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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,766 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,766
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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RobertJBeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-08-2013 21:43:29 | More by RobertJBeer
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-08-2013 21:30:26 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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Skyjmpr

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-08-2013 18:15:46 | More by Skyjmpr
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Balvenie

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-08-2013 15:23:26 | More by Balvenie
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Martinecu

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-08-2013 13:46:00 | More by Martinecu
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zahara15

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-08-2013 12:38:12 | More by zahara15
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Wishdiak

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-08-2013 11:31:11 | More by Wishdiak
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dapatte2

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -56.9%

04-08-2013 04:05:13 | More by dapatte2
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-08-2013 02:29:58 | More by kevgod
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nkp765

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-08-2013 02:00:26 | More by nkp765
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screamking

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into snifter.

Appearance-Pours deep brown with a slight red tint. Two finger khaki head which dispates slowly. Lots of lacing. 4.25

Aroma-citrus hops, grapefruit, orange, lemon, some black pepper. Not too bad of a nose, reminds me of their double IPA's. 3.75

Taste-The bitterness comes through very strong from the start. Then the sweeter side of the citrus comes together. Lots of grapefruit in this one maybe too much. Very peppery as well. Overall nice taste. 4.25

Feel-strong ale = strong ABV at least for this one, and you can totally taste it. Full bodied warmer, I don't think I could drink multiples of this in one night. 4

Overall- Strong ale indeed, overall reminds me a lot of Arrogant Bastard, although it has been a awhile since I've had AB. Citrus hops are all around this beer and I could do with a little less of them. Price point is great just like all of Lagunitas's brews, still holds the title for the best value brewery around. 4.25

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 01:47:50 | More by screamking
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-08-2013 00:55:18 | More by ChrisKayler
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a finger and half of head on a amber colored body.
The aroma is rich caramel with some barnyard and bread thrown in.
The taste is a malty sweet bitterness with some bread to blend and balance it out.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation.
Overall a hefty ale but still easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 00:24:16 | More by Fatehunter
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-08-2013 00:14:47 | More by HoistinBrews
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-07-2013 20:56:35 | More by BigOldOaf
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Ncpogs

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-07-2013 20:40:38 | More by Ncpogs
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a "stubby" 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear, amber/gold in color, with a towering head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Big dose of piney hops, toasted malt
Taste-Sweet, toasted malt counter-balanced by a big dose of piney hops. Smooth, sweetish, and plenty hoppy. Another very nice offering from Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 17:14:30 | More by hosehead83
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JL1

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-07-2013 16:00:41 | More by JL1
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ThatCracker

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-07-2013 15:48:11 | More by ThatCracker
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-07-2013 05:08:08 | More by mmmaaattt
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judkinst

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-07-2013 04:05:02 | More by judkinst
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bwarren82

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-07-2013 03:18:50 | More by bwarren82
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themind

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The brew is good! now I am not saying this is a legendary beer but it was good. This monster has a 9.6 ABV that is hidden well and I am now on my Secccndnddss beeeer. So I reaaaallly think you shooould try thiiis beeerrr.

Bottom Line: Shut her down and slam it!

In the word's of Rick Flair-Wooo!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 03:17:34 | More by themind
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JMUbrew

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-07-2013 02:19:01 | More by JMUbrew
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BlakeAM

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-07-2013 00:35:00 | More by BlakeAM
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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