Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by ChopperSmith:
4.15/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a stubby brown 12 oz. bottle into a standard clear pint glass.
Appearance: A nice clear deep amber/orange color (like Baltic amber). A one and a half finger tan foamy head that left nice lacing as it receded to a frothy tan cap.
Smell: Very fruity and floral hops, grapefruit peel and pine. I could smell this one as I was pouring it into the glass, so it's anything but subtle.
Taste: Sweet malts up front give way to a bracing hops bite. Very fruity taste, with citrus and dried apricot and a great hops bitterness that mellows out on the finish. Really interesting flavors, and BOLD flavors, to this one. With the high ABV the alcohol is there, but it's masked well by the BIG flavors of hops and malts.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with good carbonation. Feels crisp and clean on the tongue.
Drinkability: Hell yeah! This is truly an All-American Strong Ale. Big hops and malts, big ABV, big hops aromas. Due to the high ABV and strong flavors, one or two of these go a long way...but could easily do a session as this one tastes better the more you drink. Just leave the driving to someone else.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2011 22:34:33 | More by ChopperSmith
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a very nice looking dark amber color with a good sized light brown head. Decent retention and lacing.
Lots of malts in the aroma. Burst of citrus. Pine. Surprisingly no hints of alcohol. Some roasted grains, a little bit of a funky smell to them.
Taste is extremely powerful. Very sweet. Lots of caramel malts up front, very very strong. Some bready malts in there too. Pine resin. Good amount of citrus, as well. Grapefruit, pineapple, orange. Once again, the alcohol is masked extremely well. Lots of strong tastes in this.
Medium bodied with not too much carbonation. A little syrupy and resinous.
Overall, a very solid beer. One of my first (possibly the first) American Strong Ale, and I love it. Lots of flavor. The alcohol is masterfully masked. This was a good one.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 03:21:18 | More by majorbase2
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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