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A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,867 Ratings
THE BROS
91
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Ratings: 2,867
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

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Photo of WetCoaster
4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

*Note: The version I have is 9.4 abv, rather than 8.85.

As some other reviewers have mentioned, many of Laguintas' hoppy brews seem to run together, one virtually indistinguishable from the last, and IMO few of late have been particularly interesting. As a result, I'd more or less given up on them a while back.

Until I saw this. The "wild" on the packaging caught my eye, and when I saw it had a Westmalle yeast, I was intrigued. And thank god, because this may be the best beer they've ever made.

Appearance: A deep, apricot gold with fine, feisty carbonation. The head is thick and rocky, but dissipates quickly, although this one may be a bit too cold.

Smell: Awe. Some. You get the usual piney, citrus hop profile you get from Lagunitas, but you also get a huge clove and white pepper from the yeast with a light floral aroma ovet the whole thing. No complaints.

Taste: It's great. It really is. It's a dense nectar of pitted fruit, citrus, clove, and sweet, spicy white pepper. The mouthfeel is heavy and dense as well, but the carbonation does a great job of breaking it up before it gets sticky, just about perfect.

Overall: This is an astonishing value; for the price of a 750ml bottle of a good Belgian ale, you can get an entire six of this and have a few bucks left over. And this is without question in the same league as many classic Belgian SPAs -- it's THAT good.

This is a rare beer where everything -- flavor, style, value, availability -- came together perfectly. Can't recommend this highly enough.

WetCoaster, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of doopydoogle
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Dogfish lazeretched snifter:

A- Beautiful golden amber with a slight reddish hue. Some mild carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass. A rich, creamy, thick white head that lingers for a long time and leaves a glorious lace in its wake.

S - Amazingly complex and intriguing! Juniper, pine, mangoes, resinous malts, candied apples, slight smokiness, like bacon, somewhat bacterial, slightly vinegary, cedar, waffles, rye bread, bananas, peaches, and gasoline.

T - Buttery, mellow, melons, pine, decent bitterness, vibrant yeast which hints at bananas but doesn't let it overpower, diacetyl, nuts, wafts of alcohol. The finish leaves you curious what you just experienced, with lingering hop citrus and herbal notes complemented by yeast fruitiness and malty grains. Almost a sake like koji mold character with complementary grape essence. Some pine, juniper, and other woods seem to linger in the back, bound to a desire to be fruity or banana-ey that just won't stick. Almost a pumpkins or squash soup-like character, with some cardamom and other spices. WHAT A BEER!

M - Thick, rich, coating, and satisfying. The butteryness gives the beer a mellow character for such a complex and high ABV affair.

O - A unique and deservedly awesome beer. Everything about it screams quality, complexity, and uniqueness. I love this style, and I've truly never had a beer quite like this one. Goes up to the top of my list of best BSPAs out there!

doopydoogle, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of Franz4
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a chalice

A-Bubbly head that settles quickly. Very clear golden color

S- Nose is floral and fruity with a slight musty funk to it, some faint spices in the background.

T-Slightly sour with a fruity sweetness to it as well. Very approachable, well balanced flavors.

M-light bodied and dry, carbonation is lively on the tongue and adds a bit of a bite to it.

O- I was pleasantly surprised by this beer, thought it was very well put together and as I moved through the glass I found myself appreciating it more and more. This is a nice change of pace from my usual brews, so I may have to seek this one out to mix it up every now and then.

Franz4, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of Teleweizen2
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a bright yet hazy orange color with minimal white foam.

S - strong bubblegum in the forfront, with a dose of bitter orange peel. Notes of ripe banana esters, toast and caramel round out the nose.

T - a light caramel sweetness at the forfront carries over ad the beer warms on the tongue eliciting an citrus hop bitterness with hints of tea leaves. The finish has a touch of booze and a lingering sweetness.

M - medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and brisk carbonation.

O - this is a unique Blego-American ale that is both easy drinking (maybe too easy drinking for its abv) and exceptionally flavorful.

Teleweizen2, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of cooch69
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one came in a 12 ounce bottle that says it has 9.4 % ABV. in it.

It pours a bright, clear golden yellow with a nice two and a half finger head of off white foam.

