Lagunitas Sneak Release Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by MaltyGoodness:
4.43/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a clear medium-amber color with a small, creamy white head. Head fades leaving decent lacing on the glass.
Very aromatic citrusy hops escape the confines of the glass. Slightly sweet with just a hint of nectarine. No noticable malt.
Explosion of citrusy hops upfront, leading into a fairly aggressive bitterness that brings an exceptional balance. Finishes with just as many hops as it started, fairly dry and with only a faint bitterness that lingers.
Full body, mild carbonation.
As easy to drink as it is enoyable. The level of balance is very pleasing, and often lacking in this style. Worth seeking.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2009 01:05:34 | More by MaltyGoodness
More User Reviews:
4.01/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Enjoyed a single bottle poured into an American-style pub glass. Looks like whiskey, a gentle reddish amber color with a fearsome beige head of around four inches height. Aroma is citrus-forward, tangy and fruity with a faint chocolate and rum note, raisins, grapefruit rind, pine oil. Smells very hoppy but tastes very malty. I get a massive dollop of orange cream, candied mandarins, raisins, sweet rum, brown sugar, apple peels, and a nondescript floral note that flits in and out of awareness. There is enough pine resin and other hop aromatics to numb the mouth just a little, but a barley sugar sweetness protrudes and gathers steam, settling on the palate to keeps things firmly anchored in malt territory. Amazing mouthfeel on this one. The body is sticky and oily, a buttery chew is discernible and the whole package is syrupy but not over the top in this regard. Less boozy than expected, particularly when you consider than some other Lagunitas brews do not shy away from alcohol aromatics (e.g., the Imperial Stout). Finish is wet and juicy, with some grass flavors apparent along with an earthy spice. Sweet but still capable of inducing some eye-watering hop heroics. Unique brew and very tasty. I love the Lagunitas website descriptor "Imperial Mild". Indeed.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2014 17:19:54 | More by CalgaryFMC
Lagunitas Sneak Release Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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