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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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90
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1,020 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1020
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%


Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.65% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 08-25-2012)
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Reviews by Reaper16:
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Reaper16

Alabama

3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

Pours a light shade of that typical IPA color. Looks like a pale ale, which makes sense given that this beer -- intentionally so light in ABV% -- can't have the usual IPA level of malts.

The aroma on this beer is incredible, given what it is. It's not a 4.5 amongst all IPAs, truthfully. But it is a 4.5 when you consider that this is an IPA under 4.7% ABV. Given its stature, this beer's nose is full of pine and grapefruit pith and guava and orange juice. It's a big aroma, which means they had to have used lots of hops. But will all those hops dominate the lighter malt bill on the palate?

Answer: no. DayTime IPA is very balanced. It basically tastes like a pale ale. I've had pale ales with more assertive flavor profiles than this. But that's OK. It has more bitterness than any pale ale, which is key to this feeling like an IPA. Nice malt flavor. Quaffable stuff.

The mouthfeel doesn't draw attention to itself. It's light, because obviously. I favor thin mouthfeel in IPAs anyway, so I like this. Overall this does exactly what Lagunitas wants it to: this delivers a huge hop aroma and an IPA flavor profile at 3/4 the usual ABV% of the style. A success.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 17:04:37 | More by Reaper16
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a light yellow hue with a small head that fades quickly with some lacing.

S- Citrus, bready.

T- Floral, citrusey hops all the way through with a lingering hop bitterness.

M- Medium bodied and effervescent.

D- Amazingly drinkable. I will keep this in the normal rotation as a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

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3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
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S- Resinous, floral and citrusy hops. Robust aroma with hints of onion and earthiness. Sweet malt offers a bit of balance.

T- Hint of tangy citrus, but almost watered-down. Earthy with some grapefruit. Still getting hints of onion.

M- Light with mid carbonation. Refreshing and crisp even.

Good, light sipping beer. I'm in.

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DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,020 ratings.