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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

1,905 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,905
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 33
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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germaniac

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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy brown, shot thru with ruby highlights. Head builds up initially, but doesn't stick around too long after everything gets settled around in my glass.

Fruity smelling, caramel malt layered upon a citrus bite, topped off with faintest whiff of alcohol.

Chewy, rich malted goodness. Caramel sweetness that darkens into roasted notes. Hop flavors shine thru briefly, only to blend seamlessly into the background, contributing another brick to this brew's wall of flavor.

To me, Lagunitas has a definite knack for crafting some beers that can really only be enjoyed not as everyday drinkers, but tasty occasional treats. Hairy Eyeball is one of those, I think. I wonder what effect a little time in a cool, dark place would have...

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2006 02:32:58 | More by germaniac
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Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,905 ratings.