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RATINGS: 1482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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We brewed this especially bitter ale in dedication to all the world’s would-be astronauts, in remembrance of the 2005 St. Patrick’s Day Massacre on the Brewery Party Grounds and also in joyous celebration of our 20-day suspension that following January. Do the crime. Do the time. Get the bragging rights. Cheers!


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Great IPA. Simple, bitter and hoppy. All it should be: grapefruit, citrus, pine.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (1175) - - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle at Antenna America. Great stuff, dark fruits and toffee dominate the complex flavors, rich and smooth, syrupy body with some barley wine qualities.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bkcaldwell (11) - - JUN 28, 2015
Really likes this beer. Great taste. Identified it for entry in a beer competition and was not disappointed. Highly recommend for a good evening of beer tasting. String enough to make you respect it but the product delivers a nice zing. Definitely making me a Lagunitas fan.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Haslinger (870) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2015
12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Wonderful hops and some citrus in the nose. Super rich malt in the initial sip then a slight bit of alcohol burn as it slides down your gullet. The taste warms on your tongue like a hearth fire on a cool early autumn night

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Terp1977 (60) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Much better as it warms up. Almost like a barley wine. Great color, great finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichieBoy (46) - Getzville, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2015
You can't go wrong with anything from Lagunitas and this is no different! Enjoy my friends. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (1034) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle. Ruby brown hues with a tight tan head. Pine and caramel aroma. Bitter hoppy taste with some dark fruit and caramelized sugar and spice. Very good. Rich and resinous. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (652) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2015
On tap at TK. Hazy dark brown pour with a tan head. Dark roasted malt, spices and caramel. Nice boozy element in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bkurtz (994) - PERU - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle - Pours a clear, deep amber with a creamy head and lacing. Sweet bread and some citrus aromas. Also some alcohol in the nose. Whoa, a lot going on here: heavy malts, citrus and a warming finish that could be better. More of a winter beer. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (605) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2015
So many breweries have great stories, but the outlaw escapade that inspired Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale is one for the legends. Apparently, when life gives Lagunitas lemons (or, you know, an undercover investigation shut-down) they made lemona- Er, I mean, really great beer. Shut-Down Ale pours lovely amber with eggshell-colored suds and some of the best lacing I’ve ever seen. Aroma is weirdly wonderful. Savory, herbacous hops, soapiness, toffee, molasses, and booze. Flavor showcases syrupy sweetness and resinous bitterness. You really do get the fullness of both extremes, too, which can take getting used to. Fortunately, the booze is happy to help you get used to it with its warmth and candy-like taste. Basically, drinking this ale is such a hedonistic delight (all the more perfect with 66.6 IBU’s) that you’ll feel like you’re screwing with your clothes on. This different from being screwed with your clothes on, which is undoubtedly what an undercover shut-down must feel like.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3796) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2015
Tap @ Frisco’s Columbia. Clear deep golden pour, creamy white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, some spices, slightly alcoholic, citrus fruits and some resin. Flavor is quite bitter, huge malty body and very smooth. Quite intense, but still a bit boring.


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