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A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,345 Ratings
THE BROS
91
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Ratings: 3,345
Reviews: 932
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 153
Gots: 355 | 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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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Really love the original. Excited to try this variant! Poured into a snifter. Bottle is stating 8.8 ABV, which varies from the value here on BA.

A - An orange-infused ruby hue with a large pale head, two fingers worth. Good lacing.

S - Smells as of a big citrus-hopped IPA. Some ABV warmth is present on the rear of the nose.

T - A light malt backbone with some bready notes throughout. The other notes from the nose are in attendance, although I feel as if I am suckling on a grapefruit when the beer is ice-cold; prolonged bitterness and a dry finish. When it warms, the bitterness evens out a bit.

M - A nice sized medium body with a fair quantity of carbonation. I simply cannot get over the bitterness, yet the mouthfeel is creamy and quite enjoyable as the beer is granted some warmth.

O - A drinkable beer with a "wild" touch. Lagunitas hit the title head on, and while I feel it is inferior to the original, it is a fair change of pace.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served chilled in a SN pint glass

A - pours a clear golden yellow, lots of quickly-fading head, leaving lots of lacing

S - Citrusy, spicy, the belgian yeast is there but not overpowering

T - again, citrus and hops up front, the belgian yeast follows with a subtle spiciness

M - alcohol is hidden well, clean and refreshing, not too thin

O - a very well-done Belgian IPA, I appreciate the subtleness of the belgian yeast. I would have this again.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a mason jar.

A: pours a bh e hazy orangey/golden with about half a finger of white head that dissapates quickly an leavs some spots of lacing.

S: citrusy hop deliciousness, orange/pinneapple along Witt a touch of pine and a faint whiff of Belgian spicyness.... The yeast comes out more and more as the beer warms.

T: nice citus hop notes blended with a good dose of Belgian yeast flavors, particulary bannana with a clove accent.... From the nose I was hoping the Belgian yeast would be a bit more subdued as I am not a huge Belgian fan.... The yeast works very nicley with the citrusness and dose not overwhelm but personally I wish the hops where a touch more forward.

M: medium body with medium carbonation. A bit of a Belgian spice/ bitter aftertaste.

O: a good Belgian IPA much better then most in this style which tend to be Belgian yeast bombs IMO, but still I wish the yeast was a little more subdued.... Nicley rounded and drinkable, I'm sure if you enjoy Belgian IPA you would love this one.

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4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells like a pine tree from a foot away - a nice change of pace to a traditional IPA. Pours brown with some ruby. Excellent lacing on the glass. Flavor has some caramel on top of the pine. Maybe some parsley and other spices. The more I drink it the more I think it's somewhere between an IPA and a saison.

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A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,345 ratings.