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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down AleUndercover Investigation Shut-down Ale

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3,422 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,422
Reviews: 877
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 85
Gots: 352 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GilGarp on 03-10-2009

ABV varies slightly from 9.0 to 9.8
66.6 IBU
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz stubby
A) Pours with a big head full of big bubbles, but settles to a creamy lacing on top. Clear bronze colored body.
S) Fragrant hop aroma. Earthy. Piney. Subtle floral herbal notes.
T) Earthy sweet grainy-ness transfers to a hop finish. Slight sour taste before the finish. Hints of caramel and spruce in the aftertaste. Slightly medicinal and noticeable alcohol in the finish as well.
M) Medium body. Slight metallic / slick tongue feel in the finish.
O) Maybe its me and I don't like American Strong Ales, but this has an off flavor and I can't entirely pinpoint it. Either way I will finish it. (No indication of when this was brewed, but this bottle was obtain this year in March).

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured this beer in a pint glass. Dark Copper color almost reddish. smells hoppish and the taste is irresistable as i i have known from the other two from this brewery. Goes down smooth for its abv and ibu and o.g. cant say enough about this beer worth trying. another 2 thumbs up

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Deep amber hue with a small but creamy or frothy -looking head.

Sweet citrus and earthy/pine hop aroma with a strong, caramel malt character.

Taste is a little bit sweet,but has a nice caramel and toasty malt flavour that is balanced on the finish with some bitterness from the hops, and a little burn from the 9.7% ABV.

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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