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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,892 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,892
Reviews: 727
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 46
Gots: 264 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV varies slightly from 9.0 to 9.8
66.6 IBU

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 03-10-2009)
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P: 12oz bottle into a perfect pint glass.

A: A slightly cloudy amber color with a two finger off-white head. Lacing is quite good.

S: Citrus hops and even some alcohol, wasn't expecting a boozy smell at 9.7%. More caramel malt and even some honey as the beer warms in the glass.

T: The first taste was sharp and bitter, alcohol is pronounced even when this beer is cold. There's some sweet caramel malt up front but it's quickly punched in the face by the hop bitterness and alcohol taste. Flavors seem to settle down with subsequent sips.

M: Moderately high carbonation but a slightly thinner body, slick on the tongue.

O: This beer is pretty intense and I wasn't really expecting that when I poured it. Perhaps it's because my only other taste of Lagunitas is the very smooth Little Sumpin Ale. A decent beer but it wouldn't be my go-to for Lagunitas, even with my limited exposure.

MikeB20, Sep 07, 2014
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Great pouring beer with an even better taste. Well balanced and surprisingly smooth considering the high abv.

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,892 ratings.