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A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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2,885 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,885
Reviews: 899
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 138
Gots: 192 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

dorf, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Magic, Oct 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

channels321, Oct 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

BeerBaron238, Oct 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

umdterps2005, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a nice clean amber pour with 2 fingers of off-white head, great lacing on the glass.
smells of pine, caramel, grapefruit, herbal/floral hops, pepper.
pine, grass, lemongrass, grapefruit, pepper, and banana all come through in the palate.. HELL OF A COMPLEXITY FOR AN IPA!!
medium body, nice amount of carbonation, and a creamy mouthfeel.

ok, so little sumpin was a great beer.. looks like all they really did was change the yeast, which honestly made it a completely different beast. well done lagunitas!

facundoCNB, Oct 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

allstar255, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Jason
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
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!

Jason, Oct 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

TheStashRide, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a decent brew, special yeast. pours a radiant bronze color, with an erupting off white head that stopped just short of needing to be frantically slurped. it smells like belgian yeast, west coast hops, and some fuller bodied malts. the flavor is pungent bitter hops, and rubbing alcohol in the finish. chemically almost at the end. the malt provides a huge amount of body, but only a touch of sweetness. lots of nonfermentable sweetness to this one. the yeast is of course very interesting. ive never had the beer that made this yeast famous, but i can imagine it now. spicy and complex, dry and ancient. the feel is decent, good body on the fuller side, and a little less carbonated than it should be, despite the head. maybe it just relaxes too quickly, im not sure. finish stays bitter for awhile. overall a clever brew, something ive come to expect from lagunitas, but this isnt as good as i expected it to be with the yeast. the west coastness of this beer overwhelms it.

StonedTrippin, Oct 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Immortale25, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Twifiter, Oct 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

smartassboiler, Oct 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Horbar, Oct 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

ByrdBrain, Oct 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

99firehawkman, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

rodlavers, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

xdefeatsy, Oct 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Ray7233, Oct 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

gniv, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of cvm4
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

cvm4, Oct 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

jkjd, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

MattyG85, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

admcptch, Oct 13, 2012
A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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