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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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1,828 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,828
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 74
Gots: 220 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

HOMEPL8, Nov 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Kreko7, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Yet another beer from Lagunitas' regular line-up that I've yet to try. Picked up a single bottle of this at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Lagunitas mason jar.

A - Pours a nice beautiful golden honeyed lemon color with two fingers of soapy foamy white head. Minimal patchy lacing. Looks very nice.

S - Smell is light, but that is to be expected. Light pine, lemongrass, grapefruit hops, dry crackery malt, and some must.

T - Taste is still got that crisp and fruity hoppiness that embodies most of Lagunitas' beers. Very full-flavored for being such a low abv beer. Grapefruit, lemon zest, lime, oranges, very citrus forward, with just the right amount of bready malt keeping things in check.

M - Feel is light bodied and slightly oily, but finishes quick and clean, with minimal bitterness lingering on the palate. Light bodied with high carbonation.

Overall, this has probably been one of my more favorite examples of the light IPA category. Extremely light and drinkable; I could see this beer pairing well with some summer barbeque. This might make for a good canned option from Lagunitas one day, also.

Lagunitas Day Time Ale ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of HattedClassic
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice foamy white head that dissipates very quickly. The beer itself is a clear gold that appears to be very clean.

The beer has a nice upfront grapefruit hop profile with a hint of malt sweetness. A hint of floral hops as well.

Strong grapefruit bitterness upfront with just a hint of pine resin as well as floral taste. Almost no malt sweetness.

Medium bodied but feels very light and very smooth. Very refreshing aftertaste.

A very good session IPA and worth getting again. I would hope that they would turn this into a yearly instead of just a seasonal.

HattedClassic, Nov 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

swanson45, Nov 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

mojohawk21, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

OGunner77, Nov 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

DerrickW, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Keith_R, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

tarheels4life23, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jeffthepony, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

server222, Oct 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

ronin926, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

blbarnett3, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

random846, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

sgoro, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

steevbr, Oct 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

brandoman63, Oct 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

AnalogErik, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of laglocal
4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

A: Pillowy white cloud head of about an inch that retains well, angelic lacing down the glass. Served into a Lagunitas mason jar

S: Pungent hop aromas in the forefront, almost cheesy

T: Phenomenal for such a low ABV, session style beer. I've had worse tasting, less hoppy, regular IPA's. Finish lingers with hop presence and slight bitterness.

M: The lowpoint, if it can be considered that, of this beer. Admittedly the wetness has to be attributed to the lower ABV, but if I were to imagine an ideal version of this beer it would just be a little less watery. Carbonation excellent. Could drink this all day long

Overall an excellent beer, one I would recommend highly for hop heads and even the discerning female companion who is weary of actual beer. A flexible brew that not only perfects the style, it breaks the mold.

laglocal, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of fourstringer
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass with a moderate hand. I'm in the middle of a daytime session, so thought this would be spot-on. No date on the bottle.

A: Pale golden yellow with a slight haze. 2 fingers of sudsy, white head that died down to about 1/4 finger by 2-3 minutes. Very effervescent. This just bubbled like crazy from the bottom of the glass. Quite a bit of lacing. I believe it's trying to convey, "Drink me down - fast!"

S: Delicate hop aroma with a pine-leaning profile. Very light malt/bread scents. Some lighter grapefruit-type notes with a hint of black pepper.

T: Moderate, spicy hop bitterness upfront . Dry with a soft lingering bitterness on the finish. Very little malt to speak of. Nice crisp pine. Flavors are quite good, albeit a bit light on the tongue. No alcohol presence - it's a session beer!

M: Moderate carbonation with a pleasantly light body. Spritzy and prickly, which mesh well with the delicate flavors.

O: Very tasty and easy drinking session brew. Plenty of flavor and goes down very smoothly. I found myself taking big ol' gulps without any cloying, off-flavors or fullness in the gut. And that, I believe, is the point. Recommended, especially if you're planning on putting away multiples.


fourstringer, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Vivs85, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

thinwhiteduke, Oct 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

larryarms847, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

ZachKelly, Oct 19, 2013
DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,828 ratings.