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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,707 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,707
Reviews: 720
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 39
Gots: 210 | FT: 4
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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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-01-2013 13:15:18 | More by SadMachine
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-01-2013 11:59:56 | More by williamjbauer
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MadeInOregon

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-01-2013 05:25:30 | More by MadeInOregon
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-01-2013 01:56:02 | More by jrfehon33
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17%

06-01-2013 00:59:04 | More by DangerDawg
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Murrhey

Montana

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a tulip glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live. Purchased April 27 for $1.97. No best-by date.

A- Huge fluffy head. Four fingers deep of luxuriant head, off-white with lovely fluffy lacing. Ruby-brown color with floaty carbonation and high clarity. Really a great looking beer. The head lasts several minutes and leaves sticky, fluffy lacing on top of the auburn body.

S- Strong hop body with an interesting copper aroma as well. Sweet malt, candi sugar, bitter, piney hops. Not bad.

T- Slightly boozy, very sweet, coppery. Bitterness and a chocolate malt kicks in as it warms up. Fine tasting beer.

M- Slightly vinous, sticky and tight. Nice feel.

O- Wonderful beer. I'm very pleased with this.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 23:31:59 | More by Murrhey
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-31-2013 22:51:31 | More by StArnoldFan
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Ragnarok88

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-31-2013 22:45:26 | More by Ragnarok88
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SFNC

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-31-2013 21:34:22 | More by SFNC
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deebo

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Had this one on tap a couple times before. Finally getting around to review this. Served in a snifter with a finger of white sticky creamy head this beer is a bit murky and amber with plenty of orange highlights. Aromas of hops aplenty. Citrus and herbal. Malt is biscuity with caramel. A marmalade character to this beer. Taste is malty and sweet with a hoppy backdrop that is similar to the aroma with a fair amount of resin. Mouthfeel is a bit slick in the finish and a bit warming. A heavy malt bill that is a bit cloying. Alcohol in the finish but not vapory in the mouth. Overall this is a solid brew that doesn't offend or jump out at me. Nice beer given the high alcohol.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2013 21:29:48 | More by deebo
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MJCVII

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-31-2013 18:57:35 | More by MJCVII
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DMB

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-31-2013 17:06:13 | More by DMB
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yanosh

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-31-2013 15:35:52 | More by yanosh
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Sokool

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +17%

05-31-2013 07:36:02 | More by Sokool
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emceecue

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-31-2013 03:12:32 | More by emceecue
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-31-2013 03:12:32 | More by GuttaMane138
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-31-2013 00:13:45 | More by nrs207
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-31-2013 00:10:31 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-30-2013 21:55:26 | More by RummyRedbeard
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bef126

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-30-2013 20:42:15 | More by bef126
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-30-2013 14:32:00 | More by Auror
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bpasquini

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-30-2013 07:20:54 | More by bpasquini
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superspak

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/14/2013. Pours moderately cloudy orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention; that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pine, orange zest, orange rind, pineapple, floral, grass, caramel, and floral earthiness. Excellent aromas with big hop presence and complexity with a fair amount of malt balance. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, tangerine, orange rind, pineapple, floral, pine, grass, caramel, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of floral pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, pine, floral, caramel, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice hop flavor complexity; with a moderate malt balance that does not overpower the hop flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent hoppy strong ale. Great hop flavor complexity and moderate malt balance; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 04:19:55 | More by superspak
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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-30-2013 03:56:09 | More by jeff1973
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VAcrossr

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-30-2013 03:46:47 | More by VAcrossr
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,707 ratings.