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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,863 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,863
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 42
Gots: 255 | 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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Goulash

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -2%

Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale

Served in a snifter at World of Beer in east Orlando.

Appearance- Bright red & copper. 1.5" dense head takes about 3 mins to thin out, never disappears. Lacing sticks all the way down.

Smell- Surprising amount of sweet dark fruit. More raisins than plum. hint of cherry. Lots of booze.

Flavor- This one changed a lot. At the beginning, the sweetness & dark fruit is at the front. the 9.7% is well hidden and the character is almost like a barleywine. As it warms, the alcohol and hops really take over. It's getting much much more boozy and the hops are much more drying and a bit grain-like than straight-up bitter.

Mouthfeel- the fruity sweetness that made it seem so sticky at the start gave way to a much more dry and crisp hoppiness as time went by.

Overall- as confusing as it seemed, it's another quality brew from Lagunitas. There is definitely a lot going on, though as the temperature rose, the alcohol took over. Complex for sure, but it's hard to call it well balanced due to the big changes. Some consistency and well-roundness would help push this offering to the next level.

start->finish time: 22 mins

01-16-2012 05:51:15 | More by Goulash
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-15-2012 20:28:41 | More by nickfl
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-15-2012 14:23:39 | More by kspongeworthy
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bkbergen

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-15-2012 04:27:17 | More by bkbergen
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largefarva

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-13-2012 16:44:42 | More by largefarva
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DocJ87

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-13-2012 07:57:55 | More by DocJ87
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-12-2012 22:32:34 | More by zonker17
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Daveychu

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

01-10-2012 07:40:43 | More by Daveychu
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PthPndr

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-07-2012 22:46:27 | More by PthPndr
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-06-2012 16:27:00 | More by bonbini26
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-05-2012 04:36:21 | More by Stoffel
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.2%

01-03-2012 06:55:40 | More by shockrocker65
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aliving1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-03-2012 06:14:19 | More by aliving1
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Skye1024

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-02-2012 03:32:37 | More by Skye1024
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imbuckeye

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-02-2012 02:43:13 | More by imbuckeye
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KimenTshom

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-01-2012 00:34:10 | More by KimenTshom
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GrabMeAnAbbey

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-31-2011 21:48:49 | More by GrabMeAnAbbey
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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-31-2011 16:34:45 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -8.1%

I had a 12oz bottle that found it's way into my cellar. My mistake, so I better drink it.

A - Pours a clear, reddish-amber with a thin tan head. Decent retention and lacing.

S - Slight hoppy grass, carmel, and roasted malts.

T - Smooth carmel malts with a slight hop background. Nice balance.

D - Average carbonation and body. A very balanced presentation.

O - Sweeter, but not overly. Smooth drinker.

12-31-2011 03:06:46 | More by HuskyinPDX
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CGMLS3

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-29-2011 23:32:44 | More by CGMLS3
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thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -50.7%

12-28-2011 19:41:47 | More by thatdirtymick
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-28-2011 14:14:42 | More by cdwil
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Grebdioz

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-28-2011 10:30:33 | More by Grebdioz
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dinojrbtom

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-24-2011 00:00:00 | More by dinojrbtom
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jharkins07

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-23-2011 14:04:39 | More by jharkins07
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,863 ratings.