A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev -3.4%
A - Pours a semi-clear amber with an eggshell one finger head. Great lacing also.
S - Citrus (mango/pineapple), some yeast (may'be Belgian) and a good hop presence.
T - Juicy hop citrus fruits that develops into belgian yeast & dry fruits. Finishes with a good amount of hop bite & bitterness.
M - Medium body & medium carbonation. Finishes wet.
O - Loving this beer. You can taste the belgian influence & the sumpin' wild in it.
10-13-2012 19:24:21 | More by cvm4
4.45/5 rDev +8%
Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass.
Appearance: Pours a bright copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Huge five finger white head that slowly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing sticking on the glass.
Smell: A big aroma of citrus hops and Belgian yeast esters. Ripe citrus hops with hints of oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, and tangerine. Also some esters of pear, apple, and bubblegum. Belgian yeast along with some clove spice and pepper. Hints of bready pale malts in the background with some biscuit and cracker. A little candied sugar adds some sweetness. A very nice aroma.
Taste: Like the smell gives off, a big taste of citrus and Belgian yeast. Starts out fairly bitter with lots of citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, orange, pineapple, tangerine, and lemon. Some earthy hops and grass. Big Belgian yeast taste blends with the hops. Notes of bubblegum, apple, pear, and some pepper and clove spices. A little Belgian candied sugar. Some malts in the back end with notes of biscuit and crackers. A very good taste.
Mouthfeel: Body is on the heavier side of medium. Carbonation is slightly above medium. Juicy and spicy feel. Bitter but still fairly smooth. Very drying finish. Alcohol is hidden well.
Overall: A really great version of a Belgian IPA. Good citrus hop flavor that is balanced well by the Belgian yeast. Complex and tasty.
10-13-2012 06:04:13 | More by MattyG85
4.03/5 rDev -2.2%
Strong aroma is quite hoppy, more like an IPA, with fruity and yeasty hints. Pours a clear, bubbly, golden amber with a very thick and rather persistent pale cream head. Flavor is rich and hoppy with an evergreen undertone - is this a Belgian, or an Imperial IPA? Doesn’t matter; it’s delicious! Has fruity, floral and yeast hints as well. Texture has good body and lots of sass and fizz. Catch this wild ’un whilst you can!
10-12-2012 18:30:46 | More by Cyberkedi
4.48/5 rDev +8.7%
Pours a nice golden color not a lot of head but a nice ring around the glass as I drink it down. Smells great hops, some sweetness could just smell this all day but i'd rather drink it :) Got a nice hop bite and bitterness with the belgian sweetness also shining through. Mouth feel is great hop aftertaste lingers and easy, easy drinking. Got the last 6er of this at my local bottle shop wish there were a few more pack left lol
10-11-2012 02:30:22 | More by alk3kenny
4.03/5 rDev -2.2%
Nice beer. In a pint glass the beer was gold in color with a thick white fluffy head. There was a good amount of lace.
Earthy aroma, fruity and spicy. Sweet aroma. There was a strong hops presence.
Funky taste, yeasty and spicy. Apples. Still pretty hoppy.
I thought this was a very nice example of a Belgian IPA. Good balance between the yeast and the hops.
I'll drink this beer anytime.
10-10-2012 19:10:12 | More by lordofthewiens
3.33/5 rDev -19.2%
Somewhat cloudy amber, nice fluffy head. Excellent retention and lacing.
The Belgian yeast gives of lots of fruit and spice characteristics. Apple and banana, clove, some citrus. I can smell lots of fruity hops in here. Nice aroma.
The strong hop flavor and Belgian yeast clash. It just doesn't work. Way too estery.
"Belgian IPAs" are always a bit strange, but can sometimes be enjoyable. The Belgian yeast esters are just too strong here and make it a confusing beer.
10-10-2012 00:39:32 | More by Danny1217
3.95/5 rDev -4.1%
The brew pours a golden-amber color and
is capped by a decent white head that leaves a solid amount of lace. Citrus hop aromas burst from the glass and are met with an earthy yeastiness and honey and wheat notes as well, with just a little peppery spiciness. Fruity and malty upfront, the beer blends peppery notes and Belgian yeast flavors amazingly well before ending with a hoppy kick. Medium in body and moderate in carbonation, Lil Sumpin Wild is one of the best Belgian IPAs we have had. Lagunitas seems to not know how to make a bad beer!
10-08-2012 00:30:15 | More by phishsihq
A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,842 ratings.