Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by Libationguy:
4.46/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Deep, clear, amber-reddish color with a rich off-white head. Head is a little frothy with strong retention. Tons of lacing across the glass.
Wonderfully warm, complex nose. Spice, nutmeg, citrus, pine, pastel flowers, brown sugar, molasses, ginger snaps and a very gentle dankness in the back end. On first nose, you feel like the beer is going to be sweet, but somehow you feel that it isn't.
Rich mahagony sweetness from the malt. Light brown sugar, molasses, baking spice on the entry; and then the hops kick in. Citrus zest and resin coming in and leaving a moderate level of bitterness across the palate in their wake. The finish has a the slightly slick feel of lanolin. Even with the the hops, the beer does end up finishing slightly sweet.
Medium-full bodied with a very rich, dense texture. Lots of mouthfeel (almost chewy) and lots of length. Soft bitterness and sweetness in the finish. Alcohol is nicely balanced in the frame of the beer's body.
A lot of beer. Big, intense and lasting. I would like a little less sweetness on the palate, but what a wonderful effort.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2013 22:54:00 | More by Libationguy
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4.38/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a dark amber with a frothy off white head - good retention & very nice lacing.
Smells like a barley wine with that thick resinous pine scent. It also has some nice floral notes and toffee.
Taste is resinous pine eased by sweet toffee with bitter herb in the back rounding it out. The bitter and sweet swing around the beautiful malt backbone. This is a big delicious beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 23:58:33 | More by Chickenhawk9932
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,767 ratings.