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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Realbeer1542
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - 1/2 head, quite frothy. bright amber and clear.

S - Hops and citrus.

T - First few sips very bitter. After some time hops and citrus and alcohol and cat pee. Not my style beer. Hop heads might enjoy more.

M - Medium carbonation if you can get past the bitterness. Not heavy or light actually a good mouth feel.

O - Not a fan of this style of beer. I like Lagunitas and its obvious they spent some time and energy creating this unique beer but it was not enjoyable for me. Almost a mix between a DIPA and Barlywine.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark burnt tan/brown with a nice foamy 3/4 inch head, tons of sticky lacing.

Smell - Citric fruits, orange, caramel, some yeasts along with bready malts.

Taste - Seen this beer many times, overlooked it in part cause I though ive had it before. Starts off with sweet citric fruits and a nice caramel malt backbone. Plenty of added sugars and sweet yeasts with a very hot alcohol feel in each sip. Also pickup orange, grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple.

Mouthfeel - Fruits really nail the tongue, along with add sugars. Palate gets even more citric fruits, caramel malts and yeasts. Alcohol is noticeable throughout the drink. Aftertaste is sweet, malty and warm.

Overall - This is closer to a dipa then a strong ale. the alcohol and malts are what keep this from a dipa. Really sweet and strong, and very tasty. A bit of a sipper but very tasty and glad I finally got to try.

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3.45/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smell and taste share a candied citrus pineapple pine sweetness. Effervescent yet silky. Where Hop Ranch left me fizzed out and pineapple pummeled, this brings the malt to mid stage. Hops dominate and I might say I get a sort of onion, gArlic with honey on top vibe. I've heard that some hops do this for certain people.

Sounds weird, and this brew is quite different. I like it fresh, and age takes away the sharp veggie vibe. Last years is quite good right now. Most strong ales I've had are darker and deeper. This expands its flavor profile away from DIPA towards sweetness and effervescence (Saison style)

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at Lures on 4/14/14

A-Pours copper with an off-white 1finger head. Great lacing.

S-Aroma of malt, caramel, pine, and earthy.

T-Taste is a bit sweet but balanced with lots of piney hops. Very nice!

M-Mouthfeel has a medium body with medium carbonation.

O-Overall a great strong ale way to go Lagunitas you've never have disappoint me yet

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