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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,909 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,909
Reviews: 728
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 46
Gots: 270 | 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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Photo of JMad
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark, burnt orange/ copper color with a nice, thick, and lofty off white head.

It smells of candy caramels with citrus notes in the background, mostly grapefruit and a little alcohol.

At first sip I noticed lots of grapefruit and citrus peel followed by sweet caramel and a piney finish.

Feels thick with low carbonation and a sticky finish.

I thought this beer was done well, for the abv it's not too heavy but it has that slight burn that lets you know not to drink it too fast.

JMad, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Dodo2step
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

P- Thanks to Jim in Pittsburgh for this brew

A- a foamy pour. Its a five finger head and it lingers. Amber caramel color to it that is quite clear.

S- a strong dark malt ale smell to it. Very nice. I get molasses as well as maybe plum?

F- the strong dark plum or raisin comes through in the mouth. Very tasty. Simple yet sweet

M- sweetness dominates but it is a good one.

O- a nice brew from the LAG. I like it but its heavy.

Dodo2step, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of jameyp
4/5  rDev -1.5%

jameyp, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of MastaShonuf
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

MastaShonuf, Jul 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

ebrifan, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Mphis
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Mphis, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Bcarson7287
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Bcarson7287, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of t_carterb
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

t_carterb, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of pinnser
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

pinnser, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of WizzardOfHops
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

WizzardOfHops, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev -1.5%

WOLFGANG, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of swimfire
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

swimfire, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jburd19, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of Skabiski
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Skabiski, Jul 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

Larrydoherty, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Eaglefan344, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

sneaks2210, Jul 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

DenverBigRed, Jul 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

BuzzLitebier, Jul 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Michael_DaBeers_IV, Jul 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

ale207, Jul 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

nyyfanatic213, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of JasonTaverner
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful barley-wine style ale. Nice pale appearence and hoppy aroma. An excellent balance of malt and hops. Strong enough to give you a nice slap in the face. A solid strong ale. Excellent value at only $9.99 a SIX pack. Could sell at $10.99 a four pack in today's QE3 economy. Will try to emualte via homebrew.

JasonTaverner, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Johnny58
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Johnny58, Jul 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

DJScoJo, Jul 03, 2013
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,909 ratings.