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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,759 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,759
Reviews: 723
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 40
Gots: 224 | FT: 4
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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SHODriver

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a bright and clear amber with a finger of slightly off white head and minimal retention
S: floral hops, caramel malt, a bit of toffee, slight citrus. smells like a fresh american barleywine
T: slight bready malt quickly yields to a floral hop kick which is followed by a large dose of caramel malt sweetness and another wave of floral hop. slight alcoholic fruitiness, citrus and a juicy hop presence toward the end. swallow is clean with a bit more floral hop and a soft hit of residual sweetness
M: it might be a bit too cold but the feel is a bit prickly from the carb, fairly smooth otherwise and not overly viscous. oily hops keep it from drying things out and it almost seems to wet the mouth on the swallow
O: it doesn't disappoint. Lagunitas makes good beer at a great price point and this beer is no exception. Might pick up another one to try down the line to see how the malts shine without the hops in your face

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 17:33:58 | More by SHODriver
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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,759 ratings.