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Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Hairy Eyeball AleHairy Eyeball Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,810 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1810
Reviews: 837
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%


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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MAB

Alberta (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The sum of the parts add up to more than the whole. While everything about it is good (at least), my overall impression was exceptional.
A tough one to categorize. American Strong Ale meets the criteria, though.

Color was deep brown, almost porter-like.
Lovely aroma, but I'd expect nothing less from Lagunitas. They ALL smell good.

Taste was very good. Some (roasted) grain flavors combine with the chocolate malt to come forward in front of the hops. The hops are there but this is not a bitter beer, by any means.
The alcohol contributes to the sharpness of the malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel was also good. I expected it to be a bit thicker, since it was 9% ABV, but it was still a nice consistency--not too thick.

Overall, though, this one struck me as a real find, and a keeper. I'm a big fan.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 18:16:13 | More by MAB
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Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,810 ratings.