A Little Sumpin' Wild | Lagunitas Brewing Company

3,540 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Photo of Wukk
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours an orange brown, with a 1-2 finger head. The head retreats fairly quickly, but leaves some real lacing behind. Smell hits like a regular belgian, though the hop is a lot easier to notice. In taste it's fairly complex. A wall of yeast hits first, followed by a big hit of hops and bitterness. Alcohol is certainly not hidden in this beer. It provides characteristic warming, but also seems to be a bit punchier than I am used to. Alcohol is more of a flavor than a sensation, if that makes sense. The beer is not too heavy in the mouth. I think it's a little smoother than most American IPAs. Overall it's a delicious beer--I'm really starting to warm up to Lagunitas, and it's not just due to the high alcohol content of their beer.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a new belgium chalice: color is gold very crisp and clear, good effervescence, head is brighter off white, very thick at first and thining to a nice top with some lacing.

Smell is strong suit for this brew: very nice mix of breadiness and yeast esters, very crisp fruity hop notes as well.

Taste is full and flavorful, the begian yeast really powered through the little sumpin sumpin base recipe, nice esters and fruity flavors, light clove; malt flavors are overpowered here, but bread and toast are noticeable. Hop flavors are mixed in well with the yeast flavors, fruitiness is blended.

Mouthfeel is very strong and bitter on the tongue, but thats what a belgian ipa of this strength will do - there are nice lingering flavors and sweetness.

Overall, a very solid belgian ipa, a great concept using the sumpin sumpin base, very good belgian flavors with keeping the strong hop and wheat base.

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A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 3,540 ratings.
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