A Little Sumpin' Wild | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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: 3,553 |  Reviews: 940
Photo of SHODriver
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
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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Photo of MadScientist
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
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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Photo of nathanjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 15oz Spiegelau balloon glass.

A- Pours a crystal clear, tangerine/sunset golden orange with a full 2-finger's white, soapy head with average retention. Not much lacing reveled once consumed.

S- Where do I begin(?)...so complex, a stream of conciousness awards the following: sweetbread, banana, peach, Granny Smith apple, corriandor, tangerine...a bit of clove and spice to boot.

T- Oh, wow...most, if not all of the aromas find themselves in the taste at one point or another. However, the unmistakable component of Little Sumpin' WILD is that of the finish...and that is a huge, white grapefruit rind bitterness to dry things out (as opposed to the sugar-cookie cloying sweetness many Belgian Golden Strong Ales possess).

M- Puckeringly bitter...but in a way that defines an American IPA, WILD or not. The carbonation is strong, yet effervescent and is in the style of other stalwarts of the style...Duvel immediately coming to mind.

O- No question that this is the 'big sister' of a Lil' Sumpin, Sumpin Ale! Whoever in the world is a fan of Belgian Pale Ales who has yet to experience one hopped with an American sensibility, then this is your ticket. An amazing blending of (Westmalle) Trappist yeast and the hoppiness only a West Coast brewery can seem to deliver. Awesome!

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of xdtfx
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 3,553 ratings