The Hairy Eyeball | Lagunitas Brewing Company

The Hairy EyeballThe Hairy Eyeball
BA SCORE
3.84/5
2,756 Ratings
The Hairy EyeballThe Hairy Eyeball
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,329
Reviews:
975
Ratings:
2,756
pDev:
11.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
505
Trade:
2
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a dark amber color with a two finger white head. The head has a lighter level of retention, fading to give a light level of lacing.

Smell – The smell is a mix of dark fruits (fig and raisin), a bready smell, as well as some hop. While the hops were largely citrus in nature, there were other smells of a floral and pine hop as well.

Taste – A sweeter dark fruit and malt taste greet the tongue. A citrus hop which is on the sweeter side is upfront, but bitters more as the taste advances transitioning more toward a grapefruit flavor toward the end of the taste. With the change in the citrus hop there also comes the presence of a light pine and herbal hop flavor. In the end the mix of the hops , dark fruits, and the nice malt flavors leave a smoother and pleasant taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the creamier and smoother side with a carbonation level that was just below average. The creamy body was quite nice for the sweet dark fruit and lighter hops as it allowed all the flavors to really be detected by the tongue.

Overall –A nice easy drinking brew at 9% abv. It was creamy and smooth with all the flavors working in concert with one another to create a very nice flavor profile.

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The Hairy Eyeball from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 2,756 ratings
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