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:
#4,916
Reviews:
1,073
Ratings:
4,467
pDev:
10.07%
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
1,068
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 4,467 |  Reviews: 1,073
Photo of soundaurora
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Troopintj
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep copper color, mild hops nose. Thin head disappears quickly. Long finish of grapefruit and gooseberry. Strong midpalette includes some ripe apricot and red apple. 9.8% abv, not to be taken lightly.

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Photo of bourbonNbeer
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is my first review on this site, so i’m trying to be safe in picking one of my favorite imperial IPA’s. Where I live, if it disappears from the grocery store, I can often still find it in the liquor store. I like to drink it at gatherings where I know I’m going to eat too much food. You don’t want to drink too many of these anyway. It looks fairly rich, but not dirty. I don’t smell anything too out of the ordinary for a hoppy beer. Considering it’s almost 10% ABV, it’s extraordinarily smooth. I love the taste, and it leaves very little aftertaste. Maybe it’s a little bitter, but my tastebuds don’t detect bitter well anymore. It feels slightly heavy at first, but again, for its potency, it’s really not. Drink three of these beers and you won’t notice. I like most Lagunitas, but this is my favorite.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear copper color with beige head. Aroma has resiny hop notes and spruce syrup on a toasted/caramelized malt base. Taste is bittersweet at first with lots of pine flavors, wood and burnt sugar. Finish is more bitter but not astringent or overpowering in any way, nor does it linger too much. Medium body and carbonation. Really well balanced beer with well hidden ABV.

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Photo of Chadbeer7
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SargeC
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,467 ratings