Nose on this one is a beut. Citrus aroma's from the hops mainly focus on grapefruit and evergreen needles. Then there is a really nice spiciness. Mainly cloves and maybe some cinnamon as well. Some crystalized malts hang out in the backround.

At first the taste comes out and covers the mouth in juicy hopiness. Citrus fruits and pine come to mind. It is pretty sticky and sweet. Then as I continue my glass, I begin to realize just how awesome the Belgian Yeast did on this Beauty. A nice spicy finish to this one. It has such a crisp and clean taste to it.

There's nothing really wild about this but rather just a hopped up version of a BSPA. All the spiciness and yeast associated with the style just some added American Flair and a lot more hops.

cooch69, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of bfields4
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very large white frothy head that refuses to dissipate. Nice filtered golden body.

Very wheaty aroma. Nice touch of citrus hops linger as well. Pick up just a slight touch of Belgian sweetness.

Pineapple citrus. A bit of sweet bready malt. Tangy funk from the Belgian yeast. Little dryness from the booze to finish it off.

Your typical Lagunitas offering. very solid beer nice hop profile with a little twist. Nice alcohol kick. I can't say I've every had a bad brew from these guys.

bfields4, Sep 03, 2011
Photo of nickthetick
4.9/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: pours a clear copper into a DFH signature glass with two fingers of slightly off white head that thins rather quickly to a finger then slowly after that to a skim leaving no lacing.

S: full of beautiful bread notes and sweet malts with an amazing bouquet of fruits and lighter floral and pine hops.

T: the hops offer the first surprising notes of flowers and are quickly backed by awesome malts and brilliant yeast flavors hit the pallet and take over everything. Lovely rose water and pine linger on the tongue after the beer is long gone.

MF: medium body with a great effervescence, a tiny bit astringent and just a slight tad dry on the end.

O: this is a brilliant beer that I am so happy I got a six pack of on a whim. I will be getting this again and find it suitable if not better then some of the good abbey beers. Brilliant.

nickthetick, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of antlerwrestler19
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, but clear, golden slightly orange with a 1.5 finger milk colored head that slowly falls leaving behind some nice lacing that coats the circumference of the glass. Smells bready, banana, bubble gum, orange citrus, nice mellow hops - definitely fulfilling it's belgian "upbringing". The taste is excellent following the nose but on top of the sweetness brings about a nice bitter bite and decent malty backbone - fresh bread, cloves, spices, sweet and bitter all mingling together to form a delicious beer. The mouthfeel is quite syrupy and sticky with adequate carbonation and more burn from the alcohol than I would like but that's why it's a strong - it doesn't deter me from loving this beer one bit. I was happy to snag a 6 of this while up at the lake in northern Minnesota, will be seeking out more when I head back up in a couple weeks.

Cheers!

Edit: My bottle is telling me it's 9.4% rather than the 8.85% that is listed...shibby

antlerwrestler19, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of ujsplace
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Union Jack's on the Manatawny.

A deep golden colored brew with a creamy white head that leaves some nice lacing.

Smells of piney, resinous hops, citrus, bready and spicey.

Tastes of big grapefruit hoppiness,piney, resinous hops, some banana, bready yeast and spicy.

Medium mouth, good carbonation.

Good stuff - would love to try this one again.

ujsplace, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of olympicgatorade
4.85/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Golden orange. Fairly tight head for a Belgian.

S: Bready, slight funkyness, fruits.

T: Hits you first with a light bready-ness, then some fruity funk and ends with a delightful bitterness. Amazing.

M: Nice and crisp for a Belgian. The wild yeasts leave a pleasantly soft mouthfeel.

O: Really great. 9+% but you can hardly taste the alcohol. Could drink many of these.... I often feel Lagunitas misses the mark and is only about the spectacle, but they've proven me wrong big time here. Highly recommended.

olympicgatorade, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of cdkrenz
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Crisp orange body that I can see through with ease. The head is eggshell white and stand over an inch tall with great stamina.

S - The scents of honey, pear, grape juice and bubble gum all wrapped up but not too sweet.

T - Slightly hopped just enough to make you notice, and well balanced against a sweet malty base

M - Medium body with a moderately sticky finish. Goes diwn smooth with very little coarse texture.

