A Little Sumpin' Wild | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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

Added by femALEist on 04-28-2010

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Photo of SawDog505
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 tulip glass. Pours a clear orange yellow, with a two inch fluffy white head, that leaves plenty of lace. Smell clove, cut grass, citrus, and some hints of hard candy. Taste is very different from most of this style, equal IPA and belgian and that is what I love. Starts with the clove and finishes with the citrus and some grapefruit. Body is medium large for the style, plenty of carbonation, a little dry in the finish, and very approachable. This is really nice, one of my favorites in its style. Excellent price as always. Lagunitas had been in my fridge often lately!

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of B00ZER
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of gleemonger
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of atr2605
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a golden straw color with a sudsy white head with excellent retention
S-lemon,very "green" hop aroma, soft pine aroma
T-more of the bitter green hop flavor met with sweet malt profile and lemon in the finish.
M-medium bodied
O-huge hop flavor but malt provides a nice backbone. haven't had a ton of belgian IPA's, but definitely enjoyed this beer.

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of Mic-Lee
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Color is a beautiful bright amber with minimal head and average lacing.

S: Smells of floral hops and caramelly malts. pretty nice but not overbearing.

T: Tastes great. A little Belgian flavor mingles with a pronounced citrus hop flavor and smooth caramel notes in the malt. Where is the alcohol taste? It's 8% and masked very well. Slight bitterenss in the beginning, but very little in the finish.

M: Mildly creamy and very drinkable. Not too much carbonation. Wet and a little chewy at the same time.

O: This is a delicious beer. It has wonderful malt and hop flavors that are great on their own but balance very well together and the mouthfeel is exactly what it should be. I would definitely purchase this again.

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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%

Photo of falloutsnow
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: "23660005" stamped on neck of bottle
Glass: Tulip

Pours a 1.5cm tall head of slightly off-white foam, composed of fine, small bubbles. Retention is average, and over its decline, the head leaves substantial lacing along the sides of the glass in assorted thick lines and shapes. Head falls to a thin cap atop the body. Body is a light orange color, transparent, with light bringing out very nice, bright, orange and yellow hues. Carbonation streams from the bottom of the class, visibly and aggressively.

Aroma is lightly citrus-influenced hops, but mostly funky, not in the sour sense, but in the Brettanomyces-induced wild yeast and bacteria meeting wet grain sense. A bit of banana ester and mixed tropical fruit esters rounds the scents out. Complex, enjoyable, excellent.

Tasting opens with mild Brettanomyces funk on the front of the palate, with some malt sweetness. Mid-palate continues the Brettanomyces-influenced wet, molding grain along with pineapple and a strong background of grapefruit and orange rind-like hop additions. This would be a very good Belgian Strong Ale if not for the substantial hop usage. Back of palate has continued, but increased hop bitterness along with a splash of ethanol that's more intense than I'd like, and some very modest pale malt sweetness. Lingering aftertaste of grapefruit rind, generic hop bitterness, ethanol, and light Brettanomyces molding, composting hay and grain.

Beer is medium bodied, with carbonation that is medium to high. This results in a mouthfeel that is prickly at first, eventually fading to a pleasantly tingling feeling across the palate that melds well with the attendant bitterness and ethanol burn. Ethanol present in nostrils and mild burning on back of throat, perhaps a bit too high, even for an 8.8% beer. Aftertaste is expectedly dry, from the substantial hopping and ethanol presence. There is also some substantial stickiness around the corners of the lips.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Weli
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-light amber with slight copper notes and a fine white head

S-Intense west coast hops, citrus pine slight fruity/funkiness from the Belgian yeast

T-Intense American hop flavor, orange, citrus. slight malt sweetness, and intense bitterness.

M-Adequate carbonation appropriate to style

O-Really nice IPA. The Belgian yeast adds a subtle funkiness and complexity.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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1/5  rDev -75.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89.5% out of 100 with 3,540 ratings
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