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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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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,389 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,389
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of RobinLee
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of HopGrazer
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of DaveEcenrode
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Deep Orange slight haze with a foamy head and lacing all over the pint glass
Just pouring from the bottle had me salivating for this brew

S- Smells like what you expect heaven to look like ( just picture it)... Definitely can smell a pine needles to the face, downhill snowboarding, balls to the wall snow all over the place winter smell

T- My oh My!!! I am not sure what Lagunitas categorizes this as, but it tastes like a DIPA, to me! The hop forward profile slams the tongue with bitterness that leaves me wanting to chug this beast and take the next and keep chugging. God it's good

M- Hops Hops Hops, nice carbonation just enough on the tounge to keep you twitching, just want an endless supply.

O- Hands down, the most impressed I have ever been of any beer I've ever had!!!

Photo of Dsimenson
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft poured into a sample glass. Crystal clear deep amber color with a nice head, mild lacing down the glass. The aroma is unique--a mixture of grapefruit and mandarin oranges, very rich and rewarding. Flavor is unique, mild to moderately bitter, mild citrus, with a bit of vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium, almost chewy. Overall this is an outstanding ale and I can't wait to try it again.

Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of humuloner22
4.71/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

They keep doing it, I have reviewed a few now by this brewery. At first I had a few that I was not impressed at all about, but the more I keep trying them lately it was me or I was getting older batches, something. Maybe I should revisit them. Although, I have found that breweries that do great ales and IPA's don't make the best lagers or pilsner's. The one I hit hard was the Pils, anyway, to this one, it was amazing. The hops was there, for sure, but it was so well balanced. It was in the same line as the Sucks, of which I have one or two left, so I may do a comparison. Anyway, the color was nice reddish brown and the aroma was magnificent. So far this is my favorite Cali brewery for sure, I need to revisit Stone, as I have been hearing a lot about the Enjoy by series, anyway, this one is awesome, not much to complain about here. Just go find some!

Photo of Alron
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of VeganUndead
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Vonstein15
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BastardKing24
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark orange with a 2 finger white head that sticks around. Looks nice

Smell is of floral hops, some danky pine and citrus, and fresh fruits like mango and pineapple.

Taste is similar with an abundance of fresh orange fruit. Apricot, Pineapple, mango, pine, citrus extract, melon, and ginger.

Feel is a little more carbonated than I would like it, but it's still ok.

Overall I like this beer just as much as the other hoppy offerings from Lagu~ they make some damn good beers. Theres something similar about their beers that just keeps them consistent and enjoyable. Cheers!

Photo of lovemyhops
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of meehandennis
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of AaronOp
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of twenteone
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,389 ratings.