Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: Draft at Fireworks.
Aroma: There is a nice tropical fruit nose with notes of pine, pineapple, and a good dose of malt sweetness.
Appearance: It pours a nice lighter gold color with a Styrofoam like white head. Excellent head retention and great lacing left behind.
Taste: The flavor is nicely bitter with lots of orange, pineapple, a bit of papaya, and herbals on the back end. The balance is great, but I am missing the Belgian side of this brew.
Palate: Medium bodied with average carbonation and a lengthy, bitter finish.
Overall: An outstanding IIPA but the Belgian side is left wanting in my eyes. I will still drink this beer any chance I get.
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle.Pours a hazy copper with a huge off white head.Nose is a funky yeasty aroma with citrus and piney hops.Taste is lively hops of the pine,citrus and floral variety with sugary malts to match.This is another killer beer from Lagunitas.Nice work....
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color with an off white head. Aroma is fruity, herbal, floral, spicy, and slightly peppery. Flavor is honey, some grain, floral, herbal, spicy, and a bitter peppery finish.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear gold pour with a 2-finger, foamy, white head. The aroma is orange, lemon and grapefruit with with sweet honey and cereal grains, complemented by some Belgian candi, soft yeastiness, bubblegum, and toffee. The flavor is much more dominated by the Belgian character than the aroma. Lots of pungent clove and bubblegum esters upfront with a healthy dose of honey, candi sugar, and creamy wheat in the middle. The hops come out strong on the finish with lots of bright orange peel and lemon and a long bitter grapefruit note lingering afterward. The body is creamy and full with lots of gentle carbonation.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via trade with michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a clear, bright cold color with a bone white head. Aroma of lemon citrus, soap, sweet pale malts, floral hops, and perfume. The flavor follows suit pretty closely. I like the Westmalle yeast here. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a soft, malty mouthfeel. More sweetness in the flavor than on the nose. This didnít strike me as all that íwildí, but maybe thatís because Iíve been tainted by American sours. A nice beer nonetheless.
BMan1113VR (7909) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle marked at 8.85%. Pours with a slightly hazed golden body and a small, off-white head. Huge, foamy, sticky lacing! Aromas of strong citrus/floral/spicy hops, belgian yeast, and caramel. HUGE pine. Tons of hops! Smells very citrus and very well attenuated. Tons of resin! Flavors are bitter, candied orange peel, light phenolics, and burnt flan. More resin. Very lively carbonation. Dry. Some canned pineapple and grapefruit.
Pretty tasty Belgian IPA. Excellent infact.
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2010 Pours golden amber good froth retension. Big fruit aroma malts as well...both dissapate to typical IPA aromas. Smooth banana and bubblegum with mild grapefruit-pine flavors some yeast follows somewhat bretty i guess. Good brew.
BVery (8682) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Semi hazy orange pour with a foamy white head. Awesome fruity aroma with citrus and pine hops. Taste is juicy, pine hop, and bubblegum. Terrific.
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jerryís. Golden with big, foamy, white head / Floral nose of citrus, bubblegum, and hops / Medium body, hint of sweetness, good malts with biting hop balance, and good finish / Flavors of grapefruit, bubblegum, passion fruit, pine, green herb, and honey / An excellent pale ale, but the Belgian aspect is muted.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lagunitas A Little Sumpiní Wild is a clear, dense golden ale with a small, elastic white head. It has a fresh aroma thatís very fruity, like tropical fruit. Itís floral and grassy. It smells great. Itís pretty full bodied and very smooth with a clean, dry finish. Itís very hoppy and bitter from start to finish. Itís a green bitterness, like pine and juniper. Thereís a funky grumble just before the finish, where the yeast flavors blend with the hop flavors. This is where the alcohol presents itself, to continue on to a peppercorn finish. Wow, the yeast isnít distracting and it all works!