Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.07/5
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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
Ranking:
#2,718
Reviews:
1,070
Ratings:
4,461
pDev:
10.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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144
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Trade:
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Photo of dukeandduke
3.42/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

7/8/18: $1.66 12 oz bottle purchased 3/4 at Binny's Niles poured into pint glass. Clear copper pour, quickly dissipating carbonation, Thin white lacing. Light citrus hops aroma. Light hops and citrus taste, balanced. Dry, slick mouth feel and finish. Overall nice offering.

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Photo of Stengelfoot
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of newcastlemike
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale has a thick, off-white head, a semi-clear, copper appearance, with powdery sediment, lazy bubbles, and some lacing. Aroma is of fruity, bright hop oils, with white bread crust. Taste is of brown bread crust, some caramel, and odd, fleshy hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is high medium, and U.T.S.A. finishes medium dry. It reminds me of one of those Voodoo Ranger IPAs.

RJT

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

Photo of Awtman86
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oddly enough this beer has the characteristics of a summer beer. Dangerous if you ask me. Very delicious and relatively light in mouth feel. Be careful, this beer will mess you up if you are with others!!

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Photo of synthxdill
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bdiiorio
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VicVector
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitekid
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jripley97
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobstockwell
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Half-full
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Irayfz6
3.54/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mortarforker
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lorgeous
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice deep copper amber color with slight head. Hits the nose with a lot of booze and hops. The taste is roughly the same. A lot of hop forward with alcohol left over. Right up my alley. Mouthfeel is thick and oily.

= Another great offering for a hop head by Lagunitas. They never disappoint with ipas and strong ales. Goes down way too easily for its abv.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Amber with a rich tan head and very nice lacing.
N: Malt, hops, some burnt sugar, and citrus.
T: Follows the nose, very malty ale with nice citrus backing and great bite/dryness.
M: Medium
O: A great ale, very nice flavors and bite, super easy to consume at this ABV, cheers to Lagunitas!

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Photo of ericiidx
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Love it. I always pick this up when I can find it (I'm thinking it's seasonal? I only tend to see it around once or twice a year.) I'm a big fan of most Lagunitas beers and their typical bitter & hoppy profile -- this one is no exception. It isn't one of their ridiculous ones, but with Lagunitas, you gotta know what you're getting into.

American Strong Ale. Pours a rich, darker amber color with about a half inch head. Taste is full-bodied and a little citrusy, not entirely like an IPA, goes down kinda dry and maybe even a little harsh, but plenty drinkable. Mouthfeel is great, to me. This particular season/finding, it's a 9.7% ABV, but last year, my finding was 9.3%. Either way, this is one high octane strong ale. I enjoy one at the end of a night... maybe two... three is going a little overboard.

My year-round goto and overall favorite from Lagunitas is probably Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale, but if this were available all the time, I'd gladly make the switch. For fans of IPA, Little Sumpin' Sumpin', Sucks, Kronik/Censored -- hoppy & citrusy, gets you drunk.

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,461 ratings