tastybeer (1850) - Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a big white head. Flavors of perfume, citrus, hops. Definitely not a wild, itís a Belgian IPA.
IainOg (75) - Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at cap ale west end. deep gold color with thin off-white head. subdued fruitiness on the nose under a bready, yeasty sweetness. hops are there but not on top. taste is sweeter than expected. sweetness lingers into finish before hops come out a bit.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lagunitas Brewing Company--Petaluma, CA--Little Sumpin Wild 7.70% ABV. 74.2 IBUís. Best of Fest to Me! Mild head. Clear thin bright gold color. Wild hoppy fruit ester front. Fully fermented rich barrel aged tasty tangy delicious spicy IPA body. Crisp clean end. (4.75 / 5.0) 5 oz. Taster @ Fremont Oktoberfest on 9/24 & 26/2010.
nickd717 (3716) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Los Altos. Pours a brilliant clear golden color with a one-finger-plus white head and great thick lacing. The aroma is big-time west coast hops, rather typical of Lagunitasí profile, with big citrus and a little floral/herbal note in there. The flavor has a sweet pale malt base, a little caramel thrown in, Belgian yeast, and a great hop profile of orange, grapefruit, floral, herbal, and resinous qualities. Well-integrated. Medium-bodied with an average level of carbonation and hop resins attacking the palate. A great beer overall, and an easy and enjoyable summer quaffer for sure.
dagimp (847) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber into a water glass. Pours a straw gold color (a little darker than yellow). Aroma of mango and lemon. Moutfeel is pretty light and crisp but with some fizz too. Taste is very, very hoppy. Mostly fruit such as citrus and mango with with a lot of bite. Some Belgian flavor is also present. Alcohol is promenent too. Very, very interesting beer. Iíd classify it as a Belgian IPA. Hops are extremely prominent with the Belgian flavor towards the background. Not my favorit style, but I liked this one a lot.
Strykzone (5816) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A soapy white one finger. Golden hued that might remind one of champagne, but with less carbonation. Soft fruit, malt, and yeast, and a dollop of spice in the bouquet. Flavor is complex but is not big. Malt is prominent, yeast is evident and is a unique strain, that soft fruit again, light pepper spice, faint sourness. Finish is akin to an IPA with hops that emerge. Feel is moderate carbonation and just slightly prickly. Overall it is medium. Very tasty, and delightfully complex.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Naked City in Seattle. Poured a clear, light orange with a fluffy white head that stuck around. Giant aroma of citrus hops (orange, peach, grapefruit) and some nice bubblegum and coriander notes as well. Tastes of orange, apricot, grapefruit, coriander, pepper, yeast and sugar. Very nice mix of IPA and Belgian styles, another winner in the "Sumpin" family.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a great looking clear deep gold with a frothy white head. Aroma has a sharp over ripe grapefruit with some funkiness and loaded with fruity esters with a malty ending and bread. Flavor is malty, loaded with fruity esters, big grapefruit hop profile with a strong bitter at the end with a light tang. Mouth feel has a smooth, heavy body with high carbonation. Overall this was a nice surprise.....aggressive beer with big flavor!
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Caponeís. Poured a medium and clear golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of citrus and fruity. Tastes of the same citrus, fruitiness, and some breadiness.
DrnkMcDermott (2921) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle. Just wrapped up making a big pot of chili, which for me takes as long as a brew day. And hereís this, which I found at the new Lemon Tree across the tracks from me Thursday! Pours a clean bright pilsener color with a touch of rose, and a small but stately procession of bubbles, to an angel-food cake type head. Smell brings up a lot of complexity, some Amarillo hop, I thought, and spicy Belgian yeast at work (the label says Westmalle: boy, havenít one in a while). Some pepper, coriander, a bit of horse blanket, all very enticing. Taste is, well, sublime. Hard to describe, hard to compare it to any beer I remember: itís its own unique entity. Again, big American hops to the fore, but plenty of spiciness that may be the yeast, may be some English and German hops to boot, Just no added spices, itís all in the chemistry. Sticky malts bear glad tidings of warm alcohol (my label says 8.85% to0, not 7.8%). Maybe itís just my mood, relaxing after a busy day of chili cooking and writing, or my cold clearing up so I can appreciate beer again, but this one hits the spot absolutely. My ratings on Lagunitas beers run a wide range, but I like the chances they take when it results in something fab like this!