on the spices (yeast contributions) with some great fruitiness. Tangerine and grapefruit are the biggest fruit notes I get, and the bitterness is there, but does not overwhelm the beer.

M: The body is medium with a carbonation that borders medium and high--not over-carbonated, however.

D: I wasn't exactly sure what the "wild" character of this beer was upon drinking it, though some research has shown this beer did spend some time with Brett. At this point, it's like most of the other good Lagunitas beers: hoppy. (892 characters)

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the source.

A: Pours a hazy darkish yellowish orange with a fine white head which leaves sheet lace.

N: Getting dank weed, mild funk, barnyard, cheesy gym socks, wet cats and horseblankets.

T: Floral dankness with lemony funk. Lots of funk.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Very dry finish.

O: Very, very good. (324 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $3.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-amber body with an inch or so of whitish froth.

Smell: Sweetish, hoppy aroma with notes of diced pineapple, white grapefruit, resinous floral, and tangerine-flavored children's aspirin. Punctuated by peppery spice accents and a trail of liquor. Some honey-brushed, bready wheat and pale malt hints underneath.

Taste: Lightly sweet pale malt backbone along with a touch of breadiness takes a detour towards black peppercorns before heading off to the hop flavors of tangy tropical fruits and citrus fruits with an orangey hop taste perhaps derived from an inclusion of Amarillo in the mix. Very small pinch of crushed aspirin tablets. Robust bitterness. Hints of Bosc pears and florals make themselves known. Longly bitter, heated finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus body. As with the Extra, it's all at once oily and sticky on the tongue.

Drinkability: The original still remains my favorite of the Sumpin' Series. Many of the Lagunitas hoppy brews just run together for me. This is good though, and, quite importantly, sold at a good, welcome price. (1,169 characters)

Photo of nickfl
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of perfectly clear, copper colored body. The head settles fairly rapidly and leaves moderately thick lace.

S - Strong citrus and tropical fruit hop aromas with notes of pineapple, mango, and orange. Some light pine notes in the background with a touch of vanilla and sweet, bready malt.

T - Sweet, biscuit like malt up front with lots of fruity hops. Flavors of mango, pineapple, and vanilla give way in the middle to yeast notes of pear and clove. Finishes with lots of soft, bready malt and pear/pineapple yeast notes along with tropical hop flavors and moderate bitterness. Some lingering fruitiness blends well in the aftertaste with the juicy hops and hits a light tobacco note as everything fades away.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Very, very nice. This seems to be, more than anything, a Belgian IPA, but it has a really strong malt and yeast character that one rarely sees in American brewed interpretations of the style. The fruity hops work perfectly with the Belgian yeast and in the finish it is hard to tell which flavors are coming from hops and which are the yeast. All of this complexity is supported by a lightly sweet and perfectly smooth base of malty goodness that makes the beer eminently drinkable. This is an excellent beer, I would love to see it as a regular seasonal. (1,394 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at The Firkin.

Finally, I can put a face to the name. It pours a clear golden straw topped by a finger of white micro-foam. The nose comprises honeydew, grapefruit, pine, and sweet caramel. The taste is very similar, though the melon is decidedly meeker here, and the caramel seems a bit more assertive, even if it's still definitely subservient to the hoppier aspects. The body is light-ish, with a light carbonation and a rather liquid feel. Overall, a solid brew, one I hope to have later on down the road. (530 characters)

Photo of oline73
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a finger of fluffy white head that fades to a layer a leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Some sweet malt, Belgian spice, a bit herbal with some citrus hop notes.

Taste: Sweet malt with some citrus hops. Belgian spice, herbal, a bit perfumey. The wild yeast and the hops make this a little too bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive, tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I like the regular version better. The wild yeast and hops didn't mix well as far as I was concerned. (592 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: clear amber-orange body with golden highlights. Median sized bubbles rise steadily beneath a frothy head of off-white. Good head retention. Nice lacing.

Aroma: Floral and a touch citrusy. Sharply mineralish with crushed granite and 'tang'. Hoppy. Sweetly malty with straightforward grain. Fruity pineapple.

Taste: Fruity (pineapple, berries, apple) and malty upfront with some herbs, minerals, and peppery spice coming from the yeast. The mineralish side almost suggests a tanginess like that of a blue-veined cheese. It's leafy and floral, and a touch citrusy and piney going into the finish. Suddenly it becomes very dry, but not overly bitter - a perfectly balanced transition away from all of the sweetness at the beginning. Some mild phenolic lingers amidst the bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a dextrinous edge that's cut through by a standard carbonation. It's not quite crisp, but there's enough carbonation to cut through the body and help clean it up in the finish. Any more carbonation would cut through that dextrinous malt leaving it seemingly too thin. Nice.

