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Hairy Eyeball Ale

Name – Hairy Eyeball Ale
Country – United States
Type – American Strong Ale

Appearance – Pours a mostly clear deep red color with a very thin off white head that leaves some lacing on the glass.

Smell – Quite a malty nose.  Sweet caramel can be picked up and a slight hop smell

Taste – Sweet caramel and malts up front with a bready like hop flavor.  There is a boozy bite at the end that gets strong as the beer warms up.

The winter offering from Lagunitas is one I missed last year.  I actually did not even find this at my local beer store but had to go to another branch south of me to actually find it.  Most American Strong Ales I have had are big and hoppy but this one has a lot more malt to it and sort of evens things out.  I enjoyed this quite a deal with a dinner I made of chopped steak sauteed with onions and hot peppers served inside a bell pepper half and drizzled with hot cheese sauce.  Great pairing and a really good beer.

Overall Grade – A

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  • Reply nate

    I had this one on Friday. Actually, I had two. This is really a diferent beer for Lagunitas. It grew on my by the end of the first. Def. a good winter warmer.

    February 17, 2010 at 4:36 pm
  • Reply Phil (the Ferm)

    Good beer, i missed it this year, but had it last. like Nate said it is sorta different for Lagunitas which makes it that much better!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm
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