A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

A Little Sumpin' Extra! AleA Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale
BA SCORE
94.4%
Liked This Beer
4.23 w/ 2,919 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 08-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#856
Reviews:
592
Ratings:
2,919
Liked:
2,755
Avg:
4.23/5
pDev:
8.51%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
175
Gots:
837
Trade:
1
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Photo of MrWonderfool
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aprabhu
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweemzander
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drawbackwards
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Strohm
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spiritual_puberty
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JustinAbs
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of huthuty
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

poured a medium translucent amber with a thin head

smells lightly of hops, alcohol, and grain with a sour/sweet malt smell

tastes slightly sour with plenty of mixed hoppy punch, can detect notes of orange rind

overall an interesting take on a pale ale and unique. very good

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Photo of chuckgietzen
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cheefdaddy1
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

True to the name, this is essentially a slightly amplified version of Little Sumpin' Sumpin'. The malts are much sweeter in this one, with that same citric and floral hoppiness that makes me really like non-Extra!. Overall quite good, although I prefer the regular version

82/100

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Photo of haines710
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bottle at the grocery. Drank late night and agree with other reviewers that this beer gets better as you drink it. Pours and clear Amber with very little head. No lacing and had a malty smell. Taste is caramel and faint citrus. I don't taste the alcohol and gets less bitter and more malty as the beer warms in the pint glass. Not a bad beer but not a favorite.

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Photo of reitzbrewing
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MisledTitan
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WatertowerIV
3.73/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic pint glass

A- Bright, pale and only a hint of haze. Half-inch snowy white head that dissipated into a lacy coating

S- Bready malt, strawberries and cream. Not much hop presence, but the beer was closer to cellar temp when I drank it, so that might've had an effect.

T- There's the hops missing in the nose. Nice hit of bitterness up front, followed by the spicy malt and wheat they used in the bill. Very well-balanced flavor, and surprisingly devoid of alcohol bite.

F- Certainly sticky, but not to the point where it feels like you've been chewing on pine sap. Gentle effervescence makes this brew too easy to drink for 8.5%.

O- A solid beer to sip on, but not really complex enough to merit the alcohol level. The lack of favorable qualities relegates this one to the corner of "strong beers to get drunk off"

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Photo of RBorsato
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Very similar to Two Roads Road 2 Ruin.

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Photo of ALHOPLOVER
4.9/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

J code 177 7 (6/26/17) poured on 8/26/17
L: Nice, amber, clear, tight foamy white head, big sticky head.
S: Fruity fruity hops, bright, loud, great, wow, I'm interested. Citrusy blossoms and mango, sweet peach, tropical purée, ripe and ready.
T: IMPERITIVE to let this one warm up a lot, then the bitterness subsides and you're left with a palate full of smooth rich DIPA flavor. Straight from the fridge it was unpleasantly bitter and not much flavor (hence the reduction in score), but let it warm and you'll find a mellow mixture of ripe citrus fruits and hops, with an easy smooth herbal taste; classic Lagunitas vibe!
F: Just enough bite, slick and viscous. Great balance.
O: Can't help but take a huge sniff before each sip/gulp... Man this is good; lip smacking good! A real nose and palate pleaser! And so drinkable! Must get more!

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Photo of gruves33
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A Little Sumpin Extra pours a clear pale amber color. The big foam head rises up to the top of the glass, nearly forming a mushroom cap. Good head retention that leaves plenty of lacing.
In the nose there is a good amount of citrus fruit, peach, and apricot. There is also a creamy malt sweetness that evokes caramel. A hint of pine and grass round out the earthy aspects of the aroma.
Little Sumpin has a medium bodied and juicy mouthfeel. It has a nice balance between citrus and pine along with a dry finish. There is a big chewy and sweet malt backbone that is caramel and toffee like. There is a tiny hint of alcohol, yet, it is not boozy, more of a vinous, green grape and white wine type feel. Other flavors include peach, grapefruit, apricot and orange. A bit of grass also emerges later on. Sweet overall but with a gentle bitterness and a bitter lingering aftertaste that increases in boldness as the drink wears on. Yet, as this dials up the intensity somewhat, the malt texture becomes more creamy and smooth at the same time.
A highly drinkable and tasty DIPA. This might be one of my favorites from Lagunitas

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Photo of krh
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Didn't realize this was a DIPA while drinking! Still, these guys taste like macrobrews to me. Pass.

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Photo of JeffSK
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brolo75
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a light golden orange with a bright white head, no retention, slight lacing.

A: Sweet citrus aromas like tangerine and valencia oranges, light caramel malt aroma on the backend, no alcohol on the nose, not as hoppy as I was expecting.

T: Same as the nose with sweet citrus notes, light lemon peel, good amount of citrus peel bitterness that is a mix of oranges and lemons, finishes has a good dose of malt with sweet, citrus peel lingering in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a very dry finish.

O: Not an easy drinking beer, lots of citrus peel bitterness in the middle, really rakes the palate, lots of flavor but lacks punch in the aroma.

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A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.4% out of 100 with 2,919 ratings
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