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
Ratings:
4,370
Reviews:
1,037
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.2%
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
1,020
For Trade:
8
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Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petrusek23
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of willcull78
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
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 +2%
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 +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Z3roRage
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trevor_martin
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of q33jeff
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
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 -0.7%
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 +11.9%
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 -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.18/5  rDev +4%
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 +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pav42
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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