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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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1,515 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,515
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 71
Gots: 152 | 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 -6.3%

10-30-2012 05:22:08 | More by JJWIGHT
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4.35/5  rDev +8.7%

Hazy with oils and nicely yellow. The head left a little quick, but there is lace a-straddlin'.

Tropical fruits like pineapple and starfruit with homey Lagunitas hop aroma. Thin malts, but they seem a little sweet. Very nice nose.

Holy hell. Great hop flavors. Pineapple, papaya, raw carrot, maybe even celery juice. Try it and think to yourself, V8 Fusion. Crackery malts appear to offer dryness now. Not pilsner-like, but thin and somewhat rigid. Best damn session IPA I've had yet.

Drinks great. Sessionability meets the highest score. Light-bodied and mellow carbonation. Mouthfeel a great aspect for this beer.

So far, my favorite IPA from Lagunitas. Similar hop profile to the Sucks, with extra lightness and drinkability. All tropical fruit hops without the setbacks of kiln to the malt or the constraint of booze.

10-30-2012 01:49:49 | More by thecheapies
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4.65/5  rDev +16.3%

I’m loving this brew. For some reason (not completely unfounded) I’m thinking of it as the “lite” beer version of an IPA.

It pours a light, thin golden yellow with thin soapy foam that leaves thick & foamy residue.
I get the characteristic hoppy Lagunitas signature hop profile in the aroma with a freshly squeeze lemony note dominating. Additionally, there’s some orange some onion, and a light & pleasant catty aroma. It’s crisp and refreshing.

The flavor has more of the dominating lemony freshness with a lean finish and light bitterness. I can’t get enough of this one—here’s hoping it joins the regular line-up, at the regular Lagunita’s prices.

10-30-2012 01:30:34 | More by elNopalero
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-29-2012 18:22:17 | More by jeanphony
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5/5  rDev +25%

10-29-2012 05:47:15 | More by Bigmatty42
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4.33/5  rDev +8.3%

Well I guess it's about time these guys release something new. I know what your thinking this session-able IPA thing has been done to death but these guys take the cake.

A - Color is a nice pale orange yellow with a 1/2 inch of rocky, foamy. lacy head. Looks like a great pale ale to me.

S - My here is a nice smelling IPA. Strong grapefruit tones mixed in with some gram cracker sweetness, and a touch of piney finish,

T - Quite exceptional. It's light on the palate but great IPA taste. Hoppy yet smooth with light grapefruit tones and an equal balance of sweet malt goodness. Finish doesn't give much lingering hops and the ABV makes session ability stellar.

M - Light and crisp. Mild watery tones but forgive able for the "light beer" feel.

Overall it's a great IPA, I almost enjoyed it as much as 60 minute IPA which I rarely buy but will most likely pick up a case for summer months. Good stuff.

10-29-2012 05:02:12 | More by DrDemento456
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-29-2012 05:00:04 | More by HumphreyLee
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New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev +7%

Presentation: 12 oz. stubby bottle poured into a pint glass. Served nice and chilled.

Appearance: Really light golden yellow in color. Pours a slight, one finger creamy white head that leaves a nice lacing down the side of the glass. Really clear and light in appearance.

Aroma: Definitely a more tropical hop character in this one. Very light malt character. Lots of pineapple, mango and pine notes.

Taste: Really nice and flavorful given the ABV. Big pineapple, mango and bitter pine notes. Some grapefruit rind in there as well. Really drinkable with a nice clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and really crisp. Spot on for the style.

Overall, a really refreshing and easy to drink session-type IPA. The hop flavors were strong enough that I was slightly surprised to see the actual ABV. The tropical flavor profile and clean finish make this really easy to drink and right up my alley. Very good, perfect for warmer weather.

10-27-2012 21:39:51 | More by Gosox8787
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4.28/5  rDev +7%

The ultimate session beer. All the flavor of IPA, with under 5% abv. I don't want to call it IPA light, but it has an ethereal color and an amazingly light mouthfeel. I actually prefer this to the regular Lagunitas IPA. I could drink this all day. It is well named. Too bad this is a limited release....

10-27-2012 14:53:21 | More by GuyIncognito
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4/5  rDev 0%

10-27-2012 12:14:19 | More by jrfehon33
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3.83/5  rDev -4.3%

WOW! Strange beer - I instantly liked that it rang oddly familiar bells like from some unknown cell phone I had lost under the couch - still holding a charge. I bought Lagunitas DayTime as a single bottle at a GREAT craft beer store that a friend called me about. The beer was listed as an IPA (my favorite and first choice style every time); it was labeled as "A Fractional IPA" which further sparked my interest. I will buy ANY and EVERY IPA at least once and this is my first "once" on this selection. I have never had ANYTHING like it - it has the expected 'hop-kick' and the characteristic sharp aftertaste that IPA's have BUT THAT AFTERTASTE! It is a very metallic -so familiar and yet it escapes me...copper? zinc? steel?...I just can't place it. I would have it again because it was so strange - a definite conversation starter with my beer clan. The appearance was clean. golden & clear as one might expect in a "girly-beer". I will revisit this beer.

