A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.39/5 rDev +6.6%
Back-to-back tasting with A Little Sumpin' Sumpin'. Guess I'll sleep well tonight...
I don't know if the reputed Beligan yeast (Westmalle?) has been confirmed, but sure seems like a safe bet. It has all the pineapple-clove-banana-mild-funk that I've come to love as a drinker and homebrewer.
Stronger malt presence and higher ABV gives the brewer permission to go over the top on hops. Not that a Lagunitas brewer would ask permission to do so. For anything.
Aside from its namesake cousin, I can't think of another beer to compare this to. That alone says something. Whole heartedly agree with the others that have described this as a "bucket list" beer. Big and beguiling. Good luck trying to figure it out or pin it down.
09-06-2013 03:30:47 | More by dv8sean
4.74/5 rDev +15%
This isn’t a “wild ale” in terms of being soured or with bacteria added, it’s more of a Wild take on the original brew. There are no sour flavors or funkiness in that regard although the trappist yeast thrown into the mix does give off hints of a slight funk. The Wild poured a golden amber with a substantial fluffy white head. There were loads of the signature citrusy Lagunitas hops on the nose with a bit of funk underneath from the Belgian yeast. The taste was big juicy citrus and fruit hops with Belgian yeast flavors coming through on the end. The Westmalle yeast gave it a bit of funk though not to the Brett levels, but nicely undertoned and complementary to the juicy hops. Loving this one!
09-05-2013 13:45:50 | More by brurevu
District of Columbia
4.8/5 rDev +16.5%
Poured into a chalice.
I have had this beer many times, but I am now just getting around to writing a review. This is a bucket list beer that is so easy to find when it is in season. A must have. It will make you change your attitude about Belgian IPAs. I rank this as my top Belgian IPA. It defines the style for me (even though some might argue that it is an ill-defined style to begin with). Very complex. Not overly bitter but the bitterness is there. A very drinkable balance of flavors that make this beer one of my most favorites, but watch out for the 8.8% ABV it will kick your ass.
A – Pours a clear amber/slightly orange color with a three-finger dense off-white head. Nice sticky Belgian lace.
S – Floral sweetness, citrusy, very faint barnyard funk, faint spiciness. A cacophony of aromas.
T – Malty sweetness ending with a pleasing bitterness. Balanced.
MF – Medium to heavy bodied beer, smooth even creamy finish with a slight bite of bitterness.
09-05-2013 01:24:45 | More by Sludgeman
A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,839 ratings.