Beerdedone (2465) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with a one finger off-white head. Citrus & piney hop aroma with a hint of orange. Flavor had a good malt backbone with pine and citrus hops, orange, grapefruit a bit of caramel and some subtle graininess with a crisp and bitter finish.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: orange with brushes of amber. Fluffy pithy head recedes into a thick collar which a massive chunk of pith hovering in the middle.
Nose: tons of orange; orange rind, pith, orange honey. Sticky and wet. Green plant leaves and stems. Chewy doughy bread in the back which is also orange infused. Orange leather oil.
Palate: mm, nice. Sides of cheeks tingle with each full quaff. Orange in the middle, sweet then dry and bitter. Lips are sticky with orange honey. Has a delicate flower petal essence like one would find when walking into a greenhouse, minus the humidity. Refreshing. Green pant stems and leaves ooze dew-dropped Mother Nature as if I were squeezing them between my fingers. Orange leather oil is faint. Orange honey dipped and infused bread fills the mouth and rests longest atop the tongue. Lace marks the glass all the way down. Hop cones in the very back after her very orange profile; whole cones. Peach and mango are an afterthought, mingling with the oranges and dough and honey.
Final Thoughts: Lagunitas doesn’t usually impress me, but the last couple beers from them have been quite fanciful and Little Sumpin’ is no exception. One of their dozens of limited bottle releases, I recommend freshness on this one so that her exuberant orange personality doesn’t fade.
Bosco (136) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy yellow orange. Soapy head with little elasticity or body yet leaves medium lace. Piny, grapefruit pith up front . Low bitter scale. Medium/fine fizz. Reminiscent of farmhouse or kellerwiese beer. Decent $4.99/bomber at Boca Total Wine & More
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Poured an orangish gold color, lightly hazy with a small amount of white head. Nose is citrus, caramel, lots of sticky hops. Taste is fruity hops, caramel, citrus, and floral hops. Mouth is sticky and full. Finish is very bitter. Overall, a nice big hoppy brew.
brigg (485) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) A clear orange body with a small off-white head. Powerful aroma of flowers, pine/grass, citrus (grapefruit, orange). Medium-to-full bodied and soft wit a carbonation. Very bitter citrus hops flavor,a hint of sweetness up front, before drying out quickly. Alcohol is present in the aroma and flavor, but well hidden.
pintbypint (2358) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml brown bottle. Medium gold in colour and fairly clear looking. Holds a one finger height white cap with a rocky surface.Minimal lacing. Hoppy nose with grapefruit and floral notes. Flavour has a sweetish malt base, touch of caramel, orange, some tropical fruit notes mid way, lots of grapefruity hop flavour. Long bitter finish, lingering grapefruit and orange peels. Smooth mouthfeel, mellow carbonation, medium bodied. Super drinkable.
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden / orange pour from bottle. Medium off white head. Slightly bitter citrus taste with notes of orange zest and apricot. Really good stuff at a fair price.
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright gold, moderate head. Floral and citrusy hop nose. Moderate caramel malt presence, hint of sweetness, quickly overtaken by significant bitterness that lingers quite a bit. The 75 IBUs really make themselves known. Hopheads probably love this one, but just too unbalanced for me.
jjuf1853 (1197) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Copper orange pour with good size white head. Piney citrus hop aroma with pronounced grapefruit. Somewhat muted and delayed bitterness in the finish.
jimhilt (2372) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Clear light amber color. Nose is pine hops. Flavor is strong pine hop, hoping for a little caramel, don’t find any. No doubt this has high IBUs. Label puts the ABV at 7.5%. $2.25 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.