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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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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,864 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,864
Reviews: 900
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 134
Gots: 185 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

inspektor, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

groleau, Sep 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

salthemonster, Sep 12, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +8%

A: Golden to amber color depending on angle and light. Head is rich after pour and dissipates down to a heady blanket with a cumulus residue along the glass. It looks carbonated and heavy. No surprise to see the 8% ABV.

S: Yeast and flowers, sweet summer fruit and spice. Earthy and definitely boozy. What I smell is the combination of a great US west coast IPA master with the Belgian style of ale.

T: The booze is right up front. Hints of fruit, like orange peel or grapefruit and interesting tiny hints of clove or mint finish.

M: Kind of hot up front with a little cooling sour in the rear. Chewy and lots of carbonation.

O: This is a great combo. A west coast master of IPA meets the Belgian style. I like the richness of it, and the warmth that the booze provides. In fact, it tastes like it's more than the 8% ABV posted above. It's a sipping beer, whereas most of the other Lagunitas beers are so good you don't realize how fast you drink them. Not this one. Wild seems a little more mature and sophisticated than its siblings. I really enjoyed this rich and complex ale.

Budorob, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of AlexanderCsamaj
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%

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 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

1FatJ, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

josephwa, Sep 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

BrandonZp5, Sep 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

tickingtimebomb, Sep 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

zdeck37, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of migwell
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%

Little Sumpin' has been one of my favorite ales for quite some time. Essentially an IPA, but basically a wheat beer, it straddles the classifications, creating a space all its own.

This version, however, is a step up. Subtle, very complex flavors, amazing drink-ability, a sneak-up-on-you ABV that you don't even notice. The only drawback is that it's not a year-round release.

" The nose is moderately woody, dusty white grape. Marshmallow. Rustic yeastiness. The taste is super dry. Peach, pear, white grape. Slightly hot finish, but pretty elegant. Not overly cloying. Nice. Crisp carbonation, medium body."

This is the kind of stuff which I will never write, as I am a beer drinker, not a beer connoisseur (actually I had to look up the spelling on that word). But I contend, nevertheless, based on 50 years of beer drinking experience, that this is one not to be missed.

migwell, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

BeerGreg, Sep 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

moarmare, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

kmoen, Sep 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

mrw1zard, Sep 09, 2013
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4.66/5  rDev +13.4%

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a nucleation pint glass.

A: This brew poured a beautiful golden color with a thick, thick off white head. The head slimmed down to a nice thin layer that left a good lacing on the glass.

S: Smells of a complex mixture of cloves and fruits. The sweetness of the malts and the spicy yeast combine and come through leaving a faint ghost of a Belgian ale.

T: Tastes much like the namesake that Lagunitas is so famous for. The yeasts impart a bit of clove to accompany a bitterness that can only be attributed to an IPA. The hops come across fruity, leaving a good dry pine flavor on the tongue.

M: Crisp while well coating. The brew covers all parts of the mouth with a long lasting aftertaste of pines and fruits.

O: This is a great spinoff of the already wonderful Pale Ale. Not sour like I had expected, but bitter with the flashy cloves and hops that a Belgian IPA should have. Certainly a hallmark for the style. 10/10 will drink again!

xseanprimex, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

kingmaker, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

MidwestBA, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

JasonMinck, Sep 09, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev -1.2%

Appearance - From the bottle, the beer poured a reddish copper color with a slight white head.

Smell - The aroma was a little nondescript. Hops were present in the aroma, but did not really leap from the glass.

Taste - On the initial taste, one detects grass, lemon, spice, and orange rind toward the back. A mild sweetness evolves in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The thickness of a Belgian IPA was apparent. The taste was able to linger because of the mouthfeel. Though I was not overwhelmed by the taste, the linger was positive.

Overall - This is another very solid effort by Lagunitas. It is not my favorite effort from them, but it is very drinkable.

JohnnyHopps, Sep 09, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip
A: Deep orange with a two-finger head that slowly settles
S: Subtle but complex with tropical fruits, light malts, hints of earth & yeast
T: Great balance of malt, hops, a bit of funk... raw malt, balanced citrus/pine hops, some tropical fruit & earthy/yeasty notes. Phenomenal finish
M: Medium bodied, fairly smooth, undetectable alcohol, incredibly long finish
O: Very well made, very enjoyable beer

ONUMello, Sep 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Lamar95, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

seyton, Sep 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

mrchrisray, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

tut2528, Sep 08, 2013
A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,864 ratings.