Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.47/5 rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a dinner glass.
Appearance: Pours with the color of strongly brewed iced tea, with some very prominent ruby tones included in the color palette. Head is of moderate body, and sizzles down to a uniform paper-thin froth on top of the beer with a creamy white color.
Smell: An almost perfectly roasted caramel malt scent lays the foundation for some gentle fruity tones and a great combination of floral and bitter hops.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Beer has a very nice consistency with moderate foaminess. The alcohol is the first taste to emerge, but it's not overpowering by any means (which is a feat). Soon afterwards, the bitterness from the hops shines through, and it transitions very smoothly into malt sweetness/breadiness. Aftertaste is a great 75/25 mix of sweetness and bitterness.
Overall: A great beer! And deceptively high in alcohol by volume...I would never guess it was 9%...maybe 7% at the highest. Once again, Lagunitas has it under control!
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2011 23:54:43 | More by Lauthaha
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Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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