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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down AleUndercover Investigation Shut-down Ale
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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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Ratings: 4,379 |  Reviews: 1,039
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Act25
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Admit that I am an Arrogant Bastard fan.
Poured into a tulip, deserves a snifter. A lot here. (Later 3-3-16 poured into a curvy pint glass - was one of the best looking, longest lasting heads and lace sheets ever on top of a dark ancient amber.... Again the smell is sour. After a 6 of this, I found myself reaching for fresher, less dank and sour beers. I had to down grade.
**Back again on 3-11-17 Ides of March - Still dank and sour, too alcoholic for a repeat, kinda dirty water looking too. But interesting and a must try once.

A: Pours a very dark amber with a thick dense head with a lot of rich, sticky lacing. nice color.

S: Sweet, floral, and citrus hops. Also nuances of caramel, wood, and darker malts. Slightly sour.

T: Hops all the way, bitter but balanced, a beautiful sipper. I like this much better than Palate Wrecker, and anything stronger. It's a DIPA. Plenty of caramel, candied sugars. Mild spice and bitterness in a long finish.

M: Medium-bodied, mild alcohol presence. Smooth, lovely finish, this is a favorite DIPA up with the best. Strong - sip slowly. Warming.

D: Bitter. Sipper. Must try. Try 6.

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3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pours dark red with finger or so of head . aromas of sweet sugary fruits and some hops. a bit west coasty. the flavor has the hops too, slightly bitter offset bit a big syrupy fruity maltiness. actually a lot of complexity to be taken. some darker fruits and lot of booze upon warming

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: The beer pours a nice clear copper color and has good off-white head that retains its size well. Nice lacing.

S: Citrus and pine hop aromas are in the forefront on this one, and they mix well with caramel, spice, and a little bit of dark fruit to give a very balanced smell.

T: Sweet malts and citrus/pine, primarily. Balances well with the undertones of caramel, dark fruits, and brown sugar. Ends with a decent amount of bitterness and a little alcohol.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Slight warming from the alcohol on this one. Considering the light(er) body on this one with respect to its ABV, not bad at all.

O: Solid brew from Lagunitas. One of the more unique beers I've had, it seems like Lagunitas is trying to mix a few styles and they do it well. Very drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent mix of and IPA and Barleywine. Nice hops, with grapefruit, then with caramel tones in the taste, Great smell, fresh beer. Good head, the look is great, very balanced and good overall taste. Everything meshes well with each other.

The aroma , taste, are what you what u want from Lagunitas.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,379 ratings
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