Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down AleUndercover Investigation Shut-down Ale
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:
4,351
Reviews:
1,030
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.2%
 
 
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136
Gots:
1,014
For Trade:
8
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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

Photo of jlindros
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another one of those that I'm pretty sure I reviewed and it got lost in one of the server crashes, cause I have no idea how this would have eluded my reviewing. Just had to beers that were pretty bad and I couldn't finish them, so I need one I know is good to wash that out of my mouth. Another beer with bottling code but no date, thanks for nothing.

Pouts a nice big creamy 1.5 finger fluffy head fades slowly, nice sticky soapy lacing, mostly clear slight hazy copper chestnut reddish-orange color. Great head for the abv.

Nose starts off with big copper malts, reddish amber toasty like malts, some caramel candy, nice creamy caramel thing. Then spicy earthy hops, a touch of pine, orange rind, big candied orange peel, some floral herbal spices from the hops interestingly, don't remember that before, no real booze but a touch of esters.

Taste brings sweet candy, reddish caramel flavors, candied sugar tree fruits, a little tanginess in there somehow. Hops are there, but aged, it's like an aged American barleywine where the hops fade but leave weird flavors... an herbal grassy hop, earthy and mild pine, tangy pine as well, with little candied orange zest. Finish is sticky, a hint of booze, lingering candy malt, little pine and citrus zest, earthy grassy thing.

Mouth is fuller bod, little syrupy note, decent carb, touch of warming booze.


I recently purchased this, so it must have been on the shelf for a while. Too bad as I know this beer is a whole lot better, and there is no date either.

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Photo of americancontrarian
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vogey77
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Blksab99
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vancean2
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Madbum101214
4.71/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Misfit2209
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbratt93
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of vwbus7
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twins2008nathan
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of terrysjag
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent, very smooth and easy to drink.

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Photo of jlabadia
4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of infinitebruner
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

July 5, 2015

12 oz bottle, snifter

A – Medium amber and very clear. A thin layer of white bubbles dissipates quickly.

S – Caramel malt with some light toffee and bread crust. Low vanilla. Some grapefruit and pear impression, along with strong floral hop aroma. Caramel becomes more prominent as the beer warms.

T – Bread crust and caramel, slightly grainy-sweet. Hop flavor is a combination of herbal and (mostly) floral, with a touch of citrus fruit. High hop bitterness.

M – Moderately sweet up front, only light carbonation and a medium-thin body. Bitterness is fairly intense, lingering through the finish.

O – Somewhere between a double IPA and American Barleywine, with a major twist of English bitter, lies this brew. Sneaky with the alcohol, full of flavor.

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Photo of Warren2621
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ctylinebeer
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

L-dark amber with a good amount of foam

S-floral hops with malt in the background

T-very strong malt with a bitter finish. Slight alcohol burn

O-Typical strong ale. Tastes almost like a double IPA but more malt and less hops. You'll only need a few of these to feel real good hahaha. Very good beer, must-try

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Photo of DrKarl
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ziggy1717
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shreead
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 4,351 ratings.
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