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A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,183
Reviews: 922
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 154
Gots: 293 | 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

(Beer added by: femALEist on 04-28-2010)
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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the source.

A: Pours a hazy darkish yellowish orange with a fine white head which leaves sheet lace.

N: Getting dank weed, mild funk, barnyard, cheesy gym socks, wet cats and horseblankets.

T: Floral dankness with lemony funk. Lots of funk.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Very dry finish.

O: Very, very good.

wethorseblanket, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Murchmac
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Could drink this puppy all day.

golden yellow white head.

yeasty smells, floral, hoppy pines.

tastes follows the nose, floral, sticky, sweet, pine hop resin,

nice mouthfeel to it

Had this on tap at their brewpub on a hot day and on a cold rainy day, either way works fine.

Murchmac, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of shroompod
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 OZ into pint glass. Decent head , lacing down half the glass. Clear golden color.

Slight aroma of cloves , sweet honey and malts.

Tastes of sweet malt , banana , clove and a spicy cinnamon . Very nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel is a little sweet but I don't mind.

Overall a surprise to see cases of this stacked up. I may buy the remaining stock.

shroompod, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of stumac
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking this with my corn dog Amanda whilst eating ice cream. Weird combo, I know. But we just got done watching midget wrestling. So it's cool. Pours up clear orange with a decent white head. Aroma is huge of floral hops. Niiiice. Tastes bitter, honey, grapefruit, not too much hop flavor as much as there is hop bitterness. Nice again. Medium bodied, smooth drinkin. I dig

stumac, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of AlexanderCsamaj
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Everything I always wanted Little Sumpin' Sumpin' to be: little sweeter and more kick. Worthy of a case as I expect it will sit well. Says it is a summer release. Currently late summer and this is perfect for bringing in the fall. On my second bottle. Cheers.

AlexanderCsamaj, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Ghenna
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden straw with a billowy white head. Lacing all of the way down my pint glass.

Piney hops in the nose, generic malt sweet, Belgian yeast smell coming behind it.

Taste: [Sweet malt, bitter/dry hops]³, spiced Belgian yeast.

MF: A little sticky, hop dryness lingers on the palate for a fair bit. Not bad, but this beer lets you know that you have just drank it.

This is not a subtle beer, quite the opposite- it is almost inelegant in its presentation- this a brute force of a beer. An atom bomb of flavor with a dryness that lingers on the palate, letting you know whose bitch you are. This is a, to use a film cliche, tour de force beer. It will definitely give the palate a workout, but is well worth the experperience. The willingness to take an awesome beer like Sumpin' Sumpin' and add Belgian yeast to it, to further push the envelope, is why Lagunitas is my favorite brewery.

Ghenna, Dec 31, 2010
Photo of fourplayed
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2 finger head. Medium amount of lacing is thin. Clear Medium Golden and orange tinge.

Smells of sweet citrus and strawberry, Hops balance nicely, malts take a back seat.

Taste is nice mild sweetness of oranges, strawberries, pineapple, some herbal notes, Hops stand out well & malts balance it nicely. alcohol is very mild.

Mouthfeel is lite, carbonation is medium & zesty.

Overall a good hop and malt mix with a bit sweet mix of the citrus & fruit. Carbonation beginning to end is fine. Nice alcohol warmth. A very good drink if you feel a need for hops with a bit more fruity sweetness.

fourplayed, Oct 19, 2010
Photo of Cmack15
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this on tap at the Lagunitas brewery during a tour. The beer is a nice golden color and has good carbonation. The aroma is what really knocks your socks off with this beer. The Belgian yeast really comes through in the nose and makes this a damn good beer. The beer starts with the Belgian yeast and then finishes with the hops and dry. I am big fan of Belgian ipas and this a real good example of that style. Nice beer!

