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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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1,450 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,450
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 69
Gots: 135 | 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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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-19-2012 05:23:08 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

10-19-2012 02:15:16 | More by Magic
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

10-19-2012 01:58:28 | More by baybum
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New York

4/5  rDev 0%

10-19-2012 01:30:48 | More by nh2032
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New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%

Clear bright gold in body with white lively head that sticks around, plenty of lacing. Aroma of papaya, mango, grass, subtle honey, hint of pine, lemon. Hop flavors of lemon, floral notes, pine, grass, citrus with rind, mildly sour, and light honey and cereal notes. Light in body with medium carbonation. A bit slick on the palate. Very sessionable, big on lemony hop flavor, and a great aroma.

10-18-2012 23:20:46 | More by JRed
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4.08/5  rDev +2%

A: clear, bubbly straw, trace head, solid lacing

S: refreshing tropical fruit medley (papaya, tangerine, grapefruit), pine and grassy

T: papaya, grapefruit, earthy grain, mild pepper, pine bitter finish

M: med/light body, semi-dry crisp/light oily mouth

O: Bravo, Lagunitas! Proving once again you can make
a deliciously consistent brew at a good price. I would
love to make this part of my regular daily rotation/stock
in frig. Adventurous BMC friends and family might enjoy
and hopheads looking for hop love in a pint while also


10-18-2012 20:32:56 | More by BeerLover99
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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%

Bottle (2012)

Texas Liquor
Carlsbad, CA

Clear light golden with a pillowy, moderately-sized off-white head, eventually leaving thin ribbons and irregular lines of sticky lace down the glass. Very pretty.

The hallmark of and easily the best aspect of this beer is its aroma, and it's a fantastic one. Big amounts of tropical fruit notes, citrus flesh and zest, and mild marijuana components combine nicely. The malt bill is mild; this is a showcase of the hops. Incredibly impressive aroma.

The flavor too is impressive and follows the aroma, but simply isn't quite as pungent or strong. Good amounts of tropical and citrus notes lead the way, along with just a hint of bready sweetness.

The only failing of this beer, if it has one, is its mouthfeel. Thin and watery without much body, but somewhat understandable given the very low ABV.

Fantastic. I'm happy to have another in my fridge.

10-18-2012 16:07:31 | More by ehammond1
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

10-18-2012 01:59:59 | More by jk3
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

10-17-2012 17:46:48 | More by Hoptologist
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3/5  rDev -25%

10-17-2012 16:10:37 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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3.55/5  rDev -11.3%

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear gold with 3 fingers of foamy bright-white head. This retains with a frothy ¾ finger or so, leaving back rich sticky lacing that dots the sides of the glass. The aroma smells of grass, lemon, herbs and a fresh zesty bitterness. Just some light backing sweetness sits back rear of the nose. This has a nice lively freshness to it in the nostrils.

The taste more fresh and zesty character on the palate, with tart lemon, a crisp bitter citrus presence and a touch of very light herbal or even fruity qualities on the edges. The malts do add some balance to this but mostly serve to give something for those hops to bounce back off of. The finish is dry and bitter with a touch of lingering tartness. The mouthfeel is lighter to medium bodied, with a firm crispness to it that snaps those flavors around in the mouth. This has a nice overall quenching feel to it.

This was OK. I didn’t find it overly complex in any way but it certainly was drinkable. I’m just not sure what makes this a “Session IPA” and how that differs from a regular APA. At any rate, I picked up a six-pack of this and won’t have any problem finishing them.

10-17-2012 14:35:51 | More by Kegatron
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

10-17-2012 04:51:21 | More by scottiethebody
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3.88/5  rDev -3%

A: The beer is crystal clear with a small white head. The retention is about average, but the lacing is quite nice. 4

S: Resinous hops really take it over with a beautiful citrus body to hold the beer together. My nose actually dipped into the beer I was smelling it so much, which can only be a good thing. 4

T: This is a really easy drinking IPA, which I believe is the point at under 5% ABV. The light flavor is really noted up front, but is quickly taken over by the citrus, but only a slight piney hoppiness. As a hop head, I do wish this had more of a hop bite, but other than at the very finish I don't think they play enough of a role. 3.5

MF: Very light mouthfeel with a carbonation level that is right where it should be. Nice, dry finish without much of an aftertaste. The drinkability is absurd. Here's an IPA that won't kill your palate, but still tastes like a good one. 5

O: Love what they did here. I really need to drink more Lagunitas IPAs, they're outstanding. 4

10-17-2012 01:50:13 | More by russwbeck
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-17-2012 01:30:51 | More by cwxc818
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3.65/5  rDev -8.8%

12oz bottle into a tulip. Big thanks go to Kegatron for gifting me with a bottle of this. The brew appears a very pale yellow color that displays a brilliant polished clarity. There is nothing hanging in suspension of this brew, it is perfectly clear with a finger of white head that slowly fades leaving a wall of webby lacing effect on the glass. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a thin film atop. A light swirl revives more than a finger of froth back to the surface.

The smell of this brew has some nice citrus elements: lemon and orange zest, pulp, rinds, a touch of grass and herbs. Very minor tropical fruit aspect overtop of a somewhat straw-like grain base. When swirled, there is a bit of sulfur and faint cheesy aspect like some other ipas display. It is a very nice, mild smelling brew. Not quite to hop amperage I would expect for an ipa... perhaps just a "fraction" of the hops were used?

