Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,348
Reviews:
1,029
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.2%
 
 
Wants:
136
Gots:
1,014
For Trade:
8
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Photo of Sebas
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NightRaven2487
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kettle1
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of direwolf00
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4thFloyd
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear copper color with a big cream colored head that breaks down slowly. A moderate aroma dominated by biscuit and caramel malts along with some more subtle earthy hops. Flavor is pretty sweet with low to moderate earthy and floral hops. Mild bitterness and a little booze but very little lingering aftertaste. A little lighter body than I expected, but still pretty smooth for a big beer.

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Photo of aknalley
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mastema
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dawgpound433
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of untitledeuphoria
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 4.29.15. Drank 7.24.15. Poured from a 12oz bottle to a Tulip.

A: Pours a clear burnt orange, leaning towards the dimmer side. Two fingers of light khaki head with an aggressive pour, slow to fade, and lots of sticky lacing. Classically good looking, just with some bonus head for a ASA.

S: Caramel malts, toffee, some tart hops...maybe tangerine in aroma. Very sweet and perky. Grassy, earthy.

T: Loads of sweet caramel malt, toasted biscuit, and a significant amount of hop bitterness as well. A drying citrus rind flavor, sharp... manages to cut into the malt without overpowering it.

M: Smooth with the faintest touch of carbonation. Thick and chewy without feeling heavy. If it wasn't for the high ABV I could easily put back a couple of these before feeling palette fatigue.

O: Quite the interesting beer. A bit of a Jekyll and Hyde. A big, robust, malt bomb of a strong ale... with a hefty serving of hops thrown in for good measure. Mouth puckering sweetness, but also bitter drying citrus. I have always enjoyed this beer, but it is not one for the faint of heart. Its big, it changes minute by minute as it warms, and at 9+% it will end you before you know it.

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Photo of MemphisSooner
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jdaddy
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ssippisam
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mlkluther
3.31/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigJace21
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of admhoward
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rudes
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mta11c
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raime
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Burnt orangeish-amber with a two finger slightly off white head that sticks around for a bit before dissipating into a ring of froth. Leaves some alright lacing.

Smell - Biggggggg malt profile in here. A touch of grapefruit pith that I'm thinking will carry over into the flavor.

Taste - Yep, Bigggg malts with grapefruit pith and a touch of the juice.

Feel - Medium bodied, medium carbonation and a tad creamy.

Overall - Solid Strong Ale

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Photo of chadski
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of leefx
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 17, 2015: 3.75/4/4.25/3.75/4

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Photo of xJMFCx
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 4,348 ratings.
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