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A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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A Little Sumpin' Extra! AleA Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JohnGalt1 on 08-23-2009

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Reviews:
563
Ratings:
2,836
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
19.57%
 
 
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A yellow beer, a shade more gold in it than the single version. The alcohol is in fact more noticeable in the aroma on this one.

Taste is nice, but the alcohol of this one transforms a run of the mill drinking experience into one engaging in sips instead of swigs. It has plenty of hops, Lagunitas always does that well, but for me the thing that makes this a lesser is the amount of perceptible alcohol. Kinda weird, Waldo's is more alcohol, but it just doesn't come through as much as this one. Still good beer, but not the first one I reach for from the Lagunitas portfolio.

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Photo of goodbeer4cheap
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look - hazy light amber, a more unfiltered or homebrew look.
Smell - A sweet smelling malt and hops blended smell slightly hops forward
Taste- Likable, sweet honey or sweet malty with some slight piney but a more pronounced citrus flavor
Feel - Heavy, dessert feel, slight dry finish, not a hot summer day quencher but not unpleasent.
Overall - I will buy this again when the price is right.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.29/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from growler into snifter. Consumed 01/29/2016.

I would expect a DIPA to have a more intense, piney/citrus aroma and flavor. The bitterness dominates the taste.

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Photo of rand
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12 oz bottle to pint glass

I picked this up when I was out of town, and afraid there wasn't going to be any good beer available. Fortunately a 7-11 had this and Sierra Nevada Celebration, so I was covered. I couldn't remember what 'Little Sumpin' variety this was, but one whiff after cracking the cap and there is no doubt this is a big IPA. Pithy citrus, pine, sweetgrass and booze make up the bouquet. The flavors are more floral, almost Northwest-style, but still lots of citrus nuances and a strong, honey-malt backbone. Closes with notes of warming booze and bittersweet residuals.

Pretty tasty and drinkable for a 6-pack IIPA available in the middle of nowhere at 7-11.

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Photo of OKbrew89
4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Pours a hazy dark-straw color with a two finger head that leaves an inch of lacing and dissipates slowly. Aroma is of citrus and dank west coast hops. Similar look and smell to Little Sumptin' Ale. Taste is cimcoe, cascade, and floral hops with enough wheat backbone to keep it from getting bitter. The hops work well together and none overwhelm the others. Light body and medium carbonation with no bitterness or alcohol aftertaste.
This is an extra hopped and smoother version of is weaker brother. I much prefer this to Little Sumptin' since it provides better hops and less bitterness. More IPA than double IPA, but no need to squabble about something good.

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Photo of Evilyak
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

very clear, yellow, with lots of lacing deep into the glass.

smells of citrus, pine, juniper, and alcohol at the end, but not unpleasantly so. it's a warming blend.

taste is juniper but not gin. there's some fruit in there (underripe peach) and a jammy sweetness, but that evergreen taste sneaks in at the end to rule the day.

mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, viscous, and doesn't want to go away.

really good. might be overwhelming after 1 or 2, and i don't know what you'd have after this that could stand up to the flavors, but a tasty dipa.

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Photo of NickandToni
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A fan of a "Little Sumpin' Sumpin'", now I will always look for these Lagunitas Limited Releases. This is a truly amazing experience.

L: Golden Apricot, beautiful head that holds for just a moment but leaves a well dispersed lace
S: Pine, sweet toffee, more alcohol in the smell than the taste
T: Great sense of BME. Beginning; sweet buttery brown sugar. Middle; bright ripe tropical fruits. End; Slight bitterness with stone fruit depth.
F: Pleasant and full spectrum of mouthfeel with sharp, crisp carbonation
O: An aromatic comfort ale, worthy of a fall hayride, apres-ski by the fire with friends and loved ones.

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Photo of davellopmint
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is incredible It has every delicious taste recognized by the human palate . I think this is the gold standard from w full IPA's are to be judged..with that said lagunitas does not make 12 pack samplers they brew 1 beer , They make each beer with magic and love (w at least the 9 or so i had). This stuff is just magic and @ 8.5 alcohol (which is indecipherable) well..... be very careful cats.
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Photo of brewandbbq
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle.

Hazy gold appearance with a partial skimcoat throughout the glass and plenty of tattered lacework.

Tropical fruit aromatics. Melon, mango, apricot, and marmalade.

Medium bodied with a creamy but crisp mouthfeel. Slightly jammy.

