Lagunitas “Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale”

      I have said before you can’t judge a beer by its label. However, it is just as important that we not judge a beer solely by its price tag! I have had quite a few expensive brews over the years that were simply unimpressive. A lot of times I find that some of the tastiest beers are incredibly cheap! So be warned, just because you shelled out a bill with Jackson on it doesn’t mean it is going to be the best beer you have ever had! Sometimes a Lincoln will introduce you to a new favorite brew! One of my favorite go to brews cost’s under five bucks!
       LagunitasUndercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale” pours a rusty auburn color, with a one finger khaki head. The aroma is sweet and very hoppy with caramel, toasted bread and spicy yeast. The taste is pleasantly busy with dark fruit, malt, rye and pumpernickel bread, caramel, and tons of hops.  The finish is spicy and bitter, with some astringency from the 9.7% ABV. For the most part the big taste masks the brevity of the ABV. The mouthfeel is full and creamy. There is a sort of balance going on here between the high amounts of sweetness and hoppiness in this beer. At times I find myself trying to figure out this American Strong Ale. One minute it seems like a Double IPA and the next it is like a Barley Wine. Either way it is an incredibly tasty beer that has an excellent price point! Here’s to Good Beers!


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2 Responses to Lagunitas “Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale”

  1. Justin says:

    I had this beer one time and loved it. The story behind it is pretty interesting as well.

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