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Lagunitas The Hairy Eyeball Ale

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 1243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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"Here’s Lookin’ Atcha’!"

Laying there, staring up at the ceiling, head pounding, last night was a dim recollection. How did he get home? Was he alone? Looking to the left and right, the answer was yes, maybe. His head was full of ’rag water, bitters, and the blue ruin’.His teeth felt like he’d been chewing aluminum and his breath smelled like a burning tractor tire. There was a wrenching knot somewhere between his liver and East St. Louis and he couldn’t be sure whether or not he’d wet himself. A yellow sine wave rang in his ears so loud nit made his teeth itch and he was sure that if he touched his skin anywhere it would induce a rhythmic retching jag. Even in the face of all that, he found himself smiling at the realization that today represented the fresh breast of a new year- an undiscovered country- and also there was still one warm, half-full, flat redolent Hairy Eyeball on the nightstand. Yes-there is a God.
2013 vintage - 9.4% abv


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaymobrown (1693) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
First off a great leather color. Though there isn’t much nose. A caramel, mild hops, and malt profile.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1943) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Very tasty. Strong malty flavours, with spicy notes. Alcohol is noticeable. Viscous.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (178) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2014
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, with hints of brown sugar, caramel, raisin, biscuit, and maple. Taste/Palate: sweet; finishes slightly astringent and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
julesjis (150) - Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Poured from a 22. Aroma is boozy (whiskey) and brown sugar. Flavor is bitter and astringent with a definite bite to it. There is some subtle sweetness in the flavor, almost like a bit of a butterscotch.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
olr1984 (1138) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2014
22oz bottle that only cost $4? pours a dark amber/brown with a tan head. malt dried fruit and bread taste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardaxe (266) - - DEC 17, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter. Amber to brown color with moderate head that dissipated quickly. Pleasant aroma with more hops than I expected. Flavor was solid. Loads of raisin and malt. There were some hops there to balance but not nearly enough. You could find then if you looked for then but the sweetness was overwhelming. By the time I finished u was struggling a bit. Still a good brew and the first sips were excellent, just don't drink it by yourself because it tires very quick

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1107) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
From bomber to tulip. Smell of burnt caramel, banana and alcohol. Sweet malt as well. Beautiful mahogany with full brown head that remains as wispy clouds across the top. Taste is chewy malt, cherry, moderate alcohol burn and sweetness lingering on the lips. Slight cola and freshly served mini-loaf of bread.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2836) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/7/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, light chocolate, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, light chocolate, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy hop/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, light chocolate, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, dark fruits, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome American strong ale style! All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malts, dark fruits, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
screigh (472) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Pour the color of a dark iced tea. Very thin off-white head. Malty and dark fruit aroma. Creamy mouth feel. Sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badpuppy69 (262) - orange, California, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Pours a dark amber with a nice creamy head. Aroma is roasted malt some chocolate and some dark fruits. Taste follows the aroma accept more pronounced in the taste. Nice malty yummy beer Medium mouth feel. Super easy to drink and very tasty!


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