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RATINGS: 1555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
We brewed this especially bitter ale in dedication to all the worldís would-be astronauts, in remembrance of the 2005 St. Patrickís 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skiatd1 (40) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Aroma- bitter dark ale/ strong ale Appearance- clear red/brown Taste- bitter malty delicious. Complex bitter but balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerpadawan (4) - Venusville, California, USA - MAY 15, 2006 does not count
A very enticing floral hop nose. Very confident on the palate through the finish--assertive and bright, yet sweet and full. A body could easily be fooled into thinking this beer was no more than 6-7% alcohol. It will please both hop-heads and strong ale enthusiasts alike, as it displays technical mastery of balance with high potency ale as well as a mature and long-lasting hop character from nose to finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
doppelmeup (51) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2008
This is a spectacular looking beer! Pours a beautiful deep topaz color into a pint glass with a huge, pillowy head that lasts forever. Lacing all the way down the glass. One of the best looking beers Iíve ever seen! Aromas of fresh hops. Not overpowering, but very fresh smelling. Slightly fruity and flowery. Taste is very nice. Definitely bitter and hoppy, but not to the point of being overdone. A sweetness as well, but just enough to compliment the hops. Iím not sure I completely agree with the style for this beer. When I think of double IPAs, I think of over-the-top hoppiness and a very malty backbone. This beer seems more of a strong ale. But donít get me wrong; I really like this and think it is very good!! Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Some bitterness remains on the palate after enjoying a mouthful. I have to say that as I write this review and drink this beer, the head is still amazing!!! Overall, this beer is exceedingly drinkable, but I know the ABV will catch up to me. Even so, I have to give it a high drinkabiltiy score, because it goes down so easily! Highly recommended. If you see it, pick it up and take it home.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thetmaxx (900) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Poured from the bottle colour is a burnt amber. Really clear with a thin light tan head no lacing on the glass. Aroma is very reminiscent of other Lagunitas beers. Dried fruit, hops, some alcohol noted as well. Flavour is a really nice balance of bitter and malty sweet. Overall another homerun by Lagunitas! Got to love these guys attitude, and beer! I would love to find out what creates their signature flavour, is it the yeast, or the malt? I donít know.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1176) - Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Pours deep amber mahogany with small fizz. Smells rich and malted with a lot of hop bitterness working hand-in-hand. Tastes really malted and a bit sweet at first and then moves intense bitterness. Full-bodied with a slick texture and active mouth-carbonation, Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale finishes with some intense bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Billyonaire (1) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2013 does not count
Color- Dark Copper, Aroma- Piney, Citruisy Taste-Roasted Malt, Citruisy, Body- Medium to Full, Finish- Roasted Malt, Slightly Resinous, Grapefruit Overall: It is a wonderfully balanced beer, donít shut it down!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
Dark amber with thick white head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, and toffee. Nice balance between bitterness from hops and sweetness from malt. Thick, chewy mouthfeel. Perfect brew to ween oneself from heavy, cold weather imperial stouts. Another great beer from Lagunitas! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mojo6t6 (1) - USA - MAY 21, 2013 does not count
Undercover is everything Lagunitas is. Pine, caramel, bitter, robust and thick with citrus undertones. My #1 above a distant Shugga.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lupulucid (189) - - JUN 6, 2013
This is awesome. Malt character is glory slightly outshining hops. There is a good bit of resin in the direction of juniper adding significant complexity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Simplycdog (18) - - JUL 5, 2013
Very similar to brown shugga. Glad they come out at opposite times of the year because I buy a case of each. Sweet, hoppy, just absolute delish. Stong too which I love. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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