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Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball Ale

Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball Ale

Rated 3.782 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Lagunitas Brewing Company

Petaluma, CA, United States

Style:  English Strong Ale

9% Alcohol by Volume

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Our New Year's release for the seasoned beer folks … Big, brown warmer with several varieties of crystal malt. No actual eyeballs were added during the brewing of this beer. Approx. Release – New Year's Day

ID: 190 Last updated 9 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank606
Overall Percentile98.7
Style Rank3 of 341
Style Percentile99.1
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.837
Weighted Score3.782
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • BRADPEAR 272 reviews
    rated 4.1 5 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 10

    Very fond of Lagunitas old pot sellers turned brewery....Hairy Eye Ball sigh me old girl the Injun Mexican and I she is 22 got just that when in public...a very good dark ale without the "dirt yeast" flavor of SA products. Rolls over big fot any day in me book, specially the day after. Up here in the north east corner of Kalifornia its the go to micro brew.

  • HANTRAN 452 reviews
    rated 4.0 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Some hops notes and ripe dark fruit in the nose and hints of roasted malt. Pours reddish deep copper with decent head. Mouth if full and sticky, carbonation spot on. Initially quite sweet but not cloying. Maybe its me but I think I taste some rye. Alcohol present but quite well masked for its power. Thick, fruity, not as hoppy as most Lags, but well balanced for a big beer, some fig or other dark ripe fruit notes. Goes down better than most big beers, which is just a bit scary.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Beer 8 of my 12 Beers of Christmas: Deep ruby brown pour with a tight short cream-colored head, some floaties, drapes of spotty lacing. Ripe fruits, caramel, alcohol aroma with light earthy hops and some nuts. Taste is boozy at first then mellows down to a caramelly sweet, nutty, slightly fruity brew. Big beer, nice and warming.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I was expecting more from this beer. It poured a dark red colour with brown edges and an ecru coloured head. Head didn't last long. Aroma was slight roast, some toffee, and plums. Flavour was chocolate, molasses, and caramel. Just could have been better.

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 3.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Good thing I started checking beers I've had before...I've had this beer quite a few times, but for some reason have never reviewed it. Dark cherry-ruby red. The head does not really last, but that is no matter. Smells of caramel, and, um, beer. I really wish my nose worked better than it does. The flavor consists of cherry cordial, alcohol, and bitter hops. The combination of flavors starts to point in the direction of cough syrup, but the mouthfeel just won't let that appraisal stand. The texture is great: full and smooth...almost creamy after swishing around on the tongue. I sip this beer and I think, WOW, this is really good, then a couple of seconds later, it makes me think of cough syrup, then a couple of seconds after that (and swallowing) I return to thinking that it is pretty good but the whole experience is diminished a bit. I can't believe I just wrote that horrendous run-on sentence. The finish is a bit too sticky and resiny. Not one of the finer offerings from LA-GOON-EE-TAS.

  • DOGFOODMAN 373 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Pours a dark reddish brown. flavor is a slightly rough malty, nutty with smokey points. This is a seasonal release and is worth the purchase if you happen to come across it.

  • CYBERCAT 9150 reviews
    rated 4.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a nice dark transparent coppery brown with a fairly thick pale tan head that dissipates slowly. Aroma is richly malty with an undertone of brown sugar and a hint of cloves. Lively flavor is malty and spicy, slightly sweet and slightly bitter, with a teensy alcohol bite. Texture is fizzy, tingly and edgy, dancing on the tongue and on the way down.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    This beer wasn't a bad beer but it wasn't Old Tom's either. I would describe this beer primarily as being a MALT BOMB! This beer really doesn't taste like a "English Strong Ale" -- it is closer to a Scottish Ale in my opinion.

  • THIRSTYONE 563 reviews
    rated 4.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    this also was fine beer from lagunitas. I liked it all, had nice color and aromas .It was good from top to bottom , shall recommend this beer too. so dont pass on this one , give it a try.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Aside from their Frank Zappa dedicated beers, this might just be my favorite offering from Lagunitas. The beer pours out a dark amber/copper color, with a nice creamy off white, 1" thick head. Body is clear with light carbonation present. Lacing left behind was really nice to look at (the wife even noticed). Aroma has some nice sweetness to it, with caramel and molasses taking center stage. Some dark fruits and rum raisins also seemed to show up. Flavor has a nice malt profile with tons of raisins/dark fruits, dark brown sugar, light earthy hops and a big dose of toffee. While "The Hairy Eyeball" might be one of the worst named beers ever, it’s quite delicious

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