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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,759 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,759
Reviews: 723
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 40
Gots: 224 | 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:
ABV varies slightly from 9.0 to 9.8
66.6 IBU

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 03-10-2009)
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Ratings: 2,759 | Reviews: 723 | Display Reviews Only:
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dexterk1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-20-2014 15:03:02 | More by dexterk1
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JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-20-2014 01:08:16 | More by JuliusCaesar
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Rosethoj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2014 00:47:47 | More by Rosethoj
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Kerne

Florida

3/5  rDev -26.1%

04-20-2014 00:09:38 | More by Kerne
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bushwack

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-19-2014 20:12:01 | More by bushwack
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dsigmon

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-19-2014 01:24:01 | More by dsigmon
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tbraun1

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle to pint glass

A - Pours deep amber. Rich, frothy head without any effort. Great retention.

S - Rich and fruity. Citrus. Little alcohol bite to the nose.

T - Rich and bold brew here. Hops on the front end, slight alcohol as you would expect by the ABV, bit of spice and a subtle smoke malt back end. Best enjoyed as it warms.

M - Very satisfying. Definitely one to savor due to the high ABV. Slight carbonation, not too thin. Great aftertaste.

O - I really enjoyed this one. Great for a nightcap or when you want something with a bit more kick. Enjoy. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 23:53:06 | More by tbraun1
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BeerBuckeye

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-18-2014 12:29:22 | More by BeerBuckeye
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Ieatlambfries

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -26.1%

04-18-2014 03:06:11 | More by Ieatlambfries
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Metalmaniac915

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-18-2014 01:35:35 | More by Metalmaniac915
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RangerDanger

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What a wonderful beer! I've been a fan of Lagunitas for a while but never saw this on the shelf till recently. It pours a beautiful brown into my IPA glass with a nice thick 1 inch head. It reminds me of a slightly hoppier DFH 90 minute. A very nice hoppes presence but with a malty end. All in all, a very good beer with a well hidden kick.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 01:31:47 | More by RangerDanger
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bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-18-2014 01:05:00 | More by bkwhoppa66
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gradergator

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-18-2014 00:51:44 | More by gradergator
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fpreh1957

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-17-2014 23:09:52 | More by fpreh1957
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-17-2014 22:44:48 | More by Gonzoillini
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hvy1

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-17-2014 11:19:20 | More by hvy1
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-17-2014 11:09:39 | More by kmos27
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jwswigs

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-17-2014 07:15:37 | More by jwswigs
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-17-2014 05:17:54 | More by GratefulEdd
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eelyj

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-17-2014 03:33:47 | More by eelyj
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Quattrofiend

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-17-2014 03:00:37 | More by Quattrofiend
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JimGlonke

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-17-2014 02:48:20 | More by JimGlonke
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I purchased this from Wegman's, enjoyed chilled from the 12oz brown bottle in a teku.

The color is brilliant bronze with great clarity and thick full pale cream with 2 fingers depth and fine bead with excellent retention and lace sticks in a camouflage type random pattern. The smell is a mix of citrus from the hops and light malt sweet scents with hints of berry and light alcohol odor. The feel is very good - emphasis on the bitterness fades into a more balanced feel with medium carbonation and slight sweetness mid palate with a nice amount of alcohol for the style and semi-dry finish.

The taste is a complex blend of citrus ans spice flavors from NW hops and some yeast in the taste which brings a fruity dark berry quality with moderately sweet almost caramel flavor in the malt which supports the hop bitterness. The alcohol is relatively subdued and emphasizes a slight spice/pine-like element more toward the finish but there is still enough sweetness to blanket the palate as it finishes smooth. Overall I like the intensity it is a little sweeter than most in this style, could almost be blurring the lines of English barleywine but is very hoppy which is why I think it fits the style of American Strong well - pretty drinkable but I would share this if possible.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 01:30:31 | More by Slatetank
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Rhody1

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-16-2014 23:39:31 | More by Rhody1
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dacubz

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-16-2014 23:10:10 | More by dacubz
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,759 ratings.