Review: Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Hazy
The latest limited edition brew from Lagunitas is a natural line extension, pushing the iconic Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ wheat ale into the hazy IPA world: “a special dry-hopping of Cashere, Citra & Mosaic on a bed of Centennial and Chinook” hops — and bottled without being filtered, leaving it, of course, hazy.
The beer isn’t exactly a New England IPA, but, like Little Sumpin’ Classic, it’s a hybrid of beers that works surprisingly well. Modest tropical notes are balanced by a heavy, classic hoppiness, full of pine needles and earthy mushroom notes. Never overwhelming with alcohol, the brisk and moderately fruity finish makes the beer incredibly refreshing and wholly approachable despite a relatively high alcohol content. My sample bottle vanished in very short order, as I expect these will do from store shelves.