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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours an ever so slightly hazy golden color. There is a small, off-white head which fades quickly, leaving light, spotty lacing.

S: The smell is more IPA than Belgian. Mango, citrus, and pine are prominent. There is a light caramel in the background which provides some balance to the hops. As it warms, some of the ester-y alcohol typical of Belgian yeast becomes apparent.

T: The flavor is more balanced between the IPA and Belgian styles here than in the aroma. An earthy pine flavor blends into some clove. Light tropical flavors are an interesting contrast with the more traditional Belgian flavors. The combination of pine and clove makes this fairly bitter overall, but it is balanced by some sweeter malt. The finish is lightly alcoholic and dry.

M: Moderate-high carbonation is foamy and fizzy. Fairly dry.

O: A good balance between the IPA and Beglian flavors. A little bit drier and more complex than the regular Little Sumpin'.

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

22 oz, bottle poured into a large Allagash Goblet. Bottled September 13th of this year.

A - Pours a nice golden color with just a slight haze. There is a head about two fingers in height that holds steady for quite a while. Beautiful lacing.

S - Smells of bubblegum, candy malts, and a variety of fruits (banana, lime, grapes, pear). Some nice grassy hops and grainy malt make for a complex aroma. A little bit sweet, but very good.

T - Follows the nose closely. Sugary sweet with big grape and banana flavors. Citrus and grass on the back end. Cleaner finish than I usually detect in this style.

M - Medium bodied with mediocre carbonation.

O - This is a good Belgian IPA. It doesn't wow me, but it also doesn't have any of the off flavors I am sensitive to and usually pick up in this style. It is sweet, grassy, and fruity with drinkability high. I won't throw this in my regular roation, but for $5/bomber you can't go wrong.

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

A - Very light amber in color. Poured straight into the glass and made a very small head that never really picked up. Crystal clear.

S - Sweet fruits like apples, pears, even peaches. Very Belgian in smell. Reminds me of a light sour ale. A little bit of fruity hops can be picked up on the back, similar to the ones you'd find in a pale ale. Very unique character.

T - Hhhmmm... strong, bitter hops up front that immediately kicks into a sweet Belgian. Lots of sweet yeast and malt flavors, backed up by the slight sour taste of cherries or grapes. Very interesting style.

M - Loads of carbonation, which I really like. Leaves a dry, tart after taste that keeps you reaching for the glass.

O - Super great brew. Lagunitas has really made something special happen with the Westmalle Yeast. Their knowledge of hops and yeast really combine well, and make a truly special, unique brew.

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Watta beer. I'm surprised no one has mentioned the clove taste/aroma. This beer almost tastes like a good Belgian and even has some heffe taste going on with it. Not a beer easy to lump into one distinct style IMO. Complex brew. Great tasting and great smelling brew. I would highly recommend it. Has that clove/coriander/cardamom/yeasty finish of a good Trappist ale. A "must try beer," to say the least.

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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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