Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.13/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Crystal clear deep ruby hue. Two fingered, dense and steadfast cream white head. Thick, coating lace remains. Lightly buttery sugar cookie and raspberry hints upfront in aroma are accompanied by mellow notes of sugared biscuit and dark toffee. Restrained and well rounded aromawise. In flavor, incipient is a toothsome combination of strawberry tart and dark lovibond caramel. Bold, yet winsome hop bitterness offsets malt sweetness aptly. Mid palate nutty brittle and biscuit malt flavors surface agreeably, adding malt depth and extension to the dryness facilitated by the hop bitters. Understated woody and lightly floral hop flavor persists throughout. Nearly full bodied, but at a low enough viscosity to permit effortless sipping. As the beer warms, hints of red apple esters complement malt derived sweetness. Finishes with a surge of cuspate hop bitterness and trace vanilla notions fleeting quickly. A rather delicious brew that sits dangerously softly on the palate. Although Hairy Eyeball lacks the complexities of a top notch barleywine or strong ale, its cleanly crafted nature will most likely make it a staple of mine while it lasts. Tasty, indeed.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2005 03:05:58 | More by marc77
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