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Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Hairy Eyeball AleHairy Eyeball Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,806 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1806
Reviews: 837
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%


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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BastardKing24

Oregon

3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby brown with a 2 finger free range chicken eggshell colored head (weird name for a color but yeah, its an offwhite tan like color. Lacing persists well.

Smell is sort of muted leading me to think this is maybe 6 months old or more. I am betting the alc % will keep this from spoiling though. I get a deep brown sugar and prune note from it. I have had this before, fresh, and this is a bit different. Not alot of hop smell, but more of a toasty caramel likeness.

Taste has lost a bit of depth, so this is indeed old. Still it tastes clean but it's got some dark fruit qualities and brown sugar. I am liking the aged profile as its not like some of the other intense beers Lagunitas puts out. Fresh, it has a more pronounced bitterness and zestiness.

Feel is great, its still well carbed and has a light to medium feel to it for the abv.

Overall I am ranking this based on how this seems to have aged, as well as what I remember it tastes like fresh.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 00:42:32 | More by BastardKing24
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ChimRichels

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pretty clear, but also pretty dark. I can just barely see through the glass. Body is a deep brown, hints of maroon/ruby. Beige head is a good two fingers that leaves a good coat of lacing all the way to to the bottom.

S - Definitely malt-forward. Brown sugar and caramel are prominent, as well as some sweet fruits. Sweetened dried cherries come to mind, as well as raisins or dates.

T - Not as sweet as I was expecting from the nose as a lot more of the toasted grain and biscuit flavors are more assertive. The brown sugar is still there, providing a touch of sweetness. Hop presence takes backseat, with just a touch of resinous bitterness on the finish.

M - Body is pretty medium, although I would say it is leaning toward viscous. Carbonation mild and sufficient.

O - I like this beer a lot, it is a refreshing change of pace from the hop monsters I have been pounding down as of late. It reminds me a lot of an English-style Barleywine, just tuned down a notch.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 01:48:52 | More by ChimRichels
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JCarey

Delaware

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reddish brown clear with single finger tan head. Moderate lacing.

Sweet, brown sugar, dark fruit, up front malty aroma.

Sweeter than the aroma, the hops balance it out nicely. A bit of Vodka-like dryness on the backend. More exotic, dark fruits, figs, dates, prunes. Great malty tones. Toasted pumpernickel bread with some butter and sweet dark fruit marmalade.

Medium-heavy, moderately carbonated brew. It stays with you for a long time, and isn't so overly bitter that you have to nurse it, but not so dry that you have to come back too soon.

Overall an outstanding Perennial Release from Lagunitas that adds some much needed variety to their landscape of brews. I'd buy it again if they release it next year, but once is enough for now.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 19:31:20 | More by JCarey
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The Hairy Eyeball... in my snifter, cellar temperature.

This one has a two-finger off-white head and a clear, beautiful burgundy body.

It smells like tart dark fruits. Prunes and cherries, maybe. Also a subtle mango or pineapple thing going on. There might be a bit of slightly citric, earthy hops buried in the aroma, and it smells just a little like brandy. A hint of molasses? It's kind of hard for me to describe in full, but... it smells good. That's what matters.

The taste is quite fruity. The dark fruits - those same prunes and cherries - hit first. I get this earthy, hoppy breadiness moving toward the finish, but the aftertaste eventually turns to a dry, moderately bitter hoppiness with accents of brighter fruits. It makes me think of orange peel and... cranberries, believe it or not. It's that kind of bright, zesty, but drying fruitiness.

This stuff has a great feel to it. It's thick and syrupy! And the understated carbonation feels perfect for it.

