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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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Reviews by rdilauro:
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rdilauro

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A dark golden hue poured slowly down a tilted glass with a lacy creamy head that slowly dissipated into the glass.
That was my first impression with this beer.. The nose to me was all malt, expecting a barley wine type, which I guess is similar to a strong American Ale
I could almost chew this beer, thats how big, large and round the mouthful was. I did pick up a bit of the alcohol, but fora 9+%, I would expect that
This one seems to just roll over your tongue and down your throat in a fashionable way. Enjoyable beer
Not for every day drinking, but perfect taking some nice sips while enjoying whatever you enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 03:02:37 | More by rdilauro
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Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,800 ratings.