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

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588 Ratings
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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 40
Gots: 30 | 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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Wiskey_33

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -15%

04-09-2014 13:21:32 | More by Wiskey_33
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SanFranJake

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-07-2014 00:16:58 | More by SanFranJake
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I know I had this one before, but this is really exceptional. I must have been too bowled over the other time to review it.

Is a darker aipa, with good lacing. The aroma is strong, as it should be for the style. Hoppy.

The taste is over the top Hoppy and malty. Thick. The aftertaste is hops, and hops is all over your burp breath. Its only drawback is that it is too good and strong. A great problem to have.

This is a huge beer and a great value. Another killer brew from Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 20:01:11 | More by schoolboy
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thegiantc

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-05-2014 00:58:53 | More by thegiantc
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humuloner22

North Carolina

4.71/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

They keep doing it, I have reviewed a few now by this brewery. At first I had a few that I was not impressed at all about, but the more I keep trying them lately it was me or I was getting older batches, something. Maybe I should revisit them. Although, I have found that breweries that do great ales and IPA's don't make the best lagers or pilsner's. The one I hit hard was the Pils, anyway, to this one, it was amazing. The hops was there, for sure, but it was so well balanced. It was in the same line as the Sucks, of which I have one or two left, so I may do a comparison. Anyway, the color was nice reddish brown and the aroma was magnificent. So far this is my favorite Cali brewery for sure, I need to revisit Stone, as I have been hearing a lot about the Enjoy by series, anyway, this one is awesome, not much to complain about here. Just go find some!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 22:48:29 | More by humuloner22
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-03-2014 21:29:55 | More by warnerry
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chevronsux

Oregon

5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best tasting beers ever. it starts of with a very alluring aroma that draws you in with its sweet note of citrus and barley.

It then takes you on a ride with its smooth malt flavor That only hints at the high ABV that it contains. This a ALE not to be mistaken for your average run of the mill beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 04:34:06 | More by chevronsux
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HopTopher2014

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-01-2014 22:59:22 | More by HopTopher2014
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tompearson

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-01-2014 00:31:05 | More by tompearson
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moochmonster

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-31-2014 00:43:39 | More by moochmonster
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-30-2014 16:53:29 | More by thatoneguymike
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - 4.5 - Great golden amber clear beer with a nice big white frothy head that never seems to fade
s - 4.25 - Sweet caramel malt, floral/grapefruit/pine hops, brown sugar. Great smelling beer
T - 4.25 - Sweet caramel and bready malt, floral, grapefruit, pine hop flavor. Very sweet.
M - 4.5 - Alc completely covered. Sweet balanced out by hop bitterness. Aftertaste is bready malt and floral hops.
O - 4.5 - Great strong ale. I like it better than the big name american barley wines like Sierra Nevada Bigfoot because it's a little bit easier drinking. At 9.7% it's not that much weaker either.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 02:25:15 | More by ISmith87
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KDizz

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

03-29-2014 00:06:55 | More by KDizz
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

03-28-2014 18:52:55 | More by TripelMark
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-27-2014 03:03:12 | More by Cubatobaco
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-26-2014 14:50:26 | More by KolbMarley
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Metaltildeath

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-26-2014 14:01:07 | More by Metaltildeath
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djchrismac

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-26-2014 04:54:49 | More by djchrismac
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tclipse

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-26-2014 00:56:42 | More by tclipse
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BrandonJones

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-25-2014 02:31:40 | More by BrandonJones
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-25-2014 02:30:46 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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oilcan01

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-24-2014 02:32:27 | More by oilcan01
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +21.4%

03-23-2014 23:37:39 | More by Dougwillhike
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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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Soncheebs

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Mellow Mushroom in Orlando Fl.

A- Jurassic park amber, only a little darker, little to no lacing down to a bubble.
S- Grapefruit, pine, nutmeg or cinnamon. More woodsy than anything.
T- Unbelievably well balanced, hops intensify as they move to the back of the palette but meet perfectly with their piney brethren to finish warm but not too intense.
M- Only thing I had a problem with, felt a little cheap, too thin, not enough substance.
O- Absolutely phenomenal, a little thicker bodied I might put it in my hall of fame.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2014 01:01:22 | More by Soncheebs
Lagunitas Sneak Release Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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