~ This is another high quality beverage from the folks at Lagunitas. They've really done a nice job with this beer. It looks good, smells good, taste good, feels good... it must be good.

cdkrenz, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of TheHoppiest
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Perhaps I'm going about this the wrong way, but I am reviewing this before I've reviewed Lagunitas' Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale. I imagine they wouldn't take offense, however. Also, to note: BA lists this at 8.85% ABV. The bottle I'm drinking tonight, however, clocks in at 9.4% ABV, with an unheard-of 72.51 IBU's. That's a hell of a lot of bitter for a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Let's see what it brings:

Poured from a squat 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a clear filtered honey copper color, that seems to glow just a bit, with a two-finger creme colored head that slowly collapses, leaving a foamy, sticky lumpy pile of head that is quickly addressed with a vigorous swirl.

Has a sweet, citric aroma, with tangerines and grapefruit, overlaid with a pine scent that wafts away after a moment of two. A bit of honey and grapes also shine through.

Sweet to start, with a taste of honey, grapes, clover and roses, before giving way to a sharp, almost astringent hop flavor that quickly sets up camp in your mouth and refuses to leave. As I get further into this beer, the peppery, spicy hops completely dominate, leaving the initial sweet fruit profile no choice but to surrender.

While the sweet taste eventually is overcome by the bitter hop, notably it does not give ground on how it affects the feel of this beer. The sharpness I noted earlier is sanded down, polished even by the sweet malt backbone of this ale. Medium bodied, with a dry finish, this is a sipper to be sure.

While an excellent beer, this is nothing like what I think of when I envision a Belgian Stong Pale Ale. Far hoppier than any BSPA I've had before, this does have the Lagunitas house brand clearly stamped on it with its aggressive hop presence. Sweet to start, peppery and bitter to finish, this is a relatively complex brew that I definitely recommend grabbing and trying. Cheers!

TheHoppiest, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of dcook11
3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was of two minds with his beer. I am a hop lover, but man this pushed the levels for a BSPA. I wish Lagunitas would have toned it down some. That being said, I did enjoy the beer. Poured into a tulip.

A- Honey colored. Clear. Thick two finger soapy white head. High carbonation. Champaign like bubbles rise to the top. Spider web lacing. Initial head fades into a pencil thin one.

S- Hop dominant. Citrus, funk, belgian yeast, apple, cotton candy. Some what of a weak nose...I had to really struggle to get past the hops to really flesh out the complexities of the beer.

T- Hops, citrus, cotton candy, touch of abv. Bitter finish.

M- Medium approaching heavy.

O- Leaning more toward IPA territory. Another example of a tasty, but if predictably hoppy lagunitas beer. Worth a try.

dcook11, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of lnashsig
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was originally a Lagunitas hater, but now I am coming around to their beers, and appreciating them for the great value (price point) that they offer.

Poured from bottle into my DFH snifter. Pours a orange golden transparent color, not much head, but some stays on top of the brew for awhile. Smell- clove, some bready malt, spices (cinnamon, nutmeg?) and a deep sugary sweetness. Taste- at first it is all about the clove, then a rich sweetness (sugar, not caramel), then a nice bitterness from the hops. Really nice carbonation makes this a dry finish, and cuts some of the sweetness and alcohol (needed). I couldn't believe this was 9.4 %, it is virtually undetectable, nicely hidden. It also has a medium body to it, not syrupy like you get sometimes with beers like this.

Overall this is great. I will definitely seek out again.

lnashsig, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of bashiba
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very carbonated clean bright amber color with a continuous stream of bubbles running up to the thick and sticky tan head, nice lacing.

Has a big citrusy hop nose with light spicy yeast notes and a big sweet caramel malt all mixing together quite nicely, very lemongrass and bready.

The flavors are much more subtle than the nose, but all the noticeable smells come through nicely in the taste. A big wave of lemongrass and light floral hops are quickly followed by a nice toasty bread malt mixing in with the lightly gingery belgian yeast, has a lingering minty and bitter finish. As it warms more and more bready malt flavor comes through.

The mouthfeel has that classic lagunitas viscosity to it, very thick and chewy, almost syrupy.

Very nice beer, a great mix of different flavors making a fun complex beer.

bashiba, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of bluHatter
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a fan of Lagunitas' Sumpin' Sumpin' ale, so decided to give this stronger Limited Release a try - and it did not disappoint. As other reviewers have noted, my bottle says 9.4% ABV as well, not 8.85% as shown here.