Drinkability: Given that it's 8.85% abv I was surprised to find it served in Imperial pints at my local; but that didn't stop me from having two in a row! My friends (who are not quite as well versed in beer) enjoyed it as well, and it was agreed that although it's not "WILD", it does have a good deal of character going for it. It's easy to consume, and remarkably compelling to the experienced taster, leaving me to give it the highest rating for drinkability. I've bought a few bottles, and given its price to satisfaction ratio I may just put out the hundred or so bucks for a whole case to cellar. (1,702 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a super white fluffy head of 1 finger that leaves a slight messy lacing. THe beer is a somewhat hazy golden wheat orange nectar color.

Nose is beautiful. It starts with some golden malts, some Belgian somewhat strong malty aromas, adding a little sweetness and almost a hint of light candi sugar. Under that is a fuse of a nice hop and wild combination. It's really hard to describe. There's plenty of fruit, tangerine, peach, mango, pineapple, some tropical and citrus hops with hints of grassy hops. Also some very light yeasty almost funk aroma, that doesn't really have funk. It's like lots of bottle conditioning with strange Belgian yeast strain that was once crossed with Lacto or something. A slight dry farmhouse aroma. It's dreamy.

Taste comes with more of the same as the nose. This time it starts with a spicy hop character. Some light citrus and pine on the hops, but more tropical fruit, citrus, etc. Some light fruit too, little tangerine, touch of orange peel, little peach. Some sweetness coming from some light Belgian strong malty flavors, touch of bready taste, just a hint. Again more of the almost wild tasting Belgian yeast strain, adding some light dry farmhouse like flavors, an almost funk that never really comes. A little astringency starts to come through, but remains manageable. As it finishes it dries more, adding to the bitterness and the lingering hop flavors, more spicy and even a little musty. As it dries it starts to get more of a dried Belgian light candi sugar taste surprisingly. A lingering musty slight hop oil and little astringency, as well as dry slightly yeasty funk, it's almost as if that yeasty funk is adding it's own bitterness.

The mouth is medium bodied with decent carbonation.

Drinkability is decent, it doesn't drink like 8.85% at all, and dries well. However, a slight lingeirng astringency and bitterness, as well as that lingering yeasty almost funk flavor are there. (1,939 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a thin off-head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, Belgian yeast, citrus and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out strong burst of grassy hops bitterness followed by some citrus sweetness. Then the Belgian yeast and hearty malt character breadiness comes in to create a good balance. There’s a touch of alcohol in the background and the hops bitterness tends to reassert itself in the finish. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this beer is exactly what you would expect from a Lagunitas-style IPA with Belgian yeast. It’s a good flavorful beer to drink for a long time. (931 characters)

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love Lagunitas so really looking forward to trying this bomber. Pours a nice golden color, hop aroma just exudes from the glass... never had such a pungent beer and I love it! Taste is medium to heavy bodied, nice mouthfeel and well balanced. For the ABV its surprisingly VERY smooth, lots of hop character too. This does taste similar to a lot of other Lagunitas offering mind you, but I happen to love how their beers taste. Nice clean finish, wayyyy too easy to drink. One of the better beers I've had in a while, highly recommended. (536 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sharp and funky golden ale.

Attractive light amber in the tulip glass. Head fades, though creamy carbonation adds to the mouthfeel. Interesting fragrance of lilies and hot fruitbread. Very tart with intense fruity flavors. Quite hoppy, which pushes some of the Belgian character into the background. Long bitter aftertaste (72 IBU). Citrus, mango, pineapple. Hot like candied ginger. Very alcoholic tasting.

Not to be trifled with. A powerful beer with a load of flavors. One of my favorites from Lagunitas. (509 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Quick six on Mt Rose in York -poured from the bomber into 2 tulips -shared with tenderbranson69

A very clear mild amber color apricot shade of golden with visible carbonation and thick 3/4 inch bone white cap. Lace is sticky and retention is excellent with a fine bead. The smell of this ale is fairly fruity with a nice amount of belgian yeast esters in the nose. The hops add a touch of grassy piney accent to the aroma with hint of mild citrus. There is a mild bready malt odor, but gently blends with the yeast and hops. A feel that has tangy and full on with effervescent tingly and bright nuances of bitter grassy spice from the hops with a mellow sugar and moderate toasted malt texture w/subtle resinous hop accent and semi sweet/spicy finish.

