A Little Sumpin' Wild | Lagunitas Brewing Company

A Little Sumpin' WildA Little Sumpin' Wild
3,541 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

Added by femALEist on 04-28-2010

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of rajendra82
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I chose a Duvel tulip for the occasion of this session, and A Little Sumpin' Wild Ale looked very nice in it, with the clear orange body,, and a two finger thick head. The aroma was not exactly wild, but it was very edgy due to the aggressive hop presence, which asserted itself as papaya, pine, tangerine, and mango. The taste was not sweet like the aroma hinted at. Instead the beer was dry, tart, and smooth, with just a touch of radish like spiciness in the finish. Very delicate in the feel, and very sneaky in the alcohol expression, this was like a dirty Duvel. I like the unusual combination of characteristics that work in this creation.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of MDDMD
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-clear golden color with a large white head and good lacing

S-yeasty bread, pineapple, citrus,slight herbal

T-toasted bread, pineapple, yeast, slight herbal notes, nice hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth, a little alcohol presence noted

O-delicious belgian IPA, good flavor and balance

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a nice clean amber pour with 2 fingers of off-white head, great lacing on the glass.
smells of pine, caramel, grapefruit, herbal/floral hops, pepper.
pine, grass, lemongrass, grapefruit, pepper, and banana all come through in the palate.. HELL OF A COMPLEXITY FOR AN IPA!!
medium body, nice amount of carbonation, and a creamy mouthfeel.

ok, so little sumpin was a great beer.. looks like all they really did was change the yeast, which honestly made it a completely different beast. well done lagunitas!

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Jason
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

LOOK: Peachy hue, excellent head and lacing

SMELL: Papaya, peppery, pineapple skin, blood oranges, bready, yeast, phenolic, taffy, gummy, spicy

TASTE: Medium bodied, semi-creamy, very smooth, soft hoppy resin, moving bitterness, biscuity, herbal, slightly medicinal, nutty, vegtal, a bit alcoholic

Love the whole Belgo-American movement, love Lagunitas as well. Very well balanced, Westmalle yeast battles dank hop in a higher alcohol arena ... everything a growing palate needs. Giving this brew a hearty HELL YEAH!

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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

a decent brew, special yeast. pours a radiant bronze color, with an erupting off white head that stopped just short of needing to be frantically slurped. it smells like belgian yeast, west coast hops, and some fuller bodied malts. the flavor is pungent bitter hops, and rubbing alcohol in the finish. chemically almost at the end. the malt provides a huge amount of body, but only a touch of sweetness. lots of nonfermentable sweetness to this one. the yeast is of course very interesting. ive never had the beer that made this yeast famous, but i can imagine it now. spicy and complex, dry and ancient. the feel is decent, good body on the fuller side, and a little less carbonated than it should be, despite the head. maybe it just relaxes too quickly, im not sure. finish stays bitter for awhile. overall a clever brew, something ive come to expect from lagunitas, but this isnt as good as i expected it to be with the yeast. the west coastness of this beer overwhelms it.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 3,541 ratings
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