Little Sumpin' Extra

California
United States
Little Sumpin Extra Beer Lagunitas
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
Description 

The big sister of the Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale...Lots of wheat for a curious malt complexity and leaving it light in color, but huge in flavor and satisfaction.

Profile

ABV: 
8.7%
IBUs: 
72.51
Judges Review 
S J Klein's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

A lot of brewers have gotten into the white IPA style lately, with a wide idea of what makes it "white." This Double White IPA embraces the concepts of a witbier with really nice results. The nose is full of grapefruit with some horseblanket. There is no notable malt in the nose, and when you drink it, you see why: It's incredibly dry, to the point that you can't tell how big it really is. It has a powerful brettanomyces character that is the hallmark of classic (and the new generation) of witbiers, though a sweet maltiness comes through in the finish. I wouldn't call it astringent, but it is dry in a way that is a hallmark of secondary fermentation.

This is a big beer in skimpy clothing. It's misleading and confusing... and really fun.