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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,378 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,378
Reviews: 872
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 64
Gots: 310 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a tulip
no bottling dates but assuming this is the latest vintage

A: Pours a clear dark copper with 2 fingers width of tan colored head. Head has good retention and leaves tons of lacing. Beautiful beer.

S: Lots of sweet malts, mainly caramel and candied sugar. Sweetness is accompanied by hop notes; citrus, piney, and even a bit of tropical fruits.

T: Follows the nose, except hop notes more present. Significant bitterness, piney and a bit of citrus rind. There is a pretty prominent boozy component as well, but I like it. Some candied sugar noted, but not as much sweetness at the nose.

M/D: Full bodied, maybe a touch syrupy, appropriate carbonation, booze is noticeable but its not hot. Drinkability is pretty good, all things considered.

O: Overall, a tasty beer, and for the price and availability I will almost certainly be drinking this one again in the future.

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4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: a nice tight vanilla colored beer head of thick foam the tight head slowly loosened up the more it sat around. The color of this beer is a copper brown with a hint of red.

Smell: Got a nice 3 quick sniffs of this and got all hops baby just the way i like it.

Taste: Took the first drink and WOW!!! That's bitter lots of great hops used in this beer making. what stood out for me was the after taste somewhat of a grape fruity after taste. I never tasted that before so I'm not sure what the exact ingredients are but it is some berries or similar.

Overall: all and all this is a pretty good ale maybe a dipa melody to it.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in snifter.

Appearance: A semi hazy amber body, with heavy bubbles when placed against the light. Clears up pretty quickly with a nice deep off-white head rising to about one finger's length.

Smell: Hard floral feel, light sugar scent still comes off strong.

Taste: This brew is a instant malt bomb. Almost a sweet floral, grapefruit is nice and easy...how smooth are the flavors it's hard to to put the glass down. Not overly bitter,

Mouth: Feels like thirst quencher, wet hoppy at the end with a medium to full carbonation.

Overall: Honestly the same brew as the "other" Undercover ale, just missing the sneak release label on the bottle. Whether it is considered a DIPA or American Strong Ale that is up to you. I had this earlier during the week and had it at the very least five times....addicting. Great brew and especially great price. Drink up and Happy Memorial Day. Salud!

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,378 ratings.