The taste includes just enough herbal to grassy hop bitterness and flavor to let it blend effortlessly into a straw grain base that blurs the lines between grain and hop flavors. The aftertaste has a bit of grain sweetness that is minorly cereal-like in character. The hop flavoring is herbal for the most part with suggestions of pulp, zest and cheese. A sulfur aspect rounds things out and lasts inside the mouth long after the swallow.

This is a very light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It finishes quite snappy and crisp that is this brews quite enjoyable aspect. It certainly lends itself as a brew that could be thrown back in quantity quite effortlessly. However, I think it comes up short overall across the board. If someone can tell me what the distinct difference between a fractional ipa and a staple pale ale, I would be very grateful.

10-17-2012 00:43:25 | More by stakem
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

10-17-2012 00:14:35 | More by mcphish22
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

10-16-2012 23:59:01 | More by skyisland
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4.48/5  rDev +12%

Pours and looks like a pils! The lightest IPA I've tried: Chrysanthemum yellow, with low head and extensive lacing. Smells floral and citrus hops, with few piney, resinous notes...maybe I'm getting mostly cascade hops. Taste is terrific, I think. Not very malt forward, which is good, and the bitter notes are prominent but not too large, with a bit of everything I like, and a little dry. But bitter notes don't float long, which is too bad. Mouth-feel is smooth, fast, carbonation is moderate, overall good here too. I think this is designed and is a terrific session IPA...and one I'd be happy to have another time. Hopefully soon.

10-16-2012 22:20:15 | More by Bitter_Echo
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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%

Had this on 2012-10-09 in Bloomington, IL

A - Very clear yellow with a 1.75-finger white head that drops in half pretty quickly; leaving mild lacing.

S - Very aromatic and appealing. Dank, hop floral, lemon, light bread.

T - White bread, lemon, light pine and pepper, herbal/metallic, mild-moderate bitterness. Pretty dry.

M - Light body and medium carbonation. Watery, very crisp and lightly prickly.

O - A nice addition to the growing list of aromatic, flavorful and seaionable IPAs. I don't like ithis flavor quite as much as 21st Amendment Bitter American but this smell is better. I do like it much better than Victory Headwaters and a bit better than the Founders All Day IPA. I welcome the variety this brings and hope to see it regularly.

10-16-2012 21:18:00 | More by Tucquan
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4/5  rDev 0%

10-16-2012 19:35:31 | More by DarthTremens
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3.14/5  rDev -21.5%

First had: bottle, threw in on a trade from DoubleSunshine. Thanks!

Poured into an Earth Bread + Brewery glass, a crystal clear golden-yellow color with a moderate foamy white head that quickly sank to a ringlet, leaving a bit of lacing on the glass. Fresh hop aroma was apparent as soon as I opened the bottle; lot of pine, lots of citrus zest, lots of goodness, definitely the highlight of this beer. Usually the aroma is an indication of a similar taste in the beer, but for this one, I just wasn't getting it. Disappointingly bland and grainy, grassy, a slight hop blast up front quickly faded away, leaving a super dry bitterness in the mouth. Light body close to medium, weak and watery, but crisp and clean...this is definitely a drinkable beer, and refreshing for the summer, but taste-wise it just doesn't stack up to a lot of the other IPAs out there.

10-16-2012 17:47:32 | More by Rifugium
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-16-2012 03:37:45 | More by THECPJ
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-16-2012 02:44:37 | More by Hessian257
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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%

A- Poured into the Lagunitas mason jar with a clear, light golden body. Creamy white head forms to a few fingers in size and retains nicely for a few minutes. Foamy ring leaves nice, thick lace patches.

S- Peachy, mango, tropical fruit hops lead the way with a decent dose of citrus zest and some floral hints. Mostly hops with a tiny bit of American Ale Yeast in the background, bread and very light caramel malt.

T- An addition of a bit more citrus and some pine compounds upon the peach, mango, tropical fruit hops which come through from the nose. A very light yeast presence and sweet biscuit malts in the background.

MF- Uber light body which has a creamy texture that allows it to not feel too thin. Moderate carbonation and just a hint of bitterness in the finish, this must be by design.

A lot of hops in the end of a boil and after the boil will lead to a beer like this. DayTime is eerily similar to my first attempt at a hop-overloaded Pale Ale and drinks very nicely.

10-16-2012 02:13:04 | More by cbutova
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New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%

A: Pale golden rod with a pristine clarity and a soft visible presence of effervecse. A bubbly, pitted cream colored head is slight in size, with a foamy, whipped consistency. Lacing is composed of a thin saturn ring encompassing the vessel. As always, gotta love and respect a i/pa that keeps the pale tradition.

S: Soft grassy tropical fruitiness, pineapple-orange, lime and citrus are the highlights with a soft and perfumy delivery. Soft hop spiciness that is pleasant.

T: Flavor is dry oranges, and a tropical fruitiness of pineapple and a hint of grassiness. A bright hop zing, pine, strongly flavored with lemon and a hint of grain sweetness.

M: Medium body, pretty good especially for abv., creamy, dry with a nice level of bitterness.

O: A low level abv that certainly doesnt skip on the hop flavors, proving you can still have a respectable level of hops in a session style ipa of small packaging. Drinkability is off the charts, light and hoppy, crisp and refreshing as a summer treat. Case worthy, this goes down easily and props for a nicely hopped summer ipa that is light and causual, but respectable and hop worthy. Hop snobs will turn thier nose at this but this is what it is, a very good hop flavored beer that is session worthy, not a one and done hop monster out to wreck your palate. Good summer time drinking.

10-16-2012 01:13:46 | More by beerthulhu
DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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