Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by ChimRichels:
4/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - Pretty clear, but also pretty dark. I can just barely see through the glass. Body is a deep brown, hints of maroon/ruby. Beige head is a good two fingers that leaves a good coat of lacing all the way to to the bottom.
S - Definitely malt-forward. Brown sugar and caramel are prominent, as well as some sweet fruits. Sweetened dried cherries come to mind, as well as raisins or dates.
T - Not as sweet as I was expecting from the nose as a lot more of the toasted grain and biscuit flavors are more assertive. The brown sugar is still there, providing a touch of sweetness. Hop presence takes backseat, with just a touch of resinous bitterness on the finish.
M - Body is pretty medium, although I would say it is leaning toward viscous. Carbonation mild and sufficient.
O - I like this beer a lot, it is a refreshing change of pace from the hop monsters I have been pounding down as of late. It reminds me a lot of an English-style Barleywine, just tuned down a notch.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2014 01:48:52 | More by ChimRichels
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4.13/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Deep garnett in color with good clarity. Poured with a short, dense, off-white foam that quickly dissipated. Sweet malt, brown sugar, raisin and fig aromas with boozy notes in the background. Full bodied with tangy, assertive carbonation through the middle and a semi-dry finish. Sweet bready malt, dark fruit, fig and raisin flavors up front. Tangy, lightly spicy hop bitterness through the middle. Definitive booziness toward the end as well. Finished with a semi-dry feel and lingering bready malt and herbal hop bitterness. This was excellent and, to me, drank a lot like an ale version of a doppelbock.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 00:17:36 | More by IronLover
Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,902 ratings.