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12th Anniversary Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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12th Anniversary Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale12th Anniversary Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is the original recipe version.

Added by krberg on 05-01-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 195 |  Reviews: 176
Photo of Oldejoe
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks. A medium-light Amber full of red-gold, very frothy head.
Smell. High citrusy start, some yeasty. Pine pitch, and settles into an even toned earthiness.
Taste. A mellow start, very mildly malty, followed by a middle of the palette hoppiness characterized by robust body more than a bitterness, mildly dry finish.
Feel. A rich full-bodied feel, with decent sparkle.
Overall. nice robust drinkable beer got for one or two on the porch at the end of the day. Good for a hearty full bodied meal.

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Photo of J30wang
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Why does this beer get such average rating? I like this best out of all the Lagunitas beers because it's the best of both worlds--the worlds being stouts and IPAs. Creamy & caramel-y lik a chocolate stout, but still got the well known, classically cliche Lagunitas hops. Great head, but who f**king cares when it's the perfect post-meal drink to seal the deal?

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Photo of Hblues21
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marv_Duper
4.42/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excellent hoppy taste for such a high alcohol beer (9.3%). Definitely an anniversary beer--not an everyday drinker.

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Photo of beltz15
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopkrid
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of DmanGTR
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice deep mahogany with burnt sienna hues in the light. Nice white piling cap that lasted and laced all over. The aroma is of caramel, pine, bit of herbal tea, honey, and hints of grapefruit. The flavor is of the above but also develops a mild hint of toffee as it warms. This almost has an English barleywine tone to it, which is both surprising and pleasant. A very delicious, well made beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of AndyP612
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle side poured into tulip. NOT RETIRED!!!

A- Deep brown copper colored with A fluffy fingers worth head.

S- A dance of hop and malt dominate the nose with sweet overtones.

T- Taste picks up where the nose leads and leaves off. Big hops bite at first sip and finish very sweet and rich of malt. Not overly dry, nicely balanced.

M- Medium- full bodied ale but not syrupy as I have commonly found in ales this sweet.

O- I'm so glad they brewed this ale again. I remember is being a lot hoppier from the last time I had it but I am certainly not complaining. I am going to have to agree with reviewers past. It is a stretch to classify this as a DIPA/IIPA as it is a bit on the malty side of things. All this considered, great story that's associated with this product. Would buy again and again. Cheers.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of solarbeers
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of jucifer1818
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of C-Dog
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Sara
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of boozeplease
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of 99firehawkman
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of MadScientist
4.51/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very clear light copper/medium amber. An aggressive pour produces a light tan head about a finger high, which leaves some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Piney, citrus and spicy hops aroma with a fair amount of caramel aroma. There is a thick spicy sweetness that reminds me of a scotch ale.

Taste: Piney and spicy, I’d almost say there is some rye in there from the spiciness but that could be from the hops or fermentation. There's a lot of hops bitterness but there is a good amount of sweetness in front but not overwhelming. The hops bitterness and flavor linger into a very long and enjoyable finish

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body with light carbonation. There is a bit of warmth and little slickness which do not take away from the enjoyment of the beer.

Overall Impression: A very good beer that doesn’t quiet fit the DIPA category. I’d love to see this made with rye and a little more carbonation.

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of ebrauser
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Looks to be highly carbonated, with a multitude of bubbles coming out of solution. The head of a restrained pour was about 1" tall of light beige. The beer itself poured a light brown with brilliant clarity.

Aroma: Thick malt sweetness with hints of lemon, pine, and another distinct aroma that I can't quite name. Sweet tree sap?

Flavor: Deep hop bitterness causes and immediate bite up front until it is quickly followed up by syrupy sweet malt and caramel. Bitterness remains throughout the drink, which finishes wet and hoppy.

MF: Big and syrupy with a very nice warming alcohol touch.

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12th Anniversary Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 195 ratings
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