Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down AleUndercover Investigation Shut-down Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV varies slightly from 9.0 to 9.8
66.6 IBU

Added by GilGarp on 03-10-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,351
Reviews:
1,030
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.2%
 
 
Wants:
136
Gots:
1,014
For Trade:
8
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Photo of jsmith313
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdaschaf
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Bronze-copper, clear body, with white head, wispy, and lots of lacing.

S - Pine and booze, with rich malts, some mild floral notes.

T - Punchy fruit front, a bit of lemon, strong malts and pine, a bit of eucalyptus, and moderate bitterness in the close.

M - Sticky, some prickly aspects, and a dry close.

O - A powerful beer, well-integrated, with large hops and full of malts.

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Photo of chippo33
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of habaceeba
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.31/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mojopin88
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MMOSNN
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another one I've downed before but apparently was too snookered to review. Pours a reddish amber with a big, wet cream white head. Plenty of dark fruit and brown sugar in the nose but it mellows as it warms, which is unusual.

Big malt flavors with a touch of spice, almost like rye. The hops drive the boat, but its fairly smooth and remarkably drinkable considering the booze factor. Finish is crazy clean as well. I am a huge fan of Lagunitas (I was excited when my sister moved onto Lagunitas Ave. in Oakland, to give you an idea), and this will not change that one iota.

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Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerMe8
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lorihall1
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Malacant
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious Strong Ale. Not overpowering, but definitely has a kick.

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Photo of Luiz0930
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fsilva1986
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sabtos
2.83/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Amber-red with an off-white foam.

Smell is caramel, grapefruit, rug and cat.

Taste is sharp, bitter and boozy, with grapefruit, graham, cat and pine finishing very dry.

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Photo of mudROCK
4.61/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Fabulous beer!!!!

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Photo of KingQuinn
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shade1951
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lovely! This ale isn't much to look at. Nice dark amber and with very little head that dissipates quickly. The smell is mild - fruity and hoppy.

But the flavor is very, very good. Juicy, citrus-y rather than piney. Nice dry finish. Moderately carbonated.

Very little alcohol burn for its 9.6%. Lagunitas consistently puts out good beers, and this is another success.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours copper. Thick, tall, white head lasts a while with good lacing.

Smells piney, malts, earthy and light pepper.

Tastes pine, light caramel malt and light pepper at first then a nice floral and pine bitterness. Finish is dry with a strong pine linger that lasts a while. Medium body and creamy lower carbonation

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