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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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1,319 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,319
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 64
Gots: 94 | 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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North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours crystal golden with a one finger off white head. Head dissipates quickly into lacing. Carbonation is obvious as bubbles rise quickly to the top.

S - Flowery hops hits right away with some lemon mixing inside. There is also some sweetness as well.

T - Tangerine sweet followed by orange and grapefruit hops blend. Reminds me of grapefruit based drinks. Pretty tasty!

M - Light bodied with soft carbonation on each sip.

O - Very refreshing and easy to drink. If you like grapefruit and are looking for a sessionable ale this is one to try out.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 00:05:11 | More by SteveMi
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3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Heard of this coming out and bought myself one to try. Granted i'm not a big fan of IPA's, there are some that really stand out to me. This one was a little closer to average for me but because it was lighter and easier to drink with the flavor of a fuller IPA made it stand out.

I'm not going to break down the taste too much since I don't drink too much IPA.

Nice clarity from this beer with a good head and retention.

It smells very piney and enticing. Very surprising for a lighter beer.

The taste was like the nose, very piney, less so citrusy, but full hop flavor which is commendable for such an easy drinker. I got a taste of some kind of squash and pumpkin towards the finish. It wasn't particularly a bad thing as I kept wanting to sip it and further pin down what i'm tasting.

Felt great to drink, light-bodied, and certainly a good hot day chugger. I particularly liked that oily, resinous feel that can be had from good IPAs which came out really well.

Overall, I would say this is a great beer for IPA lovers to replace their stock football brews. Though i'm not a huge fan of IPAs, they did a really good job retaining everything that makes an IPA good in a beer with less than 5% abv; astonishing!

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 18:25:52 | More by SnowFlowMfg
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4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If you have taste buds and like to drive home from the office under the limit, then this is the perfect beer for you. Solid piney nose, a light golden color, a bit less hoppy than their IPA, and a similar yet less-potent citrusy taste as their lil sumpin sumpin. A walk off home run for what it is, and what it is, is, the chicks can't hold their smoke, dat's what it is...

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 18:18:19 | More by BeerRecruiter
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-02-2012 17:48:58 | More by mocktm
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-02-2012 17:43:05 | More by Dieck
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6%

10-02-2012 17:08:36 | More by iwantsomerocks
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4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a transparent, light golden color with a small whispy head that fades fast leaving about three white bubbles and no lacing present. So much for head retention.

S: As soon as I poured the beer I picked up lemon zest and floral notes to my delight. A bigger whiff after the pour presents a deeper floral bouquet, some grass and light orange peel backed with a little bread

T: Refreshingly clean citrus notes of lemons and oranges transition nto a light pine, grassy note and breadiness. The finished is moderaltely clean with more lemony, prickly pine and grassiness to finish it off. The booze is non existent, all flavor here with very subtle hop bitterness.

M: Lighter bodied, mouthfeel was clean, loads of flavor sit on the palate and this beer was refreshing.

O: Good! Lagunitas should make this a staple brew for the Summertime.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 13:21:46 | More by barleywinefiend
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4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden yellow color with a one finger white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Floral hop aroma with a balance of resinous pine, tropical fruit and pale malt. Spicy hop character with hints of grass, pineapple and lemon peel followed by bread, biscuit and grainy cracker.

Medium bodied but fuller than expected with a complex hop profile countered by a pale malt backbone. Some dry, earthy bitterness up front followed by tropical/citrus sweetness. There's a spicy hop bite with some sticky pine needle flavor countered by hints of pineapple and lemon juice before finishing with biscuity malt. Crisp, refreshing, extremely drinkable and packed with delicious hop flavors. I could drink this all night.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 06:55:25 | More by corby112
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-02-2012 04:52:23 | More by markgoodman10
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

10-02-2012 04:17:01 | More by ambruns1979
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4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The head settles fairly quickly but leaves good lace on the glass.

S - Lots of fruity hops with a background of light malt, notes of pineapple, mango, and orange.

T - Light, bready malt up front with some pine and orange hop flavors. A more tropical hop profile comes out in the middle with notes of pineapple and mango. The beer finishes with dry, bready malt, frity hops, and light bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Very nicely done, this beer has the body and bitterness of a cream ale, but the hop aroma and flavor of a well made hoppy pale ale. Some other session IPAs get caught by excessive bitterness that ruins the drink ability but this beer is perfectly balanced yet extremely hoppy. A six pack of this would not last long around my house.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 03:46:23 | More by nickfl
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-02-2012 03:43:06 | More by Lovely85
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New York

4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours crystal clear apple juice yellow color with a 2 finger white foamy head that faded a little slower than average, but quick for an IPA; left excellent foamy lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down.

