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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3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Six pack purchased at Whole Foods in Omaha, NE. Pulled from the fridge and allowed to warm up for about 30 minutes. Drank on a chilly May evening.

Appearance: Poured into a snifter resulting in one finger of bubbly, pancake dough colored head. Nice lacing. Thin layer of bubbles remained throughout while drinking.

Smell: Bitter hops. Pine resin and grapefruit pith. Somewhat floral. Sweet malts. Touch of toffee. Hint of alcohol.

Taste: A quick wall of hop bitterness. Resin, lemon, and grapefruit; followed by a sweet raisiny maltiness. Small amount of heat. Residual sweetness from the malts and some bitterness from the hops.

Mouthfeel: Full with not too much carbonation.

Overall: Typical ASA due to the loads of hops and a higher ABV. Wouldn't really fit into any other category. Like a lightweight Barleywine. Excellent beer for when Winter is leaving and Spring approaching (we're in May already!). Lots of hops and lots of malt. Go buy a six pack already.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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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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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%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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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%

Photo of hopoilcrazy
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Amber and transparent clarity. Two finger head dissolves to a nitre lace

S - Spicy hops, cloves, cinnamon, red apple, musty, cognac

T - Juicy hops: mango, peach, guava. Roasty malt body. Semi-dry with a lingering Columbus-y bitterness

M - Mouth watering hop oil coat. Medium body with a firm alcohol burn that does not overwhelm

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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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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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