Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a tulip glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live. Purchased April 27 for $1.97. No best-by date.
A- Huge fluffy head. Four fingers deep of luxuriant head, off-white with lovely fluffy lacing. Ruby-brown color with floaty carbonation and high clarity. Really a great looking beer. The head lasts several minutes and leaves sticky, fluffy lacing on top of the auburn body.
S- Strong hop body with an interesting copper aroma as well. Sweet malt, candi sugar, bitter, piney hops. Not bad.
T- Slightly boozy, very sweet, coppery. Bitterness and a chocolate malt kicks in as it warms up. Fine tasting beer.
M- Slightly vinous, sticky and tight. Nice feel.
O- Wonderful beer. I'm very pleased with this.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2013 23:31:59 | More by Murrhey
3.63/5 rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Had this one on tap a couple times before. Finally getting around to review this. Served in a snifter with a finger of white sticky creamy head this beer is a bit murky and amber with plenty of orange highlights. Aromas of hops aplenty. Citrus and herbal. Malt is biscuity with caramel. A marmalade character to this beer. Taste is malty and sweet with a hoppy backdrop that is similar to the aroma with a fair amount of resin. Mouthfeel is a bit slick in the finish and a bit warming. A heavy malt bill that is a bit cloying. Alcohol in the finish but not vapory in the mouth. Overall this is a solid brew that doesn't offend or jump out at me. Nice beer given the high alcohol.
Serving type: on-tap
05-31-2013 21:29:48 | More by deebo
4.2/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/14/2013. Pours moderately cloudy orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention; that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pine, orange zest, orange rind, pineapple, floral, grass, caramel, and floral earthiness. Excellent aromas with big hop presence and complexity with a fair amount of malt balance. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, tangerine, orange rind, pineapple, floral, pine, grass, caramel, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of floral pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, pine, floral, caramel, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice hop flavor complexity; with a moderate malt balance that does not overpower the hop flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent hoppy strong ale. Great hop flavor complexity and moderate malt balance; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2013 04:19:55 | More by superspak
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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