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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,489 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,489
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 70
Gots: 149 | 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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jodybrutal

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

Pours a clear yellow... I'd have trouble picking this out of a crowd of "Lite" beers if it weren't for the fluffy white head and strong sticky lacing.

The aroma is the best thing this beer has going for it. Big fruity hop aromas make you think this is could be a real IPA. (Spoiler Alert: It's not.)

The taste is much like the smell, but toned way down. The bitterness really overpowered the hop flavors for me, and the whole thing was way too thin. Every time I took a sip I was wondering where my beer went.

Overall, it's a decent brew that lives up to it's name as a session IPA. It's not something I would reach for again, though. If you're staring at the window of your local store and looking for something light to bring to the BBQ I recommend reaching for Stone's, Southern Tier's or Founders' interpretations on the style way before this one.

08-19-2014 00:32:16 | More by jodybrutal
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schatzs

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

A: Very light, clear
S: No sweet scents, maybe hints of citrus?
T: Quite dry, good bitter after taste
M: Carbonation, smooth on the watery side
O: Easy to drink,

08-17-2014 22:24:09 | More by schatzs
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -22.5%

What a day it has been in terms of The Bottle Purge of the Summer of 2014! A succession of lagers has finally brought me to an AIPA, which is more in my wheelhouse. I have Heaven 17 doing "Let Me Go" playing on YouTube with lyrics that include "Daytime, all I want is nighttime ..."

From the bottle: "Say 'Lah-Goo-Knee-Tuss'"; "A Fractional IPA (is that ridiculous or what ...?!)"; "Have you been jonesing for something more primal and less evolved? If so, Fire is the element for you. Air, Water, and Earth are of no use. There is a freedom in burning down the house of fixed expectations and it confers an undeniable lightness to being."; "Life is Uncertain. Don't Sip."

Step 1: Pop the cap. Step 2: Upend the bottle. Step 3: Step back. Yeah, I get the idea behind these Session AIPAs - they are all aroma hops with very little bitterness in terms of taste. It's like window dressing or picking up a date only to discover she's a tranny. I want the real thing, baby! I watched as the pseudo-cascade settled into two fingers of dense, bone-white head with great retention. It began to fall in a slow, inexorable way, leaving behind some great, sticky lacing. Color was Pale Straw (SRM = 1 - 2) with NE-quality clarity, but I am always dubious when my beer is paler than my urine. Nose smelled of dank and cattiness! WTF!?! Mouthfeel was kind of thin and watery, which is another drawback in this style. The taste was equally lacking. I really wanted it to taste like it smelled, but such was not the case. It had a weak citrusiness, but I was not into it. Finish was semi-dry, but the flavors were so bland and muted that I was now ready to drink a beer.

08-17-2014 02:01:52 | More by woodychandler
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Czequershuus

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

08-29-2014 05:39:45 | More by Czequershuus
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stella77artois

New York

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%

08-29-2014 02:28:47 | More by stella77artois
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Buttstallion

Texas

5/5  rDev +25%

08-28-2014 23:53:56 | More by Buttstallion
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HiWire

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

08-28-2014 23:53:19 | More by HiWire
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Holmsiepoo

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

08-28-2014 23:36:57 | More by Holmsiepoo
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MPSTARR

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-28-2014 23:18:36 | More by MPSTARR
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cfrobrew

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

08-28-2014 21:18:06 | More by cfrobrew
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SonictheBeerhog

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-28-2014 04:47:43 | More by SonictheBeerhog
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-28-2014 04:20:09 | More by JMBSH
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

08-28-2014 00:57:33 | More by zapahoppa
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Tim725

New Jersey

4.56/5  rDev +14%

08-28-2014 00:47:59 | More by Tim725
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MargaritaMags

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +11%

08-27-2014 23:03:32 | More by MargaritaMags
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UVAcavsLewis

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Very light IPA that is dry with a touch of citrus, good dose of hoppiness. Very good light IPA, one of my faves.

08-27-2014 16:00:02 | More by UVAcavsLewis
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Dogleg

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-27-2014 13:28:21 | More by Dogleg
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

08-27-2014 03:06:01 | More by WuBByG999
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Very pale color. Smell is vibrant citrus like lemon-lime soda with carbonation to match tickling your nose. Lemon and lime dominant in the flavors too with liquer-like sweetness and a mildly bitter finish. Drinks almost like a fizzy summer cocktail.

08-27-2014 02:04:24 | More by RichardMNixon
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DouglasWalk

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25%

08-26-2014 14:15:02 | More by DouglasWalk
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Postigo


3.96/5  rDev -1%

08-26-2014 02:45:00 | More by Postigo
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

08-26-2014 01:49:32 | More by kmos27
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Lovethemhopps

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +1%

08-26-2014 01:39:52 | More by Lovethemhopps
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Rslaw1978

New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev -4%

08-26-2014 01:38:24 | More by Rslaw1978
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%

08-25-2014 23:15:36 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,489 ratings.