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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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of jeff1973
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Stone pint glass. Bottled July 9th 2013, so roughly a month old.

A - Dark gold, bordering on light orange. Bright and translucent. Eggshell colored head that really sticks to the glass.

S - Orange, peach, and slight band-aid.

T - Orange, peach, cantaloupe from the hops, then the band-aid/ Belgian hits at the end. Finishes nice and dry w/ only a hint of sweetness left on the back of the tongue. Clean and refreshing.

M - Great! Creamy and smooth, w/ medium carbonation. Has a medium mouthfeel but finishes crisp and clean.

O - At 8.8%, this is dangerously drinkable. There is no hint of the alcohol. Just an easy to drink, tasty, refreshing beer.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -45.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of psuscott1
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of artoolemomo
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up a pretty good amount of head that has some retention. The head is an off-white with hints of yellow while the body is a clear, light to medium amber which glow orange when held up to the light. Considerable lacing left behind.

Nose- It may be a little subdued but it is definitely interesting. I get a lot of funk and some spice. Funk that is kind of grassy and has notes of stinky cheese, maybe even onions. Some citrus and maybe some orange peel. It's a bit difficult to pick up on individual aspects but it is a unique aroma and one that I like.

Taste- Some citrus at first, then lots of spicy yeast fills in the middle and then a hops finish of pine, resin, tropical fruit, and matchstick. However, the yeast is, without a doubt, the most prominent aspect of the flavor profile. It seems to recall Westmalle Tripel. If you like that beer, you will definitely like this. While I think Westmalle Tripel is a good beer, I find it difficult to enjoy at times. In addition to the yeast, there is funkiness of the nose mixed in with the overarching spice and bitterness of the Westmalle strain. Spice of cloves and coriander. This beer has a little bit of grassiness to it as well. A pretty good beer and a good representation of the style but not one that really jives with my palate. No heat is noticeable.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with a healthy amount of carbonation (perhaps, too healthy?). Has a dry finish which makes the yeast more tolerable.

Drinkability- Borderline crisp and refreshing. Not exactly my ideal beer but as with all of Lagunitas' products, this is a bargain.

Overall- Above average. Definitely worth a try for those who like yeast bombs. And if you don't, you still might want to give it a go.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Fattmatt73
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle from six pack.

Appearance- hazy amber yellow with a nice head and lacing.

Smell- subtle but pleasant with notes of Brett and light hops.

Taste- nice hoppy start that eases into a light sweetness and a slightly bitter finish. Notes of pine, lemon, and short bread.

Mouthfeel- carbonated enough to give the medium body a nice sharpness.

Overall- a fantastic example of a Belgian ipa brewed by a west coast brewer. I really enjoyed this beer .

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Bitterbill
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$8.65 a six pack, bottled July 22, 2013.

A- a clear light gold with a 1 finger head of foam and has some great lacing.

S- it smells yeasty of the Belgian kind with a lot of hop bitterness.

T- starts of pretty bitter, get some light sweetness and tartness, moves on to Belgian yeasty flavour, which I dig. Pretty bitter and dry in the finish. Alcohol is not a factor in the taste at all and minimal after the swallow.

M- on the upper end of medium bodied, medium carbonation, a very nice mouthfeel.

O- I reckon for what this beer brings to the table, it's a real bargain for what I paid for it and it is super fresh. IMHO, a very authentic Belgian IPA. Well done, Lagunitas.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

on draft at sams in Durham. into a pint glass.

pours a darker copper color with a slight head. fizzy bubbles in the glass from top to bottom. yeastiness overtakes the hops on the nose, but they're still prevalent. taste is very hoppy but also you get the Belgian yeast taste too. not getting too much 'wild' but that's ok. medium bodied with medium carbonation.

overall its like a souped up lil sumpin. I like it a lot.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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