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Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,927 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,927
Reviews: 846
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 34
Gots: 104 | 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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MastaShonuf

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-06-2013 14:32:06 | More by MastaShonuf
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Drunkenass

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-06-2013 06:27:34 | More by Drunkenass
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-05-2013 03:27:44 | More by WOLFGANG
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beerinNV

Nevada

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-03-2013 01:56:32 | More by beerinNV
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-30-2013 18:00:31 | More by JamLand
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-28-2013 16:01:24 | More by csfcmitchell
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petermethot

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-26-2013 01:13:12 | More by petermethot
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-17-2013 23:17:53 | More by Kegatron
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-15-2013 10:30:07 | More by jaxon53
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-13-2013 21:43:43 | More by doremite
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-06-2013 23:47:28 | More by warnerry
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-04-2013 04:31:18 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-31-2013 03:13:15 | More by GuttaMane138
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%

I purchased this a Giant Beer Garden & Eatery in Linglestown, Pa, enjoyed chilled in a mug.

The color is deep garnet with bronze highlights, clarity is good with visible carbonation and thick cap of biege about 2 fingers depth with fine bead and copious lace. The smell is a mix of sweet and toasted malt with a caramel accent and light dried fruit ester from the yeast with mild pine fragrance of hops. The feel is great, sweet yet balanced by enough hops to keep it from seeming cloying or sugary. The carbonation level is spot on with a mild alcohol warmth and semi-dry finish.

The taste is great, lots of malt layers with subtle toast and an almost bready yeast underneath the slight fruitiness with a hint of dark sugar and a mild pepper-like taste up front which is a bit of alcohol taste yet there is a mild pine flavor which I am guessing is hop derived. The bitterness level seems to present itself more as it warms with a nice chewy malt flavor and slight dark caramel taste coming in later. The alcohol is very mild in the taste..I only noticed it halfway into the bomber, but it enhances the flavor I am sure since there is a fresh raisin-like element that adds to the light roasted malt flavors. I would drink this again for sure since the value for such a quality beer at a great price is usually a no-brainer. I consider this one of the better strong brown ales I have had recently.

05-25-2013 22:41:02 | More by Slatetank
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beagle75

Iowa

3.35/5  rDev -12.3%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Clear, dark amber color with less than one finger of diminishing light beige foam head. Light spotty lacing remains on the glass.

S: Mild and malt-focused, with some well-behaved caramel and complementary husky grain. A fine thread of wintergreen, seeming equally authentic and artificial, is also detected while the beer is still rather cold. Coconut slowly emerges as it warms. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins very off-dry, with mostly dark crystal malt up front. Molasses is more heavily represented than unrefined grain, although the tendency is not extreme. Acidity is strong into the middle where some medicinal bitterness develops. Malt turns more toward the brown during the second act. The finish is surprisingly short, drying, with the earlier bitterness lingering in a pure--but not particularly appealing--form. No alcohol is detected.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, acidic at times but also fairly wet on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer follows the blueprint for a very ordinary American strong ale, but does so effectively. It exhibits some semblance of balance, with hops and malt each evident to some degree. That said, it is the malt influence that is most appealing and memorable.

05-23-2013 18:28:47 | More by beagle75
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Topher78

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-23-2013 17:44:21 | More by Topher78
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visionaries

California

2.75/5  rDev -28%

05-23-2013 17:10:37 | More by visionaries
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-22-2013 16:04:19 | More by InspectorBob
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-18-2013 03:00:31 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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lpayette

Vermont

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-11-2013 01:54:36 | More by lpayette
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jkane101

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-10-2013 01:17:32 | More by jkane101
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-02-2013 19:58:57 | More by TripelMark
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LSx

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-25-2013 04:33:04 | More by LSx
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ericdupont

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-21-2013 04:43:46 | More by ericdupont
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jreindl

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2013 06:46:43 | More by jreindl
Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,927 ratings.