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:
4,351
Reviews:
1,030
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.2%
 
 
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136
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1,014
For Trade:
8
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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -68.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -62.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -62.7%

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1.56/5  rDev -61.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Short and sweet: Bleeech ...

One of the single worst tasting beverages I've ever had. Slick, oily mouthfeel coats the tongue and doesn't let go. Cloyingly piney, "What the hell am I drinking?" reaction after first sip. Overdone on every level - I don't understand what this beer is trying to be.

Too boozy tasting on top of it all.

A two-sip drain-pour.

Simply horrific.

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1.75/5  rDev -56.5%

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

Wish I did not try, but that's what flights are for @ lagunitas Chicago.

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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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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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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2.12/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.5

I poured a 12oz bottle of Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-down into a tulip glass. A very lively head was produced. Although the foam began to dissipate in moments it left behind some very respectable lacing and a nice tuft of bubbles not normally seen in a US microbrew. The color was like that of a brown ale, slightly red with no haze. Without even bringing the beer to my face I could tell this one had a very hoppy aroma. In spite of being a 9.3% ABV brew the flavor is not very strong. And although it smelled hoppy from a distance I was pleased that its flavor wasn't that of another over-hopped US microbrew. The taste reminds me of a watered-down American barleywine with a slightly soapy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is very understated. This beer is certainly not terrible, but for what it is supposed to be (a strong ale) it's character is a bit short of the mark.

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2.13/5  rDev -47%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Don't like the finish/after taste on this has an olive brine bitterness.. drain pour..

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2.24/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Served in a shaker pint at Tops.

Perfectly clear auburn with hints of burnt orange. One finger of frothy head the color of wet sand slowly fades to thick top layer, looking a little scummy.

Weird nose. Caramel, dry dog food, sweet wort. Also honey and hints of tangy apricot.

Ugh, the flavor is worse. Sweet, tangy apricot and perhaps some orange peel with floral notes give way to overly burnt caramel malt and hefty bitterness. Overly astringent and just weird. The tangy cleaning solution and burnt malt never meld.

Light yet prickly carbonation breaks into just a bit of fizz. Treacly medium body.

Weird, weird, weird. Competing flavors are fighting it out in my mouth, and I don’t appreciate it.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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