Nov 10, 2009

Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Extra! Ale

Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale

My local shop has been carrying this latest brew from Lagunitas for the past couple of months now and it seems as though I’ve had at least one in the fridge on a constant basis. The wife and I have been drinking the heck out of this beer.

A Little Sumpin’ Extra! Ale is essentially a beefed up version of the brewery’s A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale — more IBUs, more ABV, just more everything. I mean, how could you not like that?!


Sumpin’ Extra pours a bright golden with a large fluffy head.


Wow! This smells like my perfect IPA. It’s sweet, hoppy, piny, resiny and has plenty of citrus aromas. In short, amazing.


From the first sip to the last, this brew did not disappoint. It’s got a great hop bitterness mixed with a piny resin, but what I love about it the most is the tangerine notes I’m picking up. They’re a nice surprise among the other citrus hints in there. The beer starts off slightly sweet and ends surprisingly dry leaving you begging for another sip.


I’ve had a few IPAs (both big and small) in my time, but none have rocketed up my favorites list so quickly. I will most certainly be getting as much of this one as I possibly can.

Rating: 4/5

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