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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,625 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,625
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 72
Gots: 179 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6%

roskelley, Jan 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

bluckbeyes, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

thehead92, Jan 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

BeerHunter76, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

fivetime, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

kjkinsey, Jan 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

csmartin6, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

KiMiRaiK, Jan 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

DiscGolfRobot, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

beergorrilla, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

aorloski, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We pour a brew of pale golden straw. It holds a brief, but easily reproducible, one finger head of white sudsy bubbles, leaving big aggregates across the top, and spotty, patterned lacing down the glass. There is no haze or sediment, and carbonation appears light. The aroma is fresh with pale malts, herbal hops, sweet pear fruitiness, baker’s yeast, sea saltiness, brassy metallics, and light mint leafiness. With warmth comes more sweetness of passion fruit, and a drier, more chalky pale malt. Our first impression is that it is milder in flavor than expected, but still refreshing and tasty for the style. As we sip, soured pale malts, coin, wet wheatiness, lime rind, and mineral start things off. The middle peaks with big herbal hops, cherry sweetness, dill leaf, more mineral, and more pale malt wash. Washing through the finish was more of the same pale maltiness, light wheatiness, more of a grassy bite to the hops, leafy herbal mix, musky yeast, and lemon juice. The aftertaste breathes of citric rind, mineral, stone, metallics, dried pale malts, and salty sunflower seeds. The body is lighter, and the carbonation is medium, but with a hearty prickle. There is nice slurp and smack, despite the lighter feel, and there is nice froth on the back of the lip. The palate is cooled, but eventually dried with astringent grassiness. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks way easy.

Overall, what we thought to be the best thing about this beer was the nose, and the drinkability. The nose gave great freshness, sweetness, and hoppiness. These acted to push, really, all other flavors to the side, giving way for a curious mix of tartness and hoppy goodness. The flavor followed nicely, but lightly. While this may have dropped the robustness of flavoring a bit, it made for a very drinkable beer, and something certainly worthy of being for the “day time”.

TheBrewo, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

doucmehu, Jan 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

olafphysics, Jan 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

dc4three, Jan 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

elcrawl, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a pale honey/straw color and wells up a finger of pure white billowy head that fades quickly, fed by heavy and steady carbonation

S - more hops than I thought would be there for a "Fractional" IPA. Not the hop profile of a hop bomb, the hops must seem stronger because they are the only aroma. No malt or adjunct competition.

T - The fractionality is much more evident in the taste than the aroma. But its very intentional, it doesn't drink like a watered down IPA or a "Lite" beer. But a weakened, or fractional IPA (a perfect adjective).

M&D - can you say session beer? A cold case of these, on the front porch on hot summer day of yard work would be perfection. It's light,effervescent, and easy without losing inherent quality or taste.

sinstaineddemon, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

DelicateDelirium, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

outoffocus, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

sneaks2210, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of riored4v
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a tulip with a clear, straw colored body. 1.5 finger, rocky, white head. Good lacing.

Aroma was excellent for such a light beer. Huge amounts of citrus, tropical fruits and orange. Mellow maltyness.

Taste closely matched the aroma. Big tropical hop flavor upfront. Some light breadyness and maltiness in the middle to balance it out and finishes with a light tropical and citrusy bitterness.

Mouthfeel was light body, medium/high carb and a crisp/dry finish. Very very drinkable.

Overall I thought this was a great beer. Huge hop flavor with a well balanced maltiness, which all came out of an extremely sessionable beer.

riored4v, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

SeaOfShells, Jan 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

scootercrabb, Jan 10, 2013
DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,625 ratings.