DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by dmatsui:
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.
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2012 20:17:42 | More by dmatsui
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District of Columbia
3.76/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I think it's a stretch to call this an IPA, even a session one. From the nose and the taste, it's really (IMO) a hybrid of an American pale ale and a German pilsner. Nice light golden color, slightly hazy, with vibrant head. Lots of carbonation. Hop aroma runs the gamut from citrus to tropical to grassy. Definitely not complaints there. Mouthfeel is thin, which is exactly what you want in this type of beer. Taste is heavy on what tastes like pilsner malt, with light grassy/floral hoppiness.
All in all, a solid offering thats super refreshing and perfect for the summer. Certainly worth picking up a six pack, just not quite what I was expecting.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 20:10:22 | More by BH712
DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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