Lagunitas Brewing 'The Hairy Eyeball'

Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball ale 1
Lagunitas Brewing 'The Hairy Eyeball' Ale. 9.1% abv. 56 IBU. Toffee brown color. Finger of tan head that falls to a sustaining collar. Good retention, moderate lace. Nose of roasted dark malt, earthy hops. Front taste of sweet malt, brown sugar, earthy bitter hops. Aftertaste is bitter, toasty, alcoholic. Medium body. Mouthfeel is hot, thick, slightly sticky, foamy from the lingering carb.

This is an excellent beer, an American strong ale that delivers a high malt taste, some rich sweet notes, and a boozy bite that is hidden at first. Get this on tap when you can, and have a couple of bombers in the fridge the rest of the time. Highly recommended.

From the brewery:

"A roasty, toasty, malty, hangover-halting beer. Especially formulated for when you wake up feelin’ like you need to shave your eyeballs to see the new day."

"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 blue ruin! His teeth felt like he'd been chewing aluminum and his breath smelled like a burning tractor tire. There was 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 it made his teeth ache and he wassurethat 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 thresh breath of a new year- an undiscovered country - and also that there was still one warm, half-full, flat, redolent Hairy Eyeball on the nightstand. yes - there is a God."

[source: bottle]

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