Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by uberabr:
4.08/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5
I've been wanting to try this for a while now...
Poured from a 12-er into a pint. Appearance is a deep blackish burgundy with bright red hues. Big 3-finger caramel head settles to about a finger, leaving some good lace behind. Smell is lagery, a tad on the bitter side but not "hoppy" per se. There are some mild hints of fruits indicative of cacade or another low alpha hop- apples, banana, and mango- all very subtle, and nothing really special. Taste is rich, silky and buttery. Deep caramel and
molasses play off a complex array of subtle bitter notes and delicate fruity malts, along with roasted oats, barley, and some citrusy booze twang. Mouthfeel is decent but too oily, leaving you with a sticky tongue. Ironically, this adds to the already stellar drinkability.
My only real complaint is the oily mouthfeel on the tongue, but the taste and drinkability more than compensate. Also, the taste seems to come together a lot as it warms, so give it time. Overall a pretty tasty brew. I'de really like to try it on tap.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2007 08:45:14 | More by uberabr
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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
Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,902 ratings.