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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,939 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,939
Reviews: 730
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 48
Gots: 280 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ttylicki, Apr 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Johnroby, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of oldmankoch
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I initially just rated this beer without bothering to create a review; however, after purchasing a 6'er I felt the need to review after thoroughly enjoying my 3rd beer from the pack.

I simply wanted to say the combined balance of hops, melon, resin, caramel, burnt sugar, backing malt and faint booze quite possibly has created my new favorite go to 6 packer.

I use to always rely on Flower Power as a fallback if I didn't want to buy bombers or create my own from the local bottle shop.

At I believe $2.50 cheaper this has now usurped and falls into lead position. It's been said before on many a thread but I'm now a true believer that Lagunitas provides top 3 bang for buck.

oldmankoch, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

vidisad, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

NYR_Rob, Apr 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

DerekQXQX, Apr 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

TrailrunnerX, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

DerwinWentworth, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

dexterk1, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

JuliusCaesar, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Rosethoj, Apr 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Kerne, Apr 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

bushwack, Apr 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

dsigmon, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of tbraun1
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.

tbraun1, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

BeerBuckeye, Apr 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Ieatlambfries, Apr 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Metalmaniac915, Apr 18, 2014
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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.

RangerDanger, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

bkwhoppa66, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

gradergator, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

fpreh1957, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Gonzoillini, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

hvy1, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

kmos27, Apr 17, 2014
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,939 ratings.