A Little Sumpin' Wild | Lagunitas Brewing Company

3,540 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

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3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, golden-yellow coloring with a filmy, sparse, white film coating parts of the surface. Aromas of bubble gum, lilac, and chamomile ride a subtle toffee backbone. Flavors are sharply roasted, with a very spice dominant forward flavor, both from the hops and the yeast strains. Bombardments of pepper and basil from the hops combine with off the wall characteristics of licorice, xantham gum, lemon zest, and cedar. This beer is very tasty, and very "all over the place," for lack of a better term. The body is smooth, but fairly light and crisp. The aftertaste is has some fruity characteristics, with touches of citrus and tropical fruits trying to balance all the different spiced components. Carbonation keeps the finish light, and slightly filmy, with a spicy linger that continues to puzzle and challenge the tastebuds. Tasty and interesting.

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

A: poured into a Duvel tulip to a beautiful and clear golden orange with a small off white head and minimal retention
S: piney, dank and resinous hops up front with a huge note of fruity esters on the back end. this thing smells very nice
T: esters and spice on the front with some nice herbal hop flavor. esters come around for round two and some nice sweet caramel maltyness comes in as well. hops, malt and estery goodness weave a delightful flavor battle on the palate. so good. swallow is more fruity esters, more of that huge maltyness, a bit of bubblegum, and herbal hop
M: light side of medium with nice and soft carbonation to keep things moving on the palate.
O: this is some damn good beer; it has balance, fantastic flavor, and fantastic complexity. it reminds me a lot of piraat and for a hell of a lot cheaper. well done Lagunitas! at 3.99 a bomber buy some today!!!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Gold with excellent clarity. The head is rocky and white with a better than average retention time, leaving a a fine lacing on the glass.

S: Sumpin' Wild smells like a hoppy christmas with orange and peach like esters, pepper and light clove phenols and resinous and citrus hops dominate the aroma. There is a moderately-light sweet malt aroma and a light perfume-like alcohol aroma.

T: This tastes as great as it smell having the citrus and piney hops up front with a very high hops bitters and just enough malt sweetness for support. The orange and peach like esters fall behind the peppery phenols in the the taste. The balance is firmly bitter with a lingering hops bitterness and soem alcohol sweetness in the aftertaste.

M: A medium bodied beer with a medium-high carbonation. There is a noticeable alcohol warmth in the throat.

O: The is an excellent Belgian IPA having all the hops flavor, bitterness and malt support I love from the Lagunitas usual line up while adding the fruit and spice from the Belgian yeast. This would be a great beer to enjoying as a compliment to some bold Thai or Indian curry.

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

On tap at the source.

A: Pours a hazy darkish yellowish orange with a fine white head which leaves sheet lace.

N: Getting dank weed, mild funk, barnyard, cheesy gym socks, wet cats and horseblankets.

T: Floral dankness with lemony funk. Lots of funk.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Very dry finish.

O: Very, very good.

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A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 3,540 ratings.
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