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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,708 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,708
Reviews: 720
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 42
Gots: 212 | 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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bound4er

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Pours clear with a dark amber to mahogany appearance. White head of about two fingers that slowly recedes and leaves plenty of lacing.

S. Not overpowering but nice smelling nonetheless. Fruitiness prevails along with a bizarre undertone I can only describe as cured lunch meat. There's actually a brininess to the nose.

T. Fruit, spice and caramel malts upon entry. Hop bitterness builds from the rear of my mouth towards the front. Lingering bitterness provides a nice dry finish.

M. Medium bodied with a nice mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

O. Lagunitas usually delivers the goods in terms of drinkability and this beer doesn't fail. I find many Strong Ales to be slow sippers with intrusive alcohol but Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale really disappears quickly. Highly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 01:44:00 | More by bound4er
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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,708 ratings.