NightTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,408
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 96
Gots: 699 | FT: 3
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Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: dwagner003 on 02-14-2014

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Ratings: 2,408 | Reviews: 382
Photo of jzlyo
4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Aroma is really dank/grassy hops with a hint of dark malts. The flavor is dank hops, dark malts, mild sweetness and a bitter/dryish finish. I paid either 5 or 6 dollars for a bomber of this, the best bang for the buck as far as beer I have ever bought.

Photo of Edman5P
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very delicious toasted malt and hoppy ale

Photo of thebeerprincess
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Superb. Overall great beer, not complaints.

Photo of THoff94
3.69/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tastes more like an IPA than I expected but it still has that stout after taste.

Photo of georgeaaron
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted like a dark IPA to me. Pretty good

Photo of Tilly
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brown ale? More like a stout. Pours a super dark brown with a full brown large head that leaves a nice lace on the glass.
Hops hit the noise straight off. Caramels, burnt sugars and toffee aromas.
Taste isn't a stout. Pitted fruit, burnt sugars, caramel and toffee.
Mouth feel is a sugary, bitter mess. Very nice!
Another great beer from Lagunita!

Photo of Lee_Hancock
2.5/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

did no like this beer

Photo of Tubs123
2.65/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Flat taste profile and was too sweet

Photo of osunum1fan1978
3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Almost tasted like a black ipa. Was pretty smooth overall.

Photo of damndirtyape
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, looks like from this year. Served in a milkshake pilsner glass.

Appearance: Mostly black, with some very dark ruby red tints when held up to the light. Nicely persistent 1/16" tan head with fine strands and big sheets of lacing noted. Nice looking beer.

Smell: An enticing blend of burnt sugars, dark fruits, bready malts, and citrus hops.

Taste: Very similar to the aroma - well blended sweetness and bitterness. I can taste caramel, toffee, burnt sugars, sweet bready pastry, bitter fruits, pine and citrus hops. The term hop fudge or a hop danish comes to mind.

Mouthfeel: Just right carbonation, smooth, nicely thick. Definitely sticky.

Overall / Drinkability: A very well done beer. Not a hop bomb, but very hoppy and perfectly balanced with an equal level of malt. The bitter and sweet flavors have their own presence and distinctive tastes, and I definitely get best of all those roasted malts and hops which is typical of a ABA. A pleasant slow sipper and I will finish off the whole bottle slowly over the course of an evening, and I know I'll be done. Well done Lagunitas - well done.

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
4.81/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First taste said porter, but second taste said no, dark ale. Color is dark red to black. Taste is warm and less malty than other Lagunitas brews. Aroma has a coffee tinge.

Photo of beergoot
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle label lists the ABV as 7.9%

Deep, dark mahogany colored body; thick, sticky head. Very spicy and pine-scented aroma. Roasted malt flavors; mild hint of chocolate; minty, spicy, very hoppy and bitter taste. Medium bodied; smooth on the palate.

Strong hop presence in the aroma and taste blends well with a relatively rich, smooth malt base. The beer delivers plenty of depth and complexity with a very nice balance between the grain and hop character. There is a strong creme de menthe feel here. All in all, a most enjoyable dark ale experience.

Photo of Beertsipper
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color when poured into pint glass. Aroma is wonderful. The highlight of this beer. Grapefruit, dark fruits, pine, orange pith. Taste is citrus, pine, some chocolate malt. Bitterness is also detected. Some dryness on the finish. Flavors become more pronounced as it warms. I'm usually not a fan of Lagunitas, especially their IPA's, but this was enjoyable.

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into pilsner glass. Jet black in color, with three fingers of rocky, fluffy, mocha-colored head that leaves spotty lacing and settles to a tiny cap. Head has almost no retention. The aroma is of pine, and the taste, in comparison, is of roasted malts and vanilla extract. Decent.

Photo of Libeertarian
4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Mostly black in appearance, but deep, dark cola brown near stem, where I can also make out chunks of something. Long lasting, thick, light-brown head. Aromas are dark roasted malts, pine, heavy grapefruit or oranges, and alcohol. Taste is mildly tart throughout, accentuating both the citric hop fruitiness and coffee-like malt roastiness in the back. A little piny and rindy as well, making for a lime-like flavor, especially in the finish, but not overpowering due to strength and balance of malts. And then spicy from the hops and perhaps also alcohol. Full-bodied and exceptionally smooth, with fine bubbles, though plenty of them. Nice and warm, almost tingly, and quite dry dry for minutes after each swallow. Paired well with a slice of chocolate cake with chocolate and caramel frosting.

Photo of ufellc
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nice mouthfeel that feels full bodied. Hoppy citrusy aroma that comes through on the front end and lasts. Good malty flavor.

Photo of Nigelzane
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Holding a bottle in my hand right now. Abv clearly states 7.9%. Not the 8.2 as advertised. For the taste and body I was hoping for more alcohol. Alas, it will pass

Photo of fisherbray
2.87/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Lagunitas is normally a very reliable brewery, but this one looked and smelled much better than it tasted.

Photo of Myotus
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours with half a fingers worth of off-white foam that dissipates into a single foam line within 10 seconds. Black in color with a brown tint. Has scattered, large white particles that can be seen floating around the edges and a plethora of them settled on the bottom. Has strong peppery aromas of rye and strong floral and piney hop aromas. Tastes how it smells except a hint (stretching it out there) of roasted malts can be found in addition to the mix. Mouth feel is light with mild carbonation. Leaves the mouth dry. Feels like your typical IPA.

Photo of Andrew041180
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed from the bottle, at probably warmer than ideal temperature.

Photo of captainkrad
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Awesome dark IPA. Just the right amount of malt and sweetness to compliment the intense hop complexity.

Photo of Chcshammonde
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid from Lagunitas! Hop-mango smell, with almost Stout look. What?

Photo of HunterSBeerson
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown, with a good sized tan head that fades relatively quickly. Leaves decent amount of lacing down the glass. Smell is mostly hops with a bit of a chocolaty undertone. Taste mirrors the smell, assertive hops and bitterness followed by rich dark malty flavors. Feels more like an IPA than a typical dark ale. Overall, a good beer and a fine example of the style.

Photo of SensorySupernova
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black as night with a towering tan head that leaved huge amounts of lace on the way down.

Smell: Resiny hops, yeast.

Taste: Somewhat bitter, although not nearly as much as would be expected based on the smell. Quickly taken over by malts, caramel and chocolate, becomes a bit sweet. Aftertaste returns to piney hops, just a bit of bitterness lingers. Alcohol is hidden.

Mouthfeel: Very thick and moderately carbonated.

Overall: Great! It helps that I like stouts and IPAs.

Photo of drunkenmess
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep dark brown with hues of amber red. Nice thick frothy tan head with nice lacing thru out. Smells of citrus/grapefruit, also a little bit of coffe too? Something burnt but not strong. Defintley smell the hops. Taste isnt as bitter as expected, complex and different. Sorta bitter but also a smooth coffee or cocoa mix taste. Idk, still pretty good. That a boy Lagunitas. Cheers

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NightTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,408 ratings.