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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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3,387 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,387
Reviews: 873
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 72
Gots: 325 | 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:
Beer added by: GilGarp on 03-10-2009

ABV varies slightly from 9.0 to 9.8
66.6 IBU
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 6/16/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a Weissber vase glass. LOVE the name of this brew!

Pours a dark amber in color with a good finger+ foamy off-white head. A good amount of lacing is seen with each sip that sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma is of ripe oranges at first with brown sugar. The taste is the same and starts out that way with a slightly bitter malt finish. But doesn't linger. You can also taste the higher alcohol content in as well. Perfect carbonation. A different brew but tasty. You aren't going to drink a bunch of these in one sitting, that is for sure. :)

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of TheFizzinator
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark amber with red highlights, pours with a big head that recedes to the edges after a few minutes. Smells heavily of ripe oranges and brown sugar mixed together. There's also something caramel in the smell as well. Taste is that big orange bite that quickly recedes into a slight bitterness and lets the malt take over. The malt is giving me caramel bread here in the finish. Followed by the hint of alcohol that's pretty prevalent in the beer. Lots of carbonation on this one.

Big and bold strong ale that is not without its flavorful hops or delicious malt backbone. Another winner from Lagunitas.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of brewskifan55
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass; thanks, Corgidad!

A: An opaque golden with a white one-finger head that dissipates to medium bubbles. Thick lacing.

S: Piney hops, grapefruit, grassy.

T: Caramel and brown sugar meets a lightly bitter and juicy brew that's smooth as hell. Very frothy. Finishes with some alcohol heat.

M: Medium with heavy carbonation. That's what sells it.

O: A nice surprise from Lagunitas. I've enjoyed all their offerings so far. A great IPA. Juicy and smooth. Recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,387 ratings.