Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev -2%
Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale
Served in a snifter at World of Beer in east Orlando.
Appearance- Bright red & copper. 1.5" dense head takes about 3 mins to thin out, never disappears. Lacing sticks all the way down.
Smell- Surprising amount of sweet dark fruit. More raisins than plum. hint of cherry. Lots of booze.
Flavor- This one changed a lot. At the beginning, the sweetness & dark fruit is at the front. the 9.7% is well hidden and the character is almost like a barleywine. As it warms, the alcohol and hops really take over. It's getting much much more boozy and the hops are much more drying and a bit grain-like than straight-up bitter.
Mouthfeel- the fruity sweetness that made it seem so sticky at the start gave way to a much more dry and crisp hoppiness as time went by.
Overall- as confusing as it seemed, it's another quality brew from Lagunitas. There is definitely a lot going on, though as the temperature rose, the alcohol took over. Complex for sure, but it's hard to call it well balanced due to the big changes. Some consistency and well-roundness would help push this offering to the next level.
start->finish time: 22 mins
01-16-2012 05:51:15 | More by Goulash
3.73/5 rDev -8.1%
I had a 12oz bottle that found it's way into my cellar. My mistake, so I better drink it.
A - Pours a clear, reddish-amber with a thin tan head. Decent retention and lacing.
S - Slight hoppy grass, carmel, and roasted malts.
T - Smooth carmel malts with a slight hop background. Nice balance.
D - Average carbonation and body. A very balanced presentation.
O - Sweeter, but not overly. Smooth drinker.
12-31-2011 03:06:46 | More by HuskyinPDX
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,863 ratings.