A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 08-23-2009

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Photo of jjanega08
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A=pours a nice dark yellow or golden color with a huge three finger head that holds great retention and some average lacing.
S= lots of huge citrus hops and a great wheaty smell. Awesome hop aroma though.
T= fabulous hop flavor eith delicious grapefruity taste and a wheat finish on it. Such sweet juicy hop flavor and not much bitterness to match it. Really delicous.
M= light and airy. I like to take a big gulp of head and this head was almost weightless.
D= pretty good. Really good beer. Lagunitas has really started to please me. This doesn't let down

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Photo of drgonzo3705
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice vibrant copper color with a nice fluffy white head with very good retention.

S: Pleasant but slightly subdued piney hop smell with a touch of a sweet malt base.

T: Big piney and citrusy hoppiness blend with a sweet malt that leaves a nice aftertaste in your mouth.

M: Beautiful! Strong medium body with ample carbonation with a nice oily feeling left in your mouth.

D: Damn good. I could easily go through a couple bottles in a night. Just as enjoyable as the original.

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Photo of Thur123
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew pours a golden orange color with lots of carbonation. About finger and a half of sticky white head that goes down very slowly. There's about an sixth left in the bottle. The smell is pineapple and sweet sticky hops. Lots of citrus and grapefruit with a strong malt sweetness as well.

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Sweet and mellow hop bitterness invades the palate and then everything goes complex. The sweetness comes forward and the bitter taste settles down and the malt sweetness is awesome. A little more balanced than other DIPAs but at the same time lighter and with a great complexity. The mouth feel is thick and concentrated. Overall a very good DIPA.

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Photo of blackearth
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap at Stub and Herbs in Minneapolis, MN. Poured a cloudy, light orange body with an off-white head of foam. Aroma was dominated by piney aromatic hops. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and the flavors again were dominated by spicy, piney hops that had a long lasting finish. Definitely not balanced, but good drinking if you are a hophead.

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Photo of MaltyHoppyGood
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Really tasty DIPA. Poured with a nice three finger head. Aroma jumped out of the pint glass and into my nose where it was welcomed.

Looks good, smells amazingly hopped, tastes amazingly hopped. Bitter and floral, nicely malted to balance hops and alcohol.

This is my kind of ale. An all around winner, close to a 5 star American Double/DIPA.

Will purchase again.

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Photo of craytonic
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is golden with a nice head and lacing. Aroma is sweet grapefruit, pineapple, lots of malt. Taste is more of the same, but not the level of hops I would like to see. Big body, relatively drinkable. A good DIPA, but not great.

*NB - I prefer the regular Little Sumpin Sumpin

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Photo of corby112
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange/ light copper color with a two finger frothy white head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the pint with lacing.

Nice citrus/floral hop aroma with resinous hop oil, citrus peel, grapefruit and pine notes balanced out by a sweet caramel malt presence.

Medium body with a nice bitter earthy hop character. Citrus notes are there but not as prominent as in the aroma. Very dry and chewy with a lot of bitterness up front. The dry piny hops are countered by a sweet caramel malt backbone. Slight citrus peel and grapefruit but these flavors are subtle and are overtaken by by earthy piny bitterness. The alcohol is pretty well hidden with a bone dry finish. Saying all of this I LOVE the biting bitterness that dominates and lasts throughout.

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Photo of bfields4
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear pale golden with a light frothy head.

Very hoppy grapefruit and resiny hops.

A stronger malt presence than I had expected a nice smooth sweet grain taste from the pale malt. Then a very juicy and piny resin hop quality. The flavors are very soft and light good but subtle. A little bit of a boozy bite at the end.

Lots of carbonation blast at your tongue to help slide this guy along. It really reminds me of a pilsner in looks and body profile. The soft flavors allow for a real drinkable beer. If it weren't for the 8.74% I would say this would be an awesome session beer.

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Photo of NorCalYeti
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

taste- sweet floral bitter hop taste balanced evenly with malts, alcohol is well masked at 8.74%

color- light copper

clarity- clear

smell- very interesting and floral...lots of citrus, holiday spice, and bubble gum

body- light weight mouthfeel, even weight with a slight bitter hop finish

appearance- nice white head when first poured then little carbonation and faint lace

overall impression- great nose, very easy to drink, was expecting a much fuller, more complex beer and was a little disappointed

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Photo of Ryan011235
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter on 9/8/09

A - Sharp & intense amber color. 1/4 inch head with just a thin layer of foam as far as retention is concerned. Decent lacing throughout.

S - Hearty hop aroma - grapefruit, pine & hints of orange. Kind of sweet. Enticing to say the least.

T - Zesty hop bite & oh, so tasty! Spicy all the way - bold flavor of pine with a healthy dose of grapefruit, as well. Any malt in there has long since curled into a fetal position & is begging the hops to cease kicking its pathetic little ass. These hops are vicious.

M - Medium-bodied with enough carbonation to prevent any cessation in the hop stampede. There is a good bit of hop resin & lingering bitterness.

D - Outstanding drinkability. Bitter & spicy from start to finish. Again, this beer is remarkably tasty. But take caution - if the alcohol doesn't get you, the hops surely will.

