Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThreeDimesDown:
4.25/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a deep copper with ruby highlights when held to the light. Off-white, moderate head on an aggressive pour that has little retention. Lacing was minimal.
Aromas of piney hops, grapefruit citrus, molasses and dark cherries.
Taste has a lot going on with caramel malts up front, followed by pine and citrus hoppiness. Molasses, dark raisins and cherries are all in the mix as well. The finish comes off with a faint blueberry coffee bitterness.
Mouthfeel is creamy, medium to full. The ABV % is hidden very well and the medium carbonation gives a slight dryness to the finish.
Overall, I was surprised that this brew was a well balanced as it is, due to all the big flavors and aromas. A very nice brew that I'll be going back for in the near future.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2010 14:33:51 | More by ThreeDimesDown
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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
91 out of 100 based on 2,705 ratings.