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A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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A Little Sumpin' WildA Little Sumpin' Wild

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3,474 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,474
Reviews: 955
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 173
Gots: 450 | 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:
Beer added by: femALEist on 04-28-2010

Fermented with the Westmalle yeast strain

72.51 IBU
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Ratings: 3,474 | Reviews: 955
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 22 oz bottle into a tulip.

A-The beer pours an amber color with orange tint. Mostly clear with a few visible streams of carbonation. The head was thin and tan, and it goes away quickly, but leaves a little cap that never completely diminishes. There is some nice lacing.

S-The beer has a pleasant floral and citrus aroma with orange being quite noticeable. There is a piney undertone and a light alcohol spice that matches up nicely. It's not quite as luscious and sweet as an IIPA, and there is definitely a little funk that lets you know you're not drinking a Pliny.

T-The taste is unique and quite variable. It starts with obvious piney/hoppy tones and some orange/citrus that matches the smell, but then the yeasty, funky flavors start to take over. The finish is almost like a butter biscuit. I enjoyed it, but it was a bit all over the place.

M-The beer is lighter bodied with solid carbonation. There is a somewhat chalky finish.

O-I enjoyed this brew. It is more fleshy than many Belgian IPAs I have had, which is both good and bad. Its good if you (like me) like fruity, tropical hops, but bad if you want something a little more concentrated.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out an orange lightly-hazy color with a very large two finger fluffy creamy head on top that lasts for several minutes, leaving behind tremendous concentric rings of frosted lacing. Damn, it's a pretty beer. Body is on the heavier side of medium, carbonation is medium, smooth texture.

Smells and tastes of biscuit malt, light orange peel and Bretty yeastiness, and extensive herbal / grassy hopping with a dab of drying hotness and band-aid plastic in the finish. I'm just... not sure what about this beer deserves the adjective 'wild', amazing appearance notwithstanding.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another great beer enjoyed at My Place in Newtown, CT, this one is a clear pale gold color with a nice puffy cover of white and energeticly blanketed with lacing. The aroma brings a lovely floral and slight pine hop element with sweet fruit nougat/taffy and polite yeast biscuit. The flavor comes on with very similar combinations, light yet on the heavy side of medium bodied with very delicate carbonation and a somewhat dry but smooth feel. Very easy drinking despite a subtle trace of alcohol wheat. Very nice stuff, a no brainer.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The hops are citrus-y, floral and delicious, if a little weak. It is well balanced against the sweetness, though, which doesn't cloy. Maybe a bit more carbonated than I prefer an IPA to be, but still a good mouthfeel. Overall, very strong, though the knowledge that A Little Sumpin' Wild exists out there does diminish my enjoyment a bit.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden orange color with a fingers worth of off-white head

S: Belgian yeast, a bunch of lighter fruits, and very distinctive citrusy hops (mainly grapefruit rind)

T: Follows the nose, get the chalkiness and fruitiness of the yeast along with refreshing citrusy hops that are just bitter enough to get to the finish but not linger into the next sip

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly chalky

O: A very nicely done Belgian IPA with a great American twist. The hops aren't too bitter or overly done, but simply add a great, refreshing citrusy aspect to the beer. Definitely worth a shot before this great weather goes away

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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