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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,794 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,794
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 40
Gots: 232 | 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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raythealeman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-20-2013 01:03:50 | More by raythealeman
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Gschaf

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-19-2013 23:50:09 | More by Gschaf
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johunnic

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-19-2013 22:09:55 | More by johunnic
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shadowyee

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-19-2013 20:50:20 | More by shadowyee
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-19-2013 16:38:44 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Dark copper in color with a huge white cloudy head that lasts forever. No collar or lacing to speak of.

S: Huge sweet, sticky hop nose; mostly American bittering hops with spicey, floral notes with some sweet fruit in the background (oranges?). A bit of bready malt.

T: Hit with both, malt and hops right out of the gate. Big floral American bittering hops, some pine and fruit as well. There is alsoi a pronounce malt character: sweet thick caramel and some deeper roasted notes.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Very full and round.

O: Huge hop nose and massive bittering hops on the palate with a sticky and sweet caramel malt backbone. For my personal preference, the hops overpower the beer; this was probably the intent and to that end it is successful; it is just a bit out of balance for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 13:09:30 | More by mtomlins
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prock180

Arizona

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-19-2013 03:11:16 | More by prock180
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Tawny brown with a large, foamy, light, bubbly, off-white head. Fairly good retention leaving a nice patchy lace.

S - Strong caramel and toffee aroma. Orange and apple sweetness jump out. Hints of the slightly boozy, vodkaesque aroma that you get with some DIPAs along with a hint of honey. Fairly sweet. Touches of pine in the background.

T - Plenty of malt sweetness with caramel, toffee, and touches of light brown sugar. Slight orange and grapefruit sweetness in the back. Touches of dark cherry and apple. Hints of pine with a slight bitterness on the finish. A whisper of booziness in the back throughout the sip.

M - Light to medium body with slightly below average carbonation. Fairly slick and oily. A touch thin.

D - Fairly sweet and while it is quite malty, there is a nice balance all around. Goes down easy but has enough of a kick and some heft to be filling and satisfying.

Notes: Solid Strong Ale. More malty than hoppy, but there is a significant hop presence. Hints of alcohol but nothing too outrageous. Overall it is a fairly balanced Strong Ale with a bold, yet balanced flavor. Nice beer, particularly for the price, but nothing amazing.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 02:09:36 | More by FreshHawk
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b-one

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-19-2013 02:06:21 | More by b-one
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-19-2013 00:46:09 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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anson42

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-18-2013 19:52:58 | More by anson42
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lobster74123

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-18-2013 03:20:21 | More by lobster74123
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vcoggins

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-18-2013 02:21:38 | More by vcoggins
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Jerry

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-18-2013 02:10:39 | More by Jerry
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Metalaero

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-18-2013 00:20:46 | More by Metalaero
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DanE

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-17-2013 17:20:10 | More by DanE
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-17-2013 02:32:43 | More by EvanWilliams
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willjschmidt

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-17-2013 00:24:21 | More by willjschmidt
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-16-2013 23:47:54 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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Danno48

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-16-2013 19:59:20 | More by Danno48
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Nunya

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-16-2013 18:34:54 | More by Nunya
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UnoMasBelgian

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-16-2013 03:58:31 | More by UnoMasBelgian
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stella77artois

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-16-2013 02:51:10 | More by stella77artois
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redleg64

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-16-2013 01:21:02 | More by redleg64
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-16-2013 00:04:49 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,794 ratings.