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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,853 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,853
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 42
Gots: 251 | 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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Drasherweizen

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-26-2013 17:40:41 | More by Drasherweizen
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Paul_Apsley

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-26-2013 12:25:06 | More by Paul_Apsley
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Illos

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-26-2013 04:48:03 | More by Illos
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FrizWhiz

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-26-2013 01:33:51 | More by FrizWhiz
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areich6

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-26-2013 00:40:10 | More by areich6
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%

Appearance is a deep clear reddish color with generous white head and heavy lace. Nose is hoppy with note of pine and earth, paired with a strong malt backbone that brings a bit of molasses and honey to the smell. Taste starts sweet and malty and has strong pine hops paired with some citrus and honey. Mouthfeel is somewhat heavy with appropriate carbonation. Overall, quite delicious and hoppy, borders on American barleywine territory.

07-26-2013 00:27:49 | More by homebrew311
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rjcoy06

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-25-2013 20:41:40 | More by rjcoy06
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bradleypatter

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-24-2013 23:26:05 | More by bradleypatter
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omnimatty

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-24-2013 17:22:39 | More by omnimatty
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1Cor10-31

Florida

5/5  rDev +23.2%

07-24-2013 16:06:34 | More by 1Cor10-31
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Maillard

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-24-2013 10:49:13 | More by Maillard
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OCdrummer7271

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-24-2013 04:31:29 | More by OCdrummer7271
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PattyMelt

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-24-2013 04:15:37 | More by PattyMelt
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bcostner1

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-23-2013 22:29:41 | More by bcostner1
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-23-2013 21:13:07 | More by brauseboof
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.46/5  rDev +9.9%

Poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

Ah, one of my favorite beer colorations. A dark, reddish amber that's pretty cloudy. A puffy, two-finger off-white head which leaves behind intricate lacing. Beautiful indeed.

The scent is thick with hops. My nose was smacked with hops the moment I removed the cap. A tangy citrus smell and caramely maltiness draw me in even more.

As I take a sip, I taste lots of hop flavor, but quite sedated bitterness. It seems much more on the sweeter side to me, and almost like I'm drinking some sort of tropical fruit juice! BUT, then it happens: resiny hoppy bitterness pervades in the finish, like with most hoppy Lagunitas ales. Also, call me crazy, but somewhere in the taste, I get a sort of sweet doughiness after drinking it for a while.

I'd say it's medium-bodied with pretty understated carbonation. I wouldn't have minded a bit more carbonation, but it's not a big gripe at all.

This one is sweet at first, but it's a trick! Wait a while after a sip and be bamboozled by bitterness.

07-23-2013 18:16:46 | More by Kuaff
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Okisailor

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-23-2013 15:01:01 | More by Okisailor
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-23-2013 03:03:12 | More by DCgolfpro
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mattvandyk

Michigan

3/5  rDev -26.1%

07-23-2013 00:49:43 | More by mattvandyk
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Jennille

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-22-2013 22:39:28 | More by Jennille
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APH

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -20%

07-22-2013 06:58:04 | More by APH
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dixieironfist

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-21-2013 23:11:16 | More by dixieironfist
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Sazz9

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-21-2013 20:15:00 | More by Sazz9
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scottDC

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-21-2013 16:24:07 | More by scottDC
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-21-2013 14:11:18 | More by dgherm
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,853 ratings.