Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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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
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