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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,871 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,871
Reviews: 725
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 45
Gots: 256 | 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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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-09-2011 02:11:56 | More by jophish17
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DCon

Missouri

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%

Bought a 12 FL OZ bottle of this & added it to my Mix-A-Six Pack @ Naked Vine in Chesterfield, MO for $9.99. Poured from the Normal White Labeled Lagunitas bottle w/ "LIMITED RELEASE" on the side into a Clear 16oz Christmas Seidel Glass. Does not have an type of bottled/freshness date.

Aroma- A huge hop slam starts off this beer-nose rating category. There is also a very sweet maltiness and strong amount of alcohol. Who knows. Maybe this is going to be a Strong Ale?

Appearance- Pours a 1.5 finger head that is very frothy and lasts for a great amount of time. The body is a reddish/copper color and very clear. The glass keeps thick rings of lace on it from this wildly headed brew.

Flavor- Tons of alcohol, hops, and a slight mango flavor starts this one off and finishes in the same drink. Very well balanced and then has a medium bitterness level. Tons of complexity and flavor!

Mouthfeel- Full Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, VERY creamy, and leaves nice hops and strength from brew on the palate.

Overall Impression- A very interesting Strong Ale... Very hoppy, creamy, and citrus flavored for one but didn't mind at all! Lagunitas always has a different side of things with their styles and I dig it! A tougher beer to drink so I would recommend splitting a 6-pack with 3 or more friends!

12-08-2011 23:27:01 | More by DCon
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-08-2011 18:48:34 | More by mychalg9
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stevecooks

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-08-2011 08:55:05 | More by stevecooks
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TimRyk

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-07-2011 23:28:58 | More by TimRyk
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-07-2011 21:28:05 | More by ROGUE16
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leprakhan

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-07-2011 08:39:38 | More by leprakhan
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-07-2011 04:12:12 | More by HopStoopid120
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Donsmitty

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-06-2011 19:06:52 | More by Donsmitty
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Mtnbeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-06-2011 02:48:27 | More by Mtnbeerman
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-05-2011 22:07:25 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-05-2011 18:04:38 | More by kjkinsey
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-05-2011 03:58:10 | More by PEIhop
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-04-2011 22:26:27 | More by nmann08
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pisomojado8

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-04-2011 17:05:56 | More by pisomojado8
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-04-2011 02:34:07 | More by bigred89
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tbizzle0

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-03-2011 04:09:39 | More by tbizzle0
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Zraly

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%

A deep orange with brownish hues; nice lacing and a rocky head. A nice swirl in my goblet releases an aroma of cinnamon roll and bread yeast. Hops play a part up front, too, making the smell interesting. Very warm and inviting smell.

Bread and spice. Rich notes of butterscotch, caramel, and brown sugar. Balanced out by a spicy and citrusy hop bite. Carbonation keeps the mouthfeel from cloying and finish is dry. Drinks nice. Well-balanced and does not quite drink like it is pushing 10%.

A solid ale. A real steal for under $3 a bottle -- great late autumn evening sipper. Might be interesting to replace cognac with this for a sauce for steak.

12-03-2011 01:34:35 | More by Zraly
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SmokeyJoesCafe

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-02-2011 06:15:29 | More by SmokeyJoesCafe
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-02-2011 03:19:54 | More by rab53
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rudy611

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-30-2011 03:50:31 | More by rudy611
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

11-29-2011 15:11:51 | More by RobertColianni
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MareInfinitus

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-29-2011 02:06:50 | More by MareInfinitus
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-28-2011 08:41:52 | More by fuzzcherry
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Tenente

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-28-2011 02:09:29 | More by Tenente
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,871 ratings.