While on the surface this beer seems to be malt-forward, it has an unmistakable Lagunitas-style hoppiness that all the brewery's beers seem to be endowed with. This is a complex, unique, and delicious amalgamation of hoppiness and maltiness. It's like some twisted cross between a Belgian strong dark ale, an American barleywine, and a double ipa. Outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 18:48:09 | More by Kuaff
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a goblet. This dark ale is a reddish brown color, not quite opaque but dark, with ample tan head. Aroma is dominated by malty toffee notes, with a light fruitiness like apples, a hint of chocolate brownie, and some hop resins that serve to offset the heavy sweetness. Unlike many Lagunitas brews where the hops lead the way, this is a dark malt bomb, rich and quite sweet, although the hops still lurk in there to provide a resinous bitterness. Tastes like burnt brown sugar, raisin cake and toffee, with these sweet baked flavors co-existing with a dark fruit undercurrent that evokes prunes and sourish cherry juice. I also get some herbal licorice root. Quite boozy as well, some fusels to help you remember that this is a big brew ... Pace yourself. Body is unexpectedly on the thin side but the sugars and hop resins do coat the mouth. Finish is long and lingering like most Lagunitas brews, with a fruity undercurrent like in the middle section hiding beneath burnt sugar and earthy bitter hops. Gives me a decent buzz and the low level of carbonation enhances this problem. If I am forced to compare, I prefer Lagunitas' hop-centric offerings and the alcohol is aggressive, but I did sign up for this and it remains one of my favorite winter ales. Put this shit in those casks around St. Bernard dogs' necks, damn the spirits.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 02:43:58 | More by CalgaryFMC
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter

A: Barely any head but it has a nice foamy collar with a slight haze of bubbles on the top. Interesting deep brown color with a nice amber tinge to it. It looks opaque but at certain angles and in good light you can see through it with some beautiful shades of color.

S: Smells very good. Lots of fruitcake, raisins, and like rum/brandy soaked pineapple upside down cake. Sweet malts running quietly throughout. Out comes a very interesting sweet smell that I can't really place when you swirl it. There is a nice bit of figs in there as well.

T: Lots of raisins and sweet malts. You get notes of caramel and toffee. All the classic old ale notes.

M: It is quite thin, which detracts from the taste and flavor. Almost no coarseness or prickliness. Actually, it is surprisingly creamy.

O: The mouthfeel really hurts this beer. You get a quick look at the flavors but then they are gone just like that.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 02:49:57 | More by gillagorilla
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

In the world where brandy flavor meets ale, that's where the Hairy Eyeball lives. Shying slightly from the hop-forward taste of most American Strong Ales, Lagunitas prefers more English flavor with a complex malt backbone and a few of those intangible savory "Olde Ale" notes.

The ale kicks off with a highly frothy pour. A slow separation occurs as the dense foam cap pulls patiently away from the bready body beneath. Its russet brown body is given a mysterious and masculine color because of the hazy veil that the lightly filtered ale projects. Its strong retention leads to a host of lacing patterns that's left behind on the glass.

Its malty-rich aromas calls all the sweet tooth's out there with heavy toffee, molasses, buckwheat honey and nutty brittle. A mix of vinous and dark, stone fruits give a hint of sherry and brandy to richer and earthier sweetnesses of date, apple, fig, plumb, prune and raisin. Herbal and piney hops offer a tepid balance to the sweetness but never attempts to match its intensity.

Bready-sweet throughout, the beer greets the palate with a sense of rum cake, coffee cake and fruit cake as the malty-rich taste saturates the taste buds with the same molasses, toffee and honey flavors of the nose. But a toasty, nutty and "cake-like" tone sheds light on mild coffee and chocolate tastes that lurk closely behind. As the ale develops mild tartness, its alcohol turns sherry-like with drunken grapes, cherries and apples; along with a pleasant vinous acidity. There's just enough resinous hop bite to keep the beer from cloying though its bitterness is simply a prop.

Full bodied without question, the beer's moderate carbonation allows the malt richness to lay weightily on the tongue for full saturation of sweetness. Its creaminess is slow to dissolve and the ale lumbers toward a malty-sweet finish and a long linger of toffee, fruit and alcohol spice.

