Beer Review: Lagunitas NightTime Black IPA

The Hopmasons


The counterpart to one of my favorite Session IPAs, Lagunitas DayTime, it is Lagunitas NightTime their Black IPA. Now Black IPAs are definitely not normally a style I seek out but I am definitely willing to try just about anything Lagunitas does. They are definitely one of the big breweries who know what they are doing with hops so I was happy to give their black IPA a go. NightTime comes in at 8.2% ABV and 65 IBUs.

Appearance: Pretty dark, close to black but not quite black, high 30s on the SRM chart. Little bit of light sneaks though if held up. Decent 1 finger head dissipated quickly and produced some nice sticky lacing down the glass.

Nose: Pine and resin noticeable up front with coffee, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate all in their as well. A lot of hop aroma in this which was nice since I am usually…

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