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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of BeerNut402
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Mild Golden appearance with some cloudy aspects I think it may be due to the yeast it was fermented with.

Smell - Hoppy and floral it kind of smells like an IPA.

Taste - the initial taste was extremely hoppy and intense but after a few more drinks it leveled off nicely and was very drinkable

Mouthfeel - Crisp and on the lighter side, it also seems like a lesser carbonated beer than most.

Overall - The little sumpin wild is definitely packs a punch. It also has one of the highest ABV's of any Ale I have ever had. It also was more of a hoppy ale which I enjoyed.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of CHickman
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very cloudy light orange color with a small lovely 1 finger foamy beige head that faded slowly and left excellent sticky lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of fresh citrus hops, grapefruit, light caramel, pineapple, Razzles candy, pine cone, sweet malt, light yeast and herbs; almost seems like a hint of booze in it, but it was very faint. The hops and herbs are very soft and fresh, this was nice to inhale and smelled really good overall.

Tastes like it smells, with citrus hops, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, orange peel, caramel, Razzles candy, pine cone/piney hops, sweet malt, yeast, brown sugar, biscuit, herbs, floral hops and mild spices like coriander and some light pepper. It’s not a hop bomb, but still fruity with strong citrus notes, malty balance and enough biscuit to make it easy to drink with just enough bitterness to be an IPA.

Mouthfeel is creamy with light fizzy carbonation, a medium body and nice citrus bitter finish that’s on the clean side yet still sweet.

This was very good, in fact just about great and so easy to drink. I thought that the yeast would be stronger based on the “wild” in the name, but this was near perfect for a Belgian IPA.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Green's tulip. The pour is pale orange-gold. Cloudy with a nice 2 fingers of tight head. Average retention and excellent lacing. A fair amount of sweet fruit on the nose. Over-ripe peaches, oranges, and a little pine. I get a little marmalade as well.

Medium body and slick, creamy feel. Quite sweet with bready, malty notes, but with moderate hop balance. Toast and marmalade give way to apricots and lots of pineapple at mid-palate. Nice feel moves things along. Pineapples meet spicy phenols and a bit of alcohol heat at the finish. The sweetness maintains and the dryness is refreshing. Nice!

I usually frown on sweet IPAs, as the blend of sweetness and intense bitterness always seems medicinal to me. This one has nice balance and the sweetness is almost overwhelmingly pineapple-like, which strikes me as very pleasant. Like a Belgian tripel with a shot of pineapple juice in it. Quite enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy orange body with a beige bubble cream head that last and last with a sea of microbubbles swirling around pushing to the surface.

S- The fruity green hops aroma is not juicy but has a great dry tropical fruit aroma to it with a bright full hops flavor of unripe pineapple.

T- The mellow hops flavor has a leafy green hop flavor with some more unripe pineapple and a hint of sweetness to follow. The yeast esters are just a hint and blend with the fruity flavors of the hops. There is a bitter green hop note that lingers.

M- The medium mouthfeel has an alcohol warmth that compliments the hops flavors in the finish.

O- The nice full hops flavors have some good support from the yeast even though it is a bit hidden. The hops are bright and dry without being juicy which gives a nice twist on the flavor. Very sessionable.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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