Ripe fruit and hop resin on the palate. Bitterness in check and light malt. Tropical and crushable.

Finishes with lingering fruity hops and a hint of warmth.

Great beer with an unassuming moniker. Much like Sucks. 12 Packs please!

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear gold with a bubbly, thick white head that laces deep into the glass.

S: Aromas of caramel, wheat toast, mandarin orange, tangerine, lemon, lime, grapefruit, herbs, kumquat, pine, and cedar fill the nose.

T: A surprisingly gentle entry quickly reveals well-integrated notes of caramel, brown sugar, wheat toast, crackers, mandarin orange, lemon, lime, kumquat, white grapefruit, tangerine, herbs, pine, cedar, and juniper. The finish is smooth, yet bitter, offering a long fade of tart citrus, herbs, wheat toast, and pine.

M: On the lighter side of medium in terms of body, and smooth with only a hint of initial stickiness. Carbonation is airy and active, yet still quite delicate for the style. Alcohol is very restrained and is only detectable briefly on the fade.

O: As with most Lagunitas beers I have tried, I would prefer a slightly heavier body and a little more malt presence and complexity, but overall, this is a very good double/imperial IPA. I really like how well-integrated the aromas and flavors are, and I appreciated the smooth texture of this ale on the palate. This one should definitely appeal to fans of the brewery's products, as well as to fans of this particular style.

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Photo of Savan
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a blond hue with medium body\head about it of a off-white colour, medium carbonation.

Smell is very subtle to me... I smell pine sol and orange zest...meh not offensive but not impressive either.

Taste is hard to place... I hate to say waxy, as I do not intend to describe the flavour as pour and waxy but... its is waxy for lack of better way to put it at the time. There are evident citrus notes, a bit of tangerine and a bit of lemon grass, (not herbal though) and tang (yeah kinda that weird crap we had to drink when I went camping as a lad).

Feel ... well.... for a heavy bier as it would be... it done not feel like it is! Rather the feel for what it is.. would be quite smooth.

Overall.. not great... but good!

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear straw color with a fluffy two finger white head. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruits, and yeast. Taste follows with citrus, yeast, wheat, and some bready malt. Mouthfeel is amazing, not too heavy or light, with a smoothness and viscosity from the wheat. Overall, a wonderful take on the original beeer, with the alcohol being masked and only coming through as a pleasant warming sensation on the end of the sip.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours, from the growler, a nice moderate amber with a small head - it is from a growler after all! Citrusy fragrance caresses the nose. Slightly sweet hoppy taste. Excellently done!

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

October 4, 2015

12 oz bottle, tulip

A – Light amber with a strong orange tint. White foam head is about a half-inch tall and is gone quickly. Fairly clear.

S – Orange and a bit of lemon-lime, a bit of a syrupy note as well. Light caramel and toast.

T – Sweet, a lot of citrus-orange flavor, along with some honey or candi syrup. Some minor caramel and bread crust.

M – Moderate-full body, very thick for the style, more in line with a Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA than a traditional Imperial IPA (though not approaching that one’s level of malt/body). A lot of malt presence and juicy, not dry. Carbonation is moderate, helping offset the sweetness. Only medium to medium-low hop bitterness.

O – This is not a bad beer at all, but it is not particularly remarkable. Lagunitas makes some better imperial IPAs like Sucks, and I’ll probably stick to that one.

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Photo of gandres
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From 12 oz bottle from brewery(really fresh bottled weeks ago not months) poured to wine glass with lunch
Appearance: Bright yellow, golden, not a lot of head a bit hazy/cloudy
Smell: slight hoppy smell, sweet and fruity
Taste: well balance flavor specially the bitterness/alcohol, sweetnes really comes out
Feel: a bit fizzy
Overall: very good beer

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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap into shaker glass. Very nice 2" white head, which settled to a ring. Very good lacing. Slight carbonation visible.

Pronounced hop aroma - much citrus/tropical scent with some pine. Only faint malt aroma.

Hop-dominant taste revealing citrus flavors (not quite a bomb). Underlying malt is slightly sweet, which balances the hops well. Very juicy. 8.7% ABV was well hidden.

Mouthfeel is pleasant, a bit creamy.

Overall, very pleasant - but not an everyday beer. I would definitely try this again.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.64/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is one of those imperial or double IPAs that has almost as strong a malt profile as it does a hops profile. Unfortunately, I'm not the biggest fan of those types. It's fine for what it is, and is able to handle it's alcohol content pretty well. I just feel like there are better imperial IPAs out there.

