Block (2643) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really good clean and refreshing IPA. A lot of hops in the aroma and in the flavor with a great malt sweetness to balance. Extremely easy to drink and the alcohol is masked and complimented well. A great beer.
Grezinsky (3) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This brew has such a nice character. Seperate from the classic Lagunitas IPA, besides containing more alcohol, this delicious ale gives a lighter, more citrus feeling to the palate. Very hoppy and strong with a unique bite, pay close attention to the aftertaste. one of my favorite beers.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glorious IPA. Pours a hazy deep orange-gold with a thin white head. nose heavy with caramel, orange, and pine. Flavor is spicy with loads of hops, citrus, and caramel. light brown sugar and doughiness give it a nice chewy mouthfeel. long, bitter aftertaste that gets drier as it sits. Let it warm up a little before drinking it if it’s in your fridge.
cfrancis (3374) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to spinrsx for this. Pours a fairly clear golden yellow with a thinning white top. Aroma is spicy piney hops with some honey. Taste is a quick bite of pine hops with a sweet ending of malt and yeah, more hops.
mcox90 (2044) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Clear, golden pour with a 1/2" white head that left little in the way of lace. Citrus hop aroma with scents of lush tropical fruits with a backing of wheat and sweet malt. Flavor follows the aroma with an interesting mix of citrus and wheat. Moderate in body with good carbonation. Very nice brew. I will seek this out again.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale is a clear, pale golden ale with a thin, dense white head that leave very nice lacing on the glass. The bold, hoppy aroma has notes of lemon, spruce, wintergreen... maybe berries and apple. It smells great! It has a full, fluffy mouthfeel that lightens up a lot at the finish and leaves the mouth very dry. It tastes quite a bit like the aroma, but decidedly more piny. The hops are the focus here and it’s pretty bitter. The malt is resiny and peppery. A pine resin bitterness lingers for a while after the taste. It’s a bold and tasty beer. This is what I expect from Lagunitas.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Just barely hazy orangish-gold with frothy white head and pretty good lacing.
Aroma: Tart and sweet grapefruit and tangerine, as well as some spicy pine. Smells like Lagunitas, but milder.
Taste: Sharp citrus (grapefruit, orange), spice, pepper and fresh cut grass overpower the light dry wheat malts. Ends with a light wave of bitterness and spiciness. Great balance.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, creamy body with a pretty dry finish. Slightly warming.
Overall: Wheat IPA. Not too surprising coming from Lagunitas. Flavorful, complex and refreshing.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint glass. Smells slightly piney and sweet. Pleasing aroma. Nice golden color with ample white head. Good taste. Grapefruit and pine notes. Bitter finish. Overall a very good beer.
Cavie (4642) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Central Market. This beer pours a clear golden honey color with a bit of carbonation that forms a decent white head atop the liquid.
"Ooo" was the first thing I said as I smelled it. It has a wonderfully hoppy aroma that is sappy sweet with nice fruit tones. Smells very nice.
Flavor is hoppy sweet, with dry notes, sap and earthy spice. It finishes with a lovely floral characteristic that wasn’t apparent in the aroma. This is good stuff!
DSG (13956) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear deep golden color with a big and stable white head. Aroma of piney hops and some cookie notes. Flavor has a some sweet malt, slightly caramelly, and nice bitter piney and grapefruity hops. Medium-bodied. An enjoyable well-balanced IPA.