Cmack15, Jul 14, 2011
Photo of Spineypanda
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden almost straw color with a nice fluffy head that lingers and laces well.
Smells of major citrus/grapefruit.
Tastes of a good bit of citrus, but also a slight sweetness. A unique yeast taste that is very subdued that I imagine comes from the Westmalle yeast strain. A nice alcohol taste and burn on the back of the tongue.

A really nice beer, love the aroma.

Spineypanda, Sep 30, 2010
Photo of mtnbikerpa
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured my growler into SA Perfect Pint glass. Pours a bright orange amber color with about 2 healthy inches of head. The head quickly disappears. Strong aromas of hops and scents of the wild yeast. The flavor is very hoppy, floral and citrus up front. The belgian yeast strain adds good flavor punch. Mouthfeel is mostly smooth, a lil oily. This is drinkable enough I will enjoy this growler.

mtnbikerpa, Nov 26, 2010
Photo of nlmartin
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer was served chilled in an Imperial Pint glass.

Appearance: The body of the beer is a clear apricot coloration. The head of the beer is beige. The head is about 1inch high and resolves to a thin layer of film. Nice lacing marks the beers passage.

Smell: bubble gum cloves grapefruited apple cider

Taste: Its been a long while since i have had Westmalle. The beers flavor has a mix of cloves, peppery coriander, citrus grapefruit and a bit of pine. I got to say this was a good marriage of beer flavors. Very nice dry finish.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The body of the beer is light. The carbonation was gentle. Very easy to drink and well done. I wish I had several more bottles of this beer. Not really a sessionable beer but think I could drink alot of them.

nlmartin, Oct 02, 2010
Photo of srandycarter
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am going to review on taste and not style, as this one doesn't fit the mold I thought it would.

A - Pretty, clear copper with white head that leaves fast to disk. Some spotty cling lace.

S - MALT. SO malty. Malt. Did I mention the malt? Not much else.

T - Taste follows smell. Bittered nicely, sides to the sweet only slightly. No Belgian flavors or wild funk that I can discern.

M - Medium body, good carb, good balance.

D - Very easy to drink. Not taxing and hides ABV well.

srandycarter, May 25, 2011
Photo of Liverpool08
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So far everything I have had from Lagunitas has been great, and this is no exception. Pours a pale gold yellow with a giant sticky white head. Aroma is piney with just a hint of grassy yeast. Flavor starts out as a hoppy IPA, but then fades and finishes with a tad of sweetness. This is a really unique take on the style. Although I agree with some that it may be more a Belgian IPA, its still delicious. The sweetness keeps this from being just another IPA, and therefore very drinkible. Obviously the 8.8% ABV means you can't drink several. But the alchohol is so well hidden you feel like you could indulge in quite a few.

Liverpool08, Oct 31, 2010
Photo of hophead247
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly hazy golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma is very fresh citric hops, a touch piney with a noticeable belgian yeast sweetness. Flavor starts sweet and slightly... the yeast definitely playing a role in the balance with the strong american hops. Finishes bitter, a bit grainy and some definite booze followed by a piney bitterness lingering. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Nice beer Lagunitas...

hophead247, Oct 17, 2010
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 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 larryi86
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber poured into tulip glass

A- Clear golden/copper color with a two finger white head.

S- Big citrus hops smell with hints of spices and floral notes.

T- Close to the smell up front with a nice malt backbone and hints of yeast. Finish is really spicy, earthy, and hoppy.

M- Nice medium body, smooth, refreshing.

D- Very enjoyable and easy to drink. 8.85% ABV is not noticeable at all. Good price and will be buying another bottle or two very soon.

larryi86, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of GregSVT
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a nice white head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: Unlike the regular version the nose starts with a funky/fruity belgian yeast (almost banana) aroma followed by some hoppy tropical fruits and pine.

T: The taste follows the nose with a big funky yeasty flavor along with big hoppy notes of tropical fruits and pine.

M: The feel is actually a bit more carbonated than the regular version and makes it on the fuller side of medium.

