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A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,842 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,842
Reviews: 898
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 127
Gots: 181 | 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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hyoung41

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-20-2011 02:19:21 | More by hyoung41
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philouza

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-20-2011 00:50:53 | More by philouza
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EmmetD

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-19-2011 23:52:51 | More by EmmetD
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casualfan

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

11-19-2011 20:54:27 | More by casualfan
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jamesgaither

Kansas

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-19-2011 14:05:09 | More by jamesgaither
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -11.9%

Very clear golden straw color. Foamy one finger head.

Subtle green hops and slightly funky yeast in the nose.

The hop bitterness hits the tongue right away and lingers long after the swallow. The flavor is decent, but hard to pick apart from the bitterness. There's a little malt character if you go looking for it.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fits this beer well. But, the carbonation coupled with the massive bitterness attacks the tongue and leaves the mouth feeling dry and worn out.

This is a good representation of the style, but I could use more Belgian yeast character. It's good, but I don't know if I'll buy it again in the near future. I'll probably try something new and continue the quest.

11-19-2011 13:42:27 | More by UnderPressure
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johnhenryconway


4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-19-2011 04:59:57 | More by johnhenryconway
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-19-2011 04:32:16 | More by ColForbinBC
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HossMcGraw

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%

Pours a light amber with one finger of quickly dissipating head and no lacing.

Once you get a whiff of this bad boy, woah mama! It fills the room with banana, coconut, strawberry, and a big smack of dank, piney hops

The flavor is conflicting to me. I've recently gotten into Belgian IPA's (Actually from Belgium. When I can afford them), and while this has many of the similar characteristics, Lagunitas seems to forgo subtlety and just smack you with intense, juicy hops. As much as I love hoppy beers, they could dial it down a bit as they tend to overpower the wonderful candied Belgian fruit flavors.

Overall this is superb craftsmanship and a well-made brew. I might by a few more and try to cellar them to see if it becomes more balanced.

11-19-2011 03:17:29 | More by HossMcGraw
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-18-2011 23:16:43 | More by ALLISON01
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ineva

California

3/5  rDev -27.2%

11-18-2011 20:27:58 | More by ineva
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I2uss

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-18-2011 19:21:16 | More by I2uss
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mrzazz

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-18-2011 17:11:33 | More by mrzazz
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PeteRock

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +11.7%

As if the original 'LITTLE SUMPIN' wasn't good enough...Lagunitas drops this bomb on us!!!

This beer has a caramel hued amber color to it almost identical to more mass produced ambers and a violent pour will not produce much more than a 1 & 1/2 finger head. The smell is of lightly roasted malts piney/orr citrus hops and maybe molases.
This is in a catagory all its own just like the original.

The taste is phenomenal and can almost be catagorized as a desert beer. Definitely not a session drinker for me.

THis beer is complex right to the border of barleywine country but it stops right there and lets you enjoy another one or two without knocking you out like other intense brews.

This is a winner for sure that will appeal to many differnet tastes.

11-18-2011 15:41:47 | More by PeteRock
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Jules11788

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-18-2011 12:41:08 | More by Jules11788
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jlordi12

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -27.2%

11-17-2011 20:36:00 | More by jlordi12
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ATXRyan

Texas

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-17-2011 19:08:10 | More by ATXRyan
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-17-2011 13:36:18 | More by sideshowe
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LSUPT

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-17-2011 07:26:35 | More by LSUPT
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BucannonXC5

California

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Color was honey golden, a bit darker than pale. Probably an inch of head. Plenty of lacing on the top that lasted awhile. Left a nice film on the sides, too.

Smelled cloves and spices, maybe pepper? Yeah, kind of a peppery smell. Still kind of sweet floral hops, too. Citrus hops made their case late.

Sweet floral arrangements up front on the taste, followed by a bit of an alcohol bitter bite. The bitterness lingered on the tongue after.

Medium body. Lively (moderate) carbonation. Smooth, bitter finish.

This was a pretty good beer overall. Not as good as the Wild Sumpin’ Sumpin’ but good nonetheless.

11-17-2011 07:00:05 | More by BucannonXC5
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-17-2011 06:31:11 | More by ej285701
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olfolxholme

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-17-2011 05:26:39 | More by olfolxholme
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Jstark5150

California

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-17-2011 05:22:13 | More by Jstark5150
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-17-2011 05:21:36 | More by codynevels
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vonburgey

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-17-2011 04:18:40 | More by vonburgey
A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,842 ratings.