Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,863 | Reviews: 724 | Display Reviews Only:
4.19/5 rDev +3.2%
Tasted On: 04-01-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Received from a friend
A nice looking beer, with a bright and clear copper color. The big off-white head leaves a pretty lacing on the glass.
Aromas are enticing -- floral and citrus hops fill the nose with a background of light malt sweetness.
Taste is of bitter hops, but they play well with other flavors from the yeast and malts so as not to be one-dimensional. The alcohol is noticeable as well, at almost 10%
Mouthfeel is full in body, plus a prickly carbonation. The beer finishes both dry and bitter.
Overall a real treat of a heavy, hoppy strong ale...recommended!
Thanks, Kirk, for the try!
04-02-2014 04:11:17 | More by sommersb
4.14/5 rDev +2%
Poured into a tulip, deserves a snifter. A lot here.
A: Pours a very dark amber with a thick dense head with a lot of rich, sticky lacing. nice color.
S: Sweet, floral, and citrus hops. Also nuances of caramel, wood, and darker malts.
T: Hops all the way, bitter but balanced, a beautiful sipper. I like this much better than Palate Wrecker, and anything stronger. It's a DIPA. Plenty of caramel, candied sugars. Mild spice and bitterness in a long finish.
M: Medium-bodied, mild alcohol presence. Smooth, lovely finish, this is a favorite DIPA up with the best. Strong - sip slowly. Warming.
D: Bitter. Sipper. Must try.
04-01-2014 02:54:46 | More by Act25
3.83/5 rDev -5.7%
pours dark red with finger or so of head . aromas of sweet sugary fruits and some hops. a bit west coasty. the flavor has the hops too, slightly bitter offset bit a big syrupy fruity maltiness. actually a lot of complexity to be taken. some darker fruits and lot of booze upon warming
04-01-2014 02:34:15 | More by dank203
4.24/5 rDev +4.4%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: The beer pours a nice clear copper color and has good off-white head that retains its size well. Nice lacing.
S: Citrus and pine hop aromas are in the forefront on this one, and they mix well with caramel, spice, and a little bit of dark fruit to give a very balanced smell.
T: Sweet malts and citrus/pine, primarily. Balances well with the undertones of caramel, dark fruits, and brown sugar. Ends with a decent amount of bitterness and a little alcohol.
M: Medium body and carbonation. Slight warming from the alcohol on this one. Considering the light(er) body on this one with respect to its ABV, not bad at all.
O: Solid brew from Lagunitas. One of the more unique beers I've had, it seems like Lagunitas is trying to mix a few styles and they do it well. Very drinkable.
03-31-2014 03:34:24 | More by Bedrocker
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,863 ratings.