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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,904 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,904
Reviews: 728
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 46
Gots: 267 | FT: 3
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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Alemmon3, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Whsrickqb12, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

BDeibs, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Prager62, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

WynnO, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

danoble1, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

badmotorgrunge, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

piconaut, May 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

montydesi, May 04, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Moderate brown in color with a solid quarter inch thick light brown head. Decent clarity bit clearly there is some kind of minuscule sediment in there when held up to light. Brussels lacing. That telltale hop aroma is consistent with other Lagunitas beers. It's more of a pint like hop aroma but is clearly a blend with some tropical smelling hops. I also get some alcohol and a Belgian yeast aroma and light malt. The front of the palate is sweet grains and alcohol which quickly jumps into that piney/tropical hop flavor. Then there is moderate carbonation and the warmth of alcohol. The fade is dry and more along the lines of the warming alcohol.

Franziskaner, May 04, 2014
Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.78/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured dark amber/honey colored into a tulip glass with a thick foamy head and moderate lacing on the side of the glass. Strong citrus and slightly piney odor. Citrusy malty flavor at the beginning, followed by a slight piney hoppy finish. It leaves slight hoppy aftertaste but not much. It goes down very smooth and hides the alcohol content very well. Very well balanced beer. Very good. Be careful because it is definitely not a session beer.

jngrizzaffi, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Jacurdy60, May 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

amalburg, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Hopmarc, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

cherche, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

erikcx, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Eddyfunt, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Berg77, May 02, 2014
Photo of FocusDave
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Lagunitas plastic cup from last year's Beer Circus...because why not?

A - Pours a deep clear amber with about a finger of light tan foamy head. Retention is very short. Not seeing much lacing.

S - Earthy and citrusy hop aroma dominates. Hops, hops, and more hops.

T - Taste is much more balanced and complex than the smell. Still getting plenty of earthy hops, but there's a also a nice amount of malt sweetness. Finish is slightly spicy.

M - Full bodied with plenty of carbonation. Not too thick or syrupy. Finish is dry and bitter. Doesn't feel like a 9% beer.

O - Lagunitas always finds ways to make amazing beers that are both aggressively hoppy, yet smooth and balanced, and this is no exception.

FocusDave, May 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a rich copper color, thin head with minimal lacing.
Lovely caramel smell, coffee too perhaps.
Third sip tastes like someone spilled some coffee into a Sam Adams Boston lager.
Further into the glass it's tasting a bit boozy, the aftertaste leaves me wanting more.
Glad I had the chance to try this.

Heeef, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

informaticsDoc, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

TBarJr, May 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

mmulebarn, May 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

DrewShalvoy, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Jame515, May 01, 2014
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,904 ratings.