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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Ratings: 3,540 |  Reviews: 940
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Tschnab
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A cloudy pour, looks like a belgian ipa should, bonus points for the crazy amount of lace. Smell has a big rush of lemon and banana, big belgian yeast character, nice hoppiness. The taste is identical, huge belgian flavor upfront and then an awesome wave of grapefruit and mango wash over the palate on the finish. Love this beer, love this brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color is a light amber to gold; the head is dense with outstanding retention, and lots of lacing left behind. The smell is packed with delicious tropical citrus scents - grapefruit, mango, pineapple. The taste is as hopped-up as the smell suggests. Juicy, tart citrus flavors stand out, while a slight alcohol taste is present but not overwhelming. It strikes a great balance. A memorable drinking experience, and I will definitely look to buy this one again.

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Photo of stumac
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking this with my corn dog Amanda whilst eating ice cream. Weird combo, I know. But we just got done watching midget wrestling. So it's cool. Pours up clear orange with a decent white head. Aroma is huge of floral hops. Niiiice. Tastes bitter, honey, grapefruit, not too much hop flavor as much as there is hop bitterness. Nice again. Medium bodied, smooth drinkin. I dig

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Lemke10
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got a single 22oz bottle of this from Woodman’s in Janesville, WI in fall 2012 for $4.39

It pours a semi-clear, amber color with a fluffy, well retained white head. The scent is yeast with a mix of hops and banana. The taste is smooth and inviting. It starts off sweet from the malts, banana, and citrus but finishes slightly dry, bitter and chalky. This is overall tasty yet complex ale from Lagunitas.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of depechemode1983
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orange in color with some haze to it. The head like a thick foam the subsides very slowly, leaving tons of lacing. Lots of tropical fruit in the nose with a sweet and sour tone. Pineapples come to mind. There seems to be some floral notes as well. Very aromatic. Bitter citrus, sweet tropical fruit, floral undertones, Belgian yeast and a little alcohol warmth come together nicely. Mouth fell is good. Its medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is sharp and tingly. A great beer to be had. Lagunitas has yet to let me down. At 5 dollars a bomber you can't beat it. I would by it again if i saw it on shelves.

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

Poured from bomber into pint glass.

Been meaning to get around to this beer at work, tons of customers pick it up, one case flew off the shelf in less than a week, now I know why.

A- Poured a clear golden yellow body, thick 2 almost 3 finger tight white head with great retention and sticky lacing. Lots of lively carbonation , I can even catch some uniform in the glass too.

S- A wonderful balance of yeast, tons of hop (not overwhelming, just very enticing), malt and light/tropic fruit. This is very aromatic, I love it!

T- The taste is almost as complex as the nose. Your palate definitely follows the aromas. very sugary/sweet, pine/grassy hop with a subtle bitterness. Citrus and tropic fruit are also very evident. The westmalle yeast ties everything together! Love the pine finish though... Couldnt ask more from a bipa.

MF- Medium bodied, medium-heavy carbonation. Very dry finish with a bit of alcohol warmth as it opens up more.

O- Glad I finally picked it up. This is an excellent beer for the style. Complex, yet solid. This is a must try imo. Not more needs to be said than that. Cheers.

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into a 330ml St. Bernardus chalice.

Appearance: Clear, deep golden color with a slight amber tint and a large orange-tinted head that dissipates slowly and yields thick spots of lace around the glass.

Smell: Musty Blegian yeast alongside West Coast hops. Hints of melon, citrus, and bread.

Taste: Begins citric with slight bitterness, rounding out to piney flavors and breadiness before finishing with tropical citrus/melon and hints of clove. Belgian yeast mixes well with West Coast hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with a good deal of carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: A really good beer- another example of how great Belgian-style IPAs are.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of yamar68
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright tangerine gold with a classic American IPA type head and lacing.

The belgian yeast shines on the nose... clove, dry hops, lemongrass, white sugar, citrus hops, molasses.

Loads of tropical citrus kept in check with a hint of spice. No discernible alcohol presence.

Highly drinkable given the ABV. I'd never turn this one down.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ The Rhino in Missoula. Served in pint glass.

A - Medium orange with some yellow glow around the edges. A small layer of off-white head formed and receded to a few scattered bubbles on the top of the beer.

S - Sweet caramel and candy sugar, some bitterness and earthy hop aromas present as well.

T - Sweet caramel and candy sugar up front giving way to bubble gum, pine and earthy flavours. Very slight funkiness present as well.

M - Medium body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of sureshot08
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Golden yellow with a moderate white head with good retention.

Smell: Citrus and tropical fruits including pineapple. Somewhat sweet.

Taste: Hop bitterness with piney notes. Some grapefruit on the finish. The Belgian spices are subtle and more notable in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation.

Overall: Tastes more like a regular IPA than a Belgian one to me, but still very enjoyable.

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

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Lost Abbey chalice.

A- pours a nice copper with a 2" off-white head. Big waves and bubbles all over the glass.

S- nice citrus (banana, pear, watermelon), slight funkiness from the Belgian yeast.

T- honey and caramel, pear, banana, orange, nice spice notes, and some bitter pine.

M- medium body and carbonation. Frothy, creaminess with some slight acidity at the finish.

O- nice variation of regular little sumpin. Belgian yeast has nice spice and some light funkiness.

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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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