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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,874 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,874
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 74
Gots: 229 | 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 taylor714914
4.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the grail of sessionables. I've had Terrapin, Founders, and a host of others, none of which compare.

Pours a beautiful straw color with scents of citrus, resin, and a touch of sweet malt.

Taste is spot on. Beautiful hop presence with rich citrus and resinous tastes. Just a touch of malt for balance. Refreshing, crisp, and hoppy.

Mouthfeel is perfect. Light, perfect carbonation that washes the hoppy flavors over the tongue.

Overall, I can say that this is the perfect representation of a sessionable IPA. You can have a few of these without getting full and the flavor never becomes boring.

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4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pale yellow in color and crystal clear. Big head with really good retention. Spotty lacing.

Smell: Lots of citrus. Some vegetal onion type qualities. Nelson Sauvin pops on the nose with lots of that white grape character. Super dank. Huge aroma.

Flavor: Very light bodied with lots of citrus and tropical hop character. Toasted malt holds everything together. Finishes dry with a nice fruitiness.

Mouthfeel: Very light bodied. Dry. Finishes dry with a bitter fruitiness. I understand the people who aren't crazy about the light body, but it works for me. Insanely drinkable. 12 oz bottle gone before I even knew what happened.

Overall: Session IPA seems to be a polarizing style and it's rapidly becoming one of my favorites. Delivers a big fruity, citrusy hop kick in a great sessionable body. Vying with Founder's All Day for the illustrious title of my favorite session IPA.

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3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

Real light bodied IPA. Lemon bright yellow, slightly hazy and dull, with some nice slow rising carbonation from the middle. Head is thick bleach white in color, four fingers deep and soapy retention. Very impressive looking brew.

Nice soft tropical hop notes on the front for the bouquet. Nice and juicy and flavorful smelling, hints of peach, pineapple. Maybe even a little bit of dank earth as well to mix it up a bit.

Noticeably light mouthfeel, and quite wet but somewhat expected for such a low abv. However, the flavors still piece together. Light malts, almost hinting at bready sensing pilsner but not quite. Hop angle comes with a juicy quality if obviously wet unfortunately. Light hop crispness coming with hints of tropical flavors a bit, and matching the nose.

Overall it's hard to think about what to rate for these sessionable IPAs. They are easy drinking and lighter but still have that incredibly watery body. Still they make for great drinkability, but there's something obviously missing that loses a bit of the appeal to me. Otherwise it's very well crafted.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

-Pored from the bottle into an oversized wine class. Golden yellow with a frothy white head. Sticky lacing on the glass throughout the drink.
-The smell is clean citrus, floral hoppy good. Great smell for a summer mow the kawn kind of beer. Fall release...really?
-The taste follows the smell. Clean light easy drinking.
-The feel is missing something. Looking for some smoothness but not finding it.
-A good beer that should be available in the spring

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4.73/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well, I do like this beer very much because it has that "grassy" floral hop aroma that I like best in my IPA's. A bit of citrus, melon, pine - it has a lot of scent to it that is very agreeable to me. The color is really off, looks closer to a lager, and there is to my taste almost no malt to it. This combined with some nice carbonation leaves a refreshing only a slightly bitter aftertaste even with all this fresh hop plant smell on it.

Hop tea, did another reviewer say? I agree with that, but I do like it.

I like it, but for the smell, it sure doesn't act like the IPA's I am used to. Anyway, try it, I just ordered a keg for my home of it because I really do like it and look forward to the draft experience on this beer.

DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,874 ratings.