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Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,003 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,003
Reviews: 849
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 40
Gots: 126 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-12-2002)
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4.65/5  rDev +21.4%

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: Dark crimson in color. Clear, no sediments. Pillowy cream colored head which lasted throughout the session. Nice lacing.

Aroma: Malty, fruity, hoppy. It almost smells like those cans of mixed fruit saturated in a bottle of Malta.

Taste: Malt sweetness up front followed by a pleasant bitterness that prevents this from being just another run of the mill malt bomb. Faint fruit taste is present. Hard to make out though, maybe peach? Caramel and molasses or maybe maple syrup is present also. A boozy heat permeates the mouth with every sip, especially when the beer reaches room temperature. The bitter aftertaste is really pleasant for this beer.

Mouthfeel: Light, not heavy at all. Slight carbonation in the beginning but it fades very quick. Goes down easy, especially for an 8+ brew.

This is a good winter warmer. Not the best but for a 22 oz bottle it'll surely get the job done. It has a good balance of sweetness and bitterness. It's almost like a cross between a dunkel and a bitter IPA.

RexBanner, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cellared since purchase last March.

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a Hill Farmstead stemmed tulip.

a: Clear ruby with a finger thick offwhite head which receded to patchy surface foam and slight spotty lacing.

s: Dark ripe fruit.

t: Roasted malt and dark ripe fruit up front, followed by a significant hop bite which lingered at the back sides of the mouth. Slightly bitter finish. No alcohol throat burn at first but the 8.5 ABV becomes more noticeable.

m: Light to medium, good body, loads of carbonation tingle.

o: A powerful-tasting strong ale with barleywine-like fruitiness, very good "winter warmer."

scotorum, Nov 10, 2014
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Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,003 ratings.