A: Darker in color than Sumpin' Sumpin's characteristic orange, this ale is a shimmering deep amber color, almost brown.

S: Citrus with some pine wood notes. The smell hints at the fact of a slightly stronger ale.

T: Very hoppy, with damp citrus flavors, bitter as expected, but not overpowering. This is a very delicious ale.

M: crisp and creamy.

O: A very delicious brew, worthy of its namesake. I only wish it wasn't limited release!

bluHatter, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of kagent777
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle from Texas, thanks Sandy! I poured this one into my goblet. My bottle says 9.4 ABV rather than the 8.85 listed here.

Appearance: Clear golden beer with a white head that settled fairly quickly to leave a ring of bubbles around the edge with a little lacing.

Smell: First I note the yeasty character of the beer. It smell like a good spicy Belgian yeast, as it should. The hops also add to the spiciness of the brew. The malts add a slight sweetness to the smell. All in all, really nice and complex.

Taste: This tastes a little more like an IPA than a typical full -on Belgian. The hop bitterness is present but not overpowering. There is also a light caramel maltiness and some spicy yeast character, too. The finish is long lasting, and the alcohol is well hidden at 9.4 ABV.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is present but on the light side and the flavors thoroughly coat the mouth.

Overall: This one is occasionally available in Utah, I wish we could get it regularly. A very well done, solid, complex beer. Maybe my only knock is that it would not be accessible to a person new to craft beer. This is a beer lovers beer.

kagent777, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of CoalPorter
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up on a whim at my local grocery store. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Lots of carbonation evident. 1 finger of loose pillowy white head. Color is a dusky yellow-gold, quite clear and inviting. Pretty lacing all the way down the pint.

S - Hops immediately. Leather and pine with undertones of mango, pineapple, and an acidity from the yeast.

T - Alive with spicy and floral hop. There is some malt undertone with musty yeast in equal measure. Flavors of bitter orange peel and clove, with a nicely tannic and bitter finish scrubbing the palate.

M - clean and crisp with nice carbonation

O - Delightful. I was super glad I picked this up. Easily the best overall drinking pint I have had in a while, I will be sad when the sixer is done.

CoalPorter, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of philbe311
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Two fingers worth of crisp slightly fluffy lightly whipped off-white colored head... Decent retention... The color is a clean pale copper... Streaks of brisk packed medium sized bubbles rise along the sides of the glass...

S - The aroma is rather subdued... Light fruity aroma... Apricot... Pineapple juice... Apples... Even some cucumbers??? White bread... The hops are present, but lie beneath the surface... Good complexity with lots of interesting aromas, I only wish that everything was dialed up a notch...

T - Much more potent on the palette... Honey dew... Pineapple... Apricot... Peaches... Apples... Some citrus... A nice hop punch that is equal parts citrus and pine is present through out...

M - Medium bodied... Lush to start... Slightly creamy... A bit sticky... Juicy... Sturdy... A bit dense... Sleek... Smooth... Really elegant...

D - A really really nice brew... A little more in the aroma department would make this an exceptional offering... Well crafted and rather unique... I would gladly invest in a sixer of this every time I see it and would recommend other BAs do the same... Lagunitas has never let me down... All that being said, I'm not sure I agree with the style classification for this one... It strikes me much more as a Double IPA or Strong Ale...

philbe311, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of bennetj17
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, deep golden appearance. 1/2 inch head with some decent lacing in its wake. Carbonation appears to be somewhat lively. The aroma has a bit of citrus hop twang, but also a great deal of cookie/caramel maltiness. It doesn't smell very Belgian like though.

Smoothly balanced hop and malt flavors. Finishes rather clean. Touch of alcohol heat. Decent bitterness arises after a few sips. I was hoping for a more hop dominant profile but the malt character is actually very agreeable. It sways perfectly between the cookie like malt and orange tangy hops, resulting in a delightful but slow sipper. According to the date code this was bottled about a month ago, so the relative freshness is beneficial here, and I assume any aging would be detrimental.

The beer has a medium thickness, and the carbonation is sharp but perhaps too fine. Being a Belgian style I would expect more foaminess to add to the body.

