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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,387 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,387
Reviews: 873
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 72
Gots: 325 | 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:
Beer added by: GilGarp on 03-10-2009

ABV varies slightly from 9.0 to 9.8
66.6 IBU
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Realbeer1542
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of penguinboat
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of mikefuski17
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of wvsabbath
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of rderedin
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Jjski
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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)

Photo of 1mrbeer
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of APBT91
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SteveB24
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

appearance; amber, very clear, huge, off white head that settles quickly but a very decent amount retains well.

smell; belgian yeast, burned sugar, bread, also a yeasty, almost fermented aroma which is somewhat off putting.

taste; bread, belgian yeast, subtle dark fruit, alcohol, caramel.

mouthfeel; full body, mild carbonation

overall; satisfying, pretty tasty, up to lagunitas standards but not something i would run to buy again.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Mwolf87
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Found this recent & was drawn to ABV initially . However, this is an outstanding beer. As others have noted a bit similar to DFH90 but a bit on the mellower side. Definitely a rich beer with the alcohol hidden. Be careful with more than one as this beer will sneak up on you.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up as part of a mixed 6, well, hate to admit it but it was because of the name. Very interesting. Good looking beer with an awesome smell that has a good bit going on. Very interesting beer, reminds me more of an IPA than anything, wasn't what I was expecting. Enjoyed it plus it gets a lot of bonus point due to the high ABV. Would get again depending upon cost.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,387 ratings.