The Hairy Eyeball is a highly decadent ale that doesn't simply pair well with cake desserts, it serves to replace them altogether. Accompaniments of stilton, dried fruit and assorted nuts would make for the most divine closure to any premium dinner.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 17:25:49 | More by BEERchitect
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BoldRulerVermont

Vermont

3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a snifter glass.
Pours a dark cloudy color.
Smell was not very strong. Rather hard to pick out the aromas as a matter of fact.
Taste was interesting, some alcohol forward, some spice, bit of hops and strong malt backbone.
Overall, I found the beer to be enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 14:49:41 | More by BoldRulerVermont
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PBrady12

Georgia

3.09/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a dark clear mahogany. Good head and lacing.

Aroma was slightly boozy with dark fruit and rich malt. It's actually pretty nice.

The taste was little sporadic. Dark fruit; raisins mostly. A spicy hoppiness with a decent bitterness.

This beer kind of feels like it doesn't know what it wants to be. Wouldn't purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 04:53:52 | More by PBrady12
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber to Sam Smith nonic - first time trying this one, I always seem to miss it every release.

A: Dark mahogany body, uber-clear. Lots of off-white head and tons of lace, very attractive.

S: Tons of malt; bready, nutty, a little toasty, somewhat sweet. Fruity yeast esters, suggestions of honey in the layers of dark crystal malt. Buried under there is some toffee, with hints of herbal hops though these are really subdued.

T: Malty and bready, slightly toasted crystal malt...very nutty too, with a dusting of dry partially-sweetened cocoa. A bit fruity too with a faint alcohol presence. Some dark fruit peeks through as well...just malty as all get out.

MF: Creamy, sweeter full body.

O: Imperial Brown Ale maybe? Its a malt-lovers dream, and very well crafted. A bomber of this was a little much for my palate, personally, but I can respect this brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 13:52:48 | More by Scotchboy
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timmy2b

New York

2.48/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Nice Dark Copper/Amber color with a very small amount of head. A little bit lingered around the edges of the glass as I drank.
Very malty/boozy scent from the glass
Malty, Boozy flavor with a lot of boozy bitterness in the aftertaste.
Left a flavor in my mouth that was not bitter, but not a good bitter. The boozy flavor stays long after each sip.
Overall I personally am not a fan of this one and will not be seeking another for some time.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 01:22:54 | More by timmy2b
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lochef81

Michigan

3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first dissapointment from Lagunitas. This ale pours a gorgeous amber brown color with a generous white head that lasts throughout the pour. The aroma is malty, herbaceous, and boozy. It sips thicker than expected. Medium to full bodied. Definitely coats the mouth. The flavor is very malty and almost cloyingly sweet. There is an awful lot of booze bite to this one and little to no hop presence at at all to balance the alcohol and malt. Not a bad beer by any means but not what I have come to expect from one of my favorite breweries.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 03:36:08 | More by lochef81
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KomodoDragon

Virginia

3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Clear copper, small head, little activity.

S - First off, there is a clear alcohol smell which is complemented with roasting marshmellows, espresso and some herbal scents

T - Tacky, malty, quite thick and dry on the finish. This is heavy and scotch like, even with a burning on the swallow. Some roasted grain and some anise and root beer hints. In combination, what one might expect a burnt caramel pie might tastelike.

M - Full bodied - with the flavors, not the carbonation on the forefront.

Nice, full bodied, scotch like brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 04:38:11 | More by KomodoDragon
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SportsandJorts

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: deep blood red garnet color. good clarity for its dark color. two fingers of a khaki head that leaves behind a good lacing.

