DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -12.5%
Serviceable IPA on tap at The Cannery Row. Some European hop, citrus fruity, citra like aroma. Spicy which lends taste at this surprisingly low abv. Little sweetness, this is bitter heavy. Medium bodied. Cloudy yellow with some retained head. Not so drinkable, even after it warmed, but served too cold.
11-12-2012 13:34:19 | More by Sammy
3.98/5 rDev -0.5%
Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some earthy, dank, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a very distinct grapefruit juice flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
09-12-2012 03:23:45 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.1/5 rDev +2.5%
A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down a bit but left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of citrus in the nose—grapefruit and oranges seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some hints of pine resin hops towards the finish. A light to moderate amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is extremely easy to drink and quite flavorful, especially considering its low alcohol content. I would have no problem drinking several of these in one sitting.
11-10-2012 20:27:23 | More by metter98
4.1/5 rDev +2.5%
A: single finger frothy head with poor retention on a clear orange and golden body.
S: the aroma is excellent. Grapefruit and other tropical citrus, spices, herbal hops with hints of pine
T: grass and pine for bitterness, lemongrass, some grapefruit. overall this is a little bit simple. the malts are very mild and provide little to the flavor or mouthfeel.
M: light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation. very crisp.
Overall: aroma is the strongest point, maybe sets the expectations high for this one in the flavor. Still though, Lagunitas knows how to make a good IPA. Always worth trying and having again.
09-21-2012 01:19:09 | More by kylehay2004
4.15/5 rDev +3.8%
A great everyday IPA, the six pack disappeared before I knew it in less than a week.
Bright orange color, high clarity, visible carb trails rising. Ample head of foam that lasts for a good ten minutes before dissipating, and even still retains an unbroken skim. Minimal spotty lace in the glass.
Uniquely hoppy aroma, some citrus/grapefruit and lemon tea notes along with pale malt breadiness.
Light bodied with a clearly defined pale malt backbone.Bitterness level is light and manageable, not too extreme, making it more appealing to the hop novice. Light grapefruit and citrus notes, some earthy grassy bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste. Pretty classic, easy drinking IPA with a lower abv geared towards a session.
09-23-2012 22:55:18 | More by emerge077
4.33/5 rDev +8.3%
Appearance: Pale gold with a clinging white cap. Clear and bright.
Smell: Really damn dank. A ton of grapefruit and pineapple backed by a dash of marijuana. Spicy, faintly oniony. Malt is non-existent. Swirling brings out a papaya-like tropical fruit note. I'm guessing there's a bunch of Simcoe in this.
Palate: Light on the tongue but loaded with great hop flavors. Pineapple and grapefruit, pine and a touch of onion. A dry bready malt backbone is present and gives the beer some body, but this is a hop-driven beer, and the hop flavors are great. The finish is clean and mildly bitter. This is a great late hop addition showcase, very impressive stuff. Comparable to Drake's Aroma Coma, at a fraction of the price.
08-28-2012 00:40:23 | More by largadeer
4.1/5 rDev +2.5%
12oz bottle, a six-pack grabbed at a rather swell price at a usually dingy store on the local hipster avenue.
This beer pours a slightly hazy pale golden straw hue, with one finger of foamy, bubbly dirty white head, which leaves nice webbed, coral reef lace around the glass as it genially abates.
It smells of bitter, yet juicy, grapefruit and lime rind, a few stomped pine needles, under-ripe pineapple, and some laid-back crackery pale malt. Damn, that's nice. The taste is moderately bitter citrus pith - grapefruit, pineapple and orange - all piled on top of a decent, lightly toasted maltiness, with a bit of flinty fruit pit stoniness, and further mildly perfumed floral, leafy hops.
The carbonation is fairly soft and innocuous, the body just on the lee side of medium weight, and more or less unencumbered in its smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the malt struggling to keep up, which is eased by the somewhat waning citrus and pine bitterness.
A pretty enjoyable IPA, without all that spiffy elevated ABV nonsense (just kidding). Very drinkable, at any time of day for that matter. And as far as lightness' of being go, undeniable beats the tar out of unbearable.
10-31-2012 01:42:22 | More by biboergosum
4.2/5 rDev +5%
The nose on this thing is pretty intense. Before I poured it out of the bottle I was taking a whiff and getting some thoroughly intense citrus on it. This is what I remember Aroma Coma smelling like from the first batch (but unfortunately, not the recent 2nd batch). Flavor is good, in a very abrupt IPA kind of way. Hits the mouth hard with loads of hops. With such intense flavors, subtle tones do not really exist much.
This is a good beer. A sessionable IPA? Brewers need to be making more of these. A lot more. And while they're at it, they need to be making them this good.
08-25-2012 19:25:37 | More by RblWthACoz
4.3/5 rDev +7.5%
On-tap 11/16/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a deep yellow color but light for the style, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and light caramelized malts.
T: The taste starts out with a strong fruity citrus sweetness. Then a strong, dominant and grassy hops bitterness comes in. the malt character is very thin for the style but brings a good enough balance to make everything work. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.
M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very good sessionable IPA worth pounding for a long time.
11-25-2012 00:07:55 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.48/5 rDev +12%
A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The head settles fairly quickly but leaves good lace on the glass.
S - Lots of fruity hops with a background of light malt, notes of pineapple, mango, and orange.
T - Light, bready malt up front with some pine and orange hop flavors. A more tropical hop profile comes out in the middle with notes of pineapple and mango. The beer finishes with dry, bready malt, frity hops, and light bitterness.
M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.
D - Very nicely done, this beer has the body and bitterness of a cream ale, but the hop aroma and flavor of a well made hoppy pale ale. Some other session IPAs get caught by excessive bitterness that ruins the drink ability but this beer is perfectly balanced yet extremely hoppy. A six pack of this would not last long around my house.
10-02-2012 03:46:23 | More by nickfl
3.86/5 rDev -3.5%
Poured into my new DFH IPA glass, if you breathe on these things too hard they may break. The glass looks great filled with it's first session IPA from Lagunitas they actually call it a fractional IPA. Pale golden malts provide a nice looking appetizing beer in the glass with a bright white head fine speckled lacing left behind. Aroma is popping with floral hops, citrus, mango and pineapple tropical fruit notes...this is quite the hop bomb. Underlying breadiness comes through from the pale malt base. I wish the flavor was as expressive as the aroma, but it's really a good session IPA up there with the likes of Sunshine Daydream from Fathead's, Stone Go To IPA. Bready malts not watery, hop light session IPA. I've been asking for these for years, I still love the big brother more but this little guy has some serious drinking potential, citrus, floral hops come across on the palate with minimal tropical fruit. Mouthfeel has nice carbonation slightly sticky on the palate with minimal resins definitely a light bodied session IPA. Weighs in at 4.6% abv that definitely classifies as a session ale, I'm glad it's here for some summertime drinking.
07-09-2014 03:12:30 | More by WVbeergeek
DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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