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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
outstanding

241 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 4
Gots: 36 | 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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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-17-2014 22:23:31 | More by DrBier
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-28-2014 17:58:42 | More by iL0VEbeer
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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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

Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +12.9%

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!!!

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-01-2014 19:16:15 | More by Cynic-ale
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

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

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

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

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-27-2012 23:44:48 | More by IPAchris
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maximum12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Thanks to fiver29 for yet another lovely box of beer, this one stuffed with a bunch of Fat Head's hops, which I always covet. 22 oz. bottle split with, well, no one, as usual for this brewery. I don't play well with others.

The pour is a light filtered orange, & it has carbonation. Nose is all citrus with a foreshadowing of lashing-out bitterness. Not bad.

Sunshine Daydream tastes like the Son of Head Hunter. Tsunami of House-level bitterness greets the tongue & pummels the palate. Middle is akin to a Fruit of the Loom commercial, with mango, orange, citrus, & those fruit-guys you can't see in the background. I am gulping this, which I suppose how a session IPA should be treated.

These guys know what to do with hops. Too many low ABV beers are colorless & could easily be confused with slightly altered well water - not this one. One of the better 'session' beers out there & a very good beer.

08-08-2014 02:15:02 | More by maximum12
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -10.9%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-16-2014 13:39:19 | More by prototypic
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +7%

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

07-09-2012 03:49:24 | More by thecheapies
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-25-2014 01:42:58 | More by millerbuffoon
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-17-2013 02:32:49 | More by Tyrawlings
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

06-16-2014 14:30:41 | More by ncstateplaya
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-07-2014 13:13:50 | More by Morey
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-03-2014 02:01:00 | More by hilgart1
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-15-2012 21:28:44 | More by hollywood_15063
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.18/5  rDev +4%

Bottle shared by a kind person at the Jack's Abby Tap Takeover in Rochester, NY.

Pours out a golden orange/yellow, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing down the glass.

Smells very Citra like- slightly catty, with stronger citrus aromas- orange, pineapple, and grapefruit. Very fresh smelling.

The taste is pretty similar. Fresh, zesty citrus taste, with some slight grassiness, and a little bit of lingering bitterness.

Light bodied, great, crisp mouthfeel. High carbonation.

It was nice to see this brought out at the takeover, thanks to the person who brought it!

05-18-2014 00:18:48 | More by GreesyFizeek
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mrebeka

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-12-2014 13:32:19 | More by mrebeka
Sunshine Daydream Session IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
90 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.