NightTime by Lagunitas Brewing Company
Available at Wise Guys for $4.29 per 22 oz. bomber
Beer Style: Black Ale (Black IPA)
IPA or India Pale Ales are beers that focus on bitterness and hop profile. Originally made with extra hops to withstand long sailing trips they have evolved into a "cult" beer style in the USA with many breweries producing them.
Black IPA's are black in color with a particular malt profile, often a "coffee" flavor.
Appearance: Pours a massive, cascading head. Tootise roll pop brown in color.
Aroma: You can smell the hops in this nearly an arm's length away after opening pine, grapefruit and malt all present.
Taste: My word! What a hop profile! Piney, citrus, and coffee notes. Maybe some baker's chocolate as well. Some real unique hop funk on the finish.
Mouth-feel: Feels like a "cool" coffee with some creaminess as well some "thin" stout properties.
Overall: Love hops? Love Lagunitas? Then DO NOT miss out on this one.
This is a seasonal brew, currently in stock in 22 oz. bombers. With a $4.29 price tag, this is a terrific value.
It checks in at 8.2% abv and 65 IBUs. Similar beers - Greenbush Anger, Stone Sublimley Self Righteous Ale