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A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company

A Little Sumpin' WildA Little Sumpin' Wild

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Ratings: 2676
Reviews: 897
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%


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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Apellonious

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pt 6 fl oz from FMcD's. Poured into a tulip glass.

A - a cloudy translucent orange. Minimal head that moved straight to thin lace. Second pour yields a more fluffy one finger head.

S - hop forward, sweet Belgian sugar/yeast, a tinge of butter

T - taste is in line with the aroma, at least initially. The bitterness on the finish hangs on for quite some time. There is some grass/pine, and some overtones of heat from the alcohol. Citrus (tangerine) throughout. More bread like characteristics once it warms .

M - starts off on the sharp, slightly watery side, but it has a slightly oily/creamy undercurrent. Gets much smoother and fuller as it warms.

O - the sweetness that seems apparent in the aroma is restrained, and the finish brings a healthy dose of bitterness. A well balanced version of a Belgian IPA that is recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 20:50:57 | More by Apellonious
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured chilled in large ale glass.

A: cloudy, dark amber; very pronounced head (3 finger); good carbonation; decent lacing
S: yeast very prominent; promises a wild, Belgian flavor; a bit of grass
T: wow, amazing; very hoppy, with a sweet bubblegum and grapefruit, which tapers nicely, after about 30 seconds, into pine and grass--a beautiful transition; the Belgian yeast is rather subdued in this recipe, less than what the nose might promise; the wild element is noticeable but not overwhelming
M: pretty good

Wow, what a nice way to approach this recipe. Get one!

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 01:48:05 | More by Arithmeticus
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JayQue

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An excellent take on a "mixed bag" style of beer. Pours a fairly clear light orange color with a small delicately bubbly white head that fades fast. Leaves some filmy lacing on the glass.

Aroma is really prominent. When the beer is cold, it is primarily citrus hops, not a generic citrusy aroma....more like someone squeezed a tangerine slice into the glass. As the beer warms up, the Belgian yeast takes on a more prominent role from a background smell to an aroma that holds its own with the hops.

Flavor is more of the same...hops forward while cold. Yeast takes center stage as it warms. The yeasty flavor is like that of a good Tripel...almost a ripe cheese type flavor. There is good bitterness throughout but the strong tangerine flavor fades into a more generic citrus flavor as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel is rich and soft. The yeastiness balances the bitterness. A very enjoyable beer and a good example of what this style can be.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 19:55:18 | More by JayQue
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arizcards

Arizona

4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single at Total Wine in mid-August for $1.99. Bottled on 7-17-13.

Beer poured golden orange with a very nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is whopping amount of citrus with fruity esters.

Taste is hop forward, grapefruit rinds, some orange, bready, apple, and catching some of the medicinal phenols.

Mouthfeel is smooth from the belgian yeast strain, moderately carbonated.

Overall i am not sure why it took me so long to try this brew but it is delicious! Definitely something i will have again in the future!

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 01:21:10 | More by arizcards
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - golden colored body with a frothy off-white head, excellent head retention and lacing
S - very fruity, citric orange rind, spicy yeast
T - hot booze, faint isopropyl alcohol, fruity, orange, Juicy Fruit gum, biscuit
M - medium, resinous, sharp, bitter finish, alcohol present throughout
O - if this wasn't so overly boozy it would be better. I like the flavors, but its too hot and that takes a lot away from it

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 03:36:37 | More by barnzy78
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I drank A Little Sumpin' WILD in my tulip at cellar temperature.

It looks similar to standard Sumpin' Sumpin', what with its clear honey-orange color topped with a nice and creamy-looking white two-finger head.

The aroma has the same awesomely assertive citrus notes of Sumpin' Sumpin', but with some sweet Belgian yeastiness and funkiness thrown in! A hint of malty vanilla, too. It smells fantastic.

It tastes exactly like a great Belgian IPA is supposed to... hoppy, fruity, and bready. First it hits me with orange and lemon, and then it leaves a dry, bitter aftertaste of hops, citrus rinds, and bread.

This might be slightly more full-bodies than regular Sumpin', but otherwise, it's about the same.

