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Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Hairy Eyeball AleHairy Eyeball Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,902 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,902
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 33
Gots: 100 | FT: 3
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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uberabr

California

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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Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,902 ratings.