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Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,933 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,933
Reviews: 847
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 35
Gots: 111 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-14-2013 02:22:09 | More by buzzy
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Noonan425

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-14-2013 02:17:04 | More by Noonan425
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-14-2013 02:08:09 | More by Smarty_Pints
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irongator

Kansas

4.71/5  rDev +23.3%

drank at room temp. Bigtime alcohol presence. really no smell whatsoever. no hop presence. Lots of malt - malt and warm alcohol that burns your tongue. a little smoky taste to make me think of a cross between an Imperial stout and a doppelbock and a wee heavy. I will be drinking the hell out of this beer, every christmas!

12-14-2013 02:03:58 | More by irongator
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Rick778

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-14-2013 02:01:28 | More by Rick778
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elroacho

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-14-2013 00:06:57 | More by elroacho
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-13-2013 23:54:01 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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dar482

New York

3.24/5  rDev -15.2%

The beer comes in a copper brown color.

The aroma has sweet caramel, a woodiness, a bit of spice, maybe even some citrus.

The flavor is overwhelming of bitterness with a bit oaf rich deep dark caramel and toffee. The bitterness is of wood chips, wet tobacco, and some bite.

It has a nice full creamy mouthfeel.

Overly bitter and one note.

12-13-2013 13:17:19 | More by dar482
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-13-2013 11:03:23 | More by mrskunk
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-13-2013 09:08:57 | More by Kelp
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sloelco

California

3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-13-2013 08:58:46 | More by sloelco
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RHVC59

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-13-2013 07:25:38 | More by RHVC59
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-13-2013 03:38:48 | More by mychalg9
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QuentinCall

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -28%

12-13-2013 00:23:02 | More by QuentinCall
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-13-2013 00:21:58 | More by RMoeNay
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ajzy

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

12-12-2013 23:35:26 | More by ajzy
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MCain04

Illinois

3.51/5  rDev -8.1%

Been looking to try this for almost a year! 22 oz bottle, about 5 weeks fresh, poured into Vault Brewing Co tulip.

Pours a copper, brown opaque dark body, with a decent of head light cream color which sticks around a while with decent lacing.

I honestly can't smell much on this beer. Some pale spiced malts, a little nutty, but honestly not a whole lot. Not offensive, just not aromatic.

Taste is interesting... Malty spicy backbone, not a lot of hops, mildly bitter, alcohol is noticeable. Kind of bland to be honest.

Mouthfeel is a heavy medium, smooth, low-medium carbonation, sticky finish.

Overall, I wasn't impressed with this, was really hoping for it to be better. Drinkable but average.

12-12-2013 22:54:15 | More by MCain04
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Devi0us

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-12-2013 22:34:45 | More by Devi0us
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jlivings757

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

12-12-2013 19:17:50 | More by jlivings757
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blue-dream

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-12-2013 18:54:58 | More by blue-dream
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RobertJBeer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-12-2013 17:36:30 | More by RobertJBeer
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-12-2013 12:44:40 | More by Chevelle66
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

12-12-2013 07:18:33 | More by Rollzroyce21
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BKBassist

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-12-2013 04:11:31 | More by BKBassist
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ChiefHopHead

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-12-2013 03:25:25 | More by ChiefHopHead
Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,933 ratings.