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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

1,902 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,902
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 33
Gots: 100 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-12-2002)
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GeorgiaGirl93

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-09-2014 19:03:06 | More by GeorgiaGirl93
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Rave

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

06-08-2014 23:27:42 | More by Rave
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countrybat

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-07-2014 23:30:45 | More by countrybat
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Rborre321

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-06-2014 21:27:17 | More by Rborre321
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -21.5%

06-05-2014 22:09:16 | More by 100200300
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little_star

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-05-2014 01:31:11 | More by little_star
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Duffman79

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-03-2014 10:30:57 | More by Duffman79
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keithmurray

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - clear crimson/ruby red color with off white head

Smell - pine, caramel, honey, molasses

Taste - this tastes similar to Brown Shugga, but a bit more refined, brown sugar, pine, molasses, caramel, honey

Mouthfeel - full bodied, full carbonation, sticky, sweet upfront, bitterness in the finish

Overall - this is a good beer from Lagunitas. This is a more refined Brown Shugga with less sweetness and is less aggressively hopped. I'd personally love to see this available in 6 paks

Price Point - $4.99/22 oz bottle

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 00:36:21 | More by keithmurray
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KShophead

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-30-2014 02:13:52 | More by KShophead
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Mordath

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-25-2014 19:45:07 | More by Mordath
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timontheroad

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-25-2014 14:21:53 | More by timontheroad
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Sarmartay

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-24-2014 02:33:43 | More by Sarmartay
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Weisseguy1

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-24-2014 01:24:01 | More by Weisseguy1
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MacCherry

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a coppery brown with 2F cream head. Nice lacing all the way down. Smells strongly of caramel malt with some esters and a tease of vanilla. More sweet malt with very mild piney hops followed by medicinal tones and a very sweet finish. Some late tobacco and vanilla aftertaste. More syrupy feeling than I typically enjoy, but the correction for that would turn the medicinal tones astringent. It's no Arrogant Bastard, but very good nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 01:02:30 | More by MacCherry
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-23-2014 01:23:56 | More by SadMachine
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2ellas

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -21.5%

05-22-2014 22:18:04 | More by 2ellas
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morrowd3

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-21-2014 13:07:01 | More by morrowd3
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JOrtt

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-20-2014 03:10:36 | More by JOrtt
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Boca-X

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-20-2014 01:35:10 | More by Boca-X
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-18-2014 05:17:00 | More by mhaugo
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Oidmoe

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-17-2014 23:39:16 | More by Oidmoe
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brentk56

North Carolina

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

Appearance: Pours a clear russet brown color with an impressive head that delivers a few strands of lace

Smell: Caramel and spice cake aromatics

Taste: The caramel and spice cake flavors jut out to the front, with some piney hops building in the middle; tobacco flavors and some medicinal elements arrive after the swallow though the finish is overly sweet

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: The flavors don't integrate particularly well and the finish is a bit too sweet; not a bad beer but below the top echelon for the style

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 23:24:30 | More by brentk56
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ruckus232

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-17-2014 18:18:58 | More by ruckus232
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-11-2014 13:34:44 | More by ADTaber
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-10-2014 14:22:50 | More by Danielr26
Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,902 ratings.