Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by mtomlins:
4.06/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.
A: Dark copper in color with a huge white cloudy head that lasts forever. No collar or lacing to speak of.
S: Huge sweet, sticky hop nose; mostly American bittering hops with spicey, floral notes with some sweet fruit in the background (oranges?). A bit of bready malt.
T: Hit with both, malt and hops right out of the gate. Big floral American bittering hops, some pine and fruit as well. There is alsoi a pronounce malt character: sweet thick caramel and some deeper roasted notes.
M: Medium body and carbonation. Very full and round.
O: Huge hop nose and massive bittering hops on the palate with a sticky and sweet caramel malt backbone. For my personal preference, the hops overpower the beer; this was probably the intent and to that end it is successful; it is just a bit out of balance for me.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2013 13:09:30 | More by mtomlins
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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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