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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,922 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,922
Reviews: 730
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 46
Gots: 272 | 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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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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle

Pours a nice rich glowing shade of almond hued amber. Khaki head stays nicely. Goes to a thick high collar and then a fine film and moderate low lacing strands.

The sniff reveals notes of rich malting and minty hops.

Full flavor malty brew with broad shoulders and a bold hoppy finish. Notes of maple malts, vanilla, honey and resinous hops sealing the finish.

Lagunitas all the way

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,922 ratings.