Sunday, January 4, 2015

Lagunitas The Hairy Eyeball Ale

This is a 9.1% ABV ale from the Lagunitas Brewing Company of Petaluma, California. It says it is a perihelial release (the point in a solar orbit where an orbiting body is closest to the sun). If you read the label story, it seems to imply this beer will give you the mother of all hangovers.  I'm not sure why that would be a selling point.

The beer pours ruby and brown in color. There is a short head of light tan foam. The aroma is tangy fruit, cherries, brown sugar, caramel, woody. The taste follows the aromas, lots of sugars, roasted, but also tangy and fruity. The beer drinks smooth and round, but with a tingle of carbonation. The finish is dry and lightly to moderately bitter. This is one of those beers where I feel a bit bad that I have so little to say about it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it, but it just doesn't inspire me to say much about it.

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