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Photo of jsh420
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours bright gold with a big 2+ finger pillowy head that covers the glass with lacing

smell is the typical lagunitas citrus/pine hops with some sweetness

taste - this beer borders the ipa dipa lines -- plenty of citrus and pine hops but the sweet carmel malts show up as well - well balanced ipa

mouthfeel is light yet sticky with the candy malts and resin from the hops

drinkability is scary with the almost 9%abv - another winner from lagunitas

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Photo of GilGarp
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a pint glass, served cold.

Pours a hazy pale golden yellow color with fine white head. Good retention and a little lace left behind.

Aroma is sweet and citrusy with tropical fruit and brown sugar.

Flavor is very hoppy but still fairly well balanced for the style. It has more of that west coast citrus hop character with that familiar Lagunitas sugar sweetness that somehow avoids being cloying but counters the hops nicely.

Mouthfeel is well judged with medium body and good level of carbonation.

Overall another excellent beer from Lagunitas. However, they all seem to be somewhat similar. Maybe it's a hop contract or their proprietary yeast strain. Either way, they're still great beers.

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Photo of glid02
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a clear copper color with a one-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of loads of tropical and slight citrus hop aromas with a solid amount of pale malt aromas lurking in the background.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Explosive hop flavors overtake pale malt flavors almost immediately and carry through to a solidly bitter ending that leaves a hint of tropical fruit flavor lingering.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a nice thickness with solid carbonation.

Drinkability is great. I finished my glass quickly and could have a few more.

Overall this is another great hoppy offering from Lagunitas and all I have to say is keep up the good work.

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Photo of scifan
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brilliantly clear, golden amber with a thick fluffy head leaving nice chunks of lacing along the way.
Absolutely lovely aromas on this one. I've been smelling this thing for like five minutes now. It's quite complex. You've got all these citrusy, tropical fruit smells, mango, orange, lemon, and pineapple. There's a very very sweet malty backbone to the one. It almost smells like some sort of "beer" candy, and there's some alcohol notes mingled in as well. All these aromas blend together to create an amazing olfactory experience.
Taste almost as good as it smells. Loads of the aforementioned hop flavors, with lots of sweet malts. Getting some nice candied sugar, caramel, and alcohol flavors. Mouthfeel is a little slick, but it coats the tongue nicely, and goes down way to easy. Another amazing, affordable brew from one of my favorite breweries.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Why have I passed on Lagunitas's beers for so long? They seem to make some excellent hoppy beers priced exceptionally well. I grabbed a bottle of this at State Line this past weekend, and after Robert poured me a sample, I bought a second. At $4 and change, it's a great, great deal.

A: In my Duvel tulip, this beer sits a gorgeous amber with a massive off-white head with excellent retention and plenty of lace.

S: Plenty of bright, pungent, pine and grapefruit hop character, with a spicy, peppery/cumin character that in some ways reminds me of the Captain Lawrence DIPA. Candied orange and herbal aromas are present.

T: Opens with a wallop of hop bitterness with pine and grapefruit dominating. This is quickly followed by a moderate malt sweetness with caramel and candy flavors appearing. That spicy/peppery character that I've come to associate with many east coast DIPAs is also present. Finishes with a combination of hop resins, bitterness, a moderate sweetness and a dash of alcohol

M: While bigger in body than I usually like, the ample carbonation and good finish make it very enjoyable.

D: I'm drinking this plenty fast, thanks to the relatively low bitterness on the finish, but the alcohol that appears does make this a bit of a chore.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chill hazed golden rod with a fluffy off-white capping of frothy foam. Mega lots of lacing coats the glass in a solid sheeting with a few tiny holes dragged about.

Aroma is soft and dulled of sweeter grapefruity hops, some resinous qualities add some fresher tropical orangey pithyness and pineapple. Slender doughy malt backing. Its not super powerful on the nose, but its clean profile is quite nice.

Taste is tropically light, even, and leafy with a floral powdery dryish bitterness superseding the finish as it twists around effortlessly and lightly within pith of dull orange, some pineapple tang, and lots of sweet red grapefruit to keep a nice balance among its trpical nuances. The malt backing is favorably simple and bready.

Body is about medium, dryish and tropical, with floating hints to peels and piths, flowers and pits. Bitterness is tamed and welcomed with a tangy ease of sweetened grapefruityness that seems to be the main Sumpin' in this Little' Extra. Warms the tummy and throat a bit as it goes.

A solid Dbl. IPA and what I'd call a close cousin to Hop Stoopid and drinkable all the same.

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Photo of pmccallum86
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a beautiful golden red with a smooth creamy medium sized head. Good retention and lacing on the side of the glass.

The smell is exceptional, sweet floral hop notes dominate, some citrus also. Very sweet smelling, almost like liquid candy, phenomenal.

The taste is awesome, sweet caramelized malt greets the tongue followed by a strong grapefruit hop bite, wow. Definitely the sweetest DIPA I have had, which may sound a little strange but it works very well.

The mouthfeel is exceptional, smooth, sweet and creamy. Medium carbonation with slight hop acidity apparent.