Smell: huge sweetness. some type of amber sugar that gives off sweet dark fruits. lots of caramel malts. very sweet. i expected a bit more bitterness to back this up

Taste: opens up with a malty backbone. caramel sweet malts and a biscuity/bready base. sweet dark fruits. ends with the slightest hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium body. fairly sticky and ends sweet. slight warming

Overall: I like the sweet taste of this beer, i just feel it needs a bit more balance. I expected a fairly larger hoppiness coming from lagunitas and was slightly disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 01:15:19 | More by SportsandJorts
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mpedara429

Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured out a clear, reddish brown color. Almost a very dark copper. One finger of khaki head.

S: Light scents of fruit and nuts. There was a big biscuit and caramel malt backbone. Boozy scent is also present.

T: Bitter hops showing up as a surprise. Much hopper than expected. The rest plays along well to the nose.

M: Medium heavy body that is creamy. Medium carbonation.

O: The hops were a little too bitter/tannic for my tastes but not unbearable. The hops also compensated for for the common sweetness found in the style. Take the good with the bad. Not likely that I will get this again, but definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 23:54:29 | More by mpedara429
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Nugganooch

California

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber to my FW snifter glass – 2013 release
*Notes taken on 01/10/14

A: Dense auburn color with some light thinning towards the edges. Thick finger plus of khaki tan suds settles on top and is virtually immoveable. Some sticky cotton like webbed lace clings to the glass after each sip.

S: Smells of piney hops, caramel malts, bread, dried dark fruits, and some alcohol spice. There is a faint brown sugar sweetness all throughout and a trailer of some light earthy minerals. Nice and malty aromas with a decent hop presence.

T: Bready malts with dried fruits like prune, raisin, and fig transition to a soft toffee sweetness and a moderate light bitterness with some very well disguised alcohol. Not as piney as the nose suggests with more spice notes coming through and a touch of citrus peel underneath.

M: Moderate to heavier filling body with a very smooth consistent carbonation and light drying at the finish. A touch watery and thin at times. Pretty clean end results.

D: A pretty nice malt forward beer on the cheap but not a favorite from Lagunitas. Fairly nice balance but not all that in depth. Would take Brown Sugga over this any day.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 22:21:18 | More by Nugganooch
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a clear dark brown/ruby red color with an inch tan head that sticked around a while. There's also a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar, nuts, and molasses. It tastes like dark fruit (raisins, plums, red grapes), caramel, nuts, grainy malt, toffee, molasses, and some light hops and booze. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit sticky, but also smooth and easy to drink. I liked this brew, but then I've liked most if not all of the Lagunitas beers I've had. $5.99 a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 23:10:38 | More by bluejacket74
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CHickman

New York

3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber: pours a clear red copper color with a tan 2 finger foamy head that had tons of bubbles in it and cascaded down like a Guinness poured from a tap and faded slowly, leaving good spotty lacing all over. Looks like a nut brown ale or typical strong ale, only the head was much more impressive.

Smells of caramel, malt, wheat, fruit like orange peel, brown sugar and booze; it smells sweet and malty and basically smells like it looks.

Malt bomb alert, the flavor jumps out with sweet malt, caramel, toffee, dark fruit like raisin, plum or date, some orange peel, herbal hops, toasted grains, woody or oaky notes, burnt wheat bread, brown sugar, peat moss, light spices and mild booze. It’s like an oak-aged old ale with a tremendous amount of malt flavor that is not too sweet and somehow keeps the booze minimized, and yet complex with some herbal notes that almost seem like hop spices or someone spilled Windex in the mash – drinkable and more so than it should be at 9.4%, but you need to be in a malt state of mind to enjoy this as I did tonight.

Mouthfeel is thick and chewy, with a medium to heavy body, mild carbonation and a bready sweetness that trails off with some spices and malty notes like caramel and whole grain crackers.

Overall a good beer that is nice to have once a year as it’s very complicated even though it’s malt dominant – the malt version of a DIPA that allows the malt bill to bring out different flavors and hide the ABV. This is the second bomber I drank this winter and both times I pretty much got wrecked from the bomber as the booze sneaks up on you, which is nice.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 21:04:43 | More by CHickman
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Julian date 312 3

A- Pours a light brown color with a 3/4 inch dark tan head that retains very well before eventually fading to a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a snowflake-like pattern behind.

