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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,718 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,718
Reviews: 721
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 42
Gots: 214 | 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 themind:
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themind

New Jersey

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

The brew is good! now I am not saying this is a legendary beer but it was good. This monster has a 9.6 ABV that is hidden well and I am now on my Secccndnddss beeeer. So I reaaaallly think you shooould try thiiis beeerrr.

Bottom Line: Shut her down and slam it!

In the word's of Rick Flair-Wooo!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 03:17:34 | More by themind
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Medium body. Very firm feel. Typical Strong Ale flavor profile. Up front a creamy, malty sweetness followed by a moderate hop spiciness at mid-palate and finishing with a rich, boozy warmth and a lingering grassy bitterness. Predominant flavors of fresh bread, marmalade, rye, and booze. Very pleasant, but strong and hard-hitting.

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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Lots of malts in the aroma. Burst of citrus. Pine. Surprisingly no hints of alcohol. Some roasted grains, a little bit of a funky smell to them.

Taste is extremely powerful. Very sweet. Lots of caramel malts up front, very very strong. Some bready malts in there too. Pine resin. Good amount of citrus, as well. Grapefruit, pineapple, orange. Once again, the alcohol is masked extremely well. Lots of strong tastes in this.

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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