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Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Hairy Eyeball AleHairy Eyeball Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
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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3.52/5  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.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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2.24/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

The is the most overly malty ale I have ever had and I'm a fan of Lagunitas. It's way off in balance and I've tried it 3 times thinking I got an older bottle, it's under carbonated and just to dang sweet. It's just not a good beer for them and others are rating it because it's Lagunitas and not what it should be rated at. Sorry it's just not that good.

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