Leighton (9646) - London, Greater 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 (5557) - 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 (1231) - 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 (1559) - Willowick, Ohio, 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 (6532) - 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.
wedgie9 (1751) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on draft at Fountainhead. Pours golden with a thick but quickly receding white head. Nose of Belgian yeast, hops, citrus, and some malt. Flavors are malt, citrus, light anise and hops bitterness. Body is medium, carbonation is medium, and the finish is rather short. This is very sessionable, but not terribly exciting.
kochclan (5) - , Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer was described by bartender as a light belgium beer. Pours a light straw color with minimal foam. The aroma is mostly floral with a hint of fruity sweetness. The taste is hoppy, hoppiest belgian I have had. There are hints of banana, hops, and faint peach. this beer does have the Lagunitas sweetness that I am used to, but it comes off much more balanced here. The profile is very well rounded with a crisp aftertaste. Lives up to the Sumpiní pedigree and would drink again!
beerguy101 (5253) - Newark, California, USA - APR 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the 7th Annual Triple Rock Firkin Fest on 4/24/2010.This Belgian Ale pours a light orange gold color from the firkin. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, yeasty and estery. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, peaches and apricot. The hops are citrusy and grapefruity. This beer is fairly hoppy for a Belgian Ale, but not so much for a Lagunitas beer. Nice fruity and yeasty beer. Good balance. It definitely has the Saison du Pont yeast character. The nice soft carbonation adds to the overall quality of this beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.