22 April, 2011

Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale

9.87% abv
72.41 ibu

Susan surprised me with a fresh selection of commercially available brews to sample. So of course I cracked one open with dinner.

Aroma has a lot of citrus notes, with a good balance of malt. Flavor is very interesting, with a nice crisp bitterness up front that remains throughout. It isn't overly bitter, but it does have a nice crispness to it. Lots of very smooth maltyness and warm alcohol flavors stick with you. The alcohol notes were much stronger early on, but after it warmed, it really mellowed out. Color is a deep amber, and mouthfeel is thick but clean.

Overall, a really nice beer. Full flavored, lots of punch, bot very well balanced.


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