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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

2,232 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,232
Reviews: 896
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 49
Gots: 242 | 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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Photo of tbryan5
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hozat
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hilary_ann_R
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ckessler222
4.88/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent strong ale. Well balanced with a sweetness coming from both malt and yeast. Potentially dangerous.

Photo of einman
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LukeK
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bisco42
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a bomber into a mug, chilled. Was good, very good, but could have been a little stronger in my opinion. Some flavors were mute.

Photo of bundy462
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jordanmtate
4.8/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very good strong ale! Great!

Photo of 1KEVIN1
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jakkusu90
4.71/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Malty malty malty. With a roasted finish. Smell and taste caramel. Copper in color with a light off-white head, which fades quickly.

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my teku glass.

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of warpig372
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dabrochu
4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lots of malt and kind of sweet.

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

Photo of arvidkoval
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks deep amber, but not quite red. Smells chocolatey? What the fuck? Some sweet malt. Not at all what I was expecting. The taste is caramel, some more of that chocolate, maybe a faint resemblance of hops on the aftertaste. Nice creamy mouthfeel, Yum!

Photo of sbangs
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a chalice, color is darker amber to brown, head is tan, dense, thick, small bubbles, some nice lacing and a lingering 1/8 inch.

Smell is smoooooth malt, light toast, light toffee, light bread, wonderful; hops are present, but subtle, light grass flavor.

Taste is also smooth, no booziness, flavors are malt, but not overly sweet. Main flavors are toffee, bread, toast; hops are more amplified in the mouth, but still clean, grassy, not overpowering. this is an amazing taste quality at 9+% abv.

Mouthfeel is exceptional, very balanced, not lingering sweetness that is cloying, solid clean bitterness to cap of the tasting.

Overall, an exceptionally smooth, full flavored ale that is deceiving in its strength. Great pick for the coldest day of the year.

Photo of Neil_Pfeifer
2.96/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Smell is good not a huge fan of the taste.

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

Photo of ILuvBeer
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJNAPS
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A little sweet,but very good beer

Photo of deweese
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,232 ratings.