Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by rangerred:
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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