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A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3,418 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,418
Reviews: 947
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 165
Gots: 413 | 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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Photo of Nuke77
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A Belgian style ale that I bought 2 six packs of based on the retailer's recommendation. It has a nice burnt orange color with a heady floral aroma. It has a definite Belgium ale taste but is extremely hoppy. Very crisp taste and a good deal of bitterness. I am not sure that the combination of Belgium ale and extreme hopppiness is my cup of tea.

Photo of hardy008
3.23/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Golden amber with a white two finger head of foam. Good retention and lacing. Smells of citrus and floral hops with pepper and pale malts for sweetness.

The first thing I tasted was citrus and floral hops with pepper. After a while the pale malt flavor starts to come out, but the hops are dominant. There is some sweetness , but the bitterness overpowers it.

Medium bodied and smooth with average carbonation. The aftertaste is bitter. I think this beer is too bitter for its style, but not a bad effort.

Photo of mjurney
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep golden color, touch of haze. Lots of carbonation. Very nice head. Lacing looks great on the glass.

Herbal, sappy, little citrusy. There some sweetness.

Hop bitterness up front balance off with sweet clean malts. Very strong hop character, Herbal and sappy with some citrus. Malt is very clean towards the end.

Medium bodied. Soft carbonation.

Very clean finish.

Photo of oline73
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a finger of fluffy white head that fades to a layer a leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Some sweet malt, Belgian spice, a bit herbal with some citrus hop notes.

Taste: Sweet malt with some citrus hops. Belgian spice, herbal, a bit perfumey. The wild yeast and the hops make this a little too bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive, tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I like the regular version better. The wild yeast and hops didn't mix well as far as I was concerned.

Photo of dafizzif
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pale amber with beautiful golden highlights. Generous yellowish-white head.

Smell: As with the original, lots of floral hops, but not as powerful. Bit of malty sweetness (sweet flowers really).

Taste: Again, a very flowery yet sweet taste. Lots of hop flavor with more of their bitterness coming after swallowing. Great balance of malts and hops with, as others pointed out, no alcohol taste whatsoever.

Mouthfeel: Bit thicker than medium mouth, with just a tinge of carbonation.

Overall: A great beer, certainly, but just a bit disappointing. Really was not too much wild about it and, in my opinion, not as good as the original. Still a mighty fine brew at a great cost.

Photo of ely2000k
4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Very small head, beer looks crisp, clean, and faint orange in color. Look relaxing.

S- Faint grapefruit and floral hints. Vague malt smell. Some other unidentifiable citrus fruit smell. Not overwhelming, but certainly good.

T- Starts off sweet, ends bitter, but very smooth. This is over 9%? I can't tell at all. The hops are very smooth, and the flavor is complex, and extremely well balanced. Whatever the Belgian yeast does to this makes it great.

M- Crisp. Despite the high alcohol, this is very drinkable. Isn't really dry. Great carbonation. Could definitely drink a few of these with no problem.

O- Honestly, I have no complaints at all. Awesome beer. Lagunitas is always great, and this beer is especially awesome.

Photo of tlazaroff
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It's a tad hazy pale straw color with a quickly dissipating white head, but nice lacing.

S: Its hoppy, sweet, and smells like Brett.. 3 of my favorite things! The interesting thing, is that you get all three components together. The sweetness and hops come through as big pineapple, the beer smells quite wonderful.

T: Big pineapple on the taste buds too, no sour brett character at all, but it has some barnyardiness to it. Solid bitterness and really tasty!

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. It's rather smooth and a coats the palate nicely.

D: For the ABV content, it's quite drinkable. I'm shocked actually at how drinkable it is.

Photo of Schneic8
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a mug.

Appearance: Golden/honey color with mild carbonation. Had a nice thick white head. Decent lacing.

Smell: Sweet citrus and floral tones. Also get a good amount of spice.

Taste: Initially i got the sweetness from the fruit/floral flavors. Slight yeast taste toward the end that leaves a mild after flavor. Malt throughout.

Mouthfeel: Crisp bite in the beginning. The crispness lasts and has a good carbonation. Has a light dry finish.

Overall: Pretty good beer. The initial sweetness was a little too much for me to really enjoy. It did have a good flavor and finished well, but I am not a huge fan of this style of beer.

Photo of Heavenisbeer
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Into a stange, no tulip.

A: The color is gorgeous. A tangerine marmalade. The head leaves some to be desired but the lacing is excellent—solid with little patchwork.

S: I could smell it before I even poured it; just what I like. The marmalade citrus appearance pulls through in the nose as well. Powerful rounded, candied citrus, with a hint of ginger and a pungent floral punch. Just bright and sunny as ever.

T: The roaring ABV hides in plain sight here. Not even a hint of it, just a little more warmth. There is not really much of a classic taste narrative—i.e. beginning, middle, end—just a well-rounded and well-adjusted floral burst. Hops, yep they’re there. Flowers, yep they’re there. Candy, yep there. But they all neither lead, nor sing backup, only collaborate. Wondrous.

M: Perfect.

O: The ABV makes this a two-er at most for me, but the mouthfeel and taste could render this a sessioner without the high ABV. What a beer!

A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,418 ratings.