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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,314 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,314
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 64
Gots: 94 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

California

3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip from a bottle. The brew itself is a beautiful, light golden color and super clear much like a lager/borderline pils.
There's some nice carbonation streaming up the sides of the glass and there was a 4-finger fluffy, bone-white head that stuck around for a while and left some nice lacing. It's definitely an interesting looking beer.

Sweet, fruity hops dominate with a strong hit of Lychee and dank. There's a slight peppery spiciness in the nose, and a swirl really brings out a nice nuttiness. Very floral and grassy.

The nose is better than the flavor. There is a hint of some nice fruity hops for a few seconds before they bitter out and get lost in the malt bill which is in my opinion a little thin.
Maybe i'm just used to the earth-shattering hop slam you usually get from Lagunitas, but I feel like this one didn't really deliver.

I should note however that I'm really not much of a light beer drinker. I think Daytime is what Lagunitas was aiming for. It IS very refreshing and it's definitely good, just a very different offering from Lagunitas. I also like the fact that they're promoting daydrinking. This is definitely a functional/fractional IPA and would make for a decent session ale.

*** Note: A few months after I wrote this review Daytime slowly grew on me. Maybe it's the hot weather or perhaps an increase in day drinking, but I enjoy the freshness and crispness of Daytime. I get more citrus characteristics than I used to.

-10/22/12

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 20:17:42 | More by dmatsui
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DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,314 ratings.