DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,181 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,181
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 90
Gots: 413 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.65% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 08-25-2012

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Photo of toronadotornado
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mashall General Store - Point Reyes Station, CA - 12 oz. bottle

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks and pours like a lager, but the hoppy, fruity taste sets it apart. Great light pale ale.

Photo of WeedWolf
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very decent session IPA. I'd say easily in the top 5.

Photo of bongobeer
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice head, great lacing and bright golden color with lots of bubbles. Taste great for what it is...lightweight summer IPA!

Photo of Phil-T_Phil_30
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Good fractional IPA. Love the aroma. Smooth taste and finish.

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear pale yellow with a fairly dense white head.
Aroma is flowery with a hint of cracker and light spice and a tiny bit of citrus. A bit lager-like.
The taste features lots of piney bitterness right up front, a little juicy fruit in the middle and a drying and bitter finish. Some floral notes as it warms a bit.
Mouthfeel is on the thin side and it's a bit sticky.
Overall, a decent session IPA.

Photo of rudybanes
3.38/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sharp, hoppy bite. Good floral taste and feel.

Photo of kgammell1
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Certainly comes across as a light IPA. Not bad, but nothing great here. Easy, easy to drink. Smells grapefruity and hoppy, but the taste disappointed me. Not enough bold flavors or any semblance of maltiness to give it substance. Still, this is going to be my go to "I want to drink something flavorful without getting shit-faced" beer this summer.

Photo of funkydrumma
3.47/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is ok for a session IPA. Some nice hops up front but not very memorable. I think if I was looking for a session beer I would pick something else.

Photo of sjones5045
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Home 6/14/15

Cut to the chase. As far as sessions go this is near the top. You'd never guess this is a lower alcohol offering. The same great Lagunitas taste is still the base. Very good and will be a staple in the fridge this summer.

Photo of jkermitj
2.39/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Taste like Bud Light gone bad. If Lagunitas can't make a session IPA, it can't be done

Photo of BuccoFan
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The Stone Go-To IPA was the first session I tired, and I was impressed with its taste and body. By comparison, this was not as tasty and was weaker in the finish. Not a bad aroma, and decent taste; however, it was a tad watery going down.

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.1/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Carbonated lemon water. Don't like.

Photo of matjack85
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making this single 12oz bottle $1.67. There is some kind of numbering code stamped onto the neck, but I can't decipher it f it's supposed to be a freshness code.

The beer poured a hazy pale yellow color with just a ½-finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left very little lacing.

Huge grapefruit hop aroma. Very nice.

Nothing complicated here. Big grapefruit and lemon citrus flavor with just enough crfackery malt to keep it balanced. Bitterness is decent at 54.2 IBUs, but not overpowering.

Crisp, with a medium body and high carbonation.

Works as a good session beer with the low 4.65% abv.

Photo of Zaktcc
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very clear, straw color with about a one finger head.

S - Very light and pleasant aroma. Sweet with aromas of grapefruit and citrus.

T - Similar to the smell, flavors of lemongrass and grapefruit with other various hints of citrus. Notes of hops present as well but not too prominent. Fairly straightforward but enjoyable taste.

M - Shockingly heavier than expected. Medium bodied beer with a decent amount of carbonation but not too overwhelming. Very crisp.

O - Great beer from a great company. Not my favorite IPA but still enjoyable.

Photo of TeachChefs
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It was okay, flavor was a bit more than the body seemed to imply. All and all I would not refuse another but i would not seek it out.

Photo of drone
2.58/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Very drinkable, but overall sort of a really boring beer. I get that it's a session IPA with low ABV, but even compared to Founder's All Day this doesn't quite live up.

Photo of entenduintransit
2.77/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A below average pseudo-IPA that tastes way stronger than its low ABV.

Photo of Chiefy770
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 Fluid Ounce Bottle
Bottled on April 10th, 2015 (Julian Code Stamped on the Neck of the Bottle)
Reviewed on May 27th, 2015
Served in an IPA Glass

Eyes
Poured a pale golden body. A bubbly bright white head formed, a little over an inch deep. Good amount of lacing throughout.

Nose
Grapefruit and pineapple stood out the most. Light hit of pepper.

Mouth
Lemon and grapefruit hit the tongue first. Hops were prominent but contained. The hops bottomed out left a semi-dry finish with a blend of bready grains and peppery hops. Light-bodied. High carbonation.

Notes
I could get real nit-picky with this but all-in-all it is a solid sessionable IPA.

Photo of FrothFanatic
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Easily my favorite brewer, Lagunitas never lets me down it is the brand I recommend to everybody.

Photo of kmfoley1975
3.39/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a session IPA and just that. I don't think it pretends to be anything else. Great taste and quite refreshing. Nice alternative to the more watered down IPA's out there. Decent color with a crisp feel and clean slightly piney finish straight from the bottle (yes I dared to). I bought a six pack and went through them quick my self. Brought a case to a cookout this weekend and they went like lightening with the self proclaimed beer snobs. Great straight out of the cooler and nicely soaked in ice. Will buy again this summer.

Photo of Onthe6ix
4.7/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I supplied this at my picnic along with Bells Oberon and some of my other favorite beers, and Daytime was easily the favorite, for good reason. It's nice to drink a tasty beer all day without falling over drunk. Of course at $38 a case, keep it a small gathering. Great beer.

Photo of ECV1846
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

too strong of flavor for my taste

Photo of flyingpig
3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

355ml bottle at home from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.60):
I was quite disappointed with this one from Lagunitas, it definitely seems like the worst of 3 beers that I've tried thus far from them & came out almost like a watered down version of their regular IPA that I much preferred to this one, as well as being one that I can picked up more easily & for cheaper too. It's not that I didn't enjoy this one or that I thought it was a bad beer, it's just that I felt it could have been so much better & I was expecting it be.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, bright yellow coloring, with a filmy, foamy, white head. Nose of lemongrass, subtle citrus notes, sticky hops, and a cracker backbone. Flavors are cracker and toast forward, with a subtle piney highlight and light citrus and resinous notes rounding it out. Smooth and light bodied, with a light hoppy and cracker blend in the aftertaste. The finish is dry and slightly effervesced, with a citrus sweet linger. Very drinkable beer.

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DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,181 ratings.