NightTime | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.1/5
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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

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Added by StoutSnob40 on 02-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,283
Reviews:
375
Ratings:
2,649
pDev:
9.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
134
Gots:
813
Trade:
4
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,649 |  Reviews: 375
Photo of KingTen144
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very dark brown with a caramel-colored head. Pleasant hoppy smell. Taste is solid, but not spectacular. Good amount of bitterness, with some of the undertones becoming more apparent as the beer warms. Overall a very good IPA.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tubeyes
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Afeo
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpyle
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown with garnet highlights. Big pale tan head, creamy and lingering

Bit of pine and pineapple/grapefruit hop aromas.

Hints of dark malt flavor, some chocolate but not much roast. Big hop flavor with grapefruit. Soft bitterness into the finish that continues the hop flavor

Med-full body, med carbonation. No astringency, just a bit of warming.

A pleasant big dark beer. Lots of hop aroma and flavor, but not overpoweringly bitter. Malt provides some sweetness and balance.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The appearance is pitch black with a small off white head. Moderate retention, and some spotty lacing.
The aroma is restrained but offers grapefruit, pine, earth, dankness, cacao and bitter dark chocolate, burnt toast, and some vanilla.
The taste follows with some grapefruit upfront, followed by pine, earth, and a big cacao, bitter dark chocolate presence. You get some roasted malts, burnt toast, and black coffee momentarily, followed by a touch more pine and then some lingering grapefruit peel bitterness.
The mouthfeel is medium and moderately carbonated, slightly bitter and just slightly dry on the finish, hiding the abv well.

Overall, a solid black IPA. Not as impressive as I remember, but still decent.

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Photo of ChuckTom
3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smutty33
3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Just purchased and opened. Didn't know it was 3 months old, bottled 9/11/17. I'm sure this brew is better fresh and hoppy. Right now, malts are flexing their muscles a bit too much for me. I need those hops pungent and upfront! Will update score when trying fresher bottle.

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GWalk612
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

excellent dark ale with a lot of beef jerky flavor/smell. really a cool beer. pours as black as your typical imperial stout but with totally different flavor profiles. really like this beer, very unique and impressive.

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Photo of HoodviewBrew
2.76/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

overpowering hoppiness kills this beer. Drain pour.

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Photo of scott2269
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Daparkhu
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dave_ackbar
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I have to agree with a previous rated, lagunitas all have the same flavor profile, with a little bit of nuance in each brew. While they all may taste similar, it’s a very good taste.
For this particular brew....
Look is darky almost reddish porter. Nice head that sticks to the side of the glass.
Smell is hoppy with hints of smoke.
Taste is light a nice hoppy ale, bitter but finishes smooth.
Feel is like a very good ale you would get in a daily lit pub.
Overall a decent beer, with that familiar lagunitas taste.

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Photo of BrewMaven
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bones10
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bb-magic
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adam36
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Helixoon
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nstygles
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SirFolmarv
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

One of the more interesting and complex beers I’ve had recently. Feels like a true hybrid between IPA and Stout/Porter.
It pours a pitch black color with a modest head that soon dissipates. It leaves a thin ring as well as some lacing.
In the nose it feels like a typical stout/ porter at first. Hints of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee and cream. Then, a wave of hop aromas that combine citrus with a big whiff of pine resin, grass and peppermint.
Likewise, the flavors consist of a unique interplay between roasted malt, raw cocoa and espresso beans with citrus rind, grass and pine needle. What is even more unique is a minty and menthol like flavor that refreshes the mouth and cleanses the palate.
Medium to full bodied with an
uktra smooth and soft mouthfeel. The carbonation is gentle, the texture creamy and the finish semi dry. Nice balance between sweet, roasty and hoppy. As mentioned earlier, an interesting hybrid of styles.

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NightTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,649 ratings