argo0 (10419) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BCTC, draft. Medium off-white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cat urine/grapefruit, some pineapple, light funk. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/cat urine, light biscuit, funk. Medium body, some acidity. Not getting much "wild."
egajdzis (4949) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[BCTC 2010] Brown amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, caramel malts, some toast, citrus, and floral hops. Taste of pine, grapefruit, some tobacco, nuts, caramel, and a bitter, hoppy finish.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at RnH. Clear golden with frothy lacy white head. Aroma is pungent fruity hops under wheat malt backbone. Nice and summery. Taste is big fruity hoppy melon and bright fruits. Avg carbonation, med bodied. Strong bitter finish, nice n hearty but crisp and light. Great summer brew!
Leighton (7179) - London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a mostly clear, golden-yellow with a medium, white cream head. Bready aroma with hints of spice, fruits and phenols. Fairly sweet flavor, more spice and fruit, some light caramel, mild hops in the finish. Light to medium in body, very smooth, with average carbonation. Not wild by any stretch of the imagination, so I think thatís something of a misnomer. Very good, though, and quite drinkable.
riversideAK (5458) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty, bready, tropical fruity hops, yeasty sweetness, grapefruit and pine aroma. Nice. Pours copper/golden with a nice creamy head and fluffy sticky lace. The flavor is nice and sweet initially, bubblegum, tropical fruit, grapefruit, bread, pine. Nice belgian spice and big juicy hops. Nicely carbonated, super drinkable at almost 8%. Nice stuff.
popery (1133) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, City Beer Store. I very much enjoyed the two previous beers that I tried in the A Little Sumpin series from Lagunitas, and this one was also excellent. This beer is complex, refreshing and delicious at once. It pours a cloudy medium golden color with a big puffy white head. Very good minty/citric/tropical/mineral hops. Excellent caramel malt with a touch of wheat spice. Pleasant, refined brett and other yeast notes of barnyard, apricots and earth. Blends nicely without any particular note clashing with the others. Flavor is somewhat dry with more of the honeyed malt flavor. Light body but not too thin for such a refreshing beer. Very good.
malrubius (1406) - Valley Stream, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at 4th Ave Pub, served in ice cream sundae goblet. Copper with flat head. Caramel woody yeasty pine sawdust aroma. Mild caramel toasty wood-chip flavor with very slight tang and bitter woody chalky toasty pine fairly dry finish. Whatever this was supposed to be, I didnít get it. I loved the Sumpin Extra Ale, but this was boring and unpleasant.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear golden yellowish orange color with golden yellow hues when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Spots of soapy lacing left behind.
Sweet citrus hop aroma with lots of tropical fruit notes and subtle pale malt presence. Hints of pineapple, grapefruit and lemon peel along with subtle graham crackery malt and subtle creaminess. Slightly earthy with faint pine needle but mostlythe nose is bursting with fresh citrus hops.
Medium bodied with a nice dry hop bite up front with hints of earthy pine that are quickly balanced by swee tropical and citrus fruit notes as well as a pale malt backbone that has hits of graham cracker and biscuit. Hints of mango, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon peel and orange along with some subtle spice and a sweet yet bitter dry finish. Iím also picking up some crisp light fruit, mostly apple and pear, and slight alcohol sweetness but overall the ABV is excellently masked. A very unique hybrid of a west coast IPA and a belgian strog ale. Complex, uber fresh, delicious and dangerously drinkable. I have to stop myself from pounding the whole glass down too quickly. Highly recommended!
concretebeer (17) - Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on draft. A nice balanced IPA. Not overly hopped or overly boost tasting. Tons of complexity even behind the hops, owing to the wonderful Belgian ale yeast. A splendid beer.
bb (5974) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Malt and yeast aroma with spice and light brett. Brett flavor with yeast and spice. Medium bodied. Brett and yeast lingers with spice and light backing hops. Very nice.