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12th Anniversary Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

190 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This is the original recipe version.

(Beer added by: krberg on 05-01-2006)
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Photo of hopkrid
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

hopkrid, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of DmanGTR
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice deep mahogany with burnt sienna hues in the light. Nice white piling cap that lasted and laced all over. The aroma is of caramel, pine, bit of herbal tea, honey, and hints of grapefruit. The flavor is of the above but also develops a mild hint of toffee as it warms. This almost has an English barleywine tone to it, which is both surprising and pleasant. A very delicious, well made beer.

DmanGTR, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Aimo
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Aimo, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of davidlandy
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

davidlandy, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of zenarkist
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

zenarkist, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of JoeyG
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

JoeyG, May 04, 2013
Photo of AndyP612
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle side poured into tulip. NOT RETIRED!!!

A- Deep brown copper colored with A fluffy fingers worth head.

S- A dance of hop and malt dominate the nose with sweet overtones.

T- Taste picks up where the nose leads and leaves off. Big hops bite at first sip and finish very sweet and rich of malt. Not overly dry, nicely balanced.

M- Medium- full bodied ale but not syrupy as I have commonly found in ales this sweet.

O- I'm so glad they brewed this ale again. I remember is being a lot hoppier from the last time I had it but I am certainly not complaining. I am going to have to agree with reviewers past. It is a stretch to classify this as a DIPA/IIPA as it is a bit on the malty side of things. All this considered, great story that's associated with this product. Would buy again and again. Cheers.

AndyP612, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

JAHMUR, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev +0.5%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of solarbeers
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

solarbeers, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of jucifer1818
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

jucifer1818, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of C-Dog
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

C-Dog, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Sara
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Sara, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of boozeplease
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

boozeplease, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of 99firehawkman
4/5  rDev +0.5%

99firehawkman, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of MadScientist
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very clear light copper/medium amber. An aggressive pour produces a light tan head about a finger high, which leaves some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Piney, citrus and spicy hops aroma with a fair amount of caramel aroma. There is a thick spicy sweetness that reminds me of a scotch ale.

Taste: Piney and spicy, I’d almost say there is some rye in there from the spiciness but that could be from the hops or fermentation. There's a lot of hops bitterness but there is a good amount of sweetness in front but not overwhelming. The hops bitterness and flavor linger into a very long and enjoyable finish

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body with light carbonation. There is a bit of warmth and little slickness which do not take away from the enjoyment of the beer.

Overall Impression: A very good beer that doesn’t quiet fit the DIPA category. I’d love to see this made with rye and a little more carbonation.

MadScientist, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of rab53
5/5  rDev +25.6%

rab53, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev +0.5%

deapokid, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

brandoman63, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of ebrauser
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Looks to be highly carbonated, with a multitude of bubbles coming out of solution. The head of a restrained pour was about 1" tall of light beige. The beer itself poured a light brown with brilliant clarity.

Aroma: Thick malt sweetness with hints of lemon, pine, and another distinct aroma that I can't quite name. Sweet tree sap?

Flavor: Deep hop bitterness causes and immediate bite up front until it is quickly followed up by syrupy sweet malt and caramel. Bitterness remains throughout the drink, which finishes wet and hoppy.

MF: Big and syrupy with a very nice warming alcohol touch.

ebrauser, Sep 15, 2011
Photo of whatthehull
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted May 13th 2011 (from notes)

Poured into a Pint Glass

A - redish/copper transparent, one finger off white head and some lacing

S - sweet yeast, fruity, bright malt, alcohol, sweet hops, slight bitterness and a slight grass and citrus

T - alcohol, hoppy, sweet yeast, citrus, floral, sweet malt and a caramel or molasses

M - chewy, huge profile, medium low acidity and a long finish

D - goes down like water even at almost 10%. big sweet and medium bitter. Well balanced

Final thought - got to get a sixer or four every year this seasonal comes out

whatthehull, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep clear amber w/a somewhat minimal head receding to a decent collar of lace.
S: caramel malts, grapefruit and resiny pine.
T: saa. Medium sweet caramel malts and a nice smooth somewhat spicy hop bitterness.
M: just over medium body. Would like a touch more co2.
O: very reminiscent of double jack and hoptimum.

MrMcGibblets, May 16, 2011
Photo of challenja
4.97/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

F*ck You.. this beer is good. real good. no beer snob here. Just a hardcore IPA head. This one was legendary in status. Longest lingering aftertaste of all time and it was lavender.. silky smooth..
Sweet, mighty tasty DIPA. Better than Maximus. Closest in taste and quality of Double Jack by Firestone..

challenja, May 03, 2011
Photo of btorsdog
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a BANG for the Buck! $8.99 a sixer I imediatly grabbed 3 of them(didn't have any more $$) Anyhow... turned out to be a great brew, kind of gots a scotch ale/barleywine flavor to it but not bad at all.Like others have stated could of used another dowsing of hops but there is something tasty about this brew that just keeps you wanting another.Be careful while partaking though... this one could potentially Shut YOU Down!

btorsdog, Jul 26, 2010
Photo of SenorBeaver
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good for such a high alcohol content. It is like a cross between a barley wine and a double IPA. It is sweeter than the doubles or Imperials that I like, and the body is more thick. It is hoppy, but not as hoppy as I like... I like insane hoppy it is about 3/4 to the level I enjoy.

If they jacked up the hopps a bit and found a way to thin the body just a hair... the beer would be perfect.

SenorBeaver, Jun 06, 2010
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12th Anniversary Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.