Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,072 | Reviews: 649 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by BlackBelt5112203:
4.29/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.
L – Deep amber color with an awesome 3-finger foamy, billowing, cream-colored head. Fantastic retention and some awesome lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles.
S – Lots of aromas here including piney, resinous, and citrusy hops, rich caramel malt, and a spiciness that is reminiscent of allspice. This smells fantastic.
T – Bitter hops jump out right off the bat with resinous, piney, grapefruit, and spicy notes. As the bitterness fades, caramel and brown sugar flavors appear, along with a spiciness that I can’t quite put my finger on. The best I can come up with is some combination of pepper, allspice, and anise. Really, really tasty.
F – Medium-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky and creamy mouthfeel, and a bittersweet, spicy, and very dry finish. Citrus hop bitterness and spice seems to linger for the longest and pairs excellently with the throat-warmth from the alcohol.
O – This beer is awesome. It comes very close to the DIPA side of the spectrum as it is very hop-forward, but the extra sweet malts and spices make it more than that. It is very tasty and definitely drinkable, especially given the ABV. It has a nice, smooth burn from the alcohol and tons of flavor. I highly recommend this one.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2013 02:36:12 | More by BlackBelt5112203
More User Reviews:
4.49/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Amber caramel. Looks really neat. Decent head size.
S - Smells hoppy with some citrus and some caramel malt.
T - Lots going here. Malty caramel with some sweet citrusy notes followed by some Lagunitas hops. Different and different temperatures. Can feel alcohol but it's enjoyable.
M - Surprisingly smooth. Perfect amount of carbonation.
O - I go between what is my favorite Lagunitas and for a time it was this. Great beer. Great Job.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 08:31:15 | More by samtrillo
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,072 ratings.