Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down AleUndercover Investigation Shut-down Ale

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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4.56/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.4/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

P: 12oz bottle into a perfect pint glass.

A: A slightly cloudy amber color with a two finger off-white head. Lacing is quite good.

S: Citrus hops and even some alcohol, wasn't expecting a boozy smell at 9.7%. More caramel malt and even some honey as the beer warms in the glass.

T: The first taste was sharp and bitter, alcohol is pronounced even when this beer is cold. There's some sweet caramel malt up front but it's quickly punched in the face by the hop bitterness and alcohol taste. Flavors seem to settle down with subsequent sips.

M: Moderately high carbonation but a slightly thinner body, slick on the tongue.

O: This beer is pretty intense and I wasn't really expecting that when I poured it. Perhaps it's because my only other taste of Lagunitas is the very smooth Little Sumpin Ale. A decent beer but it wouldn't be my go-to for Lagunitas, even with my limited exposure.

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Photo of cchalmers7
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Great pouring beer with an even better taste. Well balanced and surprisingly smooth considering the high abv.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.24/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.16/5  rDev +3.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.56/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.85/5  rDev -4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Any review of this beer may be subject to intoxication. One pint of this ale will twist reality. Unlike many beers with the ABV of Undercover, you will want to pour another and enter the realm of 4.5 stars of pure enjoyment.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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