The flavor has a good fruity yeast and hop cohesion which gives the hoppy citrus and light tropical flavor with spice from the yeast a lot of room to expand and cover the palate with an array of juicy and peppery notes. The yeast adds elements of melon while there is a rind-like taste from the hops and moderate amount of alcohol in the flavor with mild caramel malt which gives a light sweetness to the flavor but comes forward slightly as it wams with a gentle toasted character. Overall I recommend this to anyone who likes hops and belgian yeast together -this strain is nice to combine with west coast hops and Lagunitas did a good job incorporating in a pleasant way. I think this is drinkable especially for the amount of alcohol in the brew -you barely taste it -A solid offering. (1,565 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This seems a bit of a hybrid to me. There are definitely Belgian tones here, but they are subdued and smooth and not overly showy, besides a somewhat pronounced yeasty thing. The other side of this (opposite the Belgian one) are the distinct hoppy tones. Which I guess would make this...a Belgian IPA. Just my opinion. And a pretty nice one too; except it's a bit boozy. (370 characters)

Photo of Jason
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

LOOK: Peachy hue, excellent head and lacing

SMELL: Papaya, peppery, pineapple skin, blood oranges, bready, yeast, phenolic, taffy, gummy, spicy

TASTE: Medium bodied, semi-creamy, very smooth, soft hoppy resin, moving bitterness, biscuity, herbal, slightly medicinal, nutty, vegtal, a bit alcoholic

Love the whole Belgo-American movement, love Lagunitas as well. Very well balanced, Westmalle yeast battles dank hop in a higher alcohol arena ... everything a growing palate needs. Giving this brew a hearty HELL YEAH! (563 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes. Had this a month or so ago...

Pours a bright/clear honey color with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Pears, peaches, plus citrus & piney hops

T: Follows the nose, some earthy notes & grapefruit up front. Dryness, grapefruit & herbal hops once warm, a little bit of cherry & pears as well. Finishes with citrus & piney hop & little more pear

MF: Medium bodied, smooth carbonation & good balance

Drinks easy, nice effort. Somewhat reminds me of Boulevard Tank#7 (515 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Very nice beer from a brewery that I generally find to be a bit underwhelming. Poured a burnt amber color, clear, with a moderate eggshell head. Pleasant hoppy aroma, cirtus zest and a dab of funk. Nice and crisp in the taste, a solid malt base with plenty of citrus and piney hops up front, juicy fruits, and a certain yeasty complexity. Medium-bodied, with a crisp, dry finish, and quite drinkable overall. (453 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Excited for this one; I enjoy Lagunitas' beers even if many of them taste very similar. 8.8% ABV confirmed. 72.5 IBU. 1.079 original gravity. Cost was $4.99 at the Cap N Cork Junior market. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Samuel Smith's conical pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are fairly high; I expect it to be about a B. Probably a B- on the low end.

Served after a slight warming period following removal from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger white colour head of no real cream, but decent thickness and good retention for the high ABV. Body colour is a rather pale copper. Transparent and translucent. Not horribly vibrant, but also not dull. There's nothing unique or special here. It's to style. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Lacing is weak and thin.

Sm: Floral hop notes. Grassy. Lemon citrus. Hop extract. Pale malts. Some saison-esque yeasty notes; I asssume this is the Westmalle yeast manfiesting. A bit of light spice. Straw. Borders on brett-y. Light fruit esters from the hops. Hop oil. A moderate strength aroma, and a pleasant one. No alcohol is detectable. Fresh and inviting. Peppery.

T: I definitely get the peppery biscuity yeast on the climax - a very clean and enjoyable yeast flavour often unseen in IPAs. Pale malts for the foundation, of course. Some blood orange fruit/esters. Pleasantly lightly oily. Saison-esque light spiciness. Some pineapple. Clove. The yeasty notes are rich and delightful here; wow. Floral hops are the dominant hop character, but there a lurking hints of pine. It's well balanced all around. Vague tropical fruit hints from the hops. Quite nectary. Has sufficient body. Clean and fresh, but also somewhat chemically hoppy as though from extract. The finish is crisp and evocative, giving a twinge of fruit before the flavour departs. The sweetness lingers in the aftertaste, a pleasant effect that leaves me wanting more. No alcohol comes through. Nicely built for the style, with no hop bitterness coming through at all. I like it.

Mf: Lightly oily, but primarily smooth and wet - just as it should be. Somewhat overcarbonated and a touch too thick. Nectary. Sticky. Chewy. All things considered, it supports and enables the flavours quite well, but it doesn't add to them. It doesn't feel custom-tailored to the taste, but the texture does a good job nevertheless.

Dr: Quite drinkable, though the aforementioned carbonation and thickness issues do hold it back. The high ABV is nicely concealed, though - making this one a bit dangerous. All around it's a solid beer in the style. The yeasty notes are a highlight; I commend that choice. A clean refreshing summer IPA, and another solid brew from Lagunitas.

