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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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3,474 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,474
Reviews: 955
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 173
Gots: 450 | 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:
Beer added by: femALEist on 04-28-2010

Fermented with the Westmalle yeast strain

72.51 IBU
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Ratings: 3,474 | Reviews: 955
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a golden orange color with a fluffy white Belgian looking head.

The aroma has that immediate fruity and bready Belgian yeast. It gives the beer some floral and grassy notes. Some fruity esters of tropical fruit, but also citrus from the hops.

The flavor has some Belgian breadiness, fruity notes of citrus and pineapple, some floral and grassy flavors, and lots of peppery spice, and then some gentle hop bitterness on the back. There's some booze in the back.

This beer is more like a Belgian IPA more than anything. It could be more funky notes from the yeast instead of the more mild flavors it has.

In the end, I prefer the regular version with its crisp and cleanness. This is an interesting spin on the beer at least.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - I got a bit of overflow when I poured this beer into my Sam Adams glass. The head was rich and thick, and persisted throughout, thanks in part to lively carbonation. The beer seems to change colors, but hits somewhere between gold and light copper.

S - All banana and spice. Smells like a Belgian Triple.

T - Curveball. The spice shines through, but very little of the banana most of which shows up early. The dominant flavor for me is the piney bitterness. It's not resiny, which is nice, but the hops do tend to overwhelm the other flavors. I would like to see a little bit better balance between the flavors. Hops seems to elbow its way to the front.

M - Lighter in body than I would expect, given the foamy head and considerable lacing left on the glass. A bit of a surprise really. It doesn't finish clean, and I get a bit of a funky aftertaste that is a bit clingy.

O - This almost feels like I'm drinking two beers, or even three. I like each of the flavors, but it almost seems like they are trying to one-up each other for my attention. I like strong IPA characteristics and subtle Belgian-style characteristics. This one, while certainly flavorful, is a bit to in-your-face.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a duvel tulip.

A - Light amber with thin white head. Light carbonation with a few small bubbles rising to the surface. Slightly hazy.

Smell - Dominated pepper and coriander with some mango.

Taste - Starts off slightly sweet and peppery. Hops creep up with mango and passion fruit. Very fruity and spicy. Finishes dry with lingering spicy bitterness. Not overly complex, but the hops and Belgian character are exceptionally well balanced--the Belgian pepperiness fades perfectly into the tropical fruit hops. Malt stays well out of the way to focus on these other flavors.

M - Medium bodied and easy to drink. Lightly carbonated.

O - Great Belgian IPA. Highlights tropical fruit hops with just enough Belgian character to balance it out. Drinks dangerously easy for an 8.8 % beer.

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A - clear light golden orange with a beautiful white head that holds and great lacing.

S - Orange citrus and baked bread

T - Caramel and bitter orange peel. Malts balance the hops extremely well

M - Medium light body with heat that lingers and moderate to low carbonation

O - Another great beer from Lagunitas. I'll be grabbing more while it's still available

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A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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