The Hairy Eyeball | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,754
Reviews:
973
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.4%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
504
For Trade:
2
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1/5  rDev -74.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from 2/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip.
Pours a dark red brown amber with a light tan head that dissipated to a thin film. Aroma of bready malt, dark fruit, sweet. Lots of flavor; malt, light and dark fruits, vanilla, but but somewhat subdued. Almost like a lightly flavored barley wine; subtle, but complex. Quite different. The thick, creamy body and pleasant overall taste are excellent. A second bottle had more assertive flavors. A great American strong ale.

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Photo of TheRealBigC
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For a strong ale, this is a massively sweet & creamy beer. Loads of caramel, toffee and other sticky sweets come through on the nose and tongue. It's slightly boozy, but not bad for a 9%. There is a slight hop bitterness there, although I imagine with time a bottle of this would turn out similar to their Olde Gnarlywine. Another solid entry from this brewery.

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Photo of jsanford
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dunno the vintage. 12oz bottle

Pours a very dark brown, almost like root beer. Thin off-white head settles to a nice ring and swirls of haze. Big, malt-forward aromas of brown sugar, caramel, toffee, booze, and some residual hop bitterness. Something like a cross between a Barleywine and a big Brown Ale. Taste is similarly malt-heavy, with more sweet toffee, brown sugar, and caramel, some roasted nuts, baked brown bread, and some slightly grassy hops. Very signature of a Lagunitas brew. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky, with a medium-full body and low carbonation. Overall a solid stab at a maltier beer from Lagunitas. While I enjoyed it, I doubt I'd pass up a Little Sumpin' Sumpin' for it.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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The Hairy Eyeball from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 2,754 ratings.
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