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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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of tbraun1
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle to pint glass

A - Pours deep amber. Rich, frothy head without any effort. Great retention.

S - Rich and fruity. Citrus. Little alcohol bite to the nose.

T - Rich and bold brew here. Hops on the front end, slight alcohol as you would expect by the ABV, bit of spice and a subtle smoke malt back end. Best enjoyed as it warms.

M - Very satisfying. Definitely one to savor due to the high ABV. Slight carbonation, not too thin. Great aftertaste.

O - I really enjoyed this one. Great for a nightcap or when you want something with a bit more kick. Enjoy. Cheers.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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

What a wonderful beer! I've been a fan of Lagunitas for a while but never saw this on the shelf till recently. It pours a beautiful brown into my IPA glass with a nice thick 1 inch head. It reminds me of a slightly hoppier DFH 90 minute. A very nice hoppes presence but with a malty end. All in all, a very good beer with a well hidden kick.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I purchased this from Wegman's, enjoyed chilled from the 12oz brown bottle in a teku.

The color is brilliant bronze with great clarity and thick full pale cream with 2 fingers depth and fine bead with excellent retention and lace sticks in a camouflage type random pattern. The smell is a mix of citrus from the hops and light malt sweet scents with hints of berry and light alcohol odor. The feel is very good - emphasis on the bitterness fades into a more balanced feel with medium carbonation and slight sweetness mid palate with a nice amount of alcohol for the style and semi-dry finish.

The taste is a complex blend of citrus ans spice flavors from NW hops and some yeast in the taste which brings a fruity dark berry quality with moderately sweet almost caramel flavor in the malt which supports the hop bitterness. The alcohol is relatively subdued and emphasizes a slight spice/pine-like element more toward the finish but there is still enough sweetness to blanket the palate as it finishes smooth. Overall I like the intensity it is a little sweeter than most in this style, could almost be blurring the lines of English barleywine but is very hoppy which is why I think it fits the style of American Strong well - pretty drinkable but I would share this if possible.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 4,358 ratings.
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