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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

1,928 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,928
Reviews: 846
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 34
Gots: 107 | FT: 2
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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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%

I am continuing with my bottle purge and when a friend said that he wanted to come over and say goodbye before heading off to graduate school at U of FL, I decided to break out something big and hairy.

From the bottle: "Perihelial Release"; "Here's Lookin' Atcha!"; "Lagunitas Brewing Company wish you and yours all the best as together we enter the new year. Thanks for your trust and support and we'll keep an eye out for you!"; "91,400,000 miles"; "Laying there, starting up at the ceiling, head pounding last night was a dim recollection. How did he get home? Was he alone? Looking to the left and right, the answer was yes, maybe. His head was full of 'rag water, bitters and blue ruin'. His teeth felt like he'd been chewing aluminum and his breath smelled like a burning tractor tire. There was a wrenching knot somewhere between his liver and east St. Louis and he couldn't be sure whether or not he'd wet himself. A yellow sine wave rang in his ears so loud it made his teeth itch and he was sure that if he touched his skin anywhere it would induce a rhythmic retching jag. Even in the face of all that, he found himself smiling at the realization that today represented the fresh breast of a new year - an undiscovered country - and also that there was still one warm, half-full, half-flat redolent Hairy Eyeball on the nightstand. Yes - there is a God. Call us sometime! 1.707.769.4495. Cheers!"

My pour produced a brief finger of light-tan head that quickly fell to wisps. Nose was kind of boozy with a strong dried dark fruitiness, like prunes, raisins and dates. Color was a Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was medium. The first thing that I noticed after taking a sip was the intense fusel alcohol heat. The second thing was the extreme fruitiness and maltiness that came right behind it, reminiscent of a holiday fruitcake. Finish was warm, not outright hot, and incredibly fruity.

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Served from 20 or so oz. bottle into large beer glass which was frozen. Pours a great head, medium lacing. Appearance is very dark (the darker the better).. The first sip packs a wallop - strong alcohol content paired with a rich, creamy taste that keeps you sipping. There is a subtle hoppy background. Delicious to the last bubbly drop. So far this is my favorite beer of the few I've had. I would drink it over and over again. Very well done from Lagunitas. Overall, I would highly recommend this brew to anyone who enjoys the darker variety.

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Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,928 ratings.