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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,764 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,764
Reviews: 723
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 39
Gots: 228 | 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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RDW

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-20-2013 23:50:00 | More by RDW
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Braseltonage

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-20-2013 21:06:03 | More by Braseltonage
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boellisjr

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2013 17:19:46 | More by boellisjr
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beertardis

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-20-2013 16:43:05 | More by beertardis
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shamrock071521

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2013 14:40:20 | More by shamrock071521
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MickeyHops

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-20-2013 14:08:31 | More by MickeyHops
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mattyrubes

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-20-2013 12:15:34 | More by mattyrubes
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BucannonXC5

California

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA glass
From: K&B Wine Cellar’s in Allied Gardens (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $11.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: April 19, 2013
Consumed: April 19, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a dark copper amber clear color with two fingers of khaki white head. Lighter than expected sporadic lacing on the sides. Average retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled a pleasant mix of floral hops, citrus hops (grapefruit) and bitter Belgian spices.

Tasted similar to the nose but with a long lingering bitter finish. Could definitely taste the alcohol. Also got floral hops, citrus hops (grapefruit) and some caramel malts.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively (above average) carbonation. Long, bitter finish.

Just another solid beer from Lagunitas. Wouldn’t expect anything less.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 08:28:34 | More by BucannonXC5
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2013 08:14:26 | More by Josiah2729
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2013 07:06:28 | More by BrownAleMale
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jreindl

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-20-2013 06:51:22 | More by jreindl
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dwtyler

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-20-2013 06:01:03 | More by dwtyler
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Christov

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Flashyspoons

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +17%

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YalovaIA

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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BLACKENEDPLAGUE

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -20%

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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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MrBoh

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -20%

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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark amber color with a light tan head and good lacing

S-malt, citrus, pine caramel

T-citrus, pine, bready malt, caramel, toffee, nice bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, creamy and smooth mouthfeel

O-a nice strong ale with a good hop presence and overall interesting flavor profile

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 01:54:35 | More by MDDMD
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terence

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Skeeze

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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fearfactory

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-18-2013 03:57:41 | More by fearfactory
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HappyPappy2X

Oregon

3.03/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: 12oz pour into Belgian goblet;
Medium carbonation;
Burnt orange color;
1 cm. head dissipates in several minutes.

S: Floral hops, malt sweetness, more floral hops. "Clean."

T: Hops bitterness up front, subtle malt sweetness catches up, back of throat sweetness fades slightly before tannic bitterness takes it home.

M: Light, considering a 9.6%abv. Carbonation seems to mask some flavor.

O: Lagunitas excels at producing high ABV, good, yet unremarkable beers at decent prices. UISDA is no exception. Balanced? Check. Clean? Sure. Memorable? Doubt it. I have a hard time judging it to style, since "American Strong Ale" is so vague a descriptor. I need to do more research to help solidify what the epitome is of this style, but whatever the outcome, I doubt Lagunitas will make the finals.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 03:19:29 | More by HappyPappy2X
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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