Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.26/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Lagunitas Mason Jar glass.
Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of off white head that slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.
Smell: A bready, toasty, and fairly sweet malt forward aroma with hints of chocolate and dark fruits. Toasted malts with big upfront hints of biscuit, grains, toasted bread, chocolate, sweet caramel, toffee, nuts, and yeast. Sweet hints of brown sugar and molasses. Subtle earthy hop hints. Big presence of dark fruit with hints of raisin, grapes, fig, plum, dark cherry, and prune. A pretty solid malty aroma that reminds me of a Doppelbock.
Taste: Like the aroma previews, a toasted, bready, and sweet malt driven taste with good notes of dark fruit and chocolate. Upfront taste of toasted malts with notes of biscuit, grains, chocolate, toasted bread, sweet caramel, toffee, yeast, and nuts. Sweet taste of brown sugar and some molasses. Big taste of dark fruit with notes of grapes, raisin, plum, fig, dark cherry, and prune. Subtle presence of earthy hops. A very solid malty taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, silky, slick, and slightly syrupy. Some booze heat is felt.
Overall: A very solid malt driven brew. Good toasty and bready malt taste with some nice dark fruit undertones. A lot like a Doppelbock.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2014 08:12:15 | More by MattyG85
More User Reviews:
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
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