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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,352 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,352
Reviews: 871
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 53
Gots: 292 | 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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Photo of JustinMatthew
3/5  rDev -26.1%

JustinMatthew, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

TKHawn61, Dec 09, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

jophish17, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of DCon
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

DCon, Dec 08, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

mychalg9, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

stevecooks, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

TimRyk, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

leprakhan, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

HopStoopid120, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Donsmitty, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Mtnbeerman, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

kjkinsey, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

PEIhop, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

nmann08, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

JazzIPA55, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

pisomojado8, Dec 04, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

bigred89, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

tbizzle0, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of Zraly
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Zraly, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

SmokeyJoesCafe, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

rab53, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

rudy611, Nov 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

RobertColianni, Nov 29, 2011
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,352 ratings.