S- Tones of vanilla, dark fruit, burnt sugar and some faint hops. Slightly boozy.

T- The alcohol is more apparent in the flavor as it rides above the sweet malt and vanilla. Still, as the palate acclimates, balance is somewhat achieved but what's left isn't much besides some dark fruit and caramel. Mild hop bitterness.

M- Slightly sticky with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- Why does it seem like everything Lagunitas does that isn't hop-forward is just OK? You could almost call them a one trick pony...but I won't cuz they're still awesome. This beer drinks easy enough but is just lacking character.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 00:21:25 | More by Immortale25
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at When Pigs Fly. In a snifter the beer was a dark brown color with a small tan head. There was no lace.

The aroma was caramel and fruit. There was a bit of booze also.

Nice taste. Raisins, caramel. Still a bit of booze. Minimal hops.

Smooth, sweet, easy drinking. You forget it's 9% ABV.

I could drink this a lot.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2014 16:51:55 | More by lordofthewiens
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rdilauro

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A dark golden hue poured slowly down a tilted glass with a lacy creamy head that slowly dissipated into the glass.
That was my first impression with this beer.. The nose to me was all malt, expecting a barley wine type, which I guess is similar to a strong American Ale
I could almost chew this beer, thats how big, large and round the mouthful was. I did pick up a bit of the alcohol, but fora 9+%, I would expect that
This one seems to just roll over your tongue and down your throat in a fashionable way. Enjoyable beer
Not for every day drinking, but perfect taking some nice sips while enjoying whatever you enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 03:02:37 | More by rdilauro
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark reddish brown with some foamy bubbles congregating along the edge of the glass.

There's an unmistakable combination of molasses and apple cider that dominates the nose. Some grainy sweetness and booze behind that.

Fruit notes are more complex as stone fruits and hints of citrus combine with apple flavors. Much sweeter than the nose. Hop bitterness is there. Boozy aftertaste.

Hot, sticky, sweet. From its head to its feet.

Very interesting strong ale and certainly worth the price. Just not the best from the folks in Chico.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 20:27:31 | More by TheMultiYeast
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours a clear deep, dark brown with a one finger off-white head. Not too great head retention but the lacing is quite impressive.

The aroma has this somewhat odd, overripe fruity/cheesy note that seems out of place. However underneath is caramel and toffee along with some roasted malt that is nice.

The burnt caramel is way more evident on the taste than in the aroma while the fruit takes a backseat. The rest of the flavors seem somewhat muted and the hop bitterness is there but not the hop flavor. I was hoping for a little more. There is quite a bit of sweetness with a very sticky finish and a hint of alcohol.

Overall, this beer falls short. It is a little too sweet and has a funky aroma, and not in a good way. I think I'll pass next time.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 02:45:23 | More by rangerred
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lagunitas Brewing Company - Hairy Eyeball Ale, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours a clear dark brown with a ruby complexion and a bubble head and bubbly spotty lacing.

Smell - Sweet malts and nuttiness. Dark fruits, plums and dates.

Taste - Fruity and nutty. Some malty sweetness. Hops at the end.

Mouthfeel - Heavy bodied with moderate carbonation. Malty sticky and a touch boozy but very good drinkability.

Overall - Pretty good strong ale, a real banger. It'll do.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 21:58:54 | More by JMScowcroft
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: burgundy/rusy body, finger khaki head
fine lacing

S: toffee, nuts, leather, tobacco, biscuit malt

T: semi-ripe fruit, leather, tobacco, smoky mild bitter finish

M: med mouth, firm oily/smooth balance

O: This LAG beer is quite approachable, not
as boozy many Strong Ales. Would get again.

VERY GOOD; GIVE IT A GO!

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 18:40:41 | More by BeerLover99
Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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