rader58 (778) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark cola colored. Aroma of peach, pineapple, with the slightest touch of pine and caramel. Flavor is tangerine, pineapple, mango, spruce. Awesome. Just awesome.
Sammy (8611) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good drinkability as balanced. Would like a bit more hoppy, maybe if it was in first weeks. Fresh From Premier Gourmet.
jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
NightTime. Has a brew name ever been so simple, so memorable, or so perfectly suited to its style as the one on this Black IPA? I think not. NightTime pours black. No question about that. The head is phenomenal - dark brown with great retention. Roasted malt and citrusy hop aroma. Flavors in Black IPA’s are often extremely complex but this one takes it to another level. Dark fruit flavors (plumb and prune with subtler notes of grape and raspberry), citrusy fruit flavors (grapefruit, pinapple, and orange peel), spicy flavors (pepper, mostly), toasted malt flavors (chocolate, coffee, caramel), and sweet boozy flavors (a candy-like sweetness; some reviews say it’s like black licorice - that’s pretty close). This is one of the best beers Lagunitas has put out in a while, and Lagunitas makes some fine brews.
v8powered (125) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very dark with khaki colored head. Very nice balance of malts and hops. Very enjoyable dark IPA.
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HuskerTan (496) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Citrus, spices, hoppy, cocoa.
A- Black color, dark liquid, tan bubbly head.
T- Citrus, spices, bitter, pepper.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- One of the better black IPAs I have had. Not my favorite style, but this brew was balanced and complex.
runaway (43) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is malt, pine, raisin and grapefruit. 22 pours black like coffee with a creamy off white head and curtain lacing. Taste has licorice, dark malts, grapefruit and chocolate. Mouthfeel is active with a well balanced finish that has grassy citrus and roasted malt notes.
JMerritt (1796) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Black with a medium sized light brown head that is slowly and partially diminishing. Piney and citrusy aroma (pink grapefruit) with some faint roasty grains, mild cocoa powder and a bit of smoke. Rather heavy bitterness, but a toasted, nutty sweet maltiness is well defined and brings a nice balance. Finish is a touch woody and dry with more notes of cocoa powder and mild licorice. Great mouthfeel - carbonation is sharp and cuts through the bitterness and softens in time to let the mellow malts come to light. Very nice.
jonno (2305) - JAPAN - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Leafy greens mixed with dark roasty malts. Not quite as good as the B space invaders but it s good- Lagunitas good.
DMLINAZ (289) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on draft at World of Beer Gilbert, in a snifter glass, outside on a temperate Arizona night. This is a great, well-balanced black IPA, thick, flavorful, with aroma to match. Roasted malts meet a core of hops.
TheJester (1873) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 mL bottle. Not quite stout dark, with a small, light-brown head. Laces nicely. The very appealing aroma is dominated by chocolate, with berries, citrus, and spice. The flavour is not as bold as the aroma, but it is tasty and incredibly drinkable. This double black IPA is heavier on the malt, and lighter on the hops than many of its peers, but in this case, not only does it work, but it helps NightTime to stand out in a crowd.
Patrickctenchi (3646) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a few barely purple lights...and a Huge, frothy, rough bubbled, lacy light brown head.
Grapefruit, pine, chocolate aroma.
Flavour is cream...rich chocolate malt/fudge, pine and peel bitter.
Wow....incredibly creamy and smooth.
A tiny bit of warmth from the alcohol.
This is an outstanding BIPA....delicious........awesome.