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Hairy Eyeball Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Hairy Eyeball AleHairy Eyeball Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,239 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,239
Reviews: 896
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 50
Gots: 248 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-12-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Brown with a little red when held up to the light. Off white thin head that dispersed quickly that left little lacing.

Caramel and dried fruit with a little hint of alcohol.

Taste is just like the smells, starts of sweet at the beginning, dried fruit in the middle and finishes thick on the tongue with a little alcohol burn.

Picked this up to finish off a mixed 6 pack and thought it was a good beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Minimal head after pouring into a wine glass. Just a ring a foam left after a couple sips, but a swirl brings out more.

Great aroma of raisins and molasses.

The beer shows it's big beer status in the taste. Thick syrupy malt gives way to a burnt creme brulee aftertaste.

Label show IBU's of 56.7 vs. Maximus of 72.41. The taste is no where near that close. Big use of malt hides the hops in this one.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep ruby red colored body. Half inch high light tan head stood a few minutes before shrinking. Moderate amount of carbonation can be seen slowly rising to the top. Leaves nice lace clumps.

Very sweet and bready initial aroma. This reminds me instantly of a freshly baked raisin bread. A very faint alcohol presenc blends with an equally faint floral hops oil.

Exceptional taste. A very strong plum flavor finishes with a burst of alcohol strength. A second sip shows a strong citrus flavor on the tip of the tongue. A very complex beer with a wide range of flavors.

Nice warming sensation in the back of the throat. Cabronation helps flavors shift on the tongue. Decent viscosity.

A worthy brew. This one is a great after dinner beer by itself. Such a wide range of flavors that this should appeal to anyone. Great winter release to warm the body on a cold night.

Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,239 ratings.