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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,791 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,791
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 40
Gots: 232 | 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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jwswigs

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-17-2014 07:15:37 | More by jwswigs
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-17-2014 05:17:54 | More by GratefulEdd
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eelyj

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-17-2014 03:33:47 | More by eelyj
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Quattrofiend

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-17-2014 03:00:37 | More by Quattrofiend
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JimGlonke

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-17-2014 02:48:20 | More by JimGlonke
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I purchased this from Wegman's, enjoyed chilled from the 12oz brown bottle in a teku.

The color is brilliant bronze with great clarity and thick full pale cream with 2 fingers depth and fine bead with excellent retention and lace sticks in a camouflage type random pattern. The smell is a mix of citrus from the hops and light malt sweet scents with hints of berry and light alcohol odor. The feel is very good - emphasis on the bitterness fades into a more balanced feel with medium carbonation and slight sweetness mid palate with a nice amount of alcohol for the style and semi-dry finish.

The taste is a complex blend of citrus ans spice flavors from NW hops and some yeast in the taste which brings a fruity dark berry quality with moderately sweet almost caramel flavor in the malt which supports the hop bitterness. The alcohol is relatively subdued and emphasizes a slight spice/pine-like element more toward the finish but there is still enough sweetness to blanket the palate as it finishes smooth. Overall I like the intensity it is a little sweeter than most in this style, could almost be blurring the lines of English barleywine but is very hoppy which is why I think it fits the style of American Strong well - pretty drinkable but I would share this if possible.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 01:30:31 | More by Slatetank
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Rhody1

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-16-2014 23:39:31 | More by Rhody1
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dacubz

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-16-2014 23:10:10 | More by dacubz
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-16-2014 21:45:12 | More by PickwickHopz
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Zone_Fighter

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-16-2014 21:26:57 | More by Zone_Fighter
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heytomcat

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-16-2014 21:16:48 | More by heytomcat
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justinp

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-16-2014 19:54:42 | More by justinp
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Jmitchell3

Arizona

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-16-2014 19:21:57 | More by Jmitchell3
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Dutch55

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-16-2014 19:12:21 | More by Dutch55
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-16-2014 13:57:39 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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cfitterer

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-16-2014 05:08:42 | More by cfitterer
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cmwilliq

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-16-2014 01:54:01 | More by cmwilliq
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jemarent

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-16-2014 01:51:49 | More by jemarent
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Dduquette

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-16-2014 01:21:05 | More by Dduquette
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OrestesMethuon

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-16-2014 00:12:04 | More by OrestesMethuon
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-15-2014 21:30:55 | More by AOShabaz
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tweezer159

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-15-2014 05:55:37 | More by tweezer159
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-15-2014 01:16:27 | More by nquigley16
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cwreay90

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-14-2014 23:00:32 | More by cwreay90
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-14-2014 21:16:56 | More by Canada_Dan
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,791 ratings.