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Lagunitas "A Little Sumpin’ Wild Ale"
Lagunitas Brewing Company - Petaluma, California USA
Belgian Style IPA (ABV 9.42%) (IBU 75)

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

Rating: 3.75/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 15/20

The pour was a crystal clear reddish orange with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that was fully lasting, reducing slightly to a medium cap with excellent sheets of lacing which coated the entire glass.

The aroma was very bold with a grain malt, floral hops and a sweet Belgian wild yeast with notes of citrus (orange), bubblegum, caramel and a light fruity ester (banana and pineapple).

The taste was lightly sweet and fruity with a malty caramel sweetness being rather pronounced at first, and then became mildly hoppy with a slight citrus presence and a lightly peppery alcohol finish. The flavor lingered for a good while after the swallow, with a lightly spicy hop taste finally giving way to a slight alcohol warming.

Mouthfeel was a few steps above light in body with a creamy yet oily texture and a carbonation that was about average.

Overall I was rather impressed by this brew, the wild yeast really brings out some wonderful flavors normally not found in an IPA. Props to the brewer on this one...

Sampled: 6/6/2013
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