Smells of huge pine hops and grapefruit up front, like splitting open a grapefruit with a pine cone if that were actually possible. Nose is soft, sweet and hoppy, with lemon zest, citrus, light caramel and hints of grains; the pine and grapefruit dominate and are really great to inhale.

Tastes just like it smells, with huge piney hops and grapefruit up front, then lemon zest, citrus hops, tangerine, light caramel, coriander, herbs, light spices, mild toasted grains, biscuit and then some orange peel. Not very balanced, nor extremely hoppy in the DIPA sense, but damn this is tasty and amazingly easy to drink. It’s clean, refreshing and similar to grapefruit juice with just enough of a malt profile to make it a really good beer.

Mouthfeel is light and very crisp, with tight, fizzy carbonation, a very light body and a bitter finish that leaves your mouth clean and dry. Hard to hold back on this one.

With a name like DayTime this is designed to be a session beer, and it was executed perfectly. I could drink this any time and shared the 6 pack with some non-Hopheads who were equally impressed with how great this was to throw back during a tailgate. A very high recommendation, I hope Lagunitas makes this a year round or annual beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 02:20:57 | More by CHickman
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

10-02-2012 02:11:09 | More by bpfrush
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-01-2012 23:39:13 | More by TequilaTom
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

10-01-2012 22:25:21 | More by chriooos
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

10-01-2012 05:15:01 | More by Hardcore
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-01-2012 03:40:02 | More by mbs11
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

super clear bright golden color with a thick sticky bright white head. Straight up pine needles in the nose. Smells like you're at a christmas tree farm, no lie.

Pretty well balanced for a lagunitas brew. Fresh piney hops throughout. Medium body with brisk carbonation. Bright and floral clean finish. Sweet malts to balance. Really nice and intricate yet simple and delicate ipa. Bravo on this one! Good flavor, well balanced, and extremely drinkable. Should come in 12 packs only because yeah, this is one you can drink all day. So flavorful and so drinkable. Really good!

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 03:09:06 | More by jtierney89
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-30-2012 23:46:09 | More by redfox405
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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light fizzy head of about half a finger that has decent lacing, over a mostly clear slight chill hazed honey orange color.

Nose fresh hops, nice tropical fruit and wet hop aroma. Some grapefruit, pineapple, touch musty resin with passion fruit like, touch citrus and tangerine, very juicy, just the slightest hint of malt.

Taste similar, lots of juicy fruity hops, tropical fruits light guava, pineapple, tangerine citrus, grapefruit, hint orange rind, etc. Also light musty resin, little hop oil, lots of wet fresh hop, touch of passion fruit from that. Just a touch of malt under all that fresh hop. Finish is dry, light bitterness, lingering fresh tropical fruit and resinous hop, light floral airy and crisp.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, good carb.

Overall quite nice, great super fresh hop flavors, touch resinous with light hop oil, wet hop taste, light, drinkable, crisp, and just enough malt to give the hops a base without really stepping in. Very well done. I could pound through a few of these without blinking. Reminds me somewhat of Zombie Dust.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 21:25:28 | More by jlindros
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North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow colored brew under some pure-white froth and spotty lace. Green, sweet citrus hop aromas...light ripe fruit, grass, spice, lemon zest, herbs. Hoppy grapefruit, lemon peel, a touch of earthiness, and some tea, finishing with pleasant fresh grain. Pretty light bodied, slightly oily, and not too bitter. Refreshing and sessionable. Quite nice...

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 20:13:46 | More by wedge
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3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale straw color with two plus fingers of head that had excellant retention. The head does eventually settle to a thick cap. Not much lacing is left on the glass.

A one dimensional aroma. When that one dimension is a nice combination of hops, it gets a pass. To me the hops have a pine resin and herbal quality. A little catty perhaps.

Pure hop flavor. A combination of citrus, pine, earthy, and a little herbal. Perhaps the malt adds a little sweetness but barely. Despite the large dose of hop flavor, bitterness is not extreme at all.

Light body with a real nice carbonation. I like the soft, gentle carbonation.

Not sure about its sessionable qualities as the hops would overwhelm me after a couple. But it does deliver good hop flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 19:00:18 | More by morimech
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

09-30-2012 18:52:25 | More by slim2043
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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great idea by Lagunitas - a session IPA. This one is very light-bodied, but still dishes out that citric, hoppy taste. The new Deschutes Chainbreaker is similar to this in how light and refreshing it is. Lagunitas would be wise to get this one out a little earlier in the year - it's perfect for summer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2012 02:49:33 | More by TheRealBigC
DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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