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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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3,400 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,400
Reviews: 874
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 77
Gots: 330 | 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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Photo of Kooz
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Very nice, deep walnut/orange color. No appreciable head to peak of.

Hoppy flowers in the nose. Maybe a bit too much, but good.

Tastes nice, but a few sips in, the floral overtones become overpowering. It is nice, but cold be better if toned down just slightly.

Mouthfeel is excellent. Creamy foam on a swish, no bite, no bitter aftertaste. Right up there with some of the best.

I think my score is going to be pretty high on his one, but I don't know if I'd buy it again. It was pretty good, but nothing about it makes me want to have it again.

Photo of fdig23
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of RHIN0002
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of boozeplease
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of poiuytr
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of flyingmick
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of thecheapies
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Red-bronze color. Hardly any head formed. Clarity is a plus.

Boozy nose with red caramel malts, citrusy orange and grapefruit hops (a la Lagunitas), and a light tinniness. All in all, a nice aroma.

Barleywine-like strength with well-kilned grains and citrus hops. Lots of ruby red grapefruit, toffee, light vanilla extract fume, and red grapes. Fruity with a flair of Angostura Bitters flavor. Light metal note that is extended by a breathy alcohol finish. Warming as it goes down. Sticky body with a hefty medium viscosity. Carbonation is well-checked. A little scrub at first and a little late.

Photo of MrJolly
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of drh1382
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mattparsons
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of 99firehawkman
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from 5/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Dark orange brown with a nice white head and lacing. Hoppy, caramel malt aroma, similar to a barley wine. Nice creamy, malty body with toasted and caramel malt and dark fruit. Fairly understated, but complex and well balanced. Hops are forward but not aggressive. The ABV is well covered. I like this one. Close to a DIPA.

Photo of GiantMidget
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of nas4atu
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of H0rnedFr0gs
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of JohnLynch
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jmcgahran1
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of oldvines
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Oboogie
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of SFC21
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of thebigredone
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of jpd026
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Oakenator
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pour is a dark amber color with minimal head and retention (could have resulted from tap). Smell was hard to pick out - faint at best - with a hint of candy. Taste is really well balanced stronger beer - definitely hops as expected from Lagunitas but on the mIlder side for those that have trouble with spicier and sweeter hops. For a stronger beer this has been enjoyable on a hot day.

Photo of ng85
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,400 ratings.