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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

2,332 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,332
Reviews: 919
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 52
Gots: 290 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-12-2002

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Photo of GAMB1T
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of darkksith
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the best American Strong Ale I have had yet. Wish I could find it in a 6-pack instead of on tap.

Photo of Hopportunistic
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SpanishUnicorn
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shredder83
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Exeter
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kylo76
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MC-beerman
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave1999
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zbodnar1
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 2/26/15. Comes in a single 22 ounce bottle with a nice painted on label, as all of their brew have. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 20 ounce French Jelly handled-glass stein.

Pours a pretty mahogany brown in color with about a 1-finger foamy beige head. A good amount of sticky lacing is seen when sipped that sticks to the glass. The aroma is of burnt brown sugar for the most part. The taste is pretty much the same actually with some roasted malts also with some spice. You really don't taste the alcohol in it. It will hit you after awhile though. Goes down pretty easy but is more of a sipper kind of brew then say, a chugging for sure. Not really much of a bitter or harsh aftertaste, or is the brew talking? ;) Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. You aren't drinking more than one of these at a sitting at all Overall, I liked it.

Photo of Markyd02
3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of anon
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jbowmann
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of montesown
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Just an ok beer - nothing really special.

Photo of ssgunbond
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bigdoc91
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CTJman
3.17/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bmeGT
2.98/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not my cup of tea. So take my review with a grain of salt. Tasted metallic and too boozy.

Photo of derkfromwi
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hairy Eyeball pours a dark amber color with a large lacing head. There is a sweet, marshmellow like aroma. The taste is also sweet, nice malty backbone with sweet dry fruit flavors. Great body great flavors. Overall a great drinkable complex beer.

Photo of TheKitsch
3.26/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wrigfen
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,332 ratings.