A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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A Little Sumpin' Extra! AleA Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale
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4.23/5
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2,957 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:
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Added by JohnGalt1 on 08-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#893
Reviews:
602
Ratings:
2,957
pDev:
8.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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175
Gots:
858
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,957 |  Reviews: 602
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
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | 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, 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! We got a good one here boys!
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! Oh no... Went to get more and they were sold out!!! If you find some fresh, better stock up, this stuff is good, for real!

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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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Photo of dsshuck
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nrod
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheWolf
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Really nice aroma and flavor.

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of garymuchow
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My these guys make good beers. This isn't the best DIPA I've had but it's top 1/4 and very drinkable. No excess of hops in taste or aroma. Smooth as everything. Drying without excessive bitterness. Full hop flavor (fruit, herb) but enough malt to balance and blend well. A little smaller than others but it works well and enhances the drinkability. On the lighter side of coloring but decent head and some stickiness. Very clear and a bright gold moving towards amber.

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Photo of tjmiller718
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Gatch
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice to have a filtered clean DIPA. Super fruity hops in your face. Smooth and delicious feel and body. Drinks way too easy. Properly bitter and tasty finish.

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Photo of Stutz
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sleepy_Conscience
4.9/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Tastes like tits look.

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Photo of RaginBowener
3.63/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of laketang
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 12 oz bottle
brilliant clear amber
1 inch foamy white head
nice hoppy citrus notes
good level of hop bitterness.
nice fruity taste , not too malty
good head retention
creamy mouthfeel, clean
drinks like a less potent ale than it is.

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A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 2,957 ratings
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