A Little Sumpin' Wild | Lagunitas Brewing Company

A Little Sumpin' WildA Little Sumpin' Wild
BA SCORE
89.5%
Liked This Beer
4.1 w/ 3,540 ratings
A Little Sumpin' WildA Little Sumpin' Wild
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,948
Reviews:
940
Ratings:
3,540
Liked:
3,170
Avg:
4.1/5
pDev:
10.73%
Alströms:
4.07
 
 
Wants:
252
Gots:
539
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,540 |  Reviews: 940
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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3.2/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Perfectly clear golden color, sudsy 1 finger head. Decent lacing

S - Hoppy smells of pine and citrus

T - Bitter pine hops right up front, rounded off by just a tiny bit of caramel sweetness. A little bit of a medicinal taste creeps in here as well

M - Moderately prickly carbonation, good mouthfeel. Alcohol is really hard to find, even given the high ABV

O - The medicinal quality in the taste is a bit off putting, but not a bad beer by any means, just not my favorite

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Photo of drpimento
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

More proof Lagunitas is a world class brewery. Served at a good temperature and a nice foamy frothy, off white head that soon settled down and a whole load of lace. Color is a clear, rich amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is hop, bread dough, wet grass, caramel, malt. Flavor is like nose; hop on top (?!), followed underneath with slight sweetness, good carbonic tang and, perhaps, a yeast bitterness that all told make this a good drinking beer. Body and carbonation are faultless. Finish is like flavor, on the long side, and a some alcohol warmth. Beer On!

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3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a really clear golden orange color with decent head that dissipates to a thin layer and good lacing.

S - Smell of piny hops, yeast and some spices.

T - Really piny. A bit fruity as well that blends with the yeast and spices. Definitely a Belgian-style IPA, the piny hops are definitely forward in the taste.

M - Medium bodied, a little oily from the hops. Nice carbonation and relatively easy-drinking for a 9.4% beer.

O - I found the Little Sumpin' Wild to be an interesting take on the Belgian IPA style. Pretty hop-forward and in your face, Sumpin Wild is good-value, distinctive and enjoyable if not necessarily the best Belgian IPA I've had.

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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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%

Photo of gregy55902
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an XL snifter.

A - Pours a bright orange with minimal head, leaving lots of bubbles and lacing. Lagunitas has never disappointed me!

S - Bitter piney hops, Belgian yeast, bread, wild honey. This has "Belgian-style IPA' written all over it.

T - Follows the nose - I really like the Belgian yeast used in this. Great subtle malt backbone finishes things nicely. Different, but in a positive way.

M - Bit of an alcohol bite as it goes down, but not bad for 9.4%.

O - Impressed with this beer, as I usually am with any Lagunitas offering. Quite the unusual brew. Can't wait for their winter strong ales to get here.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a clear peachish,orange with two full stiff and sturdy fingers of slightly off-white foam that died slowly leaving concentric rings of gummy lacing.

S-Green apple,lemon curd,slight dry spice,some floral qualities,honey and sourdough toast.

T-Green hops,fresh flowers,tangerine,yeast rolls,Juicy Fruit gum and fresh grass.Nice blend of complementary yeast and hop flavors but could have been a tad more assertive on both fronts.

M-Slick but smooth with a bready/creamy character.ABV was not felt and the finish was a nice mix of sourdough and hop tang.

O-I would not say that Belgian IPAs are my favorite style but that isn't to say I dislike them either.This was an extremely tasty example and one I will surely revisit.

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5/5  rDev +22%

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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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a crystal clear amber with carbonation bubbles floating to meet a 1 finger white creamy yet hilly head.

S: Florally hops with a chewed bubblegum type smell with a peppery hint.

T: A piney florally hop profile with a sweet malt profile with some fruity hints. A slight spice comes in at the finish. This is very balanced with a lot going on, it's hard to describe, but very easy to drink.

M: Medium bodied with a nice sharp carbonation to it.

O: I definitely like this more than the original, it has a fuller flavor and a more complex flavor, while actually being easier to drink since the hops seem a bit toned down. I like this, the complexity keeps me sipping trying to pick it apart.

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5/5  rDev +22%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint.

A: Pours a clear, golden orange color with one finger of light cream head. Good retention and lace, active carbonation.

S: Pepper, fruity esters and bubble gum. Smells yummy.

T: Starts with light mixed fruits, orange and pears and apples, ends slightly dry with a little pepper and oak, tiny bit of alcohol. Lightly sweet.

M: Light, creamy in the mouth and astringent on the finish.

O: Love this beer. First had it on Oktoberfest this year, but no way I could review it after a zillion beers before it. Picked some up in Illinois today and glad to review it now with fresh taste buds. Do be forewarned, that 9.4% is well hidden, don't let it catch you off guard.

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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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