Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by bound4er:
4.2/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A. Pours clear with a dark amber to mahogany appearance. White head of about two fingers that slowly recedes and leaves plenty of lacing.
S. Not overpowering but nice smelling nonetheless. Fruitiness prevails along with a bizarre undertone I can only describe as cured lunch meat. There's actually a brininess to the nose.
T. Fruit, spice and caramel malts upon entry. Hop bitterness builds from the rear of my mouth towards the front. Lingering bitterness provides a nice dry finish.
M. Medium bodied with a nice mouthfeel. Low carbonation.
O. Lagunitas usually delivers the goods in terms of drinkability and this beer doesn't fail. I find many Strong Ales to be slow sippers with intrusive alcohol but Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale really disappears quickly. Highly enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2011 01:44:00 | More by bound4er
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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
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