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RATINGS: 974   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Another Big Sister of the Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale…. Loads of Malted Wheat for a Curious Malt Foundation and a Light Color, But Our Belgian Yeast Leaves a Huge Flavor and Complexishness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Tap at E Burger! Rating# 237. Crystal clear golden color with a nice fluffy off white head. Hippy aroma hard to get anything else really. Bitter flavor up front light sweetness, pretty good. (1423)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Clear golden color with a thick, merengue-like head that sticks around for some time. Aroma is HUGE of pine, grapefruit, and lemon peel. Expecting more funk, but it wasn’t there. Quite floral and spicy on the nose as well. Taste is quite sweet, like carmelized hops and heavy malt. No funk on the palette at all, but slightly spicy and slight toffee notes. Finishes with a heavy bitterness and malt linger. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2010
It has been quite a while since I have the sumpin sumpin ale, but WOW this seems quite different, and quite a lot better. The aroma smells of cascade hops and the taste follows suit. The appearance is still a bit golden and clear but who cares when it tastes this good? The carbonation is right, the balance is spot-on. Very good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear golden/amber with thin white head and good lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and pine hops with the slightest hint of spiciness from the yeast. Flavor is sweet on the front of the palate, with pine, grapefruit, and a pronounced hop bitterness throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Pours a clear orange color with a foamy white head and moderate lacing. Nose of floral hops. Typical Lagunitas full body and oily mouthfeel. Favor is like a DIPA with lots of citrus and pine but there are some other subtle flavors in there that must come from the Belgian yeast,. Long bitter finish,. Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2567) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2010
650 ml. bottle. Per the label, OG 1.082, IBU 72.51,ABV 8.85%. Pours a thin short lived, white head, over a clear dark gold (SRM 6) body......nose is heavy grapefruit, pine, resin.....taste is light sweet to start, then heavy grapefruit, light pine, finishing with grapefruit bitterness.....mouth feel is medium, slightly sticky, carbonation medium. Final Gravity, calculated from ABV, comes out at 1.014-1.016. This explains the light sweet to start. I wonder if they used Simcoe as one of the hops given the strong grapefruit aromas and flavors. There were minimal spices apparent, which means either light phenolic production, or they were hidden by the high IBU. This is another interesting creation by Lagunitas, but it seems to be more of a DIPA/ IIPA than something with a Belgian yeast strain. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2627) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Very solid but I would have guessed IPA. It has a good amount of citrus and pine in the aroma and flavor. The flavor is sweet up front with a nice hop bite. Very nice after taste lingers. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2010
On draft at FireSide in Chicago....beautiful color and good nose...hoppy of course but not so much to make it overly bitter (which I like it bitter). good nose; golden clear color; server filled it all the way up to the top of the glass with no head...medium bitter / slightly sour taste appropriate to the type; medium / soft palate; a slight bitterness....in all a good beer with my ribs and mashed red skins...will do another

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Draft at URGE. Brilliantly clear orange, sticky white head and lacing. Nose is big citrus hops, wheat, and alcohol. Flavor is big citrus and pine hops with a solid wheat and grainy backbone, very slight acetic sourness, finishes bitter. Medium body, lively carbonation, oily slick texture. A sneaky little hop bomb with a very slight sour twinge, delicious gem!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slipstream (1976) - USA - NOV 6, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2011 I really enjoyed this one a lot. Fairly hard to categorize, but the flavor was full, complex, and worth savoring. This was a fine choice for my 1100th rating. Brass/gold pour. Rich floral aroma. Very fine flavor: wheat, some hop dash, sweetness, astringency, fresh bread - wow. It is pretty smooth too, unlike some other Lagunitas releases. Nicely balanced, with light esters and noticeable orange flavor. Didn’t taste a lot of that sour, wild yeast flavor that is mentioned in the beer’s name. It did not stirke me as being that Belgian either, but so what. This was really sumpin - a totally superior brew, and available at a fine price for something this good.

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