April Dirty Thirty Day 16 – Lagunitas Brewing Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale

Last night’s April Dirty Thirty beer was…

Lagunitas Brewing Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale

Lagunitas Brewing Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale

Lagunitas Brewing Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale

Critical Information:

  • 9.6% ABV
  • American Strong Ale

My Experience:

– POUR

Poured from bottle into tulip glass. It has an amber transparent color with a large, off-white head that sticks to the glass.

– SMELL

It gives off a super hoppy and fruity aroma. There’s some pomegranate and berries.

– TASTE

I get mostly hops, honey and fruitiness. This beer will crush your palate so don’t plan on enjoying the subtleties of a Saison after this one. It’s more dense than it appears. I enjoyed it more just after the pour when the carbonation and bubbles were still working. After a few minutes it became somewhat labor-intensive to get it down.

– FOOD PAIRING

You’ll need a strong cheese to keep up with the intense flavors of this beer. Something in the Bleu or Gorgonzola family would work.

– OVERALL THOUGHTS

I think this has been the most intense beer I’ve had this month. Good? Yeah. Different? Yeah. Lagunitas Brewing Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale is definitely a Friday night beer, not a Tuesday night one. The powerful flavors and high ABV will surely start any weekend off right.

Score: 6/10

Thank you for being a part of the April Dirty Thirty project. Keep the tweets and comments coming, you’re doing outstanding! Remember to use #AprilDirty30. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this beer, what you had tonight, what you’ve tried recently, anything.

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