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RATINGS: 1045   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Nice Belgian IPA! Aroma is fruity, flavor clove and banana and finish clean. Pours golden clear with thin white head. Serve in goblet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Bomber poured in to a tulip glass. This listing says 7.8% but my bottle says 8.85% ABV, so there must have been a change to the recipe. Great nose that links lemon with great Belgian yeast. Color is dark yellow and residual lacing around the glass. Great taste, a very nice assortment of Hops with the great Belgian yeast; Zesty/zingy aftertaste that is crisp and delicious. I continue to be really impressed with the Lagunitas offerings, for their price point, many of their beers are just hard to beat. This one is no exception as I think the bomber was 4.49. Great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 3, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours a golden blonde with small white head leaving close to no lacing on the glass. Aroma yeast and a bit of lemon zest. Initial taste is a bit of lemon going into an earthy yeast finish. Light bodied. Low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5879) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Had this on tap at the Fort Worth Flying Saucer Fall Beerfest. The beer pours a copper color with a white head. The aroma is pretty fruity with some notes of pineapple and other citrus. I also get some toffee and caramel malt and a strong Belgian yeast component. The flavor is more of the same, with some bready malt and some grapefruit and orange citrus notes. The yeast is also very present and adds some strong Belgian character to the beer. Medium carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Not really anything too wild about this beer, but it is a good drink.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Bomber. Pours a clear amber gold with a finger or so of middling foamy off-white head. Aroma is faint, but sweet and bready of what there is. Start of palate is more sweet breadiness, but then a complexity of mild grapefruit citrus, and honey works in that creates a very nice finishing blend of flavors. This is really lovely stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5263) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Tap. Poured a light copper color, small white head with pour. Aroma was sweet malts (similar to other Lagunitas beers), grapefruit notes, yeasty. Flavor was sweet malts, citrus, yeast, bready. Tad sweet, but very drinkable, clean finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theOptimator (300) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 2, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2011 Excellent aroma. Strong pineapple, mango, berries. More than the typical citrus. Appearance is a crystal clear light copper color. 1 finger thick white head that lingers nicely. Taste is not as enjoyable as aroma. Bittersweet grapefruit, mango. Grapefruit bitterness lingers. Whatever subtle complexities the Belgian yeast may be creating are completely overpowered by the 72.51 IBU’s. Palate is medium and crisp. Overall a nice beer. Not as nice as regular Sumpin IMO. It seems the belgian yeast has deleted the exciting hops brightness that is present in the original and the bitterness is too much for any kind of real belgian complexity to come through.. Still a nice beer though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of hops, grapefruit, tropical fruit, and crystal malt. Poured amber in color with a medium to large-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, tropical fruit, grapefruit, nectarine, and crystal malt. Medium body. Slick, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Tropical fruit, citrus, and hop finish is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Too sweet. Not bitter enough. 7.8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8930) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 2, 2010
22oz courtesy of tastybeer. Nice appearance- little hazy orange with a billowing cream head. Good retention and wispy lace. Aroma is very nice: floral, potpourri, perfume, mango. Taste is dry, spritzy, dry hoppy, citrus fruity, kumquat skins, gooseberries, a bit spicy, some noticeable alcohol. Very bitter. Fairly astringent palate. Very soft and very nice overall. Should NOT BE CALLED "WILD". That is totally incorrect and just plain misleading.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2010
expecting brett, or something similar, from the WILD connotation, but this was not a disappointment at all. a bright, floral, citrusy ipa, fresh as hell, with a slightly spicy and dry belgian yeast. one of my favorite Lagunitas beers, probably ever. i’ll search out again, and hope to get more fresh bottles!


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