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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,378 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,378
Reviews: 871
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 61
Gots: 303 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours a clear dark copper with a one finger tan head. Really great head retention and lacing considering the abv.

Wonderful aroma of tropical fruit and pine with some dark earthyness mixed in. A little caramel and roast on the nose but the hops are really given their moment to shine. Quite impressive.

The flavor brings out much more complexity with the malt in addition to the hops. Plenty of pine and grapefruit but there is a really nice dark rye bread complexity added in along with some toasted grain. There is some wintergreen mint along with a quick shot of alcohol. Mouthfeel is full with a high bitterness but ends with just a moderate amount of sweetness. A very pleasant warming in the chest from the alcohol.

Overall, another home run from Lagunitas. Just a perfect balance between malt and hops with the alcohol being totally hidden. A great brew at a nice price point.

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12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled April 3, 2013.

A: Rigorous pour yields a clear orangish brown body with a solid 1 finger off white head. Just a bit of visible carbonation. Some good lacing on the glass.

S: Loads of floral hop hit your nose. Malt sweetness in the background. I get a spiciness too. Not super complex but still very pleasurable and fresh.

T: Interesting blend here, certainly on the hoppy side of things but a bit maltier than an IPA. Comes across with carmel sweetness. I like the balance that doesnt need to take it easy on the hopping. Nice grapefruit and citrus characteristics from the hops.

M: Medium body with low carbonation and a touch of stickiness. Warming from the booze but the booze doesnt affect the mouthfeel.

Overall its a tasty brew from Lagunitas that I am glad I could try. The fruity hop notes are the highlight of the beer for me.

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,378 ratings.