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A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,867 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,867
Reviews: 900
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 135
Gots: 185 | 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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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up this beer at Whole Foods as part of a mix-a-six for $9. Can't beat that.

I poured the beer from the bottle into a snifter. Immediately notice a healthy head that becomes two-fingers thick after the full pour. The head is creamy, chewy and frothy, quite beautiful. Lace on the glass is healthy as well. The beer has an amber and copper color that is quite inviting.

The smell is very citrusy with a strong presence of grapefruit, as well as yeast and mild pineyness and grassiness from the hops. The taste begins again with the grapefruit and citrus, then receives a bitter blast from the hops with a grassy taste, and then the booze emerges at the back end to light up the tongue a bit. The beer has a good level of carbonation and is light initially, but it ends bitter, boozy and dry.

Overall, a delicious, highly complex beer. The yeast seem to have made the most impact on the nose and create an enticing beer. Well done.

ONovoMexicano, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of TheRuss9585
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

TheRuss9585, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of megamass
3/5  rDev -27%

megamass, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of taospowder
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

taospowder, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of ericj551
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

ericj551, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of StArnoldFan
4/5  rDev -2.7%

StArnoldFan, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Burkbom23
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Burkbom23, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of PappyVans
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

PappyVans, May 25, 2014
Photo of sparx1100
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

sparx1100, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of tedho21
4/5  rDev -2.7%

tedho21, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Horbar
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Horbar, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Has a easy dark gold tone to the body, light bubbles but a thick white head maybe half an inch with a vigorous pout of course.

Smell: sweet but potent hop scent. You will love to inhale this brew, pleasant isn't the right word...more like robust ;-)

Taste: complex and oh so good. Has a caramel feel to it with a hardcore floral feel. Slight bready, like a light dose of yeast which makes it feel like meal in a bottle.

Mouth: medium with a slight heaviness to it. Sticky like honey, smooth.

Overall: Lagunitas has to be the IPA king when it comes to variety and versatility. This gem feels like its the cherry on top. I think I just might have to buy another six pack before the they run out by my local spot. Drink up and enjoy, Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -2.7%

jakea, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of FreshZ
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

FreshZ, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of nygannon
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

nygannon, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of projectflam86
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a thick white foam head. Decent lacing left behind.

S- Big citrusy hops are apparent in the nose along with some pine and a bit of funk.

T- The flavor is alot like the nose. Bold citrus flavor with nice hoppy bitterness throughout. The finish has a slight Belgian funk to it that I'm guessing can be attributed to the Westmalle yeast strain. For being nearly 9% the alcohol is hidden quite well.

M- Medium bodied with a crisp bitterness and decent carbonation.

D- I really enjoyed this one and it seemed to grow on me as it warmed.

projectflam86, Nov 16, 2010
Photo of patm1986
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

patm1986, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Green's tulip. The pour is pale orange-gold. Cloudy with a nice 2 fingers of tight head. Average retention and excellent lacing. A fair amount of sweet fruit on the nose. Over-ripe peaches, oranges, and a little pine. I get a little marmalade as well.

Medium body and slick, creamy feel. Quite sweet with bready, malty notes, but with moderate hop balance. Toast and marmalade give way to apricots and lots of pineapple at mid-palate. Nice feel moves things along. Pineapples meet spicy phenols and a bit of alcohol heat at the finish. The sweetness maintains and the dryness is refreshing. Nice!

I usually frown on sweet IPAs, as the blend of sweetness and intense bitterness always seems medicinal to me. This one has nice balance and the sweetness is almost overwhelmingly pineapple-like, which strikes me as very pleasant. Like a Belgian tripel with a shot of pineapple juice in it. Quite enjoyable.

deadonhisfeet, Jan 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Celtics76, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of danieelol
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

danieelol, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: Beautiful orange gold with a big creamy head that recedes after a few minutes.
smell: Smells like a citrusy IPA and a Belgian mated. Very nice.
taste: Sour start (guess that's the WestMalle) with a definite Sumpin finish, crisp, citrusy hops.
mouthfeel: medium carbonation profile. Full body.
drinkability: Tasty with the alcohol well hidden.
Great beer. As advertised the wonderful Sumpin base with a WestMalle sumpin wild.

cindyjeffsmith, Oct 16, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Giantspace, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Hendrick24, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of scottwurst
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

scottwurst, Nov 16, 2013
A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,867 ratings.