That said, it does possess that mystery factor that makes most of these hoppy Lagunitas brews taste the same. I think it's the distinct hop extract notes; something about the hopping is always the same with this brewery - though I'm not sure that's a bad thing. I do wish it was more distinct than Lagunitas' other hoppy beers, but I can't say I don't like this one. In any case, it's far from unique.

I'd get this one again, and I'd even casually recommend it to friends. Definitely a seasonal release worth picking up.

Low B

*I had to reduce the mouthfeel score to give the right letter grade to this beer. I do this to keep my reviews fair and consistent. Please see my profile for more information. (3,583 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright honey golden hue with a bright white head, speckled scattered lacing. Aroma has strong American hops with citrus/pine, and tropical fruit notes. Seems like they are following suit and making a hoppy Belgian style west coast IPA. Westmalle yeast strain, brings out banana/pineapple spicy esters. Flavor is competing with the Belgian yeast strain and American brash hop bitterness, sometimes this works sometimes it's a rough combo. Really great tasting version here spicy Belgian yeast with tropical fruit edges/banana/spice and upfront hops with citrus/grapefruit tones. Mouthfeel is medium bodied a tad oily with hops and smooth bodied carbonation. Drinkabilty is nice but after 22 ounces I'm good even splitting with a friend is a good idea but the flavors here worked well together. (800 characters)

Photo of smcolw
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a near-clear gold. Lumpy eggshell white head that leaves a thick ring of lace after each sip.

Fruity (sweet) with a grapefruit hop aroma.

Lots of effervescence on the tongue. Good pale malt start but it fades quickly to a strong hop of black pepper and grapefruit rind. Could easily pass for a Belgian-style IPA. Rich feel to the mouth despite the high carbonation. The finish has a bit of piney hop to it (414 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Wild, Petaluma, California...let's have some POF!

Appearance: clear, amber coloration, big, pillowy white head.

Beautiful aromatics, wild and funky, some fruit and spice around, but the mainly other parts of the farm at work in this nose.

Taste: smoo-ooth, with plenty of character. Strong spices, black pepper, soft citrus, a bed of tasty pale malt. Delicious. Westmalle yeast strain bringing the goods, speeding utter tastiness all over the overwhelmingly pleasing and super-duper happiness bringing kind of ale.

Heat comes up and spikes the palate as we get further in...plenty of spice, matched with the mellow fruit factor. Tasty, tasty, tasty, yum, yum, yum. (694 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a hazy orange-amber color with one finger of fluffy white head and light carbonation evident. Great lacing.

s - Smells of orange, citrus, fruity malts, and grapefruit. Citrus dominates the nose but it's very nice.

t - Tastes of grapefruit, orange, citrus hops, fruity malts, and bready malts. Huge bitter bite to it.

m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A pretty nice pale ale. Smell was very nice with a lot of grapefruit/citrus, and the taste had some huge bitterness to it. Would try again. (568 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a DFH signature glass. This is probably the best BELGIAN IPA IPA IPA I've ever had, IPA.

Beer is clear and orange with a decent white head of small and medium bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation is moderate and steady, looks really good.

Aroma is amazing, seriously, its totally citrus hops, eclipses whatever contribution the yeast may have added to the aroma.

Beer is mildly sweet at the front, nice and hoppy in the middle, good fruit citrus flavors in the middle, and dry and bitter at the end. I don't really like the dryness of it but otherwise its quite quite good. I would definitely have this again. Its a great IPA, not too bitter, not too dry, nice hops, and mild sweetness. "Balanced" i suppose.

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Photo of orangesol
3.62/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a hazy copper orange with a strong one finger white head that leaves light lacing down the glass.

S - Strong hop aroma consisting of spicy, resiny, hops with a hint of the alcohol that is contained in this one. A little sweetness from the malt and a little yeast? A good nose but not great.

T - Plenty of spicy, resiny, hops that leave a nice bitter feel on the pallet. Lots of sweet malts with a touch of bready yeast. Finishes with a strong, dry, taste from the alcohol. Pretty good taste but a tad on the boozy side.

M - Sticky sweet with medium flavor and body. Moderate carbonation with a good balance of flavors.

D - Fairly good offering. I liked this one but I don't think I would sit down and drink a bunch of these all at once. (786 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/6/2012. Pours crystal clear golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Some nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, lemon, pepper, clove, banana, bubblegum, honey, caramel, earth, and herbal spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, pepper, clove, light banana, pine, lemon, and herbal spiciness. Nice amount of peppery bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pepper, clove, banana, pine, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance of spicy yeast flavors with hop flavors; with a good bitterness/sweetness balance as well. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very crisp and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed after the finish; extremely smooth to sip on. Overall this is a fantastic Belgian IPA. Fantastic yeast character and hop flavor balance; and very crisp and smooth to sip on. Wow, outstanding. (1,155 characters)

A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 933 ratings.