A Little Sumpin' Wild | Lagunitas Brewing Company

3,538 Ratings
A Little Sumpin' WildA Little Sumpin' Wild

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fermented with the Westmalle yeast strain

72.51 IBU

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Has a easy dark gold tone to the body, light bubbles but a thick white head maybe half an inch with a vigorous pout of course.

Smell: sweet but potent hop scent. You will love to inhale this brew, pleasant isn't the right word...more like robust ;-)

Taste: complex and oh so good. Has a caramel feel to it with a hardcore floral feel. Slight bready, like a light dose of yeast which makes it feel like meal in a bottle.

Mouth: medium with a slight heaviness to it. Sticky like honey, smooth.

Overall: Lagunitas has to be the IPA king when it comes to variety and versatility. This gem feels like its the cherry on top. I think I just might have to buy another six pack before the they run out by my local spot. Drink up and enjoy, Salud!

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking this with my corn dog Amanda whilst eating ice cream. Weird combo, I know. But we just got done watching midget wrestling. So it's cool. Pours up clear orange with a decent white head. Aroma is huge of floral hops. Niiiice. Tastes bitter, honey, grapefruit, not too much hop flavor as much as there is hop bitterness. Nice again. Medium bodied, smooth drinkin. I dig

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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into an imperial pint.

This beer pours a very hazy straw color with a little more than a finger's worth of head. The lacing is superb, leaving lacing all the way down the glass. This beer is pretty good smelling, wheat, citrus hops, and just a bit of yeasty-ness.

The taste is also quite good. The hops, citrus, wheat, and yeast work perfectly in tandem all the way down, with a bit of clovey-banana sweetness to round out the very end. Can taste the belgian influence for sure in the yeast. The mouthfeel feels just a little too thick for the taste ... the ABV does shed a little light on the situation. It's quite drinkable for it's ABV, but nothing extraordinary.

Overall, I don't think this is as good a beer as Sumpin' Sumpin' was, but it's still a very high quality beer worth having, especailly at Lagunitas prices.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love the brewer, love the series. Although I think it's just called Sumpin because it sells.

A: Pours into a wine glass a golden orange with a thick tight white head and some much lacing. Great looking. Look out Chimay Blue!

S: How nice Chimay meets IPA. Sheem IPA!

Starts with citrus hop up front then the yeasty, Belgian esters, and in style - pineapple, spice, pepper, and spicy yeast. All threaded by the hops.

T: As in the smell. HOPS, then spice, yeast, esters. With fruit tangerine, pineapple, and grapefruit paired nicely with spice and bitter hops. Back and forth, depth like a Chimay.

M: Smooth rich, deep body, medium, satisfying with a peppery finish. Great with food.

D: Hoppy Belgian. One of the best Belgian IPAs I have had. Must try.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a nice clean amber pour with 2 fingers of off-white head, great lacing on the glass.
smells of pine, caramel, grapefruit, herbal/floral hops, pepper.
pine, grass, lemongrass, grapefruit, pepper, and banana all come through in the palate.. HELL OF A COMPLEXITY FOR AN IPA!!
medium body, nice amount of carbonation, and a creamy mouthfeel.

ok, so little sumpin was a great beer.. looks like all they really did was change the yeast, which honestly made it a completely different beast. well done lagunitas!

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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