Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by rdilauro:
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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4.24/5 rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - An active billowing and cascading pour yields a slightly late to develop finger and a half worth of f rich dense slightly off white colored froth with just a bit of a rocky top... Really good retention give way to a mostly full veil of lacing and fairly thick collar... The color is an equal mix of ruby red and light brown... Looks to be a bit viscous as the carbonation within struggles to rise thought there are some quicker streaks of carbonation seen deeper within... A bit of lacing clings to the sides of the glass... There's also a bit of an audible fizziness...
S - A very inviting malt forward aroma... Caramel... Figs... Brown sugar... Dark cherries... Toffee... Raisins... Sweet desert breads... There is also a subtle layer of floral hops that linger slightly beneath the surface...
T - A lot of booziness permeates the palate... This compliments the malty goodness exquisitely... All the sweet components of the aroma are plentiful... A bit of smokiness and peat reminiscent of Scotch ales... The minor hop presence adds a nice layer of depth and complexity... Each sips yields a new and subtle nuances...
M - On the fuller side of medium bodied... Uber smooth... Uber sleek... A light carbonated bite... A bit sticky... A bit chewy... A slightly astringent booziness rises on the finish and lingers with a touch of dryness... Very nice...
D - This is a very good beer... A malt bomb that leaves me wanted more... Surprisingly quaffable... I can't say a single bad thing about the beer itself... Also a bargain given the sub $6/bomber price tag... My only minor complaint is that this one comes in bombers... It's a lot a beer for one person... I would certainly buy a lot more if this were available in 12oz bottles...
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 01:56:36 | More by philbe311
Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,800 ratings.