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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

2,247 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,247
Reviews: 900
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 51
Gots: 255 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-12-2002

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 22 into a pint glass. This is a big dark malty beast, should have expected as much from Lagunitas's winter ale. A bit syrupy, little to no head, dark brown color. Very nice toasty caramel malt smell, creamy mouthfeel, but a little too much umami/soy sauce for my liking in the aftertaste. The taste is very fruity/biting though, reminds me of Ninkasi Total Domination IPA that way, with the combo of a little grapefruit-like tang and dark umami malt. Overall a good brew, but not really my favorite style.

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A: Pours a deep ruby color, looks like a stout at first, but turns into a reddish looking ale.

S: Bitter and sweet but not a big bitter beer.

T: Fruits, sweet malts, and bitter herbal hops blend well together with notes of grape juice, apple juice, tobacco, caramel, chocolate. It's like an IPA and Stout in one beer. As the beer warms it feels like a light imperial stout.

Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,247 ratings.