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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,863 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,863
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 42
Gots: 255 | 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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ArtZan

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-28-2014 19:26:29 | More by ArtZan
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mykill84

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-28-2014 17:17:19 | More by mykill84
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Domvan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-28-2014 16:38:32 | More by Domvan
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jtransel

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-28-2014 00:29:47 | More by jtransel
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alostplot

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-27-2014 23:15:38 | More by alostplot
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amurfey

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-27-2014 21:23:33 | More by amurfey
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lanciloti

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-27-2014 20:35:36 | More by lanciloti
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ZCW

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-27-2014 18:24:38 | More by ZCW
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Jaywalsh20

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-27-2014 14:43:35 | More by Jaywalsh20
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Gregaroo

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2014 05:01:28 | More by Gregaroo
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BGCoon

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-27-2014 01:39:56 | More by BGCoon
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Northtexan

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.1%

04-27-2014 00:28:34 | More by Northtexan
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tdatt43

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-27-2014 00:27:31 | More by tdatt43
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nhirsch04

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-27-2014 00:12:18 | More by nhirsch04
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Realbeer1542

New York

3.66/5  rDev -9.9%

A - 1/2 head, quite frothy. bright amber and clear.

S - Hops and citrus.

T - First few sips very bitter. After some time hops and citrus and alcohol and cat pee. Not my style beer. Hop heads might enjoy more.

M - Medium carbonation if you can get past the bitterness. Not heavy or light actually a good mouth feel.

O - Not a fan of this style of beer. I like Lagunitas and its obvious they spent some time and energy creating this unique beer but it was not enjoyable for me. Almost a mix between a DIPA and Barlywine.

04-26-2014 20:37:57 | More by Realbeer1542
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penguinboat

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-26-2014 19:39:47 | More by penguinboat
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woodchip

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-26-2014 12:36:36 | More by woodchip
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-26-2014 11:05:37 | More by mikefuski17
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +3%

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark burnt tan/brown with a nice foamy 3/4 inch head, tons of sticky lacing.

Smell - Citric fruits, orange, caramel, some yeasts along with bready malts.

Taste - Seen this beer many times, overlooked it in part cause I though ive had it before. Starts off with sweet citric fruits and a nice caramel malt backbone. Plenty of added sugars and sweet yeasts with a very hot alcohol feel in each sip. Also pickup orange, grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple.

Mouthfeel - Fruits really nail the tongue, along with add sugars. Palate gets even more citric fruits, caramel malts and yeasts. Alcohol is noticeable throughout the drink. Aftertaste is sweet, malty and warm.

Overall - This is closer to a dipa then a strong ale. the alcohol and malts are what keep this from a dipa. Really sweet and strong, and very tasty. A bit of a sipper but very tasty and glad I finally got to try.

04-26-2014 00:10:38 | More by wvsabbath
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rderedin

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -20%

04-25-2014 23:43:14 | More by rderedin
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Jjski

New York

4.14/5  rDev +2%

Smell and taste share a candied citrus pineapple pine sweetness. Effervescent yet silky. Where Hop Ranch left me fizzed out and pineapple pummeled, this brings the malt to mid stage. Hops dominate and I might say I get a sort of onion, gArlic with honey on top vibe. I've heard that some hops do this for certain people.

Sounds weird, and this brew is quite different. I like it fresh, and age takes away the sharp veggie vibe. Last years is quite good right now. Most strong ales I've had are darker and deeper. This expands its flavor profile away from DIPA towards sweetness and effervescence (Saison style)

04-25-2014 23:37:26 | More by Jjski
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1mrbeer

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-25-2014 22:34:27 | More by 1mrbeer
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APBT91

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-25-2014 18:12:38 | More by APBT91
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stumac

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-25-2014 04:01:13 | More by stumac
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%

Had on draft at Lures on 4/14/14

A-Pours copper with an off-white 1finger head. Great lacing.

S-Aroma of malt, caramel, pine, and earthy.

T-Taste is a bit sweet but balanced with lots of piney hops. Very nice!

M-Mouthfeel has a medium body with medium carbonation.

O-Overall a great strong ale way to go Lagunitas you've never have disappoint me yet

04-24-2014 23:36:45 | More by reebtaerG
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,863 ratings.