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Photo of josephandbrown
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look- Good head. A pretty, light copper color. It almost looks like a light lager crossed with an amber.

Smell- A nice aroma. I'm still bad about picking up subtleties, but it smells nice.

Taste- So well-balanced it is hard for me to separate the hop and malt flavors.

Feel- A perfect level of carbonation for me. Bubbly, but not champagne. The overall feel is smooth.

Overall, a very well rounded beer.

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Photo of ThaneMcC
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light, clear gold with a thick frothy white head. Fragrant with hoppy goodness, smells of citrus, pine, very floral and non specific citrus. Tastes of citrus, subdued malts and semi sweet, pine/citrus notes (lemon/grapefruit), mild bitter bite at mid to end note and pleasant sweet with an almost caramel flavor and bready/biscuit (and clean finish). Very smooth mouthfeel, medium body with fair amount of carbonation to buoy the malts and accentuate the hops.
If a little sumpin is a great beer - this is the hot older sister . Another incredible beer from lagunitas

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Photo of leantom
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A very solid beer all around. Here goes:

A: Beautiful, like most Lagunitas beers. Pours a clear orange-yellow with a massive head and a ton of lacing. Truly an exquisite-looking beer.

S: Very dank and juicy. Mix of tropical and lighter fruits, some floralness, but mostly a fruity concoction. Some pine as well. Overall, very complex.

T: This is a tropical fruit bomb with pine at the back of the palate. Lots of oranges, citrus, pineapple, and grapefruit (lots of grapefruit in the aftertaste) and sweet, sticky pine. Maybe a touch too astringent, and the grapefruit aftertaste if not exactly my thing, but the beer still tastes great.

F: A little light and watery, but still good.

O: Good beer with some minor flaws.

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Photo of Kifu
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours gold with a slight haze. Head true white & three fingers with a fairly aggressive pour. Intense apricot and orange in the nose. Flavor follows consistently with nuances of blood orange, tropical something-er-other, the slightest pine, overripe fruit dankness/booze. There is a malty-bready element that adds to the stickiness. I love this beer. Damn good.

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Photo of PA-hunter
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 8.5% abv

Appearance- Pours a golden yellow with a frothy 2 finger head that hangs around. Fairly clear.

Smell- Tropical citrus fruit, mango and pineapple. Sweet malt.

Taste- A bready malt flavor, slightly toasted with hints of wheat. Malt profile builds with mango-like fruitness with a touch of caramel. The finish is sweet yet bitter, still retaining a touch of wheatiness.

Mouthfeel- Medium heavy in body with active carbonation.

Overall- A smooth fruity double IPA as it is labeled. Still carries with it a wheat taste as the original sumpin. did. This "extra" version is much much more citric with interesting fruit tones, from all that extra hopping no doubt. Very good.

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Photo of gmoneyproductions
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

found a 6 pack of 12 oz bottles of this on the shelf at cost plus world market of all places in prescott az whilst visiting my parents
had a few last night
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass
poured golden /orange with a thick creamy off white head
smells fruity/piney/resiny and freakin awesome!
taste fruity with carmel as well i didnt detect any onion as other reviews have mentioned but complex and a little tart on the aftertaste
not too strong and very drinkable went down easy
my favorite Lagunitas beer so far

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Photo of RabbleRouserRye
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What a great beer!!!

Look- light golden color. Love seeing those carbonation trails. Kind of like the old days when I drank ice cold bud but this is oh so much better.

Smell- Tropical and piney hops. Very nice.

Taste-Pine, citrus rind and slight banana , hard to believe that you are drinking a 8.50% ABV beer.

Feel-. This brew is very well-balanced allowing those hop oils and flavors to come through just right. .

Overall- This Little Sumpin’ Extra variety really provided something with its fine-tuned hops and easily discernible fruity accents. Very refreshing and an excellent Ale.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Extra! has a thick, off-white head, a mostly clear, burnished gold appearance, moderate lacing, and some bubbles. Aroma is of piney hop resin, some high-grade pineapple, and white bread. Taste is similar, and this one quite balanced between the bready sweetness and hop bitterness, so if one is looking for a "hop bomb", this isn’t it. Mouthfeel is medium and Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Extra! finishes mostly dry and pleasant.

RJT

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