Monday, February 28, 2011

Lagunitas Brewing Company - The Hairy Eyeball Ale

Purchased From: Harvest Fine Wines & Spirits
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a snifter

The Hairy Eyeball from Lagunitas is a bold California-inspired American Strong Ale. It pours a deep glowing ruby with a dark body and a massive creamy head in a medium tan. The nose is sweet with dark fruits. It's sugary with a cellary must and hints of crisp hops.

The dark fruit sweetness is prominent with some caramelized sugars. There's a bit of heat, but the beer seems to cool down in a spicy dip on the mid-palate. The finish is earthy with barely a trace of the beer's considerable alcohol in the aftermath.
Final Verdict: B+

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