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A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,427
Reviews: 948
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 165
Gots: 417 | 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 StlHopHead77
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a clear peachish,orange with two full stiff and sturdy fingers of slightly off-white foam that died slowly leaving concentric rings of gummy lacing.

S-Green apple,lemon curd,slight dry spice,some floral qualities,honey and sourdough toast.

T-Green hops,fresh flowers,tangerine,yeast rolls,Juicy Fruit gum and fresh grass.Nice blend of complementary yeast and hop flavors but could have been a tad more assertive on both fronts.

M-Slick but smooth with a bready/creamy character.ABV was not felt and the finish was a nice mix of sourdough and hop tang.

O-I would not say that Belgian IPAs are my favorite style but that isn't to say I dislike them either.This was an extremely tasty example and one I will surely revisit.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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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  rDev -2.7%

Photo of keanex
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a crystal clear amber with carbonation bubbles floating to meet a 1 finger white creamy yet hilly head.

S: Florally hops with a chewed bubblegum type smell with a peppery hint.

T: A piney florally hop profile with a sweet malt profile with some fruity hints. A slight spice comes in at the finish. This is very balanced with a lot going on, it's hard to describe, but very easy to drink.

M: Medium bodied with a nice sharp carbonation to it.

O: I definitely like this more than the original, it has a fuller flavor and a more complex flavor, while actually being easier to drink since the hops seem a bit toned down. I like this, the complexity keeps me sipping trying to pick it apart.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of AmericanGothic
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint.

A: Pours a clear, golden orange color with one finger of light cream head. Good retention and lace, active carbonation.

S: Pepper, fruity esters and bubble gum. Smells yummy.

T: Starts with light mixed fruits, orange and pears and apples, ends slightly dry with a little pepper and oak, tiny bit of alcohol. Lightly sweet.

M: Light, creamy in the mouth and astringent on the finish.

O: Love this beer. First had it on Oktoberfest this year, but no way I could review it after a zillion beers before it. Picked some up in Illinois today and glad to review it now with fresh taste buds. Do be forewarned, that 9.4% is well hidden, don't let it catch you off guard.

Photo of dbossman
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden amber with a thin quickly dissipating head; lacing is good

S: Lots of grains, tart fruits: pears, apples, and lemons with a touch of alcohol booziness; also a decent hop presence especially in the back of the aroma

T: Tart fruits mingle with citrus and pine hops all on top of a grainy backbone: sour, grainy, hoppy, mmm

F: A touch thin but really nice sticky residue clings to the mouth

O: A nice tart and hoppy brew

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Little Sumpin Wild is limited release and can be occasionally be found in a 6 pack for about 10 bucks. Being a high quality 9.4% alcohol belgian IPA, it's a great deal. Not to mention, this is one of Lagunita's better brews. Great Belgian style yeasty flavors combined with the hoppiness of a moderate IPA makes for an enjoyable session beer.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of dgugliuzza
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip

Blonde and bubbly appearance with an inch of creamy white head. Steady stream of carbonation shooting up from the center of the glass.

Floral hops and fruity yeast aromas. Sweet malt in present and backed up by a dank, earthy aroma. Flowers, coriander and some light spice are all there as well. Great depth and complexity.

Bitter hops intertwine with sweet, floral flavors. The fruity yeast adds a great deal of strength. The Belgian part of this beer really packs a punch. Dank and earth tones combine with the delicate and floral ones.

Soft and creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is full and last through the finish. Smooth and pleasant. Fairly easy to drink at 9.4%.

Unique and complex brew. I really enjoyed the balance between the earthy and delicate flavors. This made for a great drinking experience. I highly recommend seeking it out.

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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  rDev -2.7%

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4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

November 29th, 2011 was my 5-Year Anniversary on BeerAdvocate. It's been an enlightening five years.

A - Clear, golden in color with a creamy white head. Lace sticks to the glass all the way down.

S - Bready, faint scent of hops, and slightly toasted malt. You can smell the wild yeast.

T - A bit of spice and bitterness from the hops. The wild character is there. It lingers on the palate. Fruity and bready at first but settles into spice and yeast. Alcohol isn't present which is amazing for 9.4%.

M - Extremely smooth, flavorful, and well balanced. The hops are there but stay in the background to remind you that while this is an IPA, the Belgian yeast is supposed to shine.

Highly recommended. Another fantastic beer from Lagunitas. They are as consistent as any brewery in the country.

Update: had a bomber on 2/2/13 and as expected, top notch stuff. So much more than their Lil Sumpin with Belgian yeast thrown in. A very different beer. And a very delicious beer.

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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%

A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,427 ratings.