The Belgian IPA may be a fairly new style, but I would call this a pretty definitive (and delicious) example of one.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 00:35:06 | More by Kuaff
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laglocal

California

4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle served in a traditional Belgian style beer glass.

A: Gorgeous. An orange-gold hue with a frost-white head that came to about a finger despite my aggressive pour. Lacing appearing already as head begins to slowly dissipate.

S: The curious flavor from the Belgian yeast first pokes it's head out here a bit, but for the most its a hoppy light smell.

T: Dangerously smooth, hops ever-present being a Belgian style IPA, but the curious clovey-ness brought by the yeast is what makes me proclaim this as one of, if not my favorite beers. I think it is even a bit of a cannabis-type taste that the yeast brings. Citrus and apple present initially, malt rounds things out nicely.

M: Brimming with carbonation, exciting and entertaining mouthfeel. Finish is there and lingers with a curious sweetness.

As stated before, I have held this in high regard for a long time so my review may be a bit biased. But this hides the 8.8% abv like nobodies business and is drinkable to boot. I would highly recommend this to any IPA fan as it is sure not to disappoint. True to style and worth revisiting. I'm stocked up, but will be sad to see this go out of season.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 04:17:03 | More by laglocal
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
The beer pours a fairly vigorous and white creamy head that lasts quite a bit with some very nice lacing. The beer itself is a nice clear and light amber that borders on orange.

Smell:
Citrus fruit smell that is close to orange and lime. The smell also has spices an slight hints of pepper. The smell also appears to have bits of granny smith.

Taste:
Citrus flavored hops that taste like a mixture of orange and lime. The taste also spices and hints of pepper. The sour taste is minimal compared to the other flavors. The hops also have a pine resin taste to it but is dominated by the two different citrus tastes.

Mouthfeel:
Biting carbonation and medium bodied but on the light side. Dry finish and a smooth feel.

Overall:
A very good Belgian IPA and worth drinking if you can get your hands on it.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 01:55:16 | More by HattedClassic
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lagunitas Brewing Company - A Little Sumpin' Wild, poured into a Lawson's tulip.

Look - Pours a slightly hazy but mostly clear pale copper with a good sized soapy head that retains for a while. Great lacing.

Smell - Aroma is spice, citrus hops, and candied apple.

Taste - Spice in front, resin and floral hops in the middle, sour finish.

Mouthfeel - Sits throat warm slightly boozy. Moderate carbonation. Dry. Decent drinkability. Light-medium body.

Overall - Solid, a good representation of this particular style.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 14:08:20 | More by JMScowcroft
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maxcoinage

Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter with a big inch and a half white head that took some time to settle down and left a decent amount of lacing on the glass. Color is a nice golden yellow.

Aroma is very hop forward, pine and citrus come through but you can sense some of the Belgian spice,

Flavor is very complex, almost too much going on for me-- resinous hops, fruity esters from yeast, spice, a sour finish

Mouthfeel has a medium body, a bit slick, medium to strong carbonation

Overall an interesting "Wild" Ale, I'm not sure if an Belgian IPA is quite my style.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 21:09:46 | More by maxcoinage
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Glennlawless

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass.

A - light copper and somewhat see through. very mild looking for an 8.8. frothy one finger head.

S - getting some citrus going on , and im noticing a hint of a bubble gummy type of smell. I smelled more and put my finger on it; Mango. im getting a lot of mango coming through in the nose. ive never smelled a fruit that distinct in an IPA before. thats pretty cool.

T - starts as just a a bitter hop bomb... lemon, grapefruit,apricot, tangerine..while all this is happening you definitely feel the pine-like backbone....in a nutshell this brew is just a mess of fruit...etc. and finishes with a mellow slightly bitter mango/mango peel. this is pretty good. lingering bitterness.

M - Medium carbonation, not over the top...a little creamy.