Overall this beer met expectations. It was unique and likable but I'm not sure that's enough for me to want to buy it regularly. It's interesting to experiment making a malty Belgian beer and lots of hops, but a heavy handed dose of American hoppiness shouldn't go to waste. That's why the parent beer to this (Little Sumppin Sumpin) is more of a success. Focus on the hops. That's why I say this is just worth a try...

bennetj17, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of blackcompg
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my 12oz beer glass -

Appearance - Poured about a finger of eggshell white head, color is a brite translucent yellow-orange, incredible lacing. There are steady streams of small champagne bubbles streaming from the bottom of my glass that creates a very solid, white cap that endures for the session.

Smell - Hmmmm...some pineapple and citrus mixed with a slightly piney/medicinal smell with some floral grassy notes and minerals, I'm guessing this is the belgian yeast.

Taste - Very interesting, a while lot of flavors going on here. Starts with that belgian yeast/spice flavor, then some semi-sweet tropical fruits, peach, apricot, pears - then a good amount of citrus, grapefruit and bitter orange. Then the hops kick in with bitter grapefruit and pine that provide a little pucker long into the finish. There is also a pretty prominent spiced carmel backbone throughout the entire sip.

Mouthfeel - This is a medium bodied beer, low to medium carb that adds a really nice tingle around the sides of the tongue. There is a nice sweetness throughout that coats the tongue, but still has a fairly clean and dry finish. The label says 9.4% ABV, but this is perfectly hidden - alcohol is only noticed by a gentle warmth that builds throughout the session

Overall - What an interesting beer, so many flavors and nuances. I have really liked every Lagunitas product I've tried, and this is certainly no exception. I totally get the Wild, with all of the flavors going here, along with a prominent carmel backbone that offsets the bitter nuances, this one is just spiced. Check this one out, I would buy this one again.

blackcompg, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of TheRealBigC
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at 775 Gastropub

Translucent amber body, thick white head. I could see some bubbles bubbling up the center of the glass.

Smell contained some yeast, some malt and some hops. I know this isn't clear, but it smelled pretty good.

Taste was quite great. A lot of stuff going on here with some Belgian sort of spices with a nice hoppy bite on the way down and malts spread about for good measure. Feel is nice and crisp.

I really enjoyed this one. This is a "big sister" to a beer I still haven't tried so I don't quite have a comparison there. It's just a great beer! Lagunitas continues to show great range and quality.

TheRealBigC, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of zander4dawin
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - A great sticky head with an illuminous light amber body.
Smell - The Belgian yeast creates a spicy aroma that pairs well with the scent of the sweet malt body and floral hop notes.
Taste - An extremely complex beer. The Belgian flavors are up front and mouth coating with a snappy hop bite followed by a light fruity aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Good crisp body and feel, works well with the taste.

zander4dawin, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of n2185
4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pours a clear, golden honey color with two fingers of white head that recedes into a thin white cap with good lacing.

S: Lots of sweet bubblegum and candy sugar with light spice notes at first which melds seamlessly into a tropical pineapple and grapefruit aroma from the hops. Lovely.

T: Similar to the aroma, there are sweet bubblegum flavors at first along with some light spicy notes. The sweetness again follows into a tropical pineapple and grapefruit blast from the hops. The finish is lightly bitter with just a touch of alcohol burn.

M: Medium-light body with high carbonation that accentuates the tropical hop flavors and bitterness well.

O: Definitely not a BSPA--too thick and hoppy--but a wonderful Belgian IPA. A delicious mix of sweet and spicy Belgian aromas/flavors with tropical fruit hop aromas and flavors. I didn't expect to enjoy this beer as much as I do, but it's hard not to chug it because it's so tasty and drinkable. Absolutely love it.

n2185, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of DoctorDog
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle into a tulip.
*9.4% ABV on bottle, as opposed to the 8.85% listed.

A- Slightly hazy and amber. Pours with1+ finger of white head, which fades slowly to a small cap.

S- Pear...floral and slightly citrus hops hit....solid amount of Belgian yeast character.

T- Lots of great hop flavor...pine, citrus, fruity-spicy...a bit of the funky Belgian yeast...pear-like fruity sweetness.

M- Fairly crisp with moderate carbonation. Medium feel....fairly creamy.

O- Very good. Even with 9.4% ABV, extremely easy drinking, great tasting...really enjoyable.

Future outlook: At under $10 for a sixer, this was an incredible steal...might have to be used as cellar-stock....

DoctorDog, Aug 25, 2011
A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,867 ratings.