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A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3,158 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,158
Reviews: 921
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 152
Gots: 285 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

DC_HOP_HEAD, Oct 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Swonkie, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

twizzbeatz, Oct 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

mcsauter82, Oct 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

jrfehon33, Oct 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

soroka24, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of ThePaleRider
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Very light amber in color. Poured straight into the glass and made a very small head that never really picked up. Crystal clear.

S - Sweet fruits like apples, pears, even peaches. Very Belgian in smell. Reminds me of a light sour ale. A little bit of fruity hops can be picked up on the back, similar to the ones you'd find in a pale ale. Very unique character.

T - Hhhmmm... strong, bitter hops up front that immediately kicks into a sweet Belgian. Lots of sweet yeast and malt flavors, backed up by the slight sour taste of cherries or grapes. Very interesting style.

M - Loads of carbonation, which I really like. Leaves a dry, tart after taste that keeps you reaching for the glass.

O - Super great brew. Lagunitas has really made something special happen with the Westmalle Yeast. Their knowledge of hops and yeast really combine well, and make a truly special, unique brew.

ThePaleRider, Oct 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

sbanacho, Oct 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

BillyLrsn, Oct 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

brbrocc, Oct 26, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Watta beer. I'm surprised no one has mentioned the clove taste/aroma. This beer almost tastes like a good Belgian and even has some heffe taste going on with it. Not a beer easy to lump into one distinct style IMO. Complex brew. Great tasting and great smelling brew. I would highly recommend it. Has that clove/coriander/cardamom/yeasty finish of a good Trappist ale. A "must try beer," to say the least.

at7000, Oct 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Peglegtim, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

ChrisL24481, Oct 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

RichH55, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

rpbuckeye, Oct 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

mattdbh, Oct 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

KZE80, Oct 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

ACY73, Oct 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

fishkab, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

RussHanson, Oct 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

gtcrispy, Oct 23, 2012
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3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a small tulip glass at 45 degrees.
8.8% abv & 72.5 I.B.U.’s, 650mL bottle without a freshness date.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden/yellow color, very minimal carbonation with a syrupy body and some alcohol legs that stick around. The lack of carbonation makes it a bit unappealing.

Aroma: Loads of sweet fruit like grapefruit, orange, peach, mango and banana. Bready and caramel malts, prominent smelling Belgian yeast all around, wheat, clove, and of course the pungent, resinous, and piney west coast hops.

Taste: In the beginning I get a very sweet, ripe, tropical fruits along with lemon, peach and apple. Getting flavors like banana, clove and wheat that you would get from a Hefeweizen. Also getting the big resinous floral and sweet, pungent west coast hops characteristics that you would find in an American IPA. Belgian yeast, bready malts, caramel, and sweet honey are also detected here. The Belgian yeast and the bready malt characters come straight from and remind me of a Belgian-style Tripel. Nice complexity and some nice qualities to this beer but this just got a little too sweet and cloying after a while for me.

Mouth Feel: The carbonation is minimal but does somewhat stick around to the end. Has a medium body but is syrupy and the flavors stick around long after each sip. Slight alcohol when it starts to warm up.

Overall: I didn’t have much of a problem going through the entire bottle, and I did sip on this for an hour or two. The only nit-pic I have is that it was little too sweet and the carbonation was a bit too minimal. I have to state that I did enjoy this beer for what it was and all the interesting characteristics together and I enjoyed comparing the differences between this and the regular Sumpin’ Ale. Overall, a good Belgian IPA that I would personally have to classify as a double IPA/Tripel/German Hefeweizen. I would recommend this to anybody who really enjoys the year-round available “A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale.

Stoutfan23DJ, Oct 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Joeyuwp, Oct 22, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a clear deep golden color with 2 fingers of thick, creamy looking white head that lingers quite a while and leaves some minor lacing on the glass.

S- Very hop forward. Lots of citrusy hops. Sweet, overly ripe tropical fruits. Pineapple comes to mind.

T- Again, very hop forward. Not what I really expected being a Belgian IPA, but tasty nonetheless. Lots of citrusy hops, grapefruit, and tropical fruits on top of a biscuity base that is really does hide behind all those hops.

M- Smooth and creamy. Wonderful mouthfeel on this one. Perfect amount of carbonation to keep it refreshing. Compliments the hop profile well.

O- Enjoyable to say the least. There is no way in hell that you can beat 3.99 bombers from Lagunitas.

rfbenavi80, Oct 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

dvmin98, Oct 22, 2012
A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,158 ratings.