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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,266 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,266
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 63
Gots: 75 | 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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damiendeville

Maryland

1/5  rDev -75.1%

10-13-2012 19:54:07 | More by damiendeville
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Noelito76

New York

2/5  rDev -50.1%

11-12-2012 18:13:07 | More by Noelito76
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waughbrew

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -50.1%

03-16-2014 16:46:44 | More by waughbrew
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QuentinCall

Georgia

2/5  rDev -50.1%

06-04-2014 12:50:50 | More by QuentinCall
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kristenrae8

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -43.9%

09-21-2012 23:39:14 | More by kristenrae8
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robear

Wisconsin

2.38/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

First time available in Milwaukee, bottled Julian 178, June 26th. About 13 days old.

Appearance: Bright yellow, very translucent, slightly hazy. Pretty standard for a super low abv session ale.

Smell: Packed with aroma. But you don't get any malt or bittering hops, just aromatics. Still, it smells pretty damn nice.

Taste: Ok. First impression is good-you can actually taste the aroma hops, which is always a bit odd with session ales. But the same taste that you just smelled is packed in there. A slight vegetal/onion touch in the middle and on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thick for a session ale. Probably some wheat in there somewhere, which would also account for some of the murky vegetable flavor. Leaves itself on your palate a bit, def some wheat at the end.

Overall: I keep trying session ales waiting for one to wow me. Carton Boat and Central Waters Hop Rise are both great, this is more along the lines of boat but without the attention paid to overall flavor. It's pretty obvious that they poured on the aroma hops at the end of the boil, would have liked just a touch more pure bittering hops at every stage of drinking this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 04:26:22 | More by robear
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dasenebler

Maine

2.43/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Lagunitas Daytime
11/28/12
12oz. packaged 8/30/12

Very pale with some nice orange highlights. Touch of haze, but pretty good clarity. Head is great, retention is solid. (4)

Aroma is vaguely hoppy. Not very citrusy, but rather grassy, vegetal and borderline garlic-like. Not digging it. (2)

Flavor is bitter and very light bodied. Reminds me a bit of Peeper from Maine Beer Co., though not nearly as clean or hoppy. Weird vegetal bitterness. No malt flavor. Hops are piney with maybe a hint of orange. Body could use some improvement, though the carbonation is refreshing. (2.5, 3)

The session-IPA can be a great style, yet this beer is a poor example. Maybe this bottle is too old, but Lagunitas packaged beer should still be good at three months out. (2.5)

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 22:32:34 | More by dasenebler
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JJFordick

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

11-14-2012 21:07:26 | More by JJFordick
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RossR

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

07-17-2014 04:04:24 | More by RossR
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jk3

New York

2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

10-18-2012 01:59:59 | More by jk3
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bvlaminck

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

11-25-2012 22:13:39 | More by bvlaminck
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RyanAU

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

11-14-2012 20:53:08 | More by RyanAU
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akttr

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

12-28-2012 16:28:05 | More by akttr
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Hoptologist

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

10-17-2012 17:46:48 | More by Hoptologist
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chugalug06

Colorado

2.68/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Nice thin (er) white foamy head. Color is "bud light" yellow with medium viscosity and great clarity. Chunky lacing.

Nice centennial hop aroma! Citrus and apple stand out.

Off flavored.. Bready, floral, wet, high carbonation, medium bitterness, mild sweetness. Very apricotty... Can't get into the flavor or feel.

Like the label says, this one would be best expierenced during a day, not a night. It's crisp and kinda refreshing, but far from well put together. I've experienced many better IPAs. I've also experienced many MUCH better brews from Lagunitas. Can't recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 01:23:48 | More by chugalug06
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

06-11-2013 13:28:53 | More by MooseBoose
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

04-05-2013 23:03:05 | More by ejimhof
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Pestin

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

06-27-2014 20:44:12 | More by Pestin
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Arbitrator

California

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Chilled bottle into a glass.

A: Pours a clear peach body with a finger of off-white head. It retains for about a minute and leaves some lace as it collapses. As the beer recedes in the glass, a few tendrils of lace are left behind, as well.

