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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

2,326 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,326
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 52
Gots: 288 | 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

No notes at this time.
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Photo of ajm5108
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Lots of raisin and some rum peach on the nose & the taste, a little boozey on the finish, nice medium bread maltiness to add some warmth.

Photo of danoble1
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dripa8
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Loganbrau
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had one that was a bit.... soy saucy. It is Lagunitas so I am definitely willing to try it again.

Photo of WoostaBia
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcruelty
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aight. It IS boozy though. Label says "perihelial release"-- not sure what that means.

perihelial: noun, plural perihelia [per-uh-hee-lee-uh, -heel-yuh]. Astronomy
1. the point in the orbit of a planet or comet at which it is nearest to the sun.

Still not entirely sure

Photo of paresis
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nhoelzen
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgiordano88
3.09/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SicemWT
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of charlesjwinkler
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jtransel
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iamleoromo
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drwatson32
4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GFD400
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nat1975
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phigg1102
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Deep mahogany color with a thin white cap. Caramel aroma with hints of apple and cherry. More caramel and apple with a nice hop finish. Medium to full bodied, bitterness lingers for awhile.

Photo of ZEB89
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pwlong19
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PVMT
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BobMessina
4.36/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lambpasty
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brewskifan55
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a plastic cup at Mardi Gras.

A: Opaque dark brown with a billowy mocha colored 2 finger head that lasts. Thick lacing.

S: Dark fruits slide in with cherries, caramel and molasses bringing up the rear.

T: Follows nose with a Strong Ale sweetness. Cherries and caramel lead the dance. A terrific sipper. Even better as it warms.

M: Medium to heavy with medium, chewy carbonation.

O: An eyeball opening sweetheart of a beer. Another great (and affordable) treat from Lagunitas.

Photo of jcanalia
4.8/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very good beer. I'm always happy to buy bombers of most Lagunitas products because of their reasonable pricing policy on those products.

Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,326 ratings.