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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States | website

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.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
195
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
11.56%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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3.26/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. No dates.
Label reads:
We brewed this especially bitter ale in rememberance of the 2005 St. Patrick's day massacre and in celebration of our 20-day suspension back in January of this year! Whatever. We're still here.

Huge just off white head and a ton of swirling carbonation.

Initially, the smell is just fresh hops, but that fades into a slight metallic, boozy smell.

Lagunitas claims that this beer is "especially bitter," but I have to disagree. It is very hoppy, but not at all bitter. Actually I think its very malty, and chock full of flavor hops. Pretty damn tasty. It certainly hides its ABV well.

Full and rich mouthfeel. Almost like whole milk. Just a tad too much for me.

Very easy to put down after a busy night at work, but of course the 9.9% will catch up with me shortly.

Overall, a nice suprise at the bodega tonight. I wish it was as bitter as it claimed, but it certainly fulfilled my need for hops this evening.

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12th Anniversary Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.
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