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A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,767 Ratings
THE BROS
91
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Ratings: 2,767
Reviews: 897
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 108
Gots: 155 | 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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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

09-01-2012 00:33:34 | More by mattparsons
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poiuytr

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-31-2012 19:33:10 | More by poiuytr
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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-31-2012 02:51:43 | More by Keith_R
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-31-2012 02:48:24 | More by Zach136
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NYSPHophead

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

08-31-2012 00:46:58 | More by NYSPHophead
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threeviews

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 15oz Spiegelau balloon glass.

A- Pours a crystal clear, tangerine/sunset golden orange with a full 2-finger's white, soapy head with average retention. Not much lacing reveled once consumed.

S- Where do I begin(?)...so complex, a stream of conciousness awards the following: sweetbread, banana, peach, Granny Smith apple, corriandor, tangerine...a bit of clove and spice to boot.

T- Oh, wow...most, if not all of the aromas find themselves in the taste at one point or another. However, the unmistakable component of Little Sumpin' WILD is that of the finish...and that is a huge, white grapefruit rind bitterness to dry things out (as opposed to the sugar-cookie cloying sweetness many Belgian Golden Strong Ales possess).

M- Puckeringly bitter...but in a way that defines an American IPA, WILD or not. The carbonation is strong, yet effervescent and is in the style of other stalwarts of the style...Duvel immediately coming to mind.

O- No question that this is the 'big sister' of a Lil' Sumpin, Sumpin Ale! Whoever in the world is a fan of Belgian Pale Ales who has yet to experience one hopped with an American sensibility, then this is your ticket. An amazing blending of (Westmalle) Trappist yeast and the hoppiness only a West Coast brewery can seem to deliver. Awesome!

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 00:01:04 | More by threeviews
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

08-30-2012 02:34:26 | More by JeffTheJuice
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-29-2012 20:16:14 | More by beergorrilla
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mecmd

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-29-2012 04:31:15 | More by mecmd
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joek440

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-28-2012 19:28:34 | More by joek440
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aanth

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-27-2012 04:02:55 | More by aanth
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ejw127

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

08-27-2012 03:36:32 | More by ejw127
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xdtfx

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

08-27-2012 03:19:30 | More by xdtfx
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luvbier

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-27-2012 00:41:15 | More by luvbier
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superspak

Michigan

4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 05:48:15 | More by superspak
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DonDirkA

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nose is pine right up front. Grapefruit, maybe something like green onion, lemon and some really grassy notes wrapping it all up. Taste is citrus, grassy, grapefruit, some sweetness that is almost honey like. The bitterness makes the mouth pucker in a good way and it lingers around filling your mouth with piney flavors. There's a slight warming in the stomach from the ABV, but there's no heat or booziness in the taste. This is a damn fine brew. Pretty unique while remaining familiar to hopheads.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 05:37:56 | More by DonDirkA
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +21.7%

08-26-2012 04:29:10 | More by CEDAMA
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mdohertyjr

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

08-26-2012 03:18:01 | More by mdohertyjr
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-26-2012 02:18:23 | More by jrohrbacher
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beerpadawan

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-25-2012 16:49:19 | More by beerpadawan
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illini4x4


4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-25-2012 06:40:03 | More by illini4x4
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-25-2012 02:51:08 | More by drewone
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syntheticwings

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

08-25-2012 00:04:41 | More by syntheticwings
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Jdangelo03

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

08-24-2012 23:09:33 | More by Jdangelo03
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-24-2012 14:56:20 | More by baybum
A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,767 ratings.