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Little Sumpin' Extra Ale by Lagunitas Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA
8.74 % ABV

Lots of wheat for a curious malt complexity and leaving it light in color, but huge in flavor and satisfaction
Net contents: Ounces and ounces of Malt, Hops, Yeast and water. 

Review by everetends on 07/04/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 2010
Old Review
22 oz bottle I picked up from Hop City in Atlanta for about 4.50 a bottle I believe. Not a bad deal per usual with Lagunitas, always reasonable and I like that. Served up in a standard pint glass.

A: Color is a golden yellow with a bit of an orange hue to it. Held to the light it is absolutely golden yellow, almost macro like. A bit darker I suppose. The body is 100% clear, no obstruction, no haze, no cloud. There is a huge amount of carbonation activity in this beer. Just tons bubbles moving super fast in the glass. The head was a bit disappointing for a DIPA in all honesty. Maybe a finger off the pout but it didn't last. Fell to a top cap of fluffy white head that have complete coverage and it does stick around so I guess that is nice. For the minimal top cap, it does throw up some decent sheeting.

S: Smell is good amount of citrus (grapefruit and orange) hops coming out. Nice and aromatic, big scent. Little of resin coming across as well. Still with the heavy hop presence there is a nice amount of sweetness coming from the malts I imagine. There is also just a touch of some pineapple as well.Just a nice mix of aromas that are and aren't expected but together they create something very nice.

T: About the same as the nose really. The hops come out with a nice orange and grapefruit blast. The hops have a bit of bitterness and resin (pine) to it but it is nicely mild. Its not too much but just enough to challenge the palate a bit. The hops are not only bitter but they also have a nice sweetness coming out (the orange is sweet and juicy). A little bit of pineapple brings a touch more sweetness that is complimented by the pale malts. Its not that huge, overly hopped mess that can sometimes happen with DIPAs but its also not too sweet either. Fine line.

M: Got a good feel that is on the light side of medium. Still has a nice creaminess to it but still remains thin enough to go down easy. Carbonation is high, creating a crisp and refreshing brew. ABV is really nonexistant to me except for a light heat on the back of my throat. Aftertaste is all grapefruit hops with a touch of lingering bitterness.

D: Very drinkable DIPA for sure. Especially for something created off the west coast. Don't get me wrong, I like some heavily hopped brews but sometimes it goes to far (or sometimes way too often). DIPAs and IPAs are flooding the shelves, so its nice to see a West Coast brewery making a DIPA that can be consumed easily and is still enjoyable. It doesn't wreck the palate, just challenges it a bit. Lagunitas may come up short at times but their beers are almost always good. Dig this one. They should put it into rotation for sure.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 09-27-2009 05:52:49

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by clockworkorange on 11/30/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 2009
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber bottle into my nonic Imperial pint glass. The ale appears a hazed muted golden yellow color with about an inch of fluffy off white foam. The head leaves a nice lace in its wake. Nose and flavors consist of citrus fruits such as tangerines, oranges, and grapefruits (both white and red)light lemon notes, as well as apricots, peaches, more grapefruit, and a bit of alcohol heat. Quite fruity to say the least with bittersweet notes from start to finish. Amply carbonated with a medium body at minimum. Overall pretty nice and certainly worth checking out if you have the chance.

Price: $4.99 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Surly Duff on 09/11/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 11 18 4 9 2009
Pours up a beautiful clear golden color with a nice hint of reddish orange to it. Tight little bubbles form a small head of white. The foam settles slowly and leave the walls of the glass coated in a nice layer of lace.

Huge grapefruit aroma from the hops is the first thing to kick you in the nose. Lots of bubble gum and apricot. Nice light caramel malt breaks through briefly and imparts a nice sweetness to the already sweet hop aroma. More citrus notes at the end.

Super juicy grapefruit and tropical fruit slides across the tongue and coats the palate. Bubble gum becomes apparent along with a touch of apricot and lemon. Malt balances out the hops well with a nice medium caramel sweetness. Touch of lemon bitterness towards the end and then bubble gum filling things out in the aftertaste. Just the very slightest touch of an alcohol note in the aftertaste but the 8.74% makes itself hardly known otherwise.

Super easy drinking with a wonderful flavor and an aroma that keeps you going back for another smell. Year-round this one please.

Price: $4.69 Served In: Snifter

Review by tavernjef on 09/06/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 2009
Chill hazed golden rod with a fluffy off-white capping of frothy foam. Mega lots of lacing coats the glass in a solid sheeting with a few tiny holes dragged about.

Aroma is soft and dulled of sweeter grapefruity hops, some resinous qualities add some fresher tropical orangey pithyness and pineapple. Slender doughy malt backing. Its not super powerful on the nose, but its clean profile is quite nice.

Taste is tropically light, even, and leafy with a floral powdery dryish bitterness superseding the finish as it twists around effortlessly and lightly within pith of dull orange, some pineapple tang, and lots of sweet red grapefruit to keep a nice balance among its trpical nuances. The malt backing is favorably simple and bready.

Body is about medium, dryish and tropical, with floating hints to peels and piths, flowers and pits. Bitterness is tamed and welcomed with a tangy ease of sweetened grapefruityness that seems to be the main Sumpin' in this Little' Extra. Warms the tummy and throat a bit as it goes.

A solid Dbl. IPA and what I'd call a close cousin to Hop Stoopid and drinkable all the same.

Price: $4.50 Served In: Pint Glass

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