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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

(view ratings)
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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MattyG85

Minnesota

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
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Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,810 ratings.