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Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Hairy Eyeball AleHairy Eyeball Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,800 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1800
Reviews: 837
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%


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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idResponse

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

oh indeed.
i've had this on tap but am currently imbibing from a 12oz bottle. Open the bottle, and take a quick swig, then pop it in your mouth and turn it upside down, suck a bit down, set it down, then enjoy guzzling the rest of the sixpack.

this thing is classified on here as an american strong ale. i guess that means it is fighting things like the arrogant bastard for my affection. well, i think the eyeball actually wins because it packs a heavier punch and tastes better. it looks barleywine cloudy and kind of reeks of abbey ales gone awry, but the taste, my friends, is where this bugger shines!

you will not want to put it down! and if you think his thing tastes good from a bottle, imagine trying it on tap! somehow they squeezed an extra 0.20% of alcohol into this years model, too, and i wouldn't notice the alcohol at all. very nice very drinkable and very much worth purchasing!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2007 22:46:47 | More by idResponse
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Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,800 ratings.