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:
4,370
Reviews:
1,037
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.2%
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
1,020
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 4,370 |  Reviews: 1,037
Photo of nick03p
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blues_fever
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CollectingSoul
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of SteveDavy01
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Easy to drink. Does not taste like a 9.30ABV

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Photo of ukwildcatsr1
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of z_taylor
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toronadotornado
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

SF Uncork'd - San Francisco, CA - 12 oz bottle poured into a mason

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Photo of SaulFox
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.42/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gabmen1290
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cantal
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HoppyBeerisHappyBeer
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Doesn't seem as potent as it is. Smooth drinkable like an imperial ale.

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Photo of ray419
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of torr99
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good beer, but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of secondtooth
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clean amber, with a huge head of off-white suds. Thick and detailed lace.

Aroma: Bitter hops, with some floral and pine (and grapefruit) tones.

Taste: Deliciously smooth, this “American Strong Ale” is centered around a huge hop bill, with lots of bitter grapefruit and pine notes alongside some big malts to balance it all out. A very flavorful ale, with a slight warming finish, yet masterfully masking the potent 9.3% ABV. A wonderful and easy-to-drink ale.

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Photo of atone315
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rdc67
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeff_whitman
3.27/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gear54
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a bottle into a snifter.

Beer is dark amber in color with one finger of off white foam and tight lace in the glass.

Smell is hoppy and woody with malty background. I'm getting some sweet citrus as well maybe grapefruit.

Taste is quite unique. Very piney and earthy with that grapefruit citrus popping up in the finish. This beer has a different bitterness about it. It's not your typical bitter hop flavor.

Feel is very heavy. Beer is dense and almost chewy. Flavors coat and stay on the palate for a while. Very nice feel.

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Photo of Stableatbest
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SteveB3014
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 4,370 ratings.
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