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A Little Sumpin' Wild | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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A Little Sumpin' WildA Little Sumpin' Wild
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into my Dogfish goblet.

Appearance: Golden amber with about two fingers of wild and fluffy white foam. Some lacing on the glass. Good retention.

Smell: Hops, yeast, and apple up front. As it warms, I start to pick up more floral scents, along with more apple, pear, and yeast.

Taste: Very balanced and a bit restrained. Lots of hops, grass, and yeast up front. Again, as it warms, it starts to taste more floral, with more pronounced apple, pear, and yeast flavors. Everything is very subtle, so it's a bit hard to pick out individual flavors, but the overall effect is very pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Very thick and creamy with lots of nice carbonation. A lingering and subtle finish.

Overall: A very nice Belgian IPA. Not too "wild", compared to most wild ales, but this beer holds its own against other Belgian IPAs, and for the price, it can't really be beat. This is also a nice change compared to most other Lagunitas beers. Would buy again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a tulip glass

Appearance- The beer pours a nice, slightly hazed, amber color with a two finger billowy and thick yellow tinted head. The head fades as big bubbles trapped within pop over time leaving tons of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is overall rather sweet with lots of tangerine and tropical fruit smells of mango, pineapple and papaya. Along with these aromas is a light but nice biscuit smell. Mixed with these are some spice aromas of nutmeg, allspice, cardamom and clove as well as some hop smells of a pine and grassy nature.

Taste – The taste begins with a more bready flavor upfront. Along with these flavors is a lighter fruit flavor of a peach, pear and mango. A hoppiness is present upfront as well, being mainly of a grapefruit and pine nature. As the flavors advance more sweetness of a tangerine nature comes to the tongue growing stronger to the end of the taste. Along with the tangerine so too comes some funky tastes of a grassy and hay nature. A little bit of spice of clove and nutmeg come to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste. The spice remains rather light however and is quickly overshadowed by the increasing tangerine and hop tastes. Toward the end, the hop flavors are an equal mix of an herbal, pine, and grapefruit taste and when mixed with the grassy funk and the fruit sweetness, one is left with a sweet, but rather crisp taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner to average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average to slightly above average. The thinner to average body and higher level of carbonation are rather nice for the fruity and Belgian flavors and overall bring a nice crisp feel to the brew.

Overall – This is a rather tasty and nicely hopped and balanced Belgian IPA. This is certainly one to try if you get a chance.

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A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 3,541 ratings
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