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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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KHarz

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-02-2014 16:30:31 | More by KHarz
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sommersb

Tennessee

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%

Tasted On: 04-01-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Received from a friend

A nice looking beer, with a bright and clear copper color. The big off-white head leaves a pretty lacing on the glass.

Aromas are enticing -- floral and citrus hops fill the nose with a background of light malt sweetness.

Taste is of bitter hops, but they play well with other flavors from the yeast and malts so as not to be one-dimensional. The alcohol is noticeable as well, at almost 10%

Mouthfeel is full in body, plus a prickly carbonation. The beer finishes both dry and bitter.

Overall a real treat of a heavy, hoppy strong ale...recommended!

Thanks, Kirk, for the try!

04-02-2014 04:11:17 | More by sommersb
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stephensinner

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-02-2014 03:52:24 | More by stephensinner
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Dilbert65

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-02-2014 00:41:42 | More by Dilbert65
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UMph420

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-01-2014 19:37:54 | More by UMph420
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Smarty_Pints

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-01-2014 18:43:46 | More by Smarty_Pints
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MistyMountainHops

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-01-2014 05:02:30 | More by MistyMountainHops
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Act25

New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev +2%

Poured into a tulip, deserves a snifter. A lot here.

A: Pours a very dark amber with a thick dense head with a lot of rich, sticky lacing. nice color.

S: Sweet, floral, and citrus hops. Also nuances of caramel, wood, and darker malts.

T: Hops all the way, bitter but balanced, a beautiful sipper. I like this much better than Palate Wrecker, and anything stronger. It's a DIPA. Plenty of caramel, candied sugars. Mild spice and bitterness in a long finish.

M: Medium-bodied, mild alcohol presence. Smooth, lovely finish, this is a favorite DIPA up with the best. Strong - sip slowly. Warming.

D: Bitter. Sipper. Must try.

04-01-2014 02:54:46 | More by Act25
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dank203

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%

pours dark red with finger or so of head . aromas of sweet sugary fruits and some hops. a bit west coasty. the flavor has the hops too, slightly bitter offset bit a big syrupy fruity maltiness. actually a lot of complexity to be taken. some darker fruits and lot of booze upon warming

04-01-2014 02:34:15 | More by dank203
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-01-2014 02:08:35 | More by OhioBobcat
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2ellas

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-01-2014 01:17:09 | More by 2ellas
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jbuckley1972

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-31-2014 21:35:03 | More by jbuckley1972
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

03-31-2014 19:04:57 | More by IchLiebeBier
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MIrvine

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-31-2014 05:44:05 | More by MIrvine
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Bedrocker

Washington

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: The beer pours a nice clear copper color and has good off-white head that retains its size well. Nice lacing.

S: Citrus and pine hop aromas are in the forefront on this one, and they mix well with caramel, spice, and a little bit of dark fruit to give a very balanced smell.

T: Sweet malts and citrus/pine, primarily. Balances well with the undertones of caramel, dark fruits, and brown sugar. Ends with a decent amount of bitterness and a little alcohol.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Slight warming from the alcohol on this one. Considering the light(er) body on this one with respect to its ABV, not bad at all.

O: Solid brew from Lagunitas. One of the more unique beers I've had, it seems like Lagunitas is trying to mix a few styles and they do it well. Very drinkable.

03-31-2014 03:34:24 | More by Bedrocker
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J-Bonestradamus

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-30-2014 23:32:51 | More by J-Bonestradamus
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ms333

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-30-2014 23:06:45 | More by ms333
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RobTheKnob

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-30-2014 18:06:26 | More by RobTheKnob
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ssgunbond

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-30-2014 08:49:11 | More by ssgunbond
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hopley

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-30-2014 05:49:23 | More by hopley
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s_wit

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-30-2014 01:27:03 | More by s_wit
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cburns48

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-30-2014 00:27:08 | More by cburns48
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-29-2014 21:22:19 | More by aquazr1
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-29-2014 17:40:38 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-29-2014 17:10:35 | More by Barnsley
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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