Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by ghetto90007:
3.78/5 rDev -1.3%
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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4.05/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A- Pours with a khaki two finger head. Dark amber in color. Clear and with ample carbonation. The thick creamy head lingers on and on. Lacing is heavy from the tight cap that remains to the end.
S- Bready malts and bitter hops compete for supremacy. Fresh baked nut bread.
T- Sweet bready malts hit first. Very sweet and strong. Next a caramel flavor joins the party along with a dark fruit/brown sugar. The bitterness from the hops balances this brew effectively throughout. In the middle a nice warming alcohol feel comes on and hangs out. The end is a muted version of everything before. Very nice.
M- Medium to heavy bodied as expected. A little waxy feeling here.
O- This is a fine example of a strong ale. Sweets balanced with bitterness. Very complex ale that's a pleasure to drink. Go get ya one, you won't be disappointed.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 00:35:30 | More by Emnmarko
4.01/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball
Is that like a crazy eye or what ?
On tap poured into pint glass
A: Deep mahogany in color but also has a ruby red glow. Beers that glow are always a treat.
S: Cherries, grapes and something else I can't put my finger on. Slightly boozy on the nose. Fruit punch/juice may be that scent I'm detecting.
T: Nice subtle hop presence along with cherries, caramel, figs too maybe. The slight boozy scent doesn't show up to much in the taste other than a nice warming finish. Yep, fruit punch.
M: Full bodied, reminds me of a barleywine . . . Drink slow.
O: Lagunitas always does a stellar job with any style they tackle. I like this alot.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2014 05:04:17 | More by GOBLIN
Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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