S: I drank several bottles of this and was disappointed to find almost no aroma in any of them. What does come out is a small weed-like presence with a touch of grass. I was expecting bright, billowing hops as per Lagunitas's style, but no such luck.

T: The taste is quite a bit better, but I wouldn't call it bright. There are some melon elements; pine and grass are also noted. Bitterness is mild to nonexistent; the emphasis here is on flavor. But as the hops seem to have faded out (?), the flavor is relatively mild. Not much malt backbone, as befitting a light beer like this: only crackers.

M: Light-bodied. Good carbonation. No bitterness.

O: Priced a bit oddly at $10 / six-pack; that's several bucks more expensive than the regular IPA. I could m-a-y-b-e understand a dollar premium, but seeing how cost generally increases with ABV, I expect it to decrease with ABV here.

A separate issue is the lack of aroma and mild flavor. I suspect this six-pack was mishandled, or maybe it's even old. There is no bottle date on the neck (where they usually are), but I do see a date on the BOTTOM of the bottle that begins with 208 (corresponding to July 26 by the Julian system that Lagunitas uses). A fragile beer like this being over a month old could explain what I'm tasting -- but I thought they brewed it pretty recently. Mystifying.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 04:34:29 | More by Arbitrator
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rflips86

California

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

03-23-2014 21:40:35 | More by rflips86
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tewaris

Minnesota

2.9/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Crystal clear golden colored with a medium off white head and decent retention. A little too clear maybe. Faintly malty/grainy aroma with very little hoppiness. Light hop flavor on an appropriate malt backbone. Light, crisp and dry mouthfeel. This is a good beer but its also very unremarkable. This beer's claim to fame is apparently its low alcohol content, which is indeed unusually low for Lagunitas but it's not a 2.5% ABV beer either. And for an under 6% ABV IPA, it is not tenth the beer Masala Mama is. But it is sessionable for sure, and being so light in flavor, this is pretty much the perfect gateway IPA. That's about it.

3, 2, 3, 4, 3

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 03:54:14 | More by tewaris
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ShamasUVA

Connecticut

2.93/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Brand new (at least to Connecticut) "fractional IPA" from Lagunitas. I have to assume it's fresh. Pours golden, very clear-- in fact a little too clear for my liking but it is definitely an appealing beer by appearance.

Aroma is awesome. Mostly fruity hops, big on peach, some citrus, and a tiny bit of pine. No malt aroma. Minimal yeast esters noted.

Taste is strange, and is a bit of a roller coaster. Beer starts bitter, then fades quickly, then comes back with a toasted malt flavor (victory malt?) which leads again into a bitter aftertaste. No sweetness to speak of at all.

Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, even for a sub 5% ABV beer.

I found I grew to like this beer more as it warmed up which is not uncommon for hoppy session beers. I do think overall this beer could be improved with more residual sugars in the beer. If I were the brewer I would add some crystal malt to increase both the OG and the FG and keep the ABV right where it is in the mid 4's. There are not a lot of these hoppy session beers around but I found this to be slightly inferior to 21A's Bitter American. Better than your average American Blonde Ale though.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 00:58:47 | More by ShamasUVA
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beertunes

Washington

2.98/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sensible 12oz bottle poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a clean, clear medium gold color with under a quarter-inch of white head that had OK retention and lacing.

The aroma was all pine and pot hops, no malt or grain showed through. The taste, while OK, was the same story. No malt or grain to provide contrast or balance, just hops.

The body was decent, but on the expected thinner side of the style, probably what you're looking for in an all day drinker. Drinkability was good, the beers goes quickly and easily. Overall, a decent enough little beer, I just would like some grain flavors to play off the hops. Then I could see actually drinking these all day. Still, probably worth a shot if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 00:06:07 | More by beertunes
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3/5  rDev -25.2%

04-04-2014 06:09:16 | More by VeganUndead
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Rwallace612

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25.2%

02-08-2014 01:05:00 | More by Rwallace612
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DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,266 ratings.