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NightTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
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1,550 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,550
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 59
Gots: 283 | 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 Nugganooch:
Photo of Nugganooch
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased from the Trader Joe’s in Santa Rosa, CA
Noted on 06/13/2014 with a hotel tumbler type glass

A: A dark cola body. Brown on the pour but nearing black once collected into the glass. Good finger plus of dark khaki suds covers over and exhibits good retention efforts. Leaves some sticky swaths of lace left clinging to the glass walls.

S: Gently dark roasted grains give suggestion to coffee and chocolate with an overall malt sweetness to the nose. Fresh green sprucey hops advance with some citrus undertones and a flicker of dank herbal likeness. Smells pretty nice with a good ratio of malty roast to hops.

T: Juicy flavors of resinous pine, citrus-tangerine, and mild dank herbs meld with a light roasted malt character. I get a combination of restrained coffee notes and cocoa without any type of harsh astringency on the palate. Pretty nice and plenty hoppy with a lower amount of actual bitterness. Slightly sweet overall with a whisper of alcohol coming through. Tasty stuff but nothing too ground breaking here.

M: Moderate body and maybe a touch on the lighter side. Nice even spritzy carbonation with a touch of bitterness on the palate. Good drying lift at the finish. Slightly sticky and resinous afterwards but fairly clean all around.

D: A solid rendition of the style although not particularly stand out from the rest of the pack. Surprised Lags took this long to come out with a Black IPA. Does have some nice juicy hop flavors and it is definitely hard to beat at the Lagunitas price point. Not my favorite Black IPA but will be revisiting this one over and over I am sure of it.

Nugganooch, Jun 28, 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

tectactoe, Jun 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

npala86, Jul 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

SanFranJake, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

SkiBum22, Jun 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

jose_alehouseSD, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

dimitrov, Jun 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

sabitu, May 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

sfm073, Jun 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

FadetoBock, Jul 18, 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, Today at 08:13 AM
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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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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

JakerLou, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Beerswag
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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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

mctizzz, May 11, 2014
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NightTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,550 ratings.