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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,707 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,707
Reviews: 720
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 39
Gots: 210 | 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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bonsreeb85

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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is that of a cherry cola colored liquid with crimson red along the sides of the glass and an ivory head to top it off.

The aroma factor is a big-un. Hop forward, barleywine sweetness. Tons of caramel, fruits(cherry/tangerine) leafy and citrus hops with a touch of pine.

The flavor follows the nose's lead. Very rich malt backs this insanely hopped(citrus mostly) brew. A good amount of cake sweetness in the middle, but the hops close the show and linger on the taste buds.

Medium bodied. hop oils leave it a bit slippery. moderate carbonation. nice.

Very rich, but tasty and overall quite drinkable despite high abv.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 01:31:16 | More by bonsreeb85
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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,707 ratings.