Oh so very drinkable, I could drink this forever. If you have a chance to pick it up do it, you will not regret it.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours into my glass a bright reddish orange with brilliant clarity and a half inch of foamy eggshell head on top of the brew. Aromas start with crisp wheat grain malts and a kiss of caramel entwined by citric and big grapefruit hops. I'd guess plenty of "C" hops along with some Amarillo. Quite nice, fresh and vibrant.

First sip brings crisp wheat malt upfront with a kick of caramel and honey that quickly transitions into a blast of citric, tropical, grapefruity hop flavors. Bitterness takes hold on the way down but there's still a lingering sweetness that's left on this brew. Touch of alcohol on the finish...overall quite tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy and smooth with a little bit of residual sweetness. The bomber is fairly easy to take down and I definitely appreciate the price as compared to other options. A tasty, hoppy brew that I will grab again if the mood strikes and it's still around.

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

Chilled bomber into a glass. Purchased at Monument in Concord. I was pleased to find this, as I've been hating the long delays for getting Lagunitas seasonals in the Bay Area (although, once someone told me the reason, it makes sense).

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' is a great beer in my eyes, so this one should be even better... right?

A: Pours a clear orange color with hints of amber against the light. The head is an off-white, creamy cap with moderate retention, falling into a light cap on the brew. Steady streams of bubbles nourish the cap, keeping it around indefinitely.

S: Like being punched in the face with a mango and grapefruit. I could smell it from a couple of feet away. I also get some floral notes to it. Agitation stirs up plenty of pale malt and wheat, which is very pleasant; I was anticipating something over-hopped, that would lose the subtleties of LSS and be its big brother in name only.

T: More grassy than the nose indicated, with floral and citric components playing a lesser role. I don't get the mango that I smelled in the nose, but I do get a lot of grapefruit and orange rind. It gets maltier toward the end (and finishes malty) with pale malts, wheat, and some straight-up sugar flavors to it. Floral-citrus flavored burps. Not the most complicated DIPA I've ever tasted, but it's up there in enjoyability.

M: Medium-full bodied. Thicker than I expected, and definitely offers some resistance when swirling in the mouth. A malty finish with lingering bitterness in the aftertaste, but it's not super-sticky or oily. The flavor doesn't build up or get bothersome. Well-masked ABV.

D: Is this really a DIPA? It tastes like one, but it's fairly balanced and even slightly on the maltier side, so I don't know where I'd put it. Well-hidden bitterness, and it's a great value at $4.50 a bomber. I'd buy this again.

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Photo of nc41
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another HR by a great brewery. Love this stuff, and taste speaks louder than words, Definitely a must try IMO.Amazing thay can make a brew like this and it's different than Hop Stoopid. Strangely the only brew that I don't like is their IPA: Didn't like it one bit. This one is a winner without going into a 1000 word essay.

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Photo of wyattshotmaker
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a snifter,this beer has an amazing head.it left lacing all the way down the glass.nice light orange color as well.smell is big citrus and piney hops,with a bit of wheat in the nose.

big citrus and resiny pine hops dominate but are balanced by a strong malt backround.smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation make this easy drinking.really an awesome late summer beer.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed amber body. Thin cap of tight white froth. Lacing is quite full. Love the pineapple hop aroma in this beer. A little grapefruit and a little nectarine too. Nice tropical hop nose. Tropical notes translate nicely over to the nose with an additional twist of a smoky mary jane like flavor. Juicy malt flavors. The base malt is nicely carmelized. And the bitterness is pretty subdued and clean. Alcohol is held in check nicely. This is a solid DIPA. Not to be unexpected from a brewery like Lagunitas.

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Photo of DBoone
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a stemless red wine glass. Light copper color with one inch off white head. Lacing is good. Nice citrus hoppy smell with a hint of maltiness. Very hop forward on the palate and then malt on the back end. Feels good in the mouth, not to thick, not too heavy. I like this beer and will drink again if I see it in my local. Picked it up for $4.99 for the 22 oz at my local in Harford County MD.

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Photo of bashiba
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark amber with a touch of haze, nice thick and pillowy tan head, great lacing and retention.

The smell was very nice with a very floral and lemony hop quality along with some pineapple sweetness.

The first thing I notice about the taste is the sweetness, very fruity and a bit tropical. Then the hops come with a nice bit of pine and floral notes along with some fresh citrus. Over time the grain and bready malts start to come through more adding another level to this complex Double IPA.

The mouthfeel is thick and oily with a lingering sticky finish.

Lagunitas seems to make one great beer after another, and this is no exception.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into my sierra nevada hop tulip glass.

A- this one pours out a golden colored body with a hint of amber. there is a large off white head that lasts a long time and leaves rings of lacing on the sides of my glass. nice.

S- sweet fruity pineapple is the first thing i notice. not what i was expecting. also alot of pine and a bit of citrus. very hoppy smelling.

T- the wheat qualities of the original beer. lots and lots of hops. pineapple, orange, grapefruit, and pine.

M- medium bodied and soft feeling. the alcohol is well hidden.

D- easy to finish. not much left of the wheat side of this. check this one out, the price is certainly right.

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A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 2,862 ratings.
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