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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

1,586 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,586
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 72
Gots: 173 | 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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1/5  rDev -74.9%

damiendeville, Oct 13, 2012
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1.08/5  rDev -72.9%

Hophood, Yesterday at 06:51 PM
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2/5  rDev -49.9%

Noelito76, Nov 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49.9%

Cloudy, smells like old feet. Poor representation of the style!

grosskopfada, Aug 24, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.9%

waughbrew, Mar 16, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.9%

QuentinCall, Jun 04, 2014
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2.24/5  rDev -43.9%

katejdempster, Aug 22, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -43.6%

kristenrae8, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of robear
2.38/5  rDev -40.4%

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.

robear, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of dasenebler
2.43/5  rDev -39.1%

Lagunitas Daytime
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)

dasenebler, Nov 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

JJFordick, Nov 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

RossR, Jul 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

SBoeckman72, Aug 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

jk3, Oct 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

bvlaminck, Nov 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

RyanAU, Nov 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

akttr, Dec 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

djmichaelk, Aug 11, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

chadwicktorres, Today at 07:38 PM
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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

Hoptologist, Oct 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

JeffONeal, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of chugalug06
2.68/5  rDev -32.8%

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.

chugalug06, Oct 27, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

MooseBoose, Jun 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

ejimhof, Apr 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

Pestin, Jun 27, 2014
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DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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