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Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,907 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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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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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice enough looking brew, lost some points due to the fact that the one finger tan head didnt stick around for very long, the lacings are ok but quickly slide back into the beer. Its body is almost chesnut hued, and almost but not quite clear, suppose thats what makes this eyeball hairy?

Big toffee malt nose with hints of treacle. Some mineral, and just the faintest earthiness coming in from the hops.

A touch too sweet for my tastes, there are plenty of unfermented sugars present. Loads of toffee with a hint of treacle and roasted malts present. A clean bitterness asserts itself on the finish, with woody, earthy undertones, but cant compete with the rich and sweet malt onslaught.

Medium bodied, malt forward almost to a fault, especially considering the residual sweetness. Some alcohol heat also manages to assert itself managing to add another dimension to the rich malts.

This brew didnt do it for me. Too malt forward without the balance to pull it all together. Glad to try it, but probably wont be trying it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 22:28:01 | More by demcorhip
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Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,907 ratings.