Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev +0.5%
Bought a 12 FL OZ bottle of this & added it to my Mix-A-Six Pack @ Naked Vine in Chesterfield, MO for $9.99. Poured from the Normal White Labeled Lagunitas bottle w/ "LIMITED RELEASE" on the side into a Clear 16oz Christmas Seidel Glass. Does not have an type of bottled/freshness date.
Aroma- A huge hop slam starts off this beer-nose rating category. There is also a very sweet maltiness and strong amount of alcohol. Who knows. Maybe this is going to be a Strong Ale?
Appearance- Pours a 1.5 finger head that is very frothy and lasts for a great amount of time. The body is a reddish/copper color and very clear. The glass keeps thick rings of lace on it from this wildly headed brew.
Flavor- Tons of alcohol, hops, and a slight mango flavor starts this one off and finishes in the same drink. Very well balanced and then has a medium bitterness level. Tons of complexity and flavor!
Mouthfeel- Full Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, VERY creamy, and leaves nice hops and strength from brew on the palate.
Overall Impression- A very interesting Strong Ale... Very hoppy, creamy, and citrus flavored for one but didn't mind at all! Lagunitas always has a different side of things with their styles and I dig it! A tougher beer to drink so I would recommend splitting a 6-pack with 3 or more friends!
12-08-2011 23:27:01 | More by DCon
3.83/5 rDev -5.7%
A deep orange with brownish hues; nice lacing and a rocky head. A nice swirl in my goblet releases an aroma of cinnamon roll and bread yeast. Hops play a part up front, too, making the smell interesting. Very warm and inviting smell.
Bread and spice. Rich notes of butterscotch, caramel, and brown sugar. Balanced out by a spicy and citrusy hop bite. Carbonation keeps the mouthfeel from cloying and finish is dry. Drinks nice. Well-balanced and does not quite drink like it is pushing 10%.
A solid ale. A real steal for under $3 a bottle -- great late autumn evening sipper. Might be interesting to replace cognac with this for a sauce for steak.
12-03-2011 01:34:35 | More by Zraly
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,871 ratings.