A Little Sumpin' Wild | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
3,540 Ratings
A Little Sumpin' WildA Little Sumpin' Wild
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fermented with the Westmalle yeast strain

72.51 IBU

Added by femALEist on 04-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,540
Reviews:
940
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10.73%
 
 
Wants:
248
Gots:
537
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,540 |  Reviews: 940
Photo of tnbeatty
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jgammoniv
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of thegerm87
2.5/5  rDev -39%

Photo of baybassboy
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of markeyri
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of twenty5
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of mikeburd1128
3/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of kennymule
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of lpayette
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of ScottieD
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Artjsantos
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Hoptimus-Prime
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of HinghamRick
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of agreenman19
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Brianinthewbl
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Sarmartay
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of codasnap52
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of AltBock
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber bottle with the typical recycled paper Lagunitas label. This label has a pin up girl leaning up against the Sumpin' word. Below the name is the Lagunitas dog. They make him look like he's talking. The beer's specifications is right in the middle. 72.5 IBU, O.G. 1.079, and 8.8% ABV. Off to right in very small print is a large nonsense paragraph. The only thing missing from the label is a bottled or best before date.

When poured into an Ommegang tulip, this "Wild" beer was a nice semi clear golden apricot orange with a few lemon yellow highlights. On top of this golden brew was a 3/4 of an inch pearl white head of foam. It was a pure white color. This good sized head of foam had great retention that left behind a long lasting white skim of foam and a large number of sticky streaks of lace.

Not exactly a wild aroma coming off this wild beer. The aroma was mostly all about the citrus fruits. This citrus fruit punch consisted of grapefruit, lemon, and a little tangerine. Mixed in with the citrus fruits was a little dried pine needles, lightly bitter citrus hops, and cloves.

I thought the taste was more wild than the taste. I think it was due to the beer's yeast undertone. Blended in with the yeast was grapefruit, lemon, orange, tangerine, toasted malt, cloves, pine, grass, pepper, and dried citrus hops. To be honest, I thought it was interesting. The yeast added a nice taste to every flavor.

This was a medium bodied beer with a good amount of carbonation and a yeast/citrus aftertaste. Like the initial taste, it was more about the yeast than citrus flavors. This yeasty aftertaste stuck around for quite a while.

Was this a wild beer? No, not really. Interesting? I'd say so. If you like yeasty citrus beers that are easily affordable, I'd say pick up this beer.

 1,805 characters

Photo of TripelMark
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of BYOFB
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of DaKur
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of apf
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Martinecu
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of LSx
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More