Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Do not be deceived by the fact that they sell this in 6-packs - it is a big, boozy beer. Not a session ale by any measure, unless you like porcelain and headaches.
Pours a fairly dark, reddish brown. Off-white, to light brown head that does not come forward readily - heavy pour only yielded about a half-finger with inconsistent coverage of the beer's surface. Lingers a bit, but there is not a lot of effervescence to this beer. Some lacing, but not very sticky.
Smells malty and boozy. Sort of an overripe sweetness to the nose. Dark fruits.
This is a big, rich beer. Dark fruits, hints of spice, rum-soaked raisins, malty caramel sweetness. Herb and hop bitterness surfaces in the aftertaste, but is overwhelmed by thick, syrupy maltiness before that.
This is a fairly full-bodied, rich beer. Mouthfeel is smooth, carbonation is on the lower end, but appropriate for the beer.
A big, big beer - a little too cloying for my tastes, but acknowledged to be well done for a beer aiming to be a hairy eyeball.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2011 03:06:35 | More by ghetto90007
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