NightTime | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dwagner003 on 02-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,583
Reviews:
351
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
786
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 2,583 |  Reviews: 351
Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scream
3.3/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Having this tonight and it is OK. It just has nothing going that excites me. Would I drink it again probably, but I doubt I would go out of my way to get it.

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Photo of Kraig
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMc8ride
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mds1101
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonterman
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MizzouBrew
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought 22 oz. bomber for $3.99. This pours black with a nice thick tan head that lingers and very nice sticky lacing. Great looking beer in a tulip glass. Tastes somewhat sweet with good hop bitterness. Medium feel and well carbonated. I would definitely purchase again at this price.

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Photo of aknalley
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TripelMark
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJCarnell
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justinvasquez22
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I bought this beer at my local liquor store in a 24oz bottle and poured into a saint archer pint glass.
Look: Very dark, dark brown when held to the light. Maybe a half inch head that stays for awhile.
Smell: Very hoppy, a lot of malt, and some citrus.
Taste: Lots of hops, citrus is a lot more noticeable in taste rather than smell, the malt is there, but not too heavy.
Overall: Great beer, one of my favorites from Lagunitas, I would purchase again and very interested in trying it straight out of the keg.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JiminKY
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bottle

Pours black with a large dense creamy dark tan foam head. Smells like orange, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, papaya, guava, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like dark chocolate, smoky roasted coffee, caramel, with citrus and tropical fruit notes of orange, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, papaya, guava, and floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really great black IPA.

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Photo of IndySuds
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought 22oz bottle from Longs Drugs $2.49
Dark black color
Heavy mouthfeel
Medium-Light carbonation
Creamy, toasted malts with hops coming through in the end with a light bitterness aftertaste. Hides alcohol really well
Overall it was an interesting beer to try with both malt and hops coming through. Really good at this price point, but if the price was higher I would think it was just ok and probably wouldn't buy it again, but glad to try it.

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Photo of kdown
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pianoguy
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

22 Oz bottle. No bottling info

Pours a solid black body that turns brown when held up to the light. Great lacing, some retention

Smell is prominent ! Lots of citrus hops out front with a slight bread/grain/malt presence in the background...

Interesting... I'm getting a lot more of a malt presence in the taste then there was in the scent.

The malt presence in the taste totally folds into the feel. It's smooth and somewhat velvety.

Bravo !

While not a disciple of this style... This is the best "Black IPA" that I have had so far. It has the the scent of an IPA . The smooth feel of malty stout. and a taste that meets somewhere in the middle. (Benefits greatly from a warmer serving temperature.)

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Photo of Sulty
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ncherf
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of orprince
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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NightTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 2,583 ratings.
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