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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Ratings: 3,541 |  Reviews: 940
Photo of gamecock74
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of flyingpig
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright, golden orange colour and is topped by a two centimetre tall, foamy white head that has very good retention for such a strong beer; it lasts for a good couple minutes.

Pine hops and a sweet, yeast like aroma. There is yet more floral hops and a very fruity smell (pineapple and apricots along with a hint of orange and citrus).

Hop filled taste to this one to begin with, mainly floral with some light pine. There is also a lot of fruit present, some citrus and orange along with some apricot.

Strong carbonation levels & medium body and plenty of bitterness. There is a good, hop infused bitter finish and a nice sweet quality to it overall.

An amazing beer.The nose was outstanding and the taste was about the same, there is nothing I can say to fault this beer.

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Photo of LaPlaya
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of MarvinTheMarzen
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had just finished writing a review for another belgian IPA and I kept comparing it to Little Sumpin Wild. Luckily I had one of these in the fridge so we cracked it open. My faith is renewed.

The scent of this beer is wonderful - a definite belgian note without being overpowering. The brew is well balanced and keep you wanting more. Once I get my friends drinking hoppy beers I slip them one of these to introduce them to Belgium.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of TheTrevor
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a light copper with a single-finger head that lasted for a while. The smell is a big citrusy grape-fruit hop note with a bit of grassiness. The taste starts with some sweet apricot that gives way to the grapefruit flavor that's got more than a bit of the rind in it. The mouthfeel is slightly thick. Overall an interesting next step from a Little Sumpin' Sumpin' and a beer I would have trouble ever not recommending someone try.

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1/5  rDev -75.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Photo of rand
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I thought this was a Belgian strong ale, had a bomber aging for a while, maybe 10 months. Poured into a d'Achouffe tulip glass

Pours an orange-amber in color and forms a tight, fluffy head. It looks oily, viscous, and there's a ton of suspended yeast floating about. Looks like a snow-globe when held up to the light. A couple patches of lacing blot the glass.

Its smells sweet, toffee-like. There's a touch of ripe fruit mixed with a fair amount of booze. Lots of booze actually - this bouquet doesn't hide the alcohol at all.

The ripened fruit flavors jump to the front of the sip, but the flavors are more layered and nuanced than the nose would lead you to think. Floral hops, wet and dank, meet a medicinal, phenolic note mid-sip. Sweet bread and toffee join in. And while alcohol isn't exactly masked it doesn't dominate the palate. The brew ends with a touch of ripe, almost bitter cherries and warming booze.

The brew feels rich and chewy on the palate, but not overly sticky. Just about right for the ABV and style.

Given that this beer is probably 6 months older than it should be, it held up remarkably well. I'll have to look for a fresh one as soon as its released again, just to compare and contrast, but I didn't find anything missing here. I'm assuming that Lagunitas was going for a hoppier ale than what's in my glass, but I've tasted a lot of so-called Belgian IPA's that taste worse.

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Photo of russwbeck
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear yellow pour with a good 3 fingers of crisp white head. Beautiful retention and lacing down the side of my Deschutes Snifter. 4.5

S: Piney hops and sweet Belgian yeasts are noticed definitely, with a definite caramel malt backbone. It smells pretty sweet, instead of overly hoppy...might have to do with how long this might have been sitting on the shelf 4

T: This certainly tastes more Belgian than IPA. Candied sugar, bananas, and clove are much more noticeable than the piney, citrusy hops. Caramel malts are certainly noted on the backend. This really needs a kick from stronger hops. They’ve probably faded, as I alluded to in the Smell category. 3.5

MF: Crisp, light body with a nice amount of carbonation. The sweetness takes something away from the drinkability. 3.5

O: Just not on the level I wanted it to be. Need to try it fresh to pass final judgement. Just an average Belgian IPA 3

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of SLeffler27
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Develops a thin, fizzy, white head over a clear, dark gold beer with some carbonation and an iridescent glow. The lacing is spotty.

The Dogfish Head snifter nicely accentuates a mostly sweet orange beer with peppery spice and peach.

This one has a twang of bitterness followed by a quick tartness akin to pineapple, peach, and light pepper. There is a long draw of light bitterness in the finish. As this one warms, the fruitiness becomes more prevalent.

Well carbonated with a medium body. A Little Sumpin’ Wild is dry and crisp with some metallic and mineral notes.

This was a nice change of pace and refreshing on its own. I will finish the bomber later with a plate of ziti.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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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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