Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The story behind the name of Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale is pretty funny, but this is a beer that doesn't need a novelty name to sell itself. One sampling is enough to guarantee this stuff a place on my buy-again list. It's a very bright amber color with a couple of fingers of head. The aroma is strong. The malty, sightly sweet tone in the aroma is balanced by an equally strong hop presence and a boozy feel. The flavor is delicious. It’s strong and boozy enough to compare favorably to Arrogant Bastard, but with a big rush of hops that smacks your mouth up front. Candied fruit, citrus and booze again in the finish. This is delicious.