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RATINGS: 974   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sloshgator (406) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Just about the best in style that I’ve had. Flavorful hoppiness in the beginning combined with a pleasant yeast flavor much like a wheat beer. Very nice floral aroma. Pours perfect with nice amber color. A great beer all around.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mililani (24) - - AUG 30, 2013
Holy crap. I’m having this back to back with a Pliny the Elder from a growler. I have to say this is just as good as Pliny. Not as crisp as Pliny, it has more mouth feel, but it has the same awesome hoppiness and sweetness as Pliny. At nearly 9% ABV, a bit more alcohol to boot. I know this isn’t an IPA, but it surely tastes like one but more fuller bodied. I heart Lagunitas.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Poured a brilliant, medium-deep gold color with a barely perceptible haze. Off-white, creamy, 1-inch head forms, settles slowly, but persists at 1/4 inch. Beautiful, well-developed Belgian lace after each sip. The nose intermingles yeasty notes with distinct hops, tropical fruit, citrus, wood, and cloves. Light and delicious on the palate with excellent balance that hides the 8.8% ABV, but don’t be fooled. The ABV is there! Lingers well but leaves a clean palate with hints of hop flavors, hop-bitterness, citrus, and cloves. Moderate carbonation with tiny bubbles. Expected more sourness given the "wild" descriptor, however, it is delicious! The moreishness increases as it rises to/above cellar temperature. Would be excellent with rich or fatty foods needing to be balanced with the increasingly evident hop.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
awitti (2) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2010 does not count
Disagree with some of these reviews. Perhaps I lucked into a good batch, but I had a couple of bottles the other night and thought this is the best bargain in store. Very complex yet drinkable.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Lucent copper, dense beige head, sticky and creamy full body, medium-high carbonation.

Aroma: bright citrus american hops, fresh sweet pale and caramel malt. Very DIPA.

Taste: lots of bright citrus vinyl floral evergreen hops, caramel malt, buiscuty yeast esters.

I’d call this a cross between double india pale ale and trappist golden - its west coast hops with some nice fresh bready belgian yeast character. I was expecting a sour ale, but this has much more of a trappist character. Very good. Complex but sessional. The only change i would make is less vinyl more floral hops.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Wow, this smells like you just bit into a wild hop. Great. This is really good; lot of hops but a little wilder, i suppose. Excellent stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
flying_pig (905) - SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle (355ml):
Pine hops and a sweet, yeast like aroma. There is yet more floral hops and a very fruity smell (pineapple and apricots along with a hint of orange and citrus).
Bright, golden orange colour and is topped by a two centimetre tall, foamy white head that has very good retention for such a strong beer; it lasts for a good couple minutes.
Hop filled taste to this one to begin with, mainly floral with some light pine. There is also a lot of fruit present, some citrus and orange along with some apricot.
Strong carbonation levels & medium body and plenty of bitterness. There is a good, hop infused bitter finish and a nice sweet quality to it overall.

An amazing beer.The nose was outstanding and the taste was about the same, there is nothing I can say to fault this beer.

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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Like little sumpin but with a great breast augmentation. Deep, complex flavors and the great aroma and added punch makes you savor for longer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thetmaxx (742) - West Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Poured from a growler into my Lagunitas glass. This is the second time I grabbed this beer from the brewery. Aroma is fantastic, typical Lagunitas yeast aroma with almost a sourness. Flavor is great, nice bitterness and sweetness. Palate is kind of sticky and thick. Overall I think its a great beer!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigskymind (4) - Solvang, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011 does not count
Love this equally as much as its little sister A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’! Beautiful aromas of grapefruit and eucalyptus with a fluffy well-retained head. On the palate, this beer has a very full body and definitely heavy on the malt, but finishes with a zippy citrus acidity that leaves me salivating for the next sip. A bit sweet and definitely heady, it is no lightweight - this broad’s got some curves and is not afraid to flaunt ’em! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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