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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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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Act25
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of dank203
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Bedrocker
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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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%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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