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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,863 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,863
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 42
Gots: 255 | 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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HiWire

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-21-2014 22:06:47 | More by HiWire
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -14.3%

Reviewing yet another Lagunitas American strong ale.Pourd into a tulip glass a clear bronze color with a thinner but well sustained slight off white head,aromas were a bit lighter than expected,mainly some resinous hop and sweetish alcohol.Thinner feel for a "bigger" beer and a little prickly.Flavors dont seem to pack enough punch although that could come from the lighter feel,resinous hop intertwined with a hefty caramel malt base,the alcohol creeps as the beer warms.I love this brewery, but I dont love this beer sad to say.

04-28-2010 01:05:53 | More by oberon
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mojohawk21

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +17%

06-02-2013 14:57:46 | More by mojohawk21
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-22-2014 00:46:04 | More by aszatk01
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

09-14-2013 20:23:16 | More by cam477
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TCHopCraver

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +1%

Reviewed from notes on 5/15/10.

A: Poured into a snifter, this meanderingly monikered beer has a ruby-copper color and a near one-finger head that leaves thin retention. The look of the lacing is okay, with medium stickiness.

S: Sweet hop fuel. Melon and honey aromas smack a piney hop presence and create a glorious scent. Basically every fruit in existence can be found in the smell of this beer. My girlfriend and I concur that the smell is somewhat reminiscent of Hopslam.

T: The melon and honey sweetness that I smelled runs in step with a ball-busting pine and citrus hop bitterness throughout the duration of each sip. I like this beer quite a lot, but being very critical, I would say that the sweetness is just a tad hot and there is also a noticeable streak of alcohol.

M: Pretty light-bodied with a low to medium carbonation in U.C.I.S-d.A. (had to do that) but the full sweetness and tongue assaulting hops make up for these attributes and make this an exciting feel.

D: Dangerously drinkable, I would say. I can definitely taste the 9.75 % alcohol, but it does not affect how easily this one goes down. I will have more of these over time. The only possible downfall of the drinkability would be the obvious sweetness in the taste.

05-19-2010 21:57:02 | More by TCHopCraver
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-01-2014 02:08:35 | More by OhioBobcat
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jono0101

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-18-2013 16:25:54 | More by jono0101
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Tiernan

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-21-2013 19:27:50 | More by Tiernan
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ArrogantDeadGuy

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -15.5%

A: Pours from draft a light molasses color with
nearly no head and thus a very slight lace
effect. There was little sign of active
carbonation.

S: A boozy aroma combined with hints of an IPAs
pine and florals

T: Just as it smells high octane alcohol flavor
with supporting floral notes reminiscent of
a slight IPA

M: The brew was a little thin but managed to
leave a bit of a slick on the back of my
tongue.

D: This is an average choice amongst American
Strongs. It's not that this choice is a
poor one but that this style is being done
really well right now by other brewers.

06-07-2009 02:46:39 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +9.4%

08-19-2014 01:08:49 | More by GameOfBeers
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woodchipper

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-28-2013 21:35:05 | More by woodchipper
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joemetric

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-10-2014 16:44:22 | More by joemetric
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dacubz

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-16-2014 23:10:10 | More by dacubz
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sabitu

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-07-2014 19:38:03 | More by sabitu
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Pandaflute

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +17%

07-22-2014 16:03:04 | More by Pandaflute
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Kjanisch7

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-15-2013 18:15:33 | More by Kjanisch7
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markmo

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17%

07-31-2013 02:46:57 | More by markmo
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-13-2012 18:15:16 | More by danthehopslamman
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.01/5  rDev -1.2%

On tap at When Pigs Fly, served in a snifter.

A pretty beer. Copper-colored, medium tan head. A good deal of lace.

Sweet, caramel malt aroma.

Taste of caramel and toffee. Maybe a hint of booze.

A nice beer, reminiscent of an English barleywine.

Enjoyed it.

05-08-2013 19:39:56 | More by lordofthewiens
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NWer

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-06-2013 03:07:28 | More by NWer
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freshflesh

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-08-2014 06:26:56 | More by freshflesh
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-19-2014 23:27:28 | More by DaftPatrick
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andyfrancis

California

3.48/5  rDev -14.3%

Deep red-amber color with off-white head. sweet malty aroma. Whoa. The alcohol makes its presence known, though not unbearably. Bitter with a hint of a sweet finish to balance it out. Could use a bit more carbonation. Would make for a good sittin by the fireplace nightcapper.

04-20-2010 00:16:42 | More by andyfrancis
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Lazaro

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-02-2013 21:00:15 | More by Lazaro
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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,863 ratings.