Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 2,853 | Reviews: 724 | Display Reviews Only:
4.46/5 rDev +9.9%
12oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a clear dark copper with a one finger tan head. Really great head retention and lacing considering the abv.
Wonderful aroma of tropical fruit and pine with some dark earthyness mixed in. A little caramel and roast on the nose but the hops are really given their moment to shine. Quite impressive.
The flavor brings out much more complexity with the malt in addition to the hops. Plenty of pine and grapefruit but there is a really nice dark rye bread complexity added in along with some toasted grain. There is some wintergreen mint along with a quick shot of alcohol. Mouthfeel is full with a high bitterness but ends with just a moderate amount of sweetness. A very pleasant warming in the chest from the alcohol.
Overall, another home run from Lagunitas. Just a perfect balance between malt and hops with the alcohol being totally hidden. A great brew at a nice price point.
04-29-2013 02:39:37 | More by rangerred
4.11/5 rDev +1.2%
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled April 3, 2013.
A: Rigorous pour yields a clear orangish brown body with a solid 1 finger off white head. Just a bit of visible carbonation. Some good lacing on the glass.
S: Loads of floral hop hit your nose. Malt sweetness in the background. I get a spiciness too. Not super complex but still very pleasurable and fresh.
T: Interesting blend here, certainly on the hoppy side of things but a bit maltier than an IPA. Comes across with carmel sweetness. I like the balance that doesnt need to take it easy on the hopping. Nice grapefruit and citrus characteristics from the hops.
M: Medium body with low carbonation and a touch of stickiness. Warming from the booze but the booze doesnt affect the mouthfeel.
Overall its a tasty brew from Lagunitas that I am glad I could try. The fruity hop notes are the highlight of the beer for me.
04-28-2013 20:58:26 | More by CloudStrife
3.19/5 rDev -21.4%
poured into a tumbler
A: copper in color. half a finger of off-white foamy head. pretty clear.
S: citrusy hops. tropical fruit. bright. smells like pure ethanol when swirled around.
T: tastes like it smells. bite from the citrus hops up front. mango. tasty and refreshing, but one dimensional.
M: light bodied. clean. crisp. mild carbonation.
O: decent but forgettable. wouldn't seek it out. i've got a bone to pick with lagunitas. it seems as if they are cranking out limited releases to use up ingredients or something. this beer reminds me of a lighter wilco tango foxtrot. the recipes don't vary enough. i usually love lagunitas, but i'm not crazy about this one.
04-28-2013 03:43:26 | More by roundthewaygirls
3.51/5 rDev -13.5%
Dark amber, with an almost one finger white head, with decent retention and lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, pineapple, and pine.
The taste is resinous and bitter up front, with some sweet malt on the back side for a little balance. There is grapefruit, citrus zest, pine, onions, and some malt. There is no pineapple, which I could smell in the aroma, and I don't think the malt provides as much balance as it should. This is somewhat more bitter than I would like.
Medium bodied with average carbonation. There is a bit of a sticky mouthfeel, and there is a long bitter finish. The alcohol is not well disguised, which is disappointing. Not as good as other Lagunitas beers, but still pretty good.
04-28-2013 01:56:04 | More by hardy008
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,853 ratings.