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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,725 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,725
Reviews: 722
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 42
Gots: 216 | 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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Reviews by sbxx:
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sbxx

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into FFF Teku glass.
Bottle code indicates a bottling date of 3/14/13

Appearance - Pours a deep amber. 3 fingers of fluffy yet dense khaki foam. Thick lacing.

Smell - Caramel malt. Slight alcohol. Pine. Tad bit of citrus lurking beneath the surface.

Taste - Astringent pine bite balanced out with thick caramel malts. Well balanced for the most part. Goes down easy. Bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium carb, semi-dry finish.

Overall - A solid offering from Lagunitas. It's a limited release, so it's a nice pickup, but I can't say I'm as excited about it as something like Brown Shugga.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 07:37:54 | More by sbxx
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California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - burnt-very deep orange, 2 finger foamy head, patchy lacing

S - pine, hops, citrus

T - great balance of alcohol, hops, pine, and some citrus fruits that have a sweetness

M - full bodied, medium carbonation

O - Delicious beer here. Fantastically balanced hops, alcohol, and sweetness from the citrus fruits that are perfectly complimenting each other. Full bodied and strong. 66 IBUs is hidden well with the sweetness that I can taste. Excellent flavor, aroma, and beautiful orange hue,

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3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
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Poured from a bottle into a Bruery snifter. The beer pours out a rich, coppery amber color with 3 fingers of fine white head with average retention but nice lacing. The large bloom blocks some of the aromatics, but I do get some notes of marmalade, toast, rye, and a hint of cedar.

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Another solid Strong Ale from Lagunitas. I like this one better than Brown Shugga, but not as much as the Bastards (Stone). The flavors are well-balanced, but the bitterness on the finish is slightly unpleasant and it needs a little something to push it over the top. Perhaps some oak-aging to add some vanilla notes, complement the booziness, and smooth out the finish????

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,725 ratings.