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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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Oak Cafe. Poured a golden-straw color, highly opaque and hazy with just about no light getting through anywhere but the very edges. Big, fluffy, white head that lasts quite a while, a nice characteristic of many Belgian styles; moderate lacing along the sides. Slightly floral and hoppy on the nose - a decent balance of bitter greens and sweet citrus. This smells like it's gonna be good.

The initial taste hits first with a sharp carbonation bite followed immediately by hops that stretch to the back of the palate; floral-like with a mild pine character, hops are certainly abundant here. Then comes the sweetness - super huge profile of fruits here, the heaviest being pineapple and grapefruit, with a mention going out to mango and pear. Phenolic warmth from the alcohol ties the citrus sweetness and hop bitterness together very well. The aftertaste comes around as the hops cut back through the sweetness to give a highly bitter and yeast-filled finish. Low malt flavors overall, but enough to balance out the hops, though they also have some help from the citrus and yeast. Medium-thick body with a bunch of carbonation.

This is a great beer, and a great American-made Belgian-style IPA. The hops are balanced very nicely with citrus, yeast, and a bit of malt while remaining highly bitter and pungent - truly a hard combination to pull off, especially this well.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber colour with a nice bright white foamy head.

The smell is citrus hops, powerful and fresh.

The taste is very bitter, the citrus flavours really pack a punch.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is a pretty tasty beer, very bitter though. I'd say the regular little sumpin sumpin is a fair bit better.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 22oz bomber picked up at Total Wine in Sandy Springs

A - A golden bronze, with fair amount of clarity. 1 finger of head, and some sticky lace left on the glass

S - Belgian yeast, candy sugar, and alcohol. Pineapple, spicy. Smells great!

T - Lots of fruits. Pineapple, orange, pears, and coriander. Sweet obviously. High ABV is well hidden. Smooth, and well balanced!

M - Light bodied, medium carbonation.

O - Another extremely tasty, well balanced brew from Lagunitas. Well done!

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3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 22 oz bottle...great craggy, 3 finger head that hangs around throughout the glass, smells like same hop profile as most lagunitas beers...orange, pineapple, slight alcohol scent tickles the nose...great aroma.
taste follows the nose...fruity hops with a slight alcohol sweetness and a tad of barnyard funk thrown in. this is my first belgian style hybrid, and while i am not sure of the yeast used, it definitely imparts a unique twang to the taste profile.
very creamy mouthfeel...very easy drinking and all around enjoyable.

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