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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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3,452 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,452
Reviews: 951
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 170
Gots: 441 | FT: 2
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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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of sailorastro
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Overall: Keeping it short here: try this beer. Then enjoy more of this beer. A little sumpin' of this will go a long way.

Appearance: Golden amber in color. Good head with a slight lace. Lot of carbonation.

Smell: Toast; wheat; raspberry; sour fruit.

Taste: Hops introduce themselves onto the front of the palate, then cleans up with a fruit-tart finish.

Mouthfeel: Average body with a dry finish.

Sampled from a pint glass.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of goldennectar
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz.bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Nice thick head that quickly fades & golden brown color. Nice lacing left behind.

Smell: Hops & Hops! Very floral, with a hint of fruit & citrus. Makes you want whats causing the aroma.

Taste: Hops up front with the malt coming through, very balanced. High ABV was not overly prominent.

Mouthfeel: Medium body & carbonation, surprising for the alcohol content

Overall: Fantastic. A very drinkable beer even with the high ABV. - A definite beer to revisit.

Photo of eclaycamp
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Color is golden, most likely a byproduct of the wheat in the recipe. Appearance is somewhat cloudy, this beer may have been bottle conditioned. Aroma is of bready yeast, with pineapple, grapefruit, and other citrus fruit shining through. With a name like Wild, you would expect this to be somewhat sour, but it really isn't. Instead this feels more like a heavily-hopped Beligian Tripel or Belgian Golden Strong. Not that that's a bad thing. Trademark Lagunitas malt sweentess shines from start to finish, which helps to mask the size of this beer - 9%+ ABV. There's a slightly minerally or metallic thing going on in the finish that I wish wasn't there, but overall this is another nicely crafted beer from a brewery that clearly knows what it is doing.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of Jef59
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful golden orange. Smells very fruity. Pineapple, peaches, and apricots. Tastes of peaches and pineapple with a bitter and slightly sour finish. Some phenolic spice is present and compliments the fruitiness very well. Possibly some notes of breadiness or biscuit in there. A little pine as well. Kind of a foamy and dry mouthfeel. Really nice, interesting an refreshing.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of JayS2629
3.4/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy brown with a huge head that fades fast and leaves nice rings of lace.

The aroma is fruity with spice notes and citrus hints. Lemon and orange with grapefruit notes are pungent against a yeasty, clove, cinnamon, and black pepper with bready background.

Bready bottom holds up to pungent floral, citrus and grapefruit zest flavors. Yeasty, estery flavors produce fruit, spice and some metallic notes. Leather and earthy elements too.

A thin and grainy mouthfeel

OK. Somewhat clashing but complimentary. Some chemical, metallic, and medicinal notes are not pleasant, but at least subtle.

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

Hazy golden-orange, with a slight fog of off-white head, leaving some lacy legs behind.

Big hops up front, highly floral and with big citrus. Yeasty too - pops the nose a bit.

A big IPA with distinct grapefruit, resiny and an obvious Belgian yeast.

A slight burn from the hops - nothing subtle about it.

By the name alone, you'd think it a wild ale - not so, with the yeast providing the crazy here. Good beer, but I'd actually prefer the original.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of TheDinger
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gave this a shot as a wild card from my trip to Asheville. I will say I'm not a big hop head, so I will try and be open. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. A golden, copper clear pour with a very generous 2+ finger off white pillow head. Obvious carbonation with decent lacing and rentention. Smell was a bit mild. Some notes of citrus and lemon grass. Maybe a hint of cloves. Taste was surprising for an IPA. It was pretty well balanced with some bready malts poking through the hop bitterness. Pretty smooth and refreshing. Feel was quite a bit of carbonation, but not too watery. Quite balanced. Overall- I was pretty impressed with the balance and flavor of this IPA. Again, not my style, but I've had a lot worse. A bit too much citrus and carbonation for me, but wouldn't turn one down-

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of StoryOfTheGhost
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was an excellent beer, and something that I would gladly get again for the price per 6er

A- Beautiful golden color, visibly carbonated, with a nice white head that leaves a lacing for the entire life of the beer

S- This surprised me a bit. I was not at all impressed by the smell. Perhaps the hops had faded, but I did not smell the citrusy and hoppy smells that others are reporting. I smelled the over-ripe banana bread smells typically associated with Belgians. I also smelled a lot of vanilla. But there was an odd chemical smell that was hard to get past, and made me think that I would not enjoy this beer

T- The chemical smell was not at all present in the taste. The taste was so much better than I expected based on the smell. I tasted vanilla at the forefront, along with ripe fruits. There was a strong alcohol taste that was not at all hidden, and very much at the forefront- but I like that, so for me, that represents a positive, not a drawback, but for those who like high alcohol contents to be hidden, they probably would be turned off. There is a citrusy hoppy taste in the background, but it is not present until after the vanilla and boozy flavors. Very complex. Terrific flavor

M- Very full body. Taste stays with you. Goes through transitions in your mouth.

O- this is one of the better "under $10 6 packs" I have ever had. I would gladly get this beer again. Another great effort by Lagunitas

A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,452 ratings.