1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Undercover Investigation Shut-down AleUndercover Investigation Shut-down Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,863 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,863
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 42
Gots: 255 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,863 | Reviews: 724 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Bill235
Bill235

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-09-2013 13:07:53 | More by Bill235
Photo of hickmancase
hickmancase

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

05-09-2013 07:17:12 | More by hickmancase
Photo of ewhugh
ewhugh

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-09-2013 05:41:09 | More by ewhugh
Photo of MrBuckHigh
MrBuckHigh

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-09-2013 04:08:13 | More by MrBuckHigh
Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-09-2013 04:06:57 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
Photo of smbslt
smbslt

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17%

05-09-2013 03:13:10 | More by smbslt
Photo of corysmith01
corysmith01

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-09-2013 02:21:04 | More by corysmith01
Photo of kcp85
kcp85

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-09-2013 01:29:37 | More by kcp85
Photo of nimrod979
nimrod979

Maryland

4.16/5  rDev +2.5%

12oz brown bottle poured into a Lagunitas jar.

Appearance: Clean copper body with one finger of slightly off white head. Doesnt last for long the but the lacing is impressive.

Aroma: Blend of citrusy hops, sweet malts, caramel canided sugar.

Taste: Somewhat of a citric hop bite up front. sweet caramel malt comes in and adds a nice backbone while playing with some piney resin notes thrown in. Definitely hop forward but no flavor really stands out as the dominating factor. Interesting beer that kinda reminds me of a slightly toned down Brown Shugga'

Mouthfeel: Medium body, average carbonation.Somewhat of an oily sticky body. Nice hop and malt presence to balance each other with a semi-sweet bitter finish that brings you back for another sip. Actually drank this rather quickly. The ABV is slightly noticeable as well.

Overall: Another enjoyable offering from Lagunitas, even if it does remind me of a little too much of brown shugga.

05-08-2013 23:29:30 | More by nimrod979
Photo of trotnixon
trotnixon

Maine

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-08-2013 23:16:06 | More by trotnixon
Photo of rfreed
rfreed

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-08-2013 21:32:36 | More by rfreed
Photo of bostonryan
bostonryan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-08-2013 20:21:51 | More by bostonryan
Photo of lordofthewiens
lordofthewiens

Maine

4.01/5  rDev -1.2%

On tap at When Pigs Fly, served in a snifter.

A pretty beer. Copper-colored, medium tan head. A good deal of lace.

Sweet, caramel malt aroma.

Taste of caramel and toffee. Maybe a hint of booze.

A nice beer, reminiscent of an English barleywine.

Enjoyed it.

05-08-2013 19:39:56 | More by lordofthewiens
Photo of wyatt13
wyatt13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-08-2013 17:20:06 | More by wyatt13
Photo of danpam1024
danpam1024

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-08-2013 14:18:48 | More by danpam1024
Photo of gir02021
gir02021

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-08-2013 03:44:54 | More by gir02021
Photo of Dirtinabottle
Dirtinabottle

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-08-2013 00:55:01 | More by Dirtinabottle
Photo of Syracuse12
Syracuse12

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-08-2013 00:34:19 | More by Syracuse12
Photo of agreenman19
agreenman19

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-08-2013 00:17:53 | More by agreenman19
Photo of BEERMILER12
BEERMILER12

Maine

4.23/5  rDev +4.2%

A: Pours a copper color with 2 fingers of head that settles down to a cap within a couple minutes

S: Nice juicy hops with a solid malt backbone, very well balanced with almost no alcohol presence

T: Starts off with a good amount of hoppiness and some sweet maltiness. Hops are fruity and citrusy and the malts are very lightly spicy and sweet. Alcohol provides a light estery presence

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very good ASA that really defies categorization. Nicely hoppy with a nice malt presence. Very easy to drink given the abv. Definitely recommended

05-07-2013 23:46:24 | More by BEERMILER12
Photo of Giggy
Giggy

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-07-2013 20:16:43 | More by Giggy
Photo of arfenhouse
arfenhouse

California

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%

A: Clear amber with off white head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Spicy hop, sweet malt, and oranges.

T: Big sweet malt and pine needles upfront. Oranges, pineapple, malt sweetness, and pine at the back end. A bit boozy.

M: Full bodied with medium carbonation. Medium carbonation. Sticky and wet.

O: Nice big beer. Sweet and hoppy.

05-07-2013 07:21:33 | More by arfenhouse
Photo of Fusion7777
Fusion7777

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-07-2013 02:27:11 | More by Fusion7777
Photo of ckollias
ckollias

Maryland

4.48/5  rDev +10.3%

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Belgian snifter glass.

A: Pours a copper hue with a thick, white, 2-finger head that slowly dissipates leaving a great trail and ending in a solid lace.

S: Hoppy aroma up front followed caramel malt scents.

T: Bitter hops meet sweet malt with a slight pine background.

M: Very strong and boozy. Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent brew – great balance between the hops and malt.

05-07-2013 01:57:33 | More by ckollias
Photo of Arsenal0328
Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-06-2013 23:26:50 | More by Arsenal0328
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,863 ratings.