O: I LOVE the regular version of this beer and the "wild" version is pretty damn tasty as well. I had this in bomber format last time and I'm glad they decided to release this in six packs this time.

GregSVT, Aug 02, 2011
Photo of SDtastentune
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden slightly yellow, clear with no sediment. Not much head/lace if poured slow, good head if faster and lots of lace.

S - Sweeter hops mixed with some wheat... little bit of that lagunitas classic ipa smell. Kinda has that Belgium smell.

T - Complex and good. First is a bitter Belgium like bitterness mixed with some DIPA hoppy grapfruit like taste. Goes down with a nice bitter but different taste of a belgium ipa kinda thing. Lingering but not too heavy aftertaste. Some wild and crazy yeast thing going on, but not sour...

M - Good smoothness but a little prickly fizzyness. Nice after taste/feel. Little bit of alcohol back there but not much. Very easy drinking for a seasoned ipa fan.

O - Over all this has to be one of the best Belgium style beers I have had/liked. I don't like the Belgium styles much (more of a hop-head). This has the best of both worlds for Belgium IPA fans, hops and a Belgium back ground. Bottle indicates a Alc. of 9.4% instead of 8.8% stated here.

SDtastentune, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of frognot
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beautiful clear golden orange with a dark off-white head that disipates and leves nice lacing in a Chimay goblet.
Smell: Lots and lots of citrus jump right out with a little whiff of yeast. The citrus hides the hops that don't show up until that first sip.
Taste: Bam! Lots of hops and fruit flavors mixed but the hops finally win as the dominant flavor.
Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation with just a tiny bit of oiliness noted.
Drinkability: Very drinkable. Split the 22 oz bomber but could have easily enjoyed the entire bottle myself then opened another one.

frognot, Oct 02, 2010
Photo of gregy55902
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an XL snifter.

A - Pours a bright orange with minimal head, leaving lots of bubbles and lacing. Lagunitas has never disappointed me!

S - Bitter piney hops, Belgian yeast, bread, wild honey. This has "Belgian-style IPA' written all over it.

T - Follows the nose - I really like the Belgian yeast used in this. Great subtle malt backbone finishes things nicely. Different, but in a positive way.

M - Bit of an alcohol bite as it goes down, but not bad for 9.4%.

O - Impressed with this beer, as I usually am with any Lagunitas offering. Quite the unusual brew. Can't wait for their winter strong ales to get here.

gregy55902, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of kylehay2004
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 3 finger thick head which disspiates to only a small amount in the periphery. Mild lacing. Clear golden with mustard hues.

S: a little musty hop smell with some faint sweet corn.

T: sweet corn, belgian tripel like yeast and clove, grapefruit with sour/bitter pine intermixed with a crisp, wet finish. The hops are a little light and mostly in the finish.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Almost too sweet but the complexity of the bitterness is just right to off-set it and make this a very good beer. The hops are not as stong as I would like either.

kylehay2004, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of magine
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Union Jacks.

Pours a clear, slight haze golden straw with some copper shining through. Thin wispy lace white head. Has some really nice lace. Really nice looking brew.

Smells of hops and yeasts. Caramel and bready malts with some nice grapefruit and resiny hops as well. Good smelling stuff.

Hoppy and balanced. Good yeasts and bready malts. Piney, oily hops. Along with some sweet grapefruit. Finishes slightly dry and very balanced. Very good and drinkable stuff here.

Awesome stuff here and sessionable.

magine, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of bubseymour
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%

If I'm reading the bottle correctly this may have been brewed in May 2014 and I'm seeing it in my area of Frederick, MD for first time in early November 2014 (5-6 months). Have to say, it is very similar to Flying Dog's Raging Bitch in most all attributes (had a RB just the other day). Perhaps this one has a tad extra bitterness in finish but overall this is yet another very solid brew from Lagunitas.

bubseymour, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%

iTunesUpdates, Oct 21, 2014
A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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