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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

2,001 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,001
Reviews: 391
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 83
Gots: 311 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.65% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 08-25-2012

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4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's getting warm here in San Diego, and after a weekend of drinking heavy things, I wanted to relax in the pleasant warmth with something that wouldn't put me to sleep. Alas, Lagunitas DayTime IPA!

APPEARANCE: Pale, straw color, with a two-finger head that dissipates into a medium-thin ring.

AROMA: Excellent aroma on this one - straw/earthy malts share the space with fragrant, light-citrus hops. It already smells refreshing!

TASTE: The hops are very floral, with traces of lime and grapefruit. They play very nicely with the malts, which bring hints of straw, earth, and a little touch of sweetness.

MOUTHFEEL: Crisp, dry mouthfeel, with minimal lingering bitterness at the back of my tongue.

OVERALL: I could drink this beer every day. Light, crisp, and refreshing. There's not a whole lot going on with this beer, but it's simplicity is perfect. For a session IPA, this is as good as I could have hoped for.


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4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear golden color with a healthy three inches of frothy white head. Plenty of lacing caked onto the glass.

S: Really dank hop aromas. Sticky bud. Orange peel, sugary lemon, citrus gummies. Grainy, slightly doughy malt base.

T: Orange peel, candied lemon peel, pineapple. Flashes of apricot and mandarin orange. Resin and sticky bud. Malt base shows a touch of dough, but goes bone dry and grainy immediately thereafter. Bud and orange peel on the finish.

M: Light bodied. Huge bite of aggressive carbonation adds the crispness of a soda. Light creamy/silky feel. Modest level of gritty hop astringency.

O: At 4.65% abv this is a little high in alcohol to be considered a true session beer, but it sure does drink like one. Many session IPAs are plagued by an emaciated malt backbone that amplifies hop astringencies, but this one is able to compensate for the thinner malt with a hop profile that seems to add a sweetness of its own and a huge crisp bite of carbonation that dominates the texture and mouthfeel. It's a lot like drinking a carbonated soft drink, but with all the IPA taste you know and love. A perfect summer quencher, but also a fine year round choice when you just want a refreshing quaff.

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3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very pale yellow. Nice white head. Chunky surface foam.

Smell - Grassy and slightly herbal hop. Cracker malt.

Taste - More cracker malt. A little grassy and resiny. Lingering grassiness. Almost no bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Very light. No bitterness. Well carbonated.

Overall - So drinkable. Still has a nice flavor.

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89 out of 100 based on 2,001 ratings.