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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,939 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,939
Reviews: 730
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 48
Gots: 280 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lagunitas Brewing Company - Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - 12fl oz bottle

I will literally try anything Lagunitas puts out at least once, I did not regret this one at all.

Look - Pours a clear deep copper amber with a full foamy head. Good lacing. Minimal carbonation.

Smell - Aroma is a smooth malt and hop blend, hops are forward and mouth-watering.

Taste - Rides in smooth malt and trademark Lagunitas hops, they like that particular style a lot. This is lacking a bit on the hop side, wanted a bit more kick but I suppose it's the style.

Mouthfeel - Rests sticky malty with a touch of hops. Not boozy at all when you consider the ABV, quite drinkable. Sweet, sugary malts.

Overall - Great brew, wished it was punchier on the hop side but the way it is rounded out was likely their intention with creating this style of brew. Good nonetheless, definitely worth purchasing.

JMScowcroft, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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

yes, orange-y darm amber brown is a great description of this; a little bit of tight foamy bubbles on top. candy-brown... nice lacing. sticky foamy stuff on the sides....
aroma is toffee-pine(?). lots of forward hops....
burnt kind of hop-py/ pine-y taste taste. a little sugar-y; brown sugar too!
still dont like all the 'forward-hops', but trying to understand it. i really like the malt/hop balance and this seems a bit hop-heavy.

pkalix, May 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a orangey amber brown. Half finger of tan head fades over a few minutes, with decent residual lacing.

Nose is full of of sticky hops, with notes of pine resin, grapefruit, and honey.

Flavor is very hop forward, with notes of flowers, grapefruit, subtle spice. Followed by lots of thick, maltiness.

Feel is thick and robust, nice sticky.

Fantastic. Nice blend of hoppiness and maltiness. pretty fantastic.

dheacck11, May 05, 2013
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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,939 ratings.