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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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3,436 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,436
Reviews: 881
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 88
Gots: 369 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.30% 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- deep copper body, can't see through it in my tulip, with a frothy white head

S- piny hops, citrus hops too, very hoppy

T- piny hops present throughout with a little maltbelly

M- medium body, moderate carbonation with a sticky finish

O- hop heads should check this out as this could likely be called a dipa and not many would be the wiser

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The aroma starts this one off strongly. Great caramelized malt with pushing it to the limit without it becoming burnt. Seems to have that nice English toasty crackly aroma too. This aroma is something special. Just enough hop presence to know that it's there (and it couldn't be lagunitas without some hops).
Thin dense tan head. Clear orange brown amber. Ample lacing.
Very enjoyable complex malt flavors, but holding more hops in the flavor and balance than in the aroma. Soft warmth and nip from the alcohol, but no distraction with the fullness of the other flavors.
Big without being big or excessive. Moderately carbonated which adds a little to the prickliness of the drink. Somewhat sweet and somewhat rich, but again achieving that nice balance.
This is a pretty darn good beer. Close to the enjoyment I had with the Imperial Red.

thanks my brother.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Ortinos northside.

A- A lasting off-white cap of head. The brew itself is a pretty copper, amber color. Filtered clear throughout, with no evident carbonation. Some lace does stick on the sides as this drinks.

S- A good syrupy malt essence. A little bit of heat comes under the aromas suggesting the abv but not a direct booze scent. Some earthy hops suggest a balanced bitterness, and just a touch of spices round out a pleasant aroma.

T- There is a sweet, candy sugar taste to this. Malts are caramelized, and the heat from the booze is more noticeable in flavor. There is a slight bittering aspect from the hops, but not enough to balance the sweetness.

M- Medium bodied brew with low carbonation. Warming in the mouth and body. Forced into a sipper from the abv.

O- I picked this beer because it was basically the only one on tap at Ortinos that wasn't a pumpkin beer or Oktoberfest(my two least favorite styles). I'll have to say it was a good brew. Not in the same context as arrogant bastard, but got the job done with dinner.

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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