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Sunshine Daydream Session IPA - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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Sunshine Daydream Session IPASunshine Daydream Session IPA

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BA SCORE
90
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210 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 4
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 06-08-2012)
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-20-2014 04:29:28 | More by ygtbsm94
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Citra all up in your face; and mouth. Nose on this one straight off the pour is great. Flavor is great too. Bright citrus that are sharply defined. Though possibly a bit too much so. Seems just a bit too bright on the citrus really. But I still like it. Smooth feel, if not thin really. A good session ipa. Better than a lot of the other stuff out there. The only detractor is the feel of it.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 03:41:46 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright golden copper body with a light pale white head, forming nicely with even lacing distributed on the sides of the 16 ounce nonic pint glasses they use at Fat Head's. One of the only hoppier offerings on tap, last night when we stopped in for dinner on the way back from Sandusky. Aroma has nice floral, tropical fruit, and pine ridden hop expressions, with underlying bready malts to complement the resinous hop tones. Each sip was as aggressive as the next, very hoppy dry bitter finish, floral, citric, and mango notes of hops explode even some resinous pine accents. I was taken aback by how hoppy their session IPA is, I love me some Headhunter sadly it wasn't flowing, but this was a solid substitute. Mouthfeel was medium bodied some resinous oily hop texture, with sturdy flowing carbonation...went down smooth nice lasting dry bitter hop finish in each sip. Overall a very impressive beer, that I fully enjoyed. Next visit I plan to make a day out of it, I was just stopping in with the family for a nice meal and a few beers. We had a nice mix of great service, food and beer.

4/18/14 Bottle Review:

Bottled on 4/10/14 that's as fresh as your going to find a session IPA...pours a pale copper hue with slightly off white khaki head forming thick nice head even lacing.

Aroma has citrus peel, mango, peach pit, a bit of dank hop qualities, nice to see this offering come out in the beginning of the warmer months. Clean biscuit malt extremely pale malts here folks, but nice hop effects along the way.

Flavor comes off nice and bitter, juicy hops, with a watery pale malt profile dank hops in the backend a hint of tart peach and mango juice/nectar without any residual sugar very dry finish going on.

Mouthfeel is light nearly water like texture, slightly slick hop oils goes down easy. Carbonation is a bit much here, I poured a sturdy pour and let the carbonation settle down a bit after my first two bottles. Seems to bring the flavors together much better after letting it sit for a bit.

Overall, nice beer easy drinking hoppy session ale.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2012 16:39:22 | More by WVbeergeek
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-20-2014 22:56:06 | More by XmnwildX12
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.6%

12-31-2012 12:57:04 | More by ejimhof
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sunshine Daydream Session IPA
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
Style: American IPA
ABV: 5.00 %

LOOK: Bright gold with a small white foam cap. Active carbonation rising to the top and fine clarity. A bit of lace is left behind, this looks like an IPA.

SMELL: Pineapple juice, citrus oil, resin, herb and malt sweetness all chime in for what makes for a solid aroma. Enticing tropical fruityness.

TASTE: Follows the nose, with pineapple, pine, sap, mango, herbal, and an astringent bitterness. Sharply bitter with a crisp hop bite. Pale malts, lots of hop, grain, and an even finish with hop oil flavor lingering on the palate.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, almost dry in the finish.

OVERALL: Yet another solid rendition of an IPA from Fatheads. They make a similar IPA with stronger ABV in the Headhunter, which is world class. This is very very good.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2012 14:12:51 | More by Stinkypuss
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superspak

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/7/2014. Pours sightly hazy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with bright citrus/tropical hops notes with a fair amount of malt balance; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of grassy/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is an awesome session IPA! All around great complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 03:41:38 | More by superspak
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Fat Heads. Review from notes.

A: Pours a clear bright orange color with a small white foamy cap on top, little retention, leaving a small ring. Little bits of lacing form.

S: Citrus and tropical fruits, some pineapple, grapefruit, and a bit of rind.

T: Similar to the aroma, plenty of citrus - more grapefruit, pineapple, and a bit of orange. There was a little bit of pine that showed up after the fruit along with a little bit of pale malt.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with medium carbonation. Crisp and easy drinking.

O: One of best beers I had at Fat Heads, lots of flavor packed into a relatively "small" beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2012 03:22:15 | More by mdaschaf
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dmorgan310

Panama

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-17-2014 00:44:44 | More by dmorgan310
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-30-2014 23:57:21 | More by Zaphog
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-28-2014 17:58:42 | More by iL0VEbeer
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, dryer orange citrus rinds. In the taste, dry pine to a an orange citrus rind, quite mellow, and a touch watery. A small hop bite to smoothness, with a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry cirtusy pine hop in the aftertaste. An all day IPA, nice hop presence, a bit thin, but still enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2012 16:49:00 | More by OWSLEY069
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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-08-2014 03:49:25 | More by chippo33
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I LIKE THE SUNSHINE DREAM!!! Please do not mass produce and kill the taste a la Z'Dust!!! This beer is a light version of the original Z'Dust. The beer pours a clear golden color with thin white head that is leaving a lace. The scent carries wonderful citrus, pine and orange spice. The taste follows the nose and comes off the pallet fairly clean. The mouthfeel is light in body with good carbonation. Overall this is an absolute solid beer!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 23:24:15 | More by WoodBrew
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

05-01-2014 19:16:15 | More by Cynic-ale
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Brenden

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's nice to see Fat Head's coming into Toledo, at least at The Attic.

The color is a clear bright orange. A tight head grows about a finger tall and takes time to fade but never fading much. Pretty plentiful patchy lacing remains on the glass.
There's plenty of citrus in this beer, going both somewhat in the juicier sense as well as some rind/zest. It mixes with floral hops and a bit of pine. Just enough malts to keep it hop-forward but not abrasive give a bit of breadiness and make it nicely balanced. Herbal character and a touch of pith make their way into a mostly dry finish that lingers a bit.
The body is medium with a active carbonation. Smoothness and crispness are about even, both at a good keel, and some dryness pulls out into the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2012 13:57:24 | More by Brenden
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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-06-2014 01:49:36 | More by pathman
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-17-2014 22:23:31 | More by DrBier
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atrocity

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-14-2014 23:59:03 | More by atrocity
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-27-2012 23:44:48 | More by IPAchris
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Mad Mex. Pour is a copper orange, perfectly clear, with lots of billowy off white head. Nose is decent, notes of roasted grains and pale malts. Hops are a bit green, with light citrus and an assertive herbal hop. Has a hint of spice to it. Flavor is much of the same, very balanced but just a touch green. Body is nice, light and good carb, semi dry and very clean finish but a hint syrupy towards the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2012 18:21:18 | More by cpetrone84
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-15-2014 14:14:17 | More by Axnjxn
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-13-2013 06:46:23 | More by outoffocus
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-01-2014 19:09:31 | More by ShemRahBoo
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Coppery-colored with bubble cascades all over. Thin head in height. Gorgeous lacing. 4.0

Pine and citrus hops. Grapefruit, lemon, and some floral notes. Very pleasing nose. Husky pale malt on low volume. 4.0

Dry, crisp hoppy flavor. Substantially bitter. Lime and grapefruit with some backend orange. Juniper, melon rind, cucumber, and sassafras. Hushed pale malt backbone with a dinner roll twist. Fascinating IPA. 4.5

Very smooth, but not quite medium in body. Carbonation is medium and very complementary. 4.0

Incredible brew. Fathead's got their shit together in the hoppy beer department. So glad I snagged this pint. 4.5

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2012 03:49:24 | More by thecheapies
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Sunshine Daydream Session IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
90 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.