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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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3,397 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,397
Reviews: 874
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 77
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: 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.

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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.

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A - poured to frozen tumbler w/ a modest lightly foamy head. - not well maintained. Good clarity

S- nothing jumps out at me here. hoppy but not overtly so

T - not one for the record books. strange flavor I could not identify

M - OK - carbonation just about right

O - not one of Lagunitas' best efforts. I really like their overall lineup as they are one of my favorite brewers but this one is not one and will not be purchased by me again.

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,397 ratings.