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:
4,367
Reviews:
1,035
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.2%
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
1,020
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 4,367 |  Reviews: 1,035
Photo of vancean2
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Madbum101214
4.71/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of qcghost
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Misfit2209
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbratt93
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of vwbus7
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twins2008nathan
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of terrysjag
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent, very smooth and easy to drink.

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Photo of jlabadia
4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of infinitebruner
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

July 5, 2015

12 oz bottle, snifter

A – Medium amber and very clear. A thin layer of white bubbles dissipates quickly.

S – Caramel malt with some light toffee and bread crust. Low vanilla. Some grapefruit and pear impression, along with strong floral hop aroma. Caramel becomes more prominent as the beer warms.

T – Bread crust and caramel, slightly grainy-sweet. Hop flavor is a combination of herbal and (mostly) floral, with a touch of citrus fruit. High hop bitterness.

M – Moderately sweet up front, only light carbonation and a medium-thin body. Bitterness is fairly intense, lingering through the finish.

O – Somewhere between a double IPA and American Barleywine, with a major twist of English bitter, lies this brew. Sneaky with the alcohol, full of flavor.

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Photo of Warren2621
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ctylinebeer
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

L-dark amber with a good amount of foam

S-floral hops with malt in the background

T-very strong malt with a bitter finish. Slight alcohol burn

O-Typical strong ale. Tastes almost like a double IPA but more malt and less hops. You'll only need a few of these to feel real good hahaha. Very good beer, must-try

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Photo of DrKarl
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ziggy1717
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shreead
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kurkb76
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jrb378
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stompilator
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of zfw
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful copper color. Very complex mix of flavors. A bit sweet for my taste, but this is an excellent beer.

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Photo of MunsonRoyE
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ProfessorKeon
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A tad boozey, but otherwise another exceptional beer from Lagunitas with their typical mix of high ABV & IBU. This one opens up marvelously as it warms and you can really appreciate the rich caramel and sweet malt that accent the floral hop bouquet.

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Photo of Circe
2/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Goes really well with stale coffee.

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 4,367 ratings.
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