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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down AleUndercover Investigation Shut-down Ale

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3,401 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,401
Reviews: 874
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 78
Gots: 331 | 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:
Beer added by: GilGarp on 03-10-2009

ABV varies slightly from 9.0 to 9.8
66.6 IBU
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The bottle was about 3 months old, Julian dated “102,” year 2013.

The beer pours with a huge head composed of tiny to medium bubbles that slowly dissipates and turns into larger bubbles. It’s quite rocky as it goes down. The color is a rich clear ruby/amber.

The aroma is extremely muted. I even let the head go down. I’m very surprised as it’s only 3 months old, but I guess certain beers hold up differently. I get a bit of caramel sweetness and slight bit of citrus.

The beer hits you with a huge caramel sweetness, but then a slight hop flavor cleans it up. There’s a big hop bitterness that really deals with that overpowering sweetness that hits you at first. The bitterness is that of resin and herbal qualities.

There’s surely a booziness in there, though still quite drinkable because of the hops and malt balance. The style is hard to pick out. It’s almost like a huge Imperial Amber.

In the end, the beer is still has too much alcohol feel, caramel, and candy sweetness.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- pours a clear amber with a rocky tan head and lots of sticky lacing.

S- dank, woody, spicy, citrus. It truly smells fantastic.

T- ruby red grapefruit, pine, orange peel. There is a definite sweetness.

M- full bodied, creamy. Low amounts of prickly carbonation.

O- it's borderline sensory overload, and I love it.

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,401 ratings.