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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,939 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,939
Reviews: 730
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 48
Gots: 280 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

elevatedgreens, Jun 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

InfernoBoss, Jun 11, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear bright cooper/rust, head dies quick, no lacing really.

S: Some Cirtus hops of the bat, some brown sugar, honey, oaky/bourbon and spice too.

T: Initially a very citrusy orange/mango/pineapple, then a big honey, bourbon oa maltiness, then it gets spicey earth with rye, floral, and finishes with a balance of bitter pine and lime and malti goodness. A touch of heat in the bourbon/brown sugar notes.

M: Medium/low carbonation, syrupy body. ABV very well integrated.

O: Pretty interesting brew, nicely balanced, lots of different notes but nothing to unfamiliar. Worth trying but not something I'd seek out again.

BigCheese, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of kcinlober
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: pours a transparent copper color with little or no head

aroma: not too strong, citrus, apples, and hops

palate: starts with crisp malty taste with citrus and apple notes. Hops kick in and it finishes strong. Very well balanced and deep.

kcinlober, Jun 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

smartassboiler, Jun 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Zaphog, Jun 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

guezarka, Jun 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

mhaugo, Jun 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

cowboy83, Jun 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

theempire, Jun 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

fDOTbear, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle poured into a lagunitas mason jar

A: pours a nice clean copper amber, with about a finger of off white head that recedes into a nice film and leavs some nice lacing.

S: caramel malt and a ton of hops, delicious citrus hop aromas of grapefruit and pinneapple, a touch of resin and pine, the nose is nice and rounded.

T: reminds me of a seriously hoped up coper ale, caramel and bready notes on the back bone rounding out intense citrus hops, with a nice resinous pine bite in the finish, very well rounded, there is a touch of alcohol present but considering the 9.9 abv on this batch I feel like it is very nicley hidden.

M: medium body with medium sharp carbonation preventing their brew from gettin too oily and seems to accent the hop bite... Very nice and drinkable. On the dry side.

O: a very cool brew... Look forward to this one every year. Gotta love lagunitas. Love the story behind it.

PeterIngemi, Jun 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

tizride, Jun 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Hallce2, Jun 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

AlexChillton, Jun 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

SickNukes, May 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

ncstateplaya, May 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

IPx, May 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Piason, May 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

marct, May 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

griffey123, May 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

dinoedb350, May 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

DAVEnHOPS, May 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

bcsbeer, May 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

theminutemen, Apr 28, 2012
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,939 ratings.