Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.07/5
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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
Ranking:
#4,907
Reviews:
1,073
Ratings:
4,467
pDev:
10.07%
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
1,068
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 4,467 |  Reviews: 1,073
Photo of SamuelMiller
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very bitter, but very tasty brew. The high alcohol content is apparent but does not detract from the bursting flavor of this beer.would definitely reccomend

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Photo of TheAce
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 3towers
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers, While normally a hophead, the balance between the hops and malt is extraordinary and the high abv doesn't dominate. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of dctarga
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lenbert
4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DoneGoofed
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This might be my favorite beer. I picked it up because it was unfamiliar and I wanted something besides an ipa. Although, while I am sipping on this I do taste some ipa flavors. I would recommend this beer to fans of the ipa (myself included). If you see this on the shelf give it a try. It is definitely going on my favorites list.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MaMaJeansNaturalMarket
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.84/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Indydoc
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great all-around! Some hops for the IPA types (I’m one) but also lots of malt and a sweet blend of undertones that enhance the experience. Best I’ve had for the price - and among the best American ales I’ve had at ANY price.

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Photo of kotocar
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I REALLY like this beer. It's got a huge malt profile. Which is nice because now-a-days so many beers just love to throw hops in your face. Not this beer though. It has a taste of metal, a toast, cinnamon, and straw. Yes, at 9.7% alcohol you can taste it. The lacing on this beer is the best I have ever seen on a beer.

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Photo of YungAnejo
3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Normal pour from a 12oz bottle into an American pint glass produces two inches worth of bubbly off-white head, leaves plenty of nice streaky lacing, not much retention

Body is copper/amber red

Aroma is light, some light citrus notes, alcohol is dominating most of the smell, but agitating the head brought out some piney/dank notes

Taste is pretty bitter piney hops at first but quickly followed by some malty biscuit, kinda dank and earthy

Feel is thicker like soapy, medium to light carbonation, very long finish, sticky resin feel, no alcohol presence which is surprising for the abv

Overall it tastes similar to a lot of their double IPAs tho, nothing really new..
(Only ended up with it since I traded a backwoods bastard for it.. I was already drunk and generous lol)

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Photo of nunitn
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

9 bucks for a six-pack of an American strong ale that I would consider fine beer all day

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Photo of Official_space_cadet
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of adam36
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gwtn
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sleepstudier
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed the balance here. Not just all hops.

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Photo of huthuty
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber with medium head
Smells sweet and hoppy with burning alcohol undertones
Taste is STRONG, malt is normal for a strong ale, the special thing here is its loaded with hops
Overall strong and delicious, everything a beer is supposed to be

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Photo of CreedeSon
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NHSTEVE
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ImperialTony
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I rated this beer based on my experiences with straight ales. The pour was golden with a slight hue of red (not enough to be a red ale). This beer is flavorful and the bitterness is counteracted by the sweet bready notes coming through in the end. I believe the term IPA is widely over used. If this beer had a military rank it would be sergeant, commanding the domestic privates to be better

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Photo of Jimlikesbeer
2.79/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Just too hoppy for me. I am not one to enjoy hoppy beers so take that into consideration. Poured clear and amber in color. Some head with minimal lacing. I liked the look and mouth feel. Personally didn't think it had a strong alcohol taste but it was there.

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Photo of hophead929
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice malty flavor at first, with hoppy finish.

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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,467 ratings