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NightTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 02-14-2014)
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Reviews by CalgaryFMC:
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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New Lagunitas brew and fortunately it doesn't take long to hit the Alberta market. Hey, we grow much of their barley (look it up). Glad we get to partake of the finished product. I have been anticipating this one and it does not disappoint. Surprisingly dark and opaque, pitch brownish black with no real color halo and a rich, creamy tan head. Massive fresh hop aroma greets the drinker, big tangerine, grapefruit, and tropical fruit (mango, pineapple) notes. Notably subdued malt aroma although one does get some roast. Shockingly bitter yet juicy at the same time, mixed citrus (tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, lime), pineapple, guava, unripe peach, marijuana resin, and carrot all join a hop flavor blitz that rides atop some instant coffee and licorice candy. There is a lot of pine here as well, wet needles and an almost ammonia-like Buckley's mixture cough syrup vibe that builds and builds but fails to entirely overpower a sweet tropical fruit leather note in the background. Strong floral hop aromas and flavors arrive late. This thing is heady and potent yet complex enough to keep one interested for the duration of an entire bomber. Moderate of body and low in carbonation to my palate, with tons of oily resins in the bitter yet fruity finish. Unique black IPA in its strong emphasis on dank and powerful resinous hops that are somehow delivered in a fashion that does not completely squash more subtle fruit and dark malt flavors. Wonderful.

CalgaryFMC, Jun 12, 2014
More User Reviews:
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 oberon
3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into an imperial pint glass a deep cola color with a half finger beige head that leaves a nice full ring of lace as it settles into a frothy mass.Some pine resin and earthiness in the nose,not much sweetness to be had.Pretty dry on the palate with mild roast and earthy with some pine and grapefruit hops lingering in the finish,I like the dryness.A good example of the style not uber hopped but hopped enough.Iam still warming up to the style,I like robust porters and I love IPA's but still have not found an ABA that I go crazy for ...yet.

oberon, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

aszatk01, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

sfm073, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

warnerry, Aug 01, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +3.2%

chip26, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Toasty, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

nstroup, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

jal_005, Jun 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Dbrulet, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

JakerLou, Jun 29, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Heavy 4 finger-head. Dark nearly pitch black. Khaki head. Smells fresh fruit, chocolate and plum. Taste is nice, effervescent pine, apricot, milk chocolate, slightly dry finish. Medium body. Overall, fresh this one will go down smooth. Pair with duck burger, ostrich burger, or nut-crusted/herb-crusted goat cheese.

Beerswag, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reasonably priced (as usual) Lagunitas bomber. No freshness info that I can find.

Pours very dark brown, medium khaki moderate head, small bubble film and respectable fine mini fields of stick.

Roasted malt nose with some citric hops also present.

Orange hop notes/chocolate/ dark caramel malt sums this one up for me.

Tasty. Go get some. I think this one would go well with a nice steak or with a chocolate dessert.

Billolick, Jun 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Guinnsslvr, Jun 14, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -4.6%

mmcurran, Aug 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

SuperbikeShaun, Sep 15, 2014
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NightTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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