10-27-2012 08:21:55 | More by GoldHorde
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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%

DayTime IPA pours a lighter gold color. It’s very clear. Holding it to light almost gives it a yellow look. Hey, looks like no caramel malt! I like it! A soft white head tops it off and rises to about a finger and a half in height. It’s somewhat slow to recede, but lacing is definitely on the lighter, spotty side.

The nose is good. It might not be all that aromatic, but it does smell good. The malt base is very subtle. It smells a tad sweet and sugary, but there’s no hint of caramel or toffee. It smells mostly like toasted malts. That’s a good sign. Hops are rather strong in the mix. They smell mostly citric. Grapefruit, pineapple, and mango are all noted. This one’s definitely hop forward. Alcohol isn’t noticeable in the least. No surprise there. Smells good.

The flavor is likewise impressive. The malt base is undoubtedly toasted malts. That’s honestly not my preference for the style, but it’s not bad by any stretch here. Hops come through loud and clear. They have a nice citric flavor. It’s mostly grapefruit and pineapple. It has a slight bitter kick, but it’s pretty tame for the most part. That might be attributed to the malt base. Tough to say. Ultimately, it’s well-balanced and friendly. Alcohol is not a factor at all. Finishes toasty with a citric hop twist. Good stuff.

DayTime IPA has a lighter body. No big shock there. It feels a tad thin and insubstantial. Carbonation is a little active, but doesn’t seem too buzzy. As intended, it goes down super easy. I could drink multiple bottles in a sitting…and may.

DayTime IPA is simply another fine release from Lagunitas. Given its size, it certainly packs a lot of flavor. As far as sessionable IPAs go, it’s easily among the best. I really like these releases. You can drink a lot…and not pay for it as much tomorrow. Very good stuff.

10-27-2012 03:43:05 | More by prototypic
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4/5  rDev 0%

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2.68/5  rDev -33%

Nice thin (er) white foamy head. Color is "bud light" yellow with medium viscosity and great clarity. Chunky lacing.

Nice centennial hop aroma! Citrus and apple stand out.

Off flavored.. Bready, floral, wet, high carbonation, medium bitterness, mild sweetness. Very apricotty... Can't get into the flavor or feel.

Like the label says, this one would be best expierenced during a day, not a night. It's crisp and kinda refreshing, but far from well put together. I've experienced many better IPAs. I've also experienced many MUCH better brews from Lagunitas. Can't recommend this one.

10-27-2012 01:23:48 | More by chugalug06
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4/5  rDev 0%

10-27-2012 01:13:13 | More by IPAchris
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4.2/5  rDev +5%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- A clear light yellow with a two finger white head.

S- Hoppy, citrus/tangerine, earthy, pepper, nice malt backbone.

T- Piney, pepper, citrus, pale matls.

M- Smooth, crisp, light.

O- Light, smooth, and very easy to drink. Next time I will have to pick up a full six pack.

10-27-2012 00:48:48 | More by larryi86
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3.98/5  rDev -0.5%

I'm tasting mad grapefruit up in here. I dunno what they put in this but it's like drinking grapefruit juice. Not in a bad way. Good beer, very light and sessionable, missing some of the richer, balancing notes of the great IPAs but I suppose they have to make some concessions to keep it light. If you don't compare it to other IPAs but think of it on its own, as its own beer, as like a pretty bitter pale ale, its a good, light, tasty beer that I'm glad I tried and I would recommend to others. Now I gotta go because someone around here is cooking barbecue and it smells great.

10-27-2012 00:23:46 | More by porntipsguzzardo
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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a light pilsner with a 2 finger white head. Small bubble wall of lacing rings the beer.

S- caramel, big citrus (grapefruit, lemon, pineapple) with pine and grass.

T- sweet pale malts, lemon, grapefruit, pine and dank hop bitterness.

M- light body and medium carbonation. Slight creaminess and effervescence.

O- pack a lot of flavor and aromas into this low abv beer. Could drink a lot of these during the summer.

10-26-2012 22:17:52 | More by kawilliams81
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-26-2012 21:59:35 | More by gniv
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New York

4/5  rDev 0%

10-26-2012 09:29:55 | More by deonreds
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4/5  rDev 0%

10-26-2012 07:38:13 | More by bifrost17
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-26-2012 04:16:31 | More by hollywood_15063
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5/5  rDev +25%

10-26-2012 01:27:42 | More by ALLISON01
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

10-25-2012 19:11:01 | More by Immortale25
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4.13/5  rDev +3.3%

Slightly hazy golden color with a nice two finger white foam head. Tons of beautiful, sticky lacing.
Citrus and pine aromas. Somewhat subdued in comparison to other IPAs, which makes sense considering what this is.
Very nice IPA flavor. Nice hop bite, citrus, and pine. Very flavorful and not overpowering at all. Lagunitas balanced this beer well. The heavy carbonation and somewhat light body make this very refreshing.

Light beer for craft drinkers. Wouldn't mind having a whole six pack of this to myself for the day.

10-25-2012 18:40:50 | More by Danny1217
DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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