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NightTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,443
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 54
Gots: 262 | 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 thecheapies:
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4.19/5  rDev +1.7%

Very dark brown color with a head that rushed up, seized up, and leveled down with some serious thick lace. Excellent.

Crazy Cascadian nose with loads of pine and grapefruity citrus, but there's an element of tropical fruit here, too. Awesome black IPA nose. It's interesting how subtle notes of mango and pineapple contend with roasty chocolate malts. Simmered coffee trace and ripe pale malts, even though this beer looks like the second cousin of the American Stout. I'd be all for blindfolding someone, asking them to give this a whiff, and try to guess the color of the beer. In other words, it smells like a great toasty IPA.

I love that they call this NightTime. They ask you not to confuse it with DayTime, but the hop profile is very similar. Grapefruit, mango, assorted citrus, boisterous pine, tangerine, and raw hop leaf; but the added roast gives this a whole new element. I'm comparing this more to DayTime, during my enjoyment of it, then I am to other black IPAs. It has that unique Lagunitas hop flavor that I love. It's dialed down a tad, because of the roastiness of the dark malts. More of that coffee note, which seems a little bland, but I can't complain because it heightens the hoppy aspects of this beer even more.

The body is smooth enough. It's not as wet as I might want, but I can't say it's too light. The carbonation has a lot of charm with soft popping bubbles. Has the mouthfeel of a creamy root beer.

Nailed the style down. It might not be the best Black IPA I've ever had, but it might certainly be my favorite. A choice Cascadian Black Ale. Highly recommended.

06-07-2014 04:35:33 | More by thecheapies
More User Reviews:
Photo of 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
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -9.2%

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.

05-28-2014 00:26:46 | More by oberon
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-18-2014 23:49:41 | More by aszatk01
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-26-2014 11:17:15 | More by tectactoe
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

07-23-2014 14:40:32 | More by npala86
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-24-2014 03:38:35 | More by SanFranJake
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New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-01-2014 15:24:23 | More by SkiBum22
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-23-2014 03:29:10 | More by dimitrov
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-16-2014 23:24:25 | More by sabitu
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-23-2014 05:54:41 | More by sfm073
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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-17-2014 23:57:01 | More by FadetoBock
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-01-2014 01:26:27 | More by warnerry
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-22-2014 04:14:58 | More by Toasty
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-24-2014 02:07:24 | More by nstroup
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-30-2014 01:55:58 | More by jal_005
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-29-2014 00:05:09 | More by JakerLou
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3.88/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

06-19-2014 03:36:03 | More by Beerswag
Photo of Billolick

New York

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

06-01-2014 18:46:39 | More by Billolick
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-14-2014 01:26:57 | More by Guinnsslvr
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South Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +1%

08-24-2014 17:58:04 | More by mmcurran
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-11-2014 15:36:03 | More by mctizzz
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-26-2014 22:16:51 | More by aquazr1
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-07-2014 04:37:48 | More by Meyers1023
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-18-2014 03:16:28 | More by ryancl
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NightTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,443 ratings.