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Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Hairy Eyeball AleHairy Eyeball Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,907 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,907
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 34
Gots: 102 | FT: 3
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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rangerred

Tennessee

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours a clear deep, dark brown with a one finger off-white head. Not too great head retention but the lacing is quite impressive.

The aroma has this somewhat odd, overripe fruity/cheesy note that seems out of place. However underneath is caramel and toffee along with some roasted malt that is nice.

The burnt caramel is way more evident on the taste than in the aroma while the fruit takes a backseat. The rest of the flavors seem somewhat muted and the hop bitterness is there but not the hop flavor. I was hoping for a little more. There is quite a bit of sweetness with a very sticky finish and a hint of alcohol.

Overall, this beer falls short. It is a little too sweet and has a funky aroma, and not in a good way. I think I'll pass next time.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 02:45:23 | More by rangerred
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Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,907 ratings.