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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

1,929 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,929
Reviews: 846
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 35
Gots: 108 | 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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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
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DersOne

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-12-2013 00:52:02 | More by DersOne
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-12-2013 00:14:39 | More by King_KongDCO93
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-12-2013 00:04:05 | More by pirmannt1
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.39/5  rDev -11.3%

Pours a brilliant reddish brown color with a decent sized creamy off white head that shows moderate retention and a fair amount of lace. An almost artificial smelling fruity nose with lots of grape, cherry, and tangerine. Brown sugar, caramel and hints of yeast esters play supporting roles. Little to no hop aroma. The flavor is quite complex actually. Sweet and sugary up front mixed with grape dimetapp and a hint of wet cardboard. A hint of earthy hop flavor mixed with a bit of alcohol comes through next as do some quad like yeasty flavors. Lingering dark sugar drizzled cherries long after each sip. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. Odd brew for sure, it took me a bit to figure it out, and it was somewhat drinkable. Probably wouldn't seek out again, but glad to try it.

12-11-2013 23:57:40 | More by johnnnniee
Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,929 ratings.