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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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3,403 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,403
Reviews: 874
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 78
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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of mnphish
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Tumbler.

Appearance - dark orange/light red with a three finger foamy head and tons of lacing.

Smell - brings on lots of pine and citrus hops along with a big malt profile and maybe a hint of booze and darker fruits

Taste - I'm having a hard time explaining this one. It's got that fresh hop thing going on mixed with a lot of caramel malts, so similar to an IPA i guess. There is some toffee in there and the alcohol is very well hidden. The finish is mildly bitter although very well balanced.

Mouthfeel - light to medium body. Highly drinkable for the 9% abv. Lethal and delicious.

Another winner from Lagunitas. Really enjoying how fresh these hops taste right now but I would imagine it would balance out even more so with time.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Type: 12 oz bottle
Glass: Tulip

Appearance: a reddish/orange color. prefect clarity. two fingers of foamy head that fade slowly and leave a lacing

Smell: pine hops, and a little bit of malts. I would like the smell to be a little more balanced

Taste: Starts off with strong and sweet malts. followed quickly by pine hops. ends with a kick of alcohol. nice balance

Mouthfeel: definite warming alcohol, a sharp bitterness that drops off quickly, nice stronger carbonation

Overall: pretty good beer. nice and strong but balance. drinks like a hot imperial red

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,403 ratings.