Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by travelfrog:
4.15/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I saw this title, and had to give it a try on tap. If I have symptoms tomorrow morning in keeping with the name, I'll edit this and update you. ;)
A very nice looking ale, almost black in color with a white head. The head dissipated quickly, which I suppose is not surprising for this type of ale.
You could definitely smell the alcohol in this brew. The bouquet was almost analogous to Kahlua.
Flavor was quite nice, with notes of chocolate and port wine. The finish definitely had the quality of gingerbread to it.
Mouthfeel was good. A nice, full-bodied texture, maybe a bit briny.
Drinkability was OK, but not great, with lots of acidity and sweetness to deal with. Then again, as potent as this brew is, that might not be a bad thing.
Serving type: on-tap
02-08-2007 01:51:16 | More by travelfrog
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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
4.5/5 rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
I wish this wast not a seasonal beer! I really like this beer! I think it is barrel age
or bootle conditioned, it is very smooth. I am really picky about beer. I live in Europe and
enjoy dark beer. I have to wait til next year to buy some more. classic winter beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 02:13:18 | More by Scott4_
Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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