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A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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2,865 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,865
Reviews: 900
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 134
Gots: 185 | 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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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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3.93/5  rDev -4.4%

Little Sumpin Wild is limited release and can be occasionally be found in a 6 pack for about 10 bucks. Being a high quality 9.4% alcohol belgian IPA, it's a great deal. Not to mention, this is one of Lagunita's better brews. Great Belgian style yeasty flavors combined with the hoppiness of a moderate IPA makes for an enjoyable session beer.

BenHesk12, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.22/5  rDev +2.7%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip

Blonde and bubbly appearance with an inch of creamy white head. Steady stream of carbonation shooting up from the center of the glass.

Floral hops and fruity yeast aromas. Sweet malt in present and backed up by a dank, earthy aroma. Flowers, coriander and some light spice are all there as well. Great depth and complexity.

Bitter hops intertwine with sweet, floral flavors. The fruity yeast adds a great deal of strength. The Belgian part of this beer really packs a punch. Dank and earth tones combine with the delicate and floral ones.

Soft and creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is full and last through the finish. Smooth and pleasant. Fairly easy to drink at 9.4%.

Unique and complex brew. I really enjoyed the balance between the earthy and delicate flavors. This made for a great drinking experience. I highly recommend seeking it out.

dgugliuzza, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.51/5  rDev +9.7%

November 29th, 2011 was my 5-Year Anniversary on BeerAdvocate. It's been an enlightening five years.

A - Clear, golden in color with a creamy white head. Lace sticks to the glass all the way down.

S - Bready, faint scent of hops, and slightly toasted malt. You can smell the wild yeast.

T - A bit of spice and bitterness from the hops. The wild character is there. It lingers on the palate. Fruity and bready at first but settles into spice and yeast. Alcohol isn't present which is amazing for 9.4%.

M - Extremely smooth, flavorful, and well balanced. The hops are there but stay in the background to remind you that while this is an IPA, the Belgian yeast is supposed to shine.

Highly recommended. Another fantastic beer from Lagunitas. They are as consistent as any brewery in the country.

Update: had a bomber on 2/2/13 and as expected, top notch stuff. So much more than their Lil Sumpin with Belgian yeast thrown in. A very different beer. And a very delicious beer.

Gatch, Nov 30, 2011
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A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,865 ratings.