Lagunitas Night Time Ale


A 22 oz offering from the folks in Petaluma CA. Night Time is a dark ale, Beer Advocate calls it an American Black Ale or black IPA, that clocks in at 65 IBUs and 8.2% ABV. It received a 91 pts at BA and rAvg of 4.1 which is quite good.

I found this a good beer that I think just by the name, you have to sip at night. Right? At 8.2% ABV its good to share with a friend who appreciates a good beer. Many big dark, hoppy beers need to be sipped slowly - this one is no different. 

My tasting notes: 

Appearance - Black in color with tan head quick to dissapate.

Smell - hops-forward with hints of coffee. 

Taste - hop bitterness on the front of the tongue that stays with the drink. A bit of molasses. Much like you might describe a hoppy porter.

Mouthfeel - Some effrvesance but a lighter bodied beer than you might think being so dark.

Overall - a nice drink. Another brewery you trust to do the right thing with a beer.