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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Ratings: 4,370 |  Reviews: 1,037
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

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

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.31/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mojopin88
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of daliandragon
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another one I've downed before but apparently was too snookered to review. Pours a reddish amber with a big, wet cream white head. Plenty of dark fruit and brown sugar in the nose but it mellows as it warms, which is unusual.

Big malt flavors with a touch of spice, almost like rye. The hops drive the boat, but its fairly smooth and remarkably drinkable considering the booze factor. Finish is crazy clean as well. I am a huge fan of Lagunitas (I was excited when my sister moved onto Lagunitas Ave. in Oakland, to give you an idea), and this will not change that one iota.

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Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerMe8
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lorihall1
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 4,370 ratings.
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