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NightTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,420 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,420
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 51
Gots: 254 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 02-14-2014)
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fscottkey

New York

3.61/5  rDev -12.4%

A: [3.00] Dark color (like Coke when poured). Also pours a head similar to Coke. Large bubbles in the 2+ finger head. The head is khaki colored. The head recedes slowly leaving patchy lacing. The bottle has a born on date (Julian date = May 14)

S: [3.75] Really nice smell. Has the smell of fruits. I want to say tropical fruits but my eyes say dark fruits and my nose says tropical fruits.

T: [3.75] Slightly bitter on the front. Moves through some tropical flavors and sweetness and finishes with a sweet coffee taste.

M: [3.25] Slightly dry and tight. There is no biting in the carbonation it is the right level.

O: [3.50] This is a 8.2% beer but there is no taste or sense of alcohol. The 65 IBUs gives a little bitter on the tip of the tongue - but doesn't make the beer harsh. The smell and taste are nice. This is not just a dark colored IPA. There are some stout-esque characters on the finish like the hint of sweet coffee.

08-18-2014 01:45:06 | More by fscottkey
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -14.3%

Had this since spring but couldn't find a good time to crack it. Finally a cold rainy nasty day... well night.

Porus a darker colored creamy frothy 1 finger head that fades pretty slowly, decent lined lacing, nice frothy head and lacing, super dark beer with a bit of murky brown light sneaking through.

Nose is very strong, aromates the room, yes that's a new word... big hops, not as spicy piney as I expected though, more floral and fruity, some orange peel citrus, little tangerine even, mild earthy piney notes that are more background, and touches of a tropical fruit note. Then into dark malts, a little roast and cocoa, fluffy nougat, little caramel, some nice candy bar notes, and a little chocolate covered orange. The aromas clash a bit but blend better than I expected for this style. Just a touch of booze.

Taste starts with creamy malts, rich dark malts that quickly flash into booze, strong alcoholic and slight phenolic booze, much stronger than I expected. getting through that I get into hops again, lots of floral grassy hops out front, but then into a big bitter pithy rindy, a little citrus note but big spicy bitterness like I bit into orange rind covered in spicy hop pellets. Super bitterness cuts in, astringent and mouth numbing bitterness, I guess which is why I should fear the dark? The smooth creamy malts come back with a creamy and fluffy nougat, a little cocoa and roast, bitter acrid roast with the super bitter astringent hops bring this no-mans-land feel in my mouth. Finish brings more orange, big orange peel and zest, with some phenolic booze again, quite bitter but doesn't smash the mouth with bitterness as I expected, it's actually a bit less bitter than the back end of the taste, and a little sticky dark malt lingering.

Mouth is a bit thin feeling despite a bit creamy and fluffy, it's weird, although quite a bit of carbonation, perhaps too much it's a bit distracting, and phenolic warming booze.

Overall mixed bag and kinda meh, hard to drink this for sure, between the huge bitterness of the astringent rindy hops and the acrid roasted malt (which isn't very strong but it's there), and the phenolic booze kick in the pants, and the thin feel, those unhappy flavors way outnumber the decent ones. Nose was pretty nice though.

08-14-2014 00:30:52 | More by jlindros
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-22-2014 03:19:12 | More by Stinger80OH
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Soto

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-22-2014 02:50:45 | More by Soto
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Beersnob46

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-22-2014 01:37:15 | More by Beersnob46
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mre4b

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-21-2014 23:40:55 | More by mre4b
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Acronin3

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

08-21-2014 23:39:22 | More by Acronin3
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-21-2014 23:16:10 | More by VeganUndead
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jemarent

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-21-2014 17:35:49 | More by jemarent
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SFC21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-21-2014 04:52:27 | More by SFC21
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-21-2014 04:39:01 | More by alex_hart
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dheldman

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9%

08-21-2014 01:15:08 | More by dheldman
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-20-2014 20:40:55 | More by jplopez21
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-20-2014 14:04:18 | More by Rhf9120
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B_B

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-20-2014 05:28:11 | More by B_B
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Lunny777

Indiana

4.16/5  rDev +1%

08-20-2014 02:07:44 | More by Lunny777
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dagubna

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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HopsSlayer

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%

08-20-2014 00:10:44 | More by HopsSlayer
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navband

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -15%

08-19-2014 23:09:51 | More by navband
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IRISHFAN951

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-19-2014 21:55:09 | More by IRISHFAN951
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reaganrvltn

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -15%

08-19-2014 20:54:30 | More by reaganrvltn
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Nbdreher


4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-19-2014 17:16:51 | More by Nbdreher
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thufflife

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-19-2014 15:03:31 | More by thufflife
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Hophazzard

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-19-2014 13:03:49 | More by Hophazzard
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ToshiroS

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-19-2014 04:59:05 | More by ToshiroS
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NightTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,420 ratings.