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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Undercover Investigation Shut-down AleUndercover Investigation Shut-down Ale

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2,308 Ratings
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Ratings: 2308
Reviews: 679
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%


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

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 03-10-2009)
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a bright red/brown with a fluffy two finger white head, good carbonation and medium to heavy lacing.

The smell is both malty and hoppy at the same time. Thick roasted and caramel malts and orange, citrus and piney hops dominate. There is also a sweet, fruity smell.

The taste follows the nose with sweet and roasted malts, then orange, grapefruit and piney hops. There is a thick caramel malt backbone and a piney hop finish. Despite the high alcohol content there is no alcohol bleeding through in the taste.

The feel is thick, bready and chewy with a slightly pine oil finish left on the tongue after swallowing.

Overall this is another winner from Lagunitas. A well balanced mix of malts and hops which masks its high alcohol content very well. A worthy representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 20:29:22 | More by microbrewlover
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4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What a wonderful beer! I've been a fan of Lagunitas for a while but never saw this on the shelf till recently. It pours a beautiful brown into my IPA glass with a nice thick 1 inch head. It reminds me of a slightly hoppier DFH 90 minute. A very nice hoppes presence but with a malty end. All in all, a very good beer with a well hidden kick.

Serving type: bottle

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I purchased this from Wegman's, enjoyed chilled from the 12oz brown bottle in a teku.

The color is brilliant bronze with great clarity and thick full pale cream with 2 fingers depth and fine bead with excellent retention and lace sticks in a camouflage type random pattern. The smell is a mix of citrus from the hops and light malt sweet scents with hints of berry and light alcohol odor. The feel is very good - emphasis on the bitterness fades into a more balanced feel with medium carbonation and slight sweetness mid palate with a nice amount of alcohol for the style and semi-dry finish.

The taste is a complex blend of citrus ans spice flavors from NW hops and some yeast in the taste which brings a fruity dark berry quality with moderately sweet almost caramel flavor in the malt which supports the hop bitterness. The alcohol is relatively subdued and emphasizes a slight spice/pine-like element more toward the finish but there is still enough sweetness to blanket the palate as it finishes smooth. Overall I like the intensity it is a little sweeter than most in this style, could almost be blurring the lines of English barleywine but is very hoppy which is why I think it fits the style of American Strong well - pretty drinkable but I would share this if possible.

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,308 ratings.