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Lagunitas Sneak Release Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

602 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 602
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 43
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.28% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jdoncbus on 07-21-2007)
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radlleb

Oregon

1/5  rDev -75.7%

03-04-2012 18:09:07 | More by radlleb
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maxwallace

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

07-03-2013 14:49:02 | More by maxwallace
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JDV

Texas

2.55/5  rDev -38.1%

Pours a gorgeous rich mahagony color, with some nice lasting white head. Smell is pretty nice and hoppy with a slight touch of malt perhaps and a bit of noticeable alcohol present especially as it warms some. Moderately bittered for the style, and is nicely hopped, but the noticeable alcohol taste rather, is what caused me to not like it too much. Finish is mild lasting bitterness and chest warming alcohol. I don't like tasting the alcohol in my beer this much.

02-06-2008 22:47:32 | More by JDV
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TechMyst

Illinois

2.73/5  rDev -33.7%

This is the "SNEAK RELEASE" not the "12th Anniversary" edition. Wouldn't put this in the IPA or IIPA genera; I'd like it in the Strong Ale category. Yes it is a hoppy beer, but the spice profile in the malts give this a big big boost. Not as good as Mendicino's Eye of the Hawk, but better than Stone's Arrogant Bastard. A bit chalky on the palate. Nice buzz though. Good, but I wouldn't rave about it...

09-05-2007 06:53:12 | More by TechMyst
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VanKieft

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

03-23-2014 05:42:19 | More by VanKieft
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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

2.83/5  rDev -31.3%

Pours a clear brownish copper topped by a thin off white head. Minimal lacing.

The aroma is bright citrus hops, slightly grassy with a hint of sulphur. Caramel malt comes out little by little.

The taste is lighter than you'd expect, with a sweetness followed by an oddly grassy bitterness in the finish. Piney. But mostly grassy. Some of the sulphur is in the taste too. A bit of alcohol heat in the back of the throat. Not really much going on but light sweet caramel washed away by a leafy bitterness.

The body is also lighter that you'd expect for something so bitter with noticeable malt, but it's very light with low carbonation.

Overall this wasn't great. Too grassy and unbalanced and slightly harsh. A rare disappointment from Lagunitas for me.

05-14-2010 01:56:30 | More by MeisterBurger
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3/5  rDev -27.2%

06-01-2014 05:49:25 | More by ohiobeer29
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -27.2%

08-18-2013 03:38:27 | More by timjim1327
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -27.2%

11-28-2013 04:28:52 | More by largadeer
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JJFordick

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.2%

09-14-2012 22:04:04 | More by JJFordick
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Daniel101

California

3/5  rDev -27.2%

05-31-2013 21:16:37 | More by Daniel101
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MrDave

California

3/5  rDev -27.2%

07-23-2013 18:10:03 | More by MrDave
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Brew_Bro

Florida

3/5  rDev -27.2%

03-17-2014 00:40:53 | More by Brew_Bro
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myuncle

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.2%

01-24-2014 10:41:27 | More by myuncle
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TimH


3/5  rDev -27.2%

05-19-2012 18:11:01 | More by TimH
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -22.3%

Pours a dark crimson red with orange highlights. Three fingers worth of white creamy head.

Complex nose. Caramel, dried fruit, a malts.

Taste is of slightly roasted malts with caramel and some floral undertones. Some spices and vanilla are also there.

Mouthfeel is a bit thick. Some chewyness going on. Medium carbonation. Sweet and finishes with some bitterness.

This is pretty much one or two and done. It's kind of oily and coats the tongue.

04-14-2009 02:57:18 | More by BigMike
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DangQuesadilla

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -22.3%

I had this tonight on tap at my local establishment. Appeared dark in color. The aroma was not over powering or memorable. Had a deep taste, one that I will not forget. It tasted to me like this was brewed with red apple peels. However, it did not taste like a cider beer. Overall, I was happy to try it. But there are a hundred other beers I would rather drink. Glad I tried it, but not for me necessarily.

06-03-2011 04:22:44 | More by DangQuesadilla
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Aimo

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

09-05-2013 04:45:33 | More by Aimo
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Rons35

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

03-20-2014 23:37:59 | More by Rons35
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jewellrunner

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

04-13-2014 19:21:15 | More by jewellrunner
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

07-31-2013 06:22:47 | More by bmjivi221
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SoCaliC8

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

01-17-2014 12:01:25 | More by SoCaliC8
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biophiliadude

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -19.9%

bottle to pint.

A: Cloudy, red brown. 1/4 inch head with lacing.

S: hops and oak.

T: IPA but sweet over powers bitterness. Citrus. Pears.

M: Smooth fruits, then hops and bitter on the exhale but overall slightly watery.

D: Hoppy but with the water. Sweet and not as bitter. I look for more of a punch in my IIPA but this one I could drink more of because of it's watery nature. Still I prefer a heavier IIPA.

11-17-2009 06:41:31 | More by biophiliadude
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RollTide7

New Jersey

3.34/5  rDev -18.9%

Was very disappointed with this. Big fan of sucks, sumpin sumpin, hop stoopid, and ipa. Initially I was very excited when I saw it was another iipa from lagunitas. Looked great, but smell was quite boozy to me and a little off-putting, taste at first was decent but left a boozy, malty and strange after taste. Really wanted to like this beer as I really am a fan of lagunitas, but I wish I went with my gut and just got a single bottle of this instead I'd the sixer I bought. Overall I didn't find this beer to be very hoppy at all and I personally would t really consider it to be a iipa, but what do I know?!

04-04-2013 01:07:30 | More by RollTide7
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

3.45/5  rDev -16.3%

A - this DIPA pours a coppery brown body, with a thin creamy/filmy white head with moderate carbonation

S - malty, more than expected, some crystallized brown sugar, some alcohol, and a background pineyness, did not check this out on BA before tasting it, did not realize this was a DIPA, thought it was a Amer. Red Ale

T - taste like a highly hopped barleywine without the thick mouthfeel and raisin flavors, nice but nondescript

M&D - now that i see this is a DIPA, it makes a bit more sense, rather nice and easy to drink, a bit harsh at first, but finishes nicely

01-23-2008 04:26:11 | More by sinstaineddemon
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Lagunitas Sneak Release Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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