Overall i thought this was a really cool beer to come from the sumpin series. loved the mango aroma too....that really got me. just a very big beer. a little bit of maltiness mellows the bang of hops you get through out...and keeps you coming back for more. yet another good beer put out by Lagunitas. Pretty similar to the "sumpin sumpin ale"... Anybody who appreciates a west coast style hoppy, bitter bomb of a beer. this DIPA is for you.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 03:00:18 | More by Glennlawless
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archyquaffer

Montana

3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce stubby into a shaker glass. A moderate pour produces about 3/4 inch of creamy, off-white head, which sticks to the sides of the glass throughout. The beer is a pale golden color, and very clear with moderate carbonation.

This beer is very very hoppy. I get tons of grapefruit aromas and tastes, along with some orange, a touch of pine perhaps. A bit of sweet, and medium bodied malt backbone combines with the citrus to produce some ruby grapefruit and blood orange flavors. I can maybe just taste a bit of wild funk, cloves and banana.

Based on its name, I expected a "wild ale", but this tastes pretty much like another IPA to me (albeit a good one). Although its quite good, the more subtle flavors are drowned out to a certain extent by the hops (but see note below). In my humble opinion, this is a beer where the hops could be dialed down just a little. I've registered similar complaints about beers where you just KNEW there was some awesome malt flavor in there somewhere, but just couldn't taste it above all the citrus and pine.

PS. The yeast flavors are more apparent after this beer warms, therefore I'm adjusting my ratings accordingly.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 02:12:54 | More by archyquaffer
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: hazy orangish yellow, sustaining head, some lacing
S: little musty, wet cardboard, yet somehow this isn't bad, because it's the backbone to other scents that aren't as strong as I'd like, orange or orange blossom, maybe, definitely a little earthy

T/M: I have has this beer before and enjoyed it, but this tasting I *really* enjoyed. Earthy in nature, but there is a definite hint of orange. The earthiness gets me today, though. The mouthfeel isn't strong, but lingers, little more subdued, but a nice tug on the tongue without being too dry.

O: not as "sweet" as most Lagunitas, a more down to earth (pun intended) offering. Was just what I was looking for today, will have to remember this is different from "any other Lagunitas" offering.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2013 22:34:20 | More by cjgiant
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Beejay

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: A light pink peach color, the head is slightly off white, and rocky.

S: Hoppy with grapefruit as the dominant aroma. Some light tangerine and some sweet bread aroma come out with the playful fruity smell of Belgian yeast.

T: Very assertive bitterness, some grapefruit and tangerine come through. The bitterness has a touch of an earthy feel to it as it fades into a banana and breakfast bread finish.

M: Medium in body, the carbonation is fine in texture and quite lively. The finish is a touch drying.

O: All in all this is a pretty decent beer, the bitterness is fairly assertive but is balanced out by the malt. The Belgian character adds a nice fruitiness and a twist right when you think you have figured this beer out.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 00:12:53 | More by Beejay
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RIbeerguy

Rhode Island

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Found this at a small liquor store up the street. I was already a Lagunitas fan. Had high expectations for this beer and was not disappointed. Nice appearance, good foamy head. About one finger. Smells of a familiar IPA, citrusy and lemony. Just like a good summer beer should. Tastes hoppy as soon as it hits the tongue. Some spice and sourness mixed here. We'll bodied and very drinkable. Overall this beer is going to be a favorite of mine. Not as good as hop devil, but that's in my top 5.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 22:09:22 | More by RIbeerguy
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

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

Summer beer, ok, well, Summer is gone so here goes:

Into a chalice:

A: golden amber/maybe closer to a yellow colored body, one finger white foamy head that dissipates and leaves a nice spider web speckled faded looking lacing, light carbonation is seen rising

S: sour and/or tart mango/lemon fruitiness up front, hops showing some pizazz

T: basically the same adding a bitterness from the hops that seem to be showing a bit more, lemony aftertaste, quick dry finish

M: light, pretty sessionable (perhaps poundable to some), carbonation is somewhat sharp which is good for the style and I say good to me

O: I say this is a good Belgian IPA by style that I would have again. Kudos to Lagunitas for a style that I don't normally go after too much. I had this with ginger salmon the other day and it was absolutely superb, and then I had it with chicken stir fry, and thought holy crap, what a spectacular beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 20:42:20 | More by BeerKangaroo
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Duane_Opfer

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into IPA glass. Bottled on 9/3 (Julian date of 246). Consumed on 10/3.

