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RATINGS: 1316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3326) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle-i have been wanting to try this beer for years! it disappeared for many then came back a few years back in 6pks. I didnt want to spend the kind of money that the 6er was warranting at the time so i opted to wait even longer. Here we are over 10 yrs later after the time i wanted to try it and its now available in bombers for $5! SCORE! Pours very deep amber chestnut crimson hue with a small soapy eggshell head and no lacing. Nose is huge malts-mostly biscuty, caramel, maybe some brown sugar, toasted-very nice smelling! flavors are very much like the nose-huge malts here-very sweet, biscuty, sweet almost like a belgian dubbel without the nutty notes. Big amber and caramel malt tones here and even a touch of brown sugar. long finish full of dark fruits, spice and lite alcohol. fantastic ASA if you ask me with some belgian character to it. Why did i wait so long?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dukeandduke (118) - Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 2/4/15- Mo Dailey’s (Chicago) Draft - I like strong beers, and this draft beer was very strong and I enjoyed this offering a lot. The taste was unique and the beer was very smooth. I really enjoyed the flavor.I will seek out this offering and other Lagunitas beers down the road, and I look forward to my next Hairy Eyeball, well maybe not literally but definitely served by Lagunitas. Well done!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (768) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Sampled at Northgate Liqours tasting. This was an sweet and strong like most strong ales are. Alcohol was there, evident. The aroma and taste are nothing to write home about, but this is a case where it just works. Props also to Lagunitas for pricing bombers like they should be - about double a 12oz bottle. None of this 50 cents an ounce crap.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barreras (1174) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Pours a brown cola color with a sweet ripened fruit aroma. Taste is of mild molasses with a malty backbone. The alcohol content is hidden very well, amongst the soaked fruit and caramel flavors. Good clean aftertaste, lending itself to easy drinkability for the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (111) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2015
22 oz bomber. The color of a tarnished penny, beige head that fades away quickly. The aroma hints of caramel, maybe some dark fruit. Nice sweetness which I think hides the abv, which becomes noticeable rather quickly. Medium body, great creamy texture and soft carbonation, it finishes nicely. I like this beer a lot. Lagunitas opened a brewery in Chicago recently, but the label says Petaluma, Ca. And one last thing. The label calls it a "Perihelial Release." That word doesn’t come up in several online dictionaries, so maybe this is a once in a lifetime beer. Then buy one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barnacle_Ed (36) - Milpitas, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle at home. Reddish-brown with a thin layer of foam on top. Taste is malty and surprisingly (but not unpleasantly) sweet with hints of fruit. No taste of alcohol that I could pick up on. Nice lingering aftertaste. Quite good for the price point.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnoel09 (457) - Elk Grove, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Perihelial Release - 9.1%. Poured from the bomber into a shaker glass. Dark brown with some ruby highlights and a tan head. Malty aroma with a lot of dark fruit and some alcohol. Flavor has some nice toasty malt notes with some molasses sweetness, and some more complex dark fruit notes along with a touch of smoke. Fairly smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Not detecting the alcohol nearly as much as some other reviewers indicated. Typical Lagunitas deliciousness!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nsanders (682) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Tap at Pizza Luce. Red brown with a cream colored head and heavy lacing. Stong malt aroma, dry yeast, caramel and alcohol. Flavor has a light dry sweetness. Body is heavier with a creamy feel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vandc01 (164) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Poured from a bomber - don’t see any dating on the bottle. Aroma - very sweet. Red licorice-ish...very candy-ish. Appearance - dark copper red color. Very little head. Taste - well, the taste follows the aroma spot on. Very sweet taste. Palate - the sweetness does linger nicely....this is a very strong boozy beer. Overall - Lagunitas makes another good beer, this one is just something I couldn’t drink 2 of back to back....


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