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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

1,930 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,930
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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stonelis

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

This poured a deep dark red with a 2 finger head. Some fruity esters and very mild pine like hops. Very malty and sweet, kind of like a Dopplebock. Hint of raisins and brown sugar. This is tasty and easy to drink. I would seek out another one of these!

09-15-2010 19:28:01 | More by stonelis
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Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-11-2014 21:21:38 | More by Niceroad77
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jstewart1130

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-26-2011 02:32:59 | More by jstewart1130
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-05-2014 15:04:31 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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cvengeance

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-23-2014 01:06:45 | More by cvengeance
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OB1

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-22-2014 02:01:27 | More by OB1
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NooseJustice

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-18-2014 03:10:49 | More by NooseJustice
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TobyRoseman

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-02-2014 23:33:41 | More by TobyRoseman
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azdback

Arizona

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured into a pint glass. Deep dark orange red color. Head is about a finger of off white creamy goodness. The lace is quite sticky and hanging around in patches.

Smell is of floral and citrus hops. I also get some sweet malts. No alcohol at all, this being so high in ABV.

It has the same tastes that the smell gave. Sweet malts, almost molasses is taste. Hop is a bit orange in both sweetness and citrus in bitter. Kind of a caramel taste and some alcohol warming in the throat and belly.

The mouth is that of a barleywine. Sweet and rich to the end. I will even use silky to describe it.

The first couple of times I tried this I just drank it out of the bottle and I didn't like it that much. The strong taste of Belgium yeast was over powering. Not this time. It was poured into a glass and became a different beer. Quite enjoyable. If you get a chance to pick this one up... Do!! And don't sip it out of the bottle on a camping trip. Pour it out and let the beer do the talking.

04-06-2011 06:12:02 | More by azdback
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Zimm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-10-2013 20:24:11 | More by Zimm
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SargeC

Japan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Appearance: Deep amber brew with a dense tan head.

Smell: Malt, caramel, toffee, dark fruit alcohol and sugar.

Taste: Very subdued flavor that I did not expect. The malt rides alongside some sweet fruit flavors that remind me of mince pie. Slight alcohol bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. The brew is very dry throughout the flavor.

Drinkablity: Interesting and unique beer. Not as over the top as I expected.

02-19-2008 06:48:13 | More by SargeC
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

A - Deep ruby, slightly hazy with a very thin head.

S - Hops and alcohol present in the nose as well as sweet, tangy fruits and sugary malt.

T - Bitter with a Belgian yeast kick. Warming alcohol bite with faint carob aftertaste.

M - A nice smooth beer with a soft carbonation.

O - A good strong ale. Deeper flavors would have been nice but this is a solid brew.

06-04-2011 20:43:37 | More by BeerForMuscle
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t_carterb

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-10-2013 21:55:03 | More by t_carterb
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longisland1983

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-06-2014 16:11:22 | More by longisland1983
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Roger85

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-08-2014 04:36:26 | More by Roger85
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BeerOps

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-02-2014 23:54:27 | More by BeerOps
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-02-2013 04:01:31 | More by Sir_Goatman
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-11-2014 23:19:21 | More by SkinniePost
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Le_HopHead

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-05-2014 05:58:07 | More by Le_HopHead
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mds1101

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-08-2014 02:13:55 | More by mds1101
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jreindl

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2013 06:46:43 | More by jreindl
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Turbodog666

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-03-2012 22:59:38 | More by Turbodog666
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TwoBeers

Nevada

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-22-2014 03:20:09 | More by TwoBeers
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ponbon63

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-22-2011 20:46:33 | More by ponbon63
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-19-2013 14:14:46 | More by ahbithwabm
Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,930 ratings.