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Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Hairy Eyeball AleHairy Eyeball Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,800 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1800
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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MURF0320

Florida

3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark mahogany color with light tan one-finger head that dissipates quickly leaving light lacing.
Smell is candy-like and dominated by sweet malts. Brown sugar, caramel, some dark fruits, and alcohol are also present.
This beer is very sweet with lots of residual sugars. Complex flavor is overshadowed by the sweetness in my opinion. Molasses, brown sugar, caramel, raisins, dark cherry. Once the sweetness starts to fade a light bitterness comes through. Alcohol is certainly present but as it should in this style.
Mouthfeel is syrupy and somewhere between sticky and smooth. There was a nice amount of carbonation to begin with but seemed to become completely flat by the end.
I found this overly sweet and had to make an effort to finish it for that reason.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 01:28:08 | More by MURF0320
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Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,800 ratings.