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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,718 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,718
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 74
Gots: 194 | 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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Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Sammy, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

t0rin0, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

djrn2, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

spycow, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

acurtis, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

nmann08, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

metter98, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Texasfan549, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +3%

Never surprising when California-minded brewers reveal ales that are aggressively hopped, dry as a bone and try their darndest to make their beer taste like weed, but what is surprising is to see the blend coming in at sub-five percent alcohol!

Daytime kicks off with a pale gold body and the slightest of hoppy hazes. Its frothy head rises to reveal all those aromatic hops with as little of a caramel malt presence as possible. Ruby red grapefruit, kumkwat, mango and apricot frame the fruity oils while herbal notes of almost-garlic, almost-onion, but certainly chive and fresh-cut grass are sure to have the cannabis crazies a callin'.

With the thinnest of caramel and honey malt support, a dry and bready creaminess supports all the hop character that covers up the beer. The same citrus, tropical fruit and boutanical qualities of the nose and early taste bloom upon the middle and bring in a smooth bitternerss as the sweetness continues to fade.

Light bodied but full flavored, the sessionable ale shines with hop acidity and resins as its bitterness registers strongly late with citrus pith and verbena leafiness. Grassy, chivy and fruity- the ale lingers deep with hops but without the associated sweetness of fruit, malt or density. Its effortless weight is a delight for all hop-heads without much of the threat of premature intoxication. (Don't they make a pill for that?")

BEERchitect, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +0.5%

kjkinsey, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

GRG1313, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

ygtbsm94, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

jaydoc, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

kylehay2004, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

JAHMUR, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of largadeer
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

largadeer, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +0.5%

SocalKicks, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

emerge077, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

biboergosum, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've said it before and I'm saying it again, founders all day is the standard by which session india pale ales must be measured, and while this one doesn't quite pop like that one, its pretty close in terms of its original mission, hop flavor and drinkability, and is probably the next best thing. pours pale and super light yellow, whitish, i was worried it would be a hoppy pilsener malt beer, and was afraid of that prospect, but its just very pale malt. the hop nose is citrusy in the all day family really, a little less forward and a little less pungent, but same vibe. the flavor is light in the grain, amped up in the hops. citrusy hops easily overtake an almost flavorless pale malt, finishing fruity rather than bitter, supremely refreshing, but this is almost too light. not much on the body, but the carbonation is excellent and the finish is clean. a well made brew, i like that these are getting popular. not as good as all day, but one of the closest seconds around.

StonedTrippin, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle w/ no freshness date.

LOOK: Crystal clear golden hue, beautiful lacing

SMELL: Tangerine pulp, grapefruit rind, birch, peppery, leafy, bready, spicy

TASTE: Very crisp, wet, lighter bodied, thorough hop bitterness, nutty graininess, mildly pungent, citrus rind, dried grass, papaya, very dry finish

A very solid sessionable IPA, had no problem quaffing this back and ended up getting my hop fix as well. All in all a great ale.

Jason, Oct 03, 2012
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DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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