Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by ojiikun:
3.73/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Found on tap at Collins in Seattle. Full pint poured to the brim with no head, just a single ring on the wall and two little, lacy islands. Colour is just like a cola with ice in it. Orange side of brown.
Smell is malty and sweet with a few acrid hops. A little caramel, a little honey. Some meaty, balsamic notes by the end.
Taste hits you with some woodsey hops than manage a decent alpha showing. Backing is surprisingly watery and clean. Leafy more than spicy, save some black pepper.
Mouthfeel is exceptionally clean at first, only to become a little coating by the end. Light as a feather in the mouth, even despite underwhelming carbonation. Hides it's booze by wearing the costume of a hoppy brown ale.
All in all, an odd juxtaposition of light and refreshing and bursts of intensity. Drinkable, but not too memorable.
Serving type: on-tap
03-15-2008 00:38:39 | More by ojiikun
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4.13/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Deep garnett in color with good clarity. Poured with a short, dense, off-white foam that quickly dissipated. Sweet malt, brown sugar, raisin and fig aromas with boozy notes in the background. Full bodied with tangy, assertive carbonation through the middle and a semi-dry finish. Sweet bready malt, dark fruit, fig and raisin flavors up front. Tangy, lightly spicy hop bitterness through the middle. Definitive booziness toward the end as well. Finished with a semi-dry feel and lingering bready malt and herbal hop bitterness. This was excellent and, to me, drank a lot like an ale version of a doppelbock.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 00:17:36 | More by IronLover
Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,902 ratings.