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Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Hairy Eyeball AleHairy Eyeball Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,907 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,907
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 34
Gots: 102 | FT: 3
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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PieOhMy

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into snifter

A Dark transparent mahogany. One finger tan khaki head fades slow. Little lacing or carbonation.

S Definitely grainy. Rye is prominent. Sweet malts. Almost like smelling a Barqs. That's cool.

T Quite a bit going on. When cold, the malt was too prominent. Too sweet. Crystallized sugar. Coffee follows. Light rye flavor. When warmed up the complexities became a little more agreeable. Not as sweet. Some cocoa. I'm getting very much rye. Has the usual Lagunitas bitterness.

M A little foamy from the malts, which are abundant. Slick and buttery. Has a boozy hot finish.

O Ahh, with this one I don't really know. I love it one moment and dislike it the next. The first sip when cold was bad. Way too sweet. However it did smooth out when it warmed. Just seemed like too much of everything (malt, hops, coffee, rye, toffee, booze) that it all conflicted with the others. I wouldn't say it was bad, but I wouldn't say it was great. Just a middling brew. No knock on Lagunitas here. I dig a lot of their brews but this one isn't my fave. This may be pretty interesting with a year, maybe two, on it.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 04:59:55 | More by PieOhMy
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Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,907 ratings.