A - Golden amber. Clear/no cloudiness or sediment. Readily apparent carbonation. Gentle pour yielded less than a finger of head. Lacing quickly slid down side of glass and rejoined remaining beer.

S - Fragrant. Sour/tart mango and lemon. Higher ABV apparent by smell.

T - Lemon, orange rind, with a hint of sour cherry. Moderate hoppiness. Does not hide higher ABV. Something weird above the finish on the back of the tongue... lasting sourness.

M - Lightly bodied with nice carbonation. Nice foaminess in the mouth as the beer warms.

O - Somewhat disappointed... expect more complexity in flavor and a fuller mouthfeel out of a good higher ABV beer. This beer had qualities of a session beer and was inappropriate for an ABV of 8.8%.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 01:31:26 | More by Duane_Opfer
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bnes09

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transparent golden ale. Foamy head with solid retention and attractive lace lines.

Fresh wheat, yeast, grass, citrus and spinach leaf aroma. Bright and complex.

Solid, yet subtle malt character. Wheat and honey. Fresh citrus and herbal, leafy hop character in perfect balance. Great yeast flavor adds a Belgian twist.

Medium body. Well carbonated. Crisp finish with some yeast texture.

Great brew. Love the style and this one delivers.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 03:04:08 | More by bnes09
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BeerWizard

Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet, generates some short head that levels down pretty quickly. Beer is totally clarified and effervescing from the etching at the bottom of the goblet. The nose on this is very interesting. There's candied citrus fruit as well as pine and then some yeasty funk. There is no detectable alcohol on the nose, but pushing nine percent, definitely has a tiny bite to it and a warming quality. Certainly not overpowering though, and seems to be blending in with the hop bitters almost seamlessly. Flavor is citrusy-sweet, some peachiness, mango, and certainly a grapefruit-like bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly sticky, with adequate carbonation. Overall, I like the fruit-funk and hop-citrus combo, and I think this is well done for the style. If anything, I'd like more funkiness to it, but I think they took it to a good place regardless. Nice!

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 02:32:32 | More by BeerWizard
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Act25

New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love the brewer, love the series. Although I think it's just called Sumpin because it sells.

A: Pours into a wine glass a golden orange with a thick tight white head and some much lacing. Great looking. Look out Chimay Blue!

S: How nice Chimay meets IPA. Sheem IPA!

Starts with citrus hop up front then the yeasty, Belgian esters, and in style - pineapple, spice, pepper, and spicy yeast. All threaded by the hops.

T: As in the smell. HOPS, then spice, yeast, esters. With fruit tangerine, pineapple, and grapefruit paired nicely with spice and bitter hops. Back and forth, depth like a Chimay.

M: Smooth rich, deep body, medium, satisfying with a peppery finish. Great with food.

D: Hoppy Belgian. One of the best Belgian IPAs I have had. Must try.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 01:22:35 | More by Act25
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up this beer at Whole Foods as part of a mix-a-six for $9. Can't beat that.

I poured the beer from the bottle into a snifter. Immediately notice a healthy head that becomes two-fingers thick after the full pour. The head is creamy, chewy and frothy, quite beautiful. Lace on the glass is healthy as well. The beer has an amber and copper color that is quite inviting.

The smell is very citrusy with a strong presence of grapefruit, as well as yeast and mild pineyness and grassiness from the hops. The taste begins again with the grapefruit and citrus, then receives a bitter blast from the hops with a grassy taste, and then the booze emerges at the back end to light up the tongue a bit. The beer has a good level of carbonation and is light initially, but it ends bitter, boozy and dry.

Overall, a delicious, highly complex beer. The yeast seem to have made the most impact on the nose and create an enticing beer. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 18:37:37 | More by ONovoMexicano
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JackMcAwesome

Florida

4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass. I have no desire to interpret their ridiculous date code. Seriously Lagunitas...

Look: Very good looking brew. A nice golden brown, with a two finger head. Very frothy with a slightly vigorous pour. The lacing was brilliant. It coated the entire glass by the end.

