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NightTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
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1,647 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,647
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 61
Gots: 302 | 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:
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(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 02-14-2014)
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Photo of fscottkey
3.61/5  rDev -12.2%

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.

fscottkey, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of HopBomb515
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark black and stout like appearance with a big light khaki colored head that has great retention and leaves chunky lacing down the glass. Nose is of dark chocolate, coffee, sweet orange and light pine. Hop forward nature catches you off guard with bright citrusy hop character. Light char notes, dark chocolate and coffee mix with the citrus by mid palate. Finish brings a light pine touch. Hops definetly shine and more than stand up to the malt. Well carbonated with a medium body and a slightly off feeling chalkiness in the finish. This isn't my favorite style, but this one is very enjoyable and drinkable.

HopBomb515, Today at 06:06 AM
Photo of ChewbaccaSD
3.76/5  rDev -8.5%

ChewbaccaSD, Yesterday at 06:56 AM
Photo of Kevin_Young
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Kevin_Young, Tuesday at 03:47 PM
Photo of Doomclaw
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Doomclaw, Tuesday at 05:42 AM
Photo of Vansquatch
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Solid black IPA. Nice finish without the bitter punch in the mouth.

Vansquatch, Tuesday at 01:47 AM
Photo of thkrb99
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

thkrb99, Tuesday at 01:28 AM
Photo of BabaBeer
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

BabaBeer, Monday at 06:33 PM
Photo of jayfarley3
4/5  rDev -2.7%

jayfarley3, Monday at 12:27 AM
Photo of Fordknox
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%

Fordknox, Sunday at 06:53 AM
Photo of Josh_951
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Josh_951, Saturday at 06:30 AM
Photo of tillmac62
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

BOD 114/14. Pours almost as dark as a stout with an exceptional head, lacing and retention. Nice nose of sweet tropical citrus (orange, pineapple), pine, chocolate/toffee and a touch of roast over a slight alcohol note. Almost light medium bodied with a just a touch of slick texture. Above normal carbonation with a nice effervescent middle and finish. The flavor profile is complex, well balanced and does a stellar job of hiding the alcohol. It begins with the sweet tropical, then flows to pine as the mild bitterness begins. The middle is where this beer excels. As the bitterness equilibrates, the coffee/toffee, roast and sweet chocolate come to the forefront in an effervescent flash. The finish is somewhat dry and leaves a nice lingering light bitterness on the tongue with a light toffee and chocolate flavored sweetness coupled with a hint of grapefruit rind tartness.

tillmac62, Friday at 08:18 PM
Photo of Travisjutin
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%

Travisjutin, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of justincourts
4/5  rDev -2.7%

justincourts, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Beer4Baltimore, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of dredmahawkus
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

I really like this! its odd! Its like thin like a lager and really carbonated....but tastes like a hoppy stout! fruit and coffee notes....really enjoyable beer! dry finish.
Lagunitas really makes great beer!

dredmahawkus, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of alcohline_trip
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

alcohline_trip, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Shrimptraining
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Shrimptraining, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Chuck_IPA_Mathus, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of arlingtonjoe
4/5  rDev -2.7%

arlingtonjoe, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of ZachKelly
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

ZachKelly, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of KyleH
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Very solid black ipa, nice and dry finish with a very pronounced hop character. They definitely use rye in the malt. The malt base is flavorful and complex yet very clean and not underwhelming the prominent hop kick. Definitely just as solid as lots of other great black ipas which are double the price! My new go to, for the style!

KyleH, Oct 14, 2014
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NightTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,647 ratings.