1. The BeerAdvocate Store is back! Pre-order your stuff now. Items begin shipping Dec 15. Christmas deadline = Dec 18 @ 5pm EST.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. 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

3,376 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,376
Reviews: 871
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 61
Gots: 301 | 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:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,376 | Reviews: 871 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of CruznBrewin
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of EGolfer4
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of ssoulf
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of h4ger
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of alex11ibanez
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Kahlerbock
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of d1ckvanswype
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz super fresh bottle into an oversized snifter.

A: Monstrous amounts (appx 4 fingers) of creamy, thick tan head sitting on top of an amber-brown, clear liquid. Lasting head with decent lacing.

S: Big, rich, sweet caramel malts, tangerine, grapefruit, yuzu and honey hops, mildly fruity.

T: The same as the nose, with a bracing hop bite balanced by heady caramel maltiness. A touch of earthiness on the finish, really rather nice and nowhere near as bitter as it was advertised which was a pleasant surprise.

M: Extremely full feeling, thick and mildly viscous, nice hop stickiness that coats the tongue after a few sips. No alcohol heat whatsoever.

O: A stellar beer, greater than the sum of its parts. Supremely drinkable at 9.6%ABV and 66 IBU, this should be around all year long.

Photo of ponbon63
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Rosquin
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Birdlegs
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of emaciated
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of timontheroad
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of weezarc
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Kevincredible
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Tilley4
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Artjsantos
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of AL89BR
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of KlayWey
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Bucktron18
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark amber, clear with some floating particles. Smells hoppy up front with heavy caramel and lightly roasted malts. Slight hops up front with a heavy malty caramel middle and a bitter sweet heavy finish with lingering alcoholic flavors. Feels slick and heavy across the palate.

I really like this beer. Has a hoppy floral aroma that you dont really expect on a beer this dark. The malt dominates the flavor with great hop flavor balancing throughout. Definitely a beer I would buy again.

Photo of poopons8n
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jordanmckell
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of JeltMaaj
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,376 ratings.