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A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,795 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,795
Reviews: 897
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 112
Gots: 160 | 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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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-07-2012 20:31:26 | More by wdarcy77
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boozeplease

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-07-2012 18:14:15 | More by boozeplease
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tony223366

California

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The head is perfect, almost literally. Fantastic retention, nice dynamic between large and small bubbles. There's great lacing and it's a perfect off-white color. The color of the beer is somewhere between caramel and straw yellow. Kind of a golden yellow. It's gorgeous too and has perfect clarity and great action from the carbonation.

S: Oh man this smells good. Big, huge bright hops come out swinging. Huge citrus and some more funky, earthy notes that I'm guessing comes from the Belgian yeast. Some sweet caramelly malts that I can't wait to try. Clean, incredibly inviting aroma.

T: Huge, bold flavors. Not quite as amazing as the aroma and appearance, but it's really good. The first thing I notice is actually a very slight mustiness that turns into the bitter hops citrus. Then it goes to a more fruity sweetness that I'm guessing is from the yeast. Then it turns back to the bitter side and finishes with a little more must and a lot more bitter. Very good!

M: Great mouthfeel, medium body and slick. Good carbonation and easy to drink.

O: I don't remember if I had it last year, but I wasn't prepared for how good this is! I love it! Not the most balanced Belgian IPA (leans more towards an American West Coast IPA) but there's enough of a change to make it really interesting.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 05:12:33 | More by tony223366
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elNopalero

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my review of LSW on draught, to complement my review of the bottled version.

This pours a cloudy hazy gold color with light foam. There’s an intriguing distinctively floral aroma which is contrasted by an unexpected bitterness on the flavor (unexpected from how it smells, not from knowing that it’s a Lagunitas brew). The bitterness almost defines the flavor profile, like a sharp peak around which everything else—the floral notes, the underlying funkiness, and a wheated smoothness—rest. Light, effervescent, interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2012 07:46:15 | More by elNopalero
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PerHops

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden orange, full finger great white head, active bubbles, flawless carbonation

S- Dank tropical fruit, bananas, belgian spice, tiny bit of funk. Sublime.

T- This one doesn't stray far from the nose, if at all. Everything that is intriguing about the aroma translates through to the tongue. If anything, it's a little too sweet, but that is totally in line with the style as it is by no means syrupy.

M- High and dry, lots of carb, clean finish.

O- Yes lagunitas does a lot of hoppy beers. And yes, they do them very, very well.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 06:30:21 | More by PerHops
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robthepenguin

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-06-2012 04:44:21 | More by robthepenguin
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Miketwolf21

Minnesota

4.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the beer that turns believers into non-believers. Profound yet exploratory. fell me. Other wise the appearence is a cloudy light orange configuration that exhibits near unforgetable tones of grapefruit and clove!!! Perfectly balanced perfectly unbalanced glory.!

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2012 04:12:50 | More by Miketwolf21
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RWNay

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15%

08-06-2012 01:59:04 | More by RWNay
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-05-2012 12:42:04 | More by strongaf
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jesus808

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-05-2012 06:56:47 | More by jesus808
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ambruns1979

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-05-2012 01:59:25 | More by ambruns1979
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AaronBurr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-04-2012 22:37:53 | More by AaronBurr
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-04-2012 15:59:31 | More by HopBrain
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irongator

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-04-2012 10:54:52 | More by irongator
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-03-2012 13:23:14 | More by jwat
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3Hops

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-02-2012 20:30:51 | More by 3Hops
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dmatsui

California

5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A steady pour from a bottle into a tulip produced one of the most gorgeous heads I've seen. 4 finger, bony off-white head with super tight bubbles that look like they could support the weight of a quarter. The head stuck around for almost 5 minutes leaving a lot of pretty lacing. The beer itself if a pale, pretty clear gold with a touch of haze.

Interesting complexities in the nose. You are hit with spicy, floral and summery hops and simultaneously with the savory spiciness of whatever yeast strain they're throwing in. Definitely hints of Belgian dubbels are Saisons, but with the supporting role of Lagunitas hops.

Wow. First there is a huge burst of fruit coming from the yeast, wheat and hops. Big citrus and summer fruits come through with huge clean, over-ripe grapefruit, pine, grassiness of the hops. The Yeast adds a lot of banana and berry-like flavors. What distinguishes this brew is the strong presence of melon, the result of the combination of summer-fruit like qualities. The Belgian spices and sweet esters are such an interesting pairing, offering other complexities such as anise, coriander, sage, cinnamon and telltale clove. The alcohol is almost imperceptible, showing up only in the tingling sensation in your belly.

Strong bitterness but so amazingly satisfying. Chewy, oily, astringent and maltiness all combine for an extremely full mouthfeel and a tangy dry finish, but the drinkability remains to be fairly high. I could see this beer sneaking up on people; it really doesn't drink like anything over 7%.

Another home-run from Lagunitas. I really can't say enough good things about this beer. I can definitely see this becoming a beer that I get something different out of every time. I am a huge fan of Little Sumpin Sumpin, but this stuff is like LSS with a boob job.

Buy some.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 01:54:09 | More by dmatsui
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cmannes

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-01-2012 22:32:51 | More by cmannes
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mschind

California

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy yellow gold with a rocky one inch off white head that dissipates to a foamy cap with thin lacing. Looks like a wheat beer.

S- Tart hops with a sour fruity tang and some caraway spice in the finish. Nothing subtle about this aroma and nicely complex.

T- This is a real mash up. Some fruity notes from the Belgian yeast on top of the citrus tang of the hops gives it a good balance between sweet and sour. It also has a bit of dank undertone.

M- Too heavy for a wittbier but then this is hybrid. Smooth and full carbonation.

O- A genre bender for sure, a great seasonal release to savor.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 22:18:47 | More by mschind
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-01-2012 04:33:03 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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TheSixthRing

California

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy, golden honey with a white, frothy 2 finger head. Great retention. Resulting lace is thick and sticky as hell.

Smell - Classic Lagunitas ruby grapefruit aroma, with a touch of pineapple and a faint mustiness.

Taste - Starts with big green banana flavor, and rings true throughout. Sweet ruby red and tropical notes; pineapple and hints of stone fruit. Nice bready malt undertone, gives this beer a nice touch to balance. Just a tad bit of bubblegum near the finish.

Mouthfeel - Solid medium body with lively carbonation and a drinkable smoothness. More malt body than the hoppy flavor profile would have one believe.

Overall - Gotta be honest... I really didn't taste much of a difference between the Little Sumpin' Sumpin' and this, until I tried them side by side. The reg is sharper, with a bigger citrus bite. This is more mellow, with huge green banana character.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 04:23:41 | More by TheSixthRing
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

08-01-2012 03:43:36 | More by WDJersey
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-31-2012 20:50:08 | More by eawolff99
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H0rnedFr0gs

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-31-2012 14:30:02 | More by H0rnedFr0gs
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This seems a bit of a hybrid to me. There are definitely Belgian tones here, but they are subdued and smooth and not overly showy, besides a somewhat pronounced yeasty thing. The other side of this (opposite the Belgian one) are the distinct hoppy tones. Which I guess would make this...a Belgian IPA. Just my opinion. And a pretty nice one too; except it's a bit boozy.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 06:07:38 | More by RblWthACoz
A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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