Smell: Very grassy/floral like. Like fresh cut wheat. Not to be outdone, on the opposite end is a fistful of citrus. With grapefruit taking the forefront.

Taste: I really liked the balance of citrus/wheat. To me, it was almost like a wheat ipa. Maybe it's the yeast change that is doing this, but it's a pretty solid balance, with the malty finish, it's very top-notch.

Feel: Medium-light. The carbonation is very present, and makes it very refreshing considering how wheaty it is. The 8.8% abv is almost invisible. Covered up nicely.

Overall: A great beer. I wish I had a couple more of the same style to really compare, because this one is so good. I might adjust the scores when I have a bit more of this style under my belt, but a slightly different take on a style I'm getting pretty use to. (IPA) so that makes it a very refreshing change-up.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 20:33:27 | More by JackMcAwesome
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours a golden color. The head has the typical frothiness of a Belgian-style beer, but perhaps isn't as towering, at only a finger high. Head color is eggshell. Spotty patches of lacing are left down the glass.

S: Pleasantly spicy, with the sweet hops typical of Lagunitas. There's also a decent black pepper note which serves to balance the former out. Buried beneath those two is a faint malt backbone. This really smells like it will be good.

T: Upon hitting the palate, it tastes exactly like LSS - imagine that. It starts with a combination of wheat malt and sweet-yet-piny hoppiness. But that finish is where it really takes off. The spiciness on the back end gives this a passing resemblance to a good tripel, albeit one that's well hopped. Basically, it's delicious throughout.

M: One gripe, it's a bit too heavy. Because of that and carbonation that's only 'medium', the sweetness isn't fully cleansed off of the finish quite as much as I'd like. Still, that's not a problem in the least. There's no hint of the 8.8% anywhere; this feels like it's about 5%.

O: Lagunitas is just like Motorhead - they tend to always taste/sound the same from beer to beer/album to album, but when that taste/sound is so damn good, it really doesn't matter. Yes, this is just another hoppy Lagunitas beer. And I don't care, because this is really damn good.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 19:13:58 | More by ThisWangsChung
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle purchased at Whole Foods on P St. NW D.C., unknown bottling date, poured into my FFF Teku glass, drank 9/20/13 over a half-hour.

A: 3/3 - deep orange-golden coloration, solid clarity (can see and read through), initial soapy white head dissipates into subtle glass lacing, small alcohol legs for 8.80% time alcohol legs!

S: 11/12 - lots of intense Belgian flavors - spice, spice, esters, spice, spice, bananas, spice, spice...wow!!!

T: 19/20 - on the anterior tongue, I pick up first on the spicy, floral hops with only mild bitterness tasting super fresh!, in the middle of the mouth, some of the Belgian qualities start to emerge, in particular the fruity esters; still, it finishes really dry with little aftertaste that invites the next sip and the next...unbelievable!

M: 4/5 - moderate bodied with hop oils coating the tongue, the alcohol is present but doesn't taste like 8.8% to me; impressively high carbonation

O: 9/10 - as can certainly be surmised from the above, this is an excellent Belgian IPA that, I think, has restored my faith in the potential of this style...it's an effervescent admixture of hop, spice and ester that is as close-to-perfectly balanced as I can imagine, finishes super dry and just leaves you wanting more; highly recommended with any spicy dish but Indian or Cajun immediately pop to mind

TOTAL = 46/50

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 02:35:47 | More by MNishCT77
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

2.96/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from Harvest Market
Pours a fairly clear light golden color with a huge fluffy bone white head that persists forever. Smells of lemon and spice with a bit of pepper, grass, hay, and earth. Light bready wheat malt pulls it altogether. The flavor is quite resinous with grass hay citrus and pine. Light pepper and yeasty phenols with a hint of light sugar. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous almost chalky mouthfeel. Meh. too many contrasting flavors for my palette. The yeasty phenols and the resinous hop treatment are left unchecked by too light of a malty base. This didn't work for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 23:22:11 | More by johnnnniee
A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,676 ratings.