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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
#2,383
Reviews:
1,039
Ratings:
4,376
pDev:
10.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 4,376 |  Reviews: 1,039
Photo of Bierman9
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Digging into a couple of 12oz bottles of this while watching some football on a cold, blustery Fall day....

This one is a clear, medium copper color. Carbo is hardly detected within, but the topping is lovely. There you'll find a frothy, rocky layer of off-white suds, with top-shelf lacing. Aroma has a bit of toasty malts and caramel, but it is predominantly rindy citrus. Body is solidly medium, and it is quite smooth on the tongue.

Flavor also has some toasty action and subtle sweetness. Then it goes all citrussy on you. Has some grapefruit, pineapple and a smidge of tangerine, all the while being pithy, resiny and piney. And, it's quite drinkable for a 9.60% ABV brew. Well done, Lagunitas! Prosit!

4.02/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1977

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Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Walnut
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickStalzer
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DareOfTheHog
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Deepwatermusic
4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Too bad it is a limited release. One of my favorite 'leaded' brews. Poured into large glass. Instant amber appearance with a nice tan head. Very malty smell and grapefruit aftertaste. A beer this high in octane will usually have an alcohol taste, but it isn't overbearing.

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Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petrusek23
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of willcull78
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An outstanding brew. A deep dark harvest amber when poured giving a nice foamy head. The smell was delightful. You could smell the hops, knowing it was going to be a tasty brew. The taste was delicious. You could taste the hops without it being overpowering. The taste lingers and it makes you feel warm at first then settles down. The finish was just as good as the start. Certainly a brew worth having again and again.

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Photo of Rufus1
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear medium amber into a fifteen ounce glass mug the same temperature as the beer. Two finger rocky off white head settles to a steady rime. Sticky clinging lacing.

Hits the nose with fruity hops followed by bready malts with an underlying sweetness.

Assaults the palate with big juicy hops. Pineapple, mango and ripe white grapefruit. Sweet caramel malts. Piney hop bitterness to balance the underlying sweetness mentioned before. A touch boozy.

Juicy and chewy in the mouth. Well balanced with pine that layers on the palate sip after sip. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.

This is an excellent brew. Crisp and refreshing. One or two are fine but after that watch for the 9.6% ABV.

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Photo of jamesgaither
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akopczyk
4.61/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Z3roRage
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trevor_martin
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

**
06/29/17
Lagunitas tasting with DC.

Bottle to snifter.

LOOK: Light brown, medium creamy white head, lasting.
AROMA: wood, ash, pine, light citrus
TASTE: pine, bread, raisin, nice mix of hoppy/malty.
FEEL: Medium to Full body. Light carbonation. Smooth.

Very nice...best so far tonight, but the bohemeth awaits.



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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance had a clear brown body with a one finger white head that quickly dies and leaves a spotty/spiderweb lacing that clings nicely, some carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace The smell had some floral hops, some malty sweetness, slightly spicy. The taste was balanced through all previously mentioned flavors with a slight hoppier edge, slight grapefruit/citrus aftertaste, sweet finish. On the palate, it sat about a medium, smooth, sessionable - maybe, ABV - slightly felt, carbonation is spot on. Overall, this is a hoppy yet sweet American Strong Ale that comes across very well in all respected characteristics, I would have this again.

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Photo of beerguy04
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark golden orange with a white head and a lot of lacing. Smell and taste is citrusy pine. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. Overall I feel like this should be an IPA rather than an American strong ale. Still pretty good.

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Photo of Noooddle
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mwvman
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Clear amber with a huge pillowy off white head, excellent retention, and sheets of lacing.

S: Caramel, molasses, toasted brown bread, gingerbread, and pine. A little clove, orange peel, toffee, and copper as well.

T: Big caramel and molasses upfront, with some toffee, licorice, gingebread, and toast. There's a nice pop of orange and grapefruit peel to balance it out. It's thick, sweet, and boozy, with a warm finish hinting of allspice and pine needles.

F: Medium-full bodied, rich and creamy, with a moderate carbonation. Sugary sweetness coats the mouth, but a dry bitter finish makes it dangerous.

O: A really great strong ale. This is like the hoppier sibling of Brown Shuggah.

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Photo of DaveCash
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pav42
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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