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The Hairy Eyeball - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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The Hairy Eyeball
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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: SusanQuinn on 02-13-2014

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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Lobina
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jlipin8622
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a beer-clean Dogfish IPA glass, it shows a sensational clear brown look. Good head initially, but there is a lack of head retention and lacing.

The nose is full of banana foster, caramel, sweet malt, and a nuance of cinnamon.

The body is on the fuller side. Notes of banana, caramel, malt, and light bittersweet chocolate are there. What's surprising is the slight citrus twist. It has a refreshing acidity to combat some of the sweetness. The roasty malt taste lingers for several minutes as well. It's a well balanced beer with a good mouthfeel.

I like drier beers and am frequently disappointed by many beers of this type because of the overly sweet notes that coat the mouth and linger without any balance. However, for what it is, this beer is pretty good. It's not my first choice on the shelf, but I could drink it again.

Photo of mactrail
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Blindfolded you'd call this an Old Ale, complete with buttery taste and the woody, musty wierdness. Hints of old cinnamon and suspicious fruit. Candy finish with cedar and butterscotch. Lovely woody, roast grain aroma.

Attractive dark red amber with a modest foam. So sweet with caramel, but then the bitter aftertaste emerges. This is one of the classic alcoholic malt depth charges that Lagunitas used to be known for. And it goes down nicely, like a wet dream of a malt liquor. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Liticker's Liquor in San Diego.

Photo of oldsailor
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rhleocp
3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rbmjr1
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bradley_BizKutZ
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kermitthefrayer
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice sour smell. very large creamy head. Nice sour flavor with hints of lemon and chocolate. Very strong abv.

Photo of RushLimbmalt
4.55/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, this beer hides it's alcohol well. Nice hopping to balance the superb malts. A session beer for the hard drinking types. :)

Photo of captainbearcat
4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maltlikker
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Totalpackage411
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Love this brewery, if you're ever in the Bay Area this is a fun brewery to check out with a cool tour and cool atmosphere. this isn't my favored beer from this brewery but it was definitely refreshing. If you like lighter beers this ones probably for you. Taste is not too overpowering with a hint of fruitiness.

Photo of beitz67
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwent91
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tbone2131
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of csrbv
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattboyer182
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hit728
3.27/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ECalebrews449
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BUNZILLA
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aphamer
4.16/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of raulstotle12
3.96/5  rDev +11.5%

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The Hairy Eyeball from Lagunitas Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.