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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

1,719 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,719
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 74
Gots: 194 | 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 Chico1985
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single a few days ago, been wanting to try this.

Pours a very pale translucent orange, white head retains well at about half a finger leaving some lace.

Smell is pretty great, decent strength for the ABV. Definitely lots of orange peel, peach, grassy and earthy hops there with some bread and grains.

Taste follows the nose nicely, lots of hops for a lighter IPA but well-balanced with malt too. Pretty much a Citra vibe, a orange/mango/danky/grassy/lemon hop thing going on, with grainy and biscuit malts.

A bit higher on the carbonation, but very smooth, doesn't feel watery. Very drinkable with medium bitterness.

Overall this is quite good, it would be all too easy to down a 6-pack in the middle of the afternoon and mess your whole day up. There may be better IPAs for the price though.

Chico1985, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of ChugginOil
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color of this beer is hay colored and is damn near clear. One of the clearer IPAs i have seen. There is about a finger of white head that sits patiently. Bits of stranded lace.

The nose opens up to a nice with a bouquet of citrus and tropical fruits. There is a grassy taste that is a backbone to the enticing hop presence. Very clean and fresh.

The flavor also incorporates these fruity flavors brought on by the hops but much more intense than the nose leads. The low ABV makes for a beer that showcases the hops without the heat. There is a slight biscuit-like note that finishes the flavor.

The mouthfeel is very light, crisp and refreshing. Appropriate carbonation is light.

The title explains it all with this brew. Great for camping, day drinking, or just about any other event that involves beer. Easy drinker with all the flavors you demand from an IPA.

ChugginOil, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of MarioM
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

MarioM, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of Chris_Cali_2o9
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Chris_Cali_2o9, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of jackrodgers77
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

jackrodgers77, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of snaotheus
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours pale clear yellow, fizzy with very little head. Smell is very pretty, lots of floral hops, honeysuckle and inviting.

Taste is crisp and clean and moderate hops, surprisingly sweet, but not cloying at all. More of the floral character.

Mouthfeel is light and clean. Overall, this is good -- wasn't sure what to expect. It's better than it looks.

snaotheus, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

DarthGuitarHero, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

muchloveforhops3, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of Teleweizen2
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Looks reminiscent of champagne. a pale straw color on the verge of golden with a steady stream of tight sparkly bubbles. Small white head of foam quickly dissipates to a thin ring around the rim.

S - the smell can only be described as 'hop nectar.' Notes of sweet orange peel and lemon pith are most prominent. Floral notes and pine needles are abundant as well as a touch of grapefruit rind in the background.

T - light doughy bread notes up front. Fairly dry. Followed by sweet orange peel and big grapefruit rind character with just a touch of pine. The finish is a piney citric mix that seems go on for days.

M - medium bodied. Just over the line of light. Very crisp when colder but more creamy as it warms. High carbonation with tight scrubbing bubbles.

O - excelent. Just a fantastic IPA regardless of what the abv is.

Teleweizen2, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of zeledonia
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been wanting to try this, wish I'd had the chance to pick up a bottle earlier. Tasted 7 November 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours a very clear pale golden yellow. One finger of head, okay retention, loads of lacing that defies gravity. Thin stream of CO2 bubbling up.

Smell is fantastic, particularly for a session IPA. Tons of citrus hops, oranges and grapefruit, backed up by a handful of pine (I'd say a touch, but there's way more hops in here than that). Beyond that, it's crisp and clean, without much interfering with the hop show.

Taste is impressive as well. Really clean, only mildly bitter, and the hops come through more spicy than anything else. Finish is quick and clean.

Light body, with prickly carbonation. Very dry finish, almost evaporating off the tongue. Very nice.

A wonderfully sessionable, very tasty IPA. I wish breweries made more beers like this. I'm sure it's pricy to make, what with heavy dry hopping, but wow, the result is awesome, at an ABV where I could drink a few of them.

zeledonia, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
4/5  rDev +0.5%

sendbeer, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of sbanacho
4/5  rDev +0.5%

sbanacho, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev +0.5%

ssimpson89, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of DrinkMoreBigBeers
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear light golden one finger white head. Tones of carbonation streaming up from the the bottom.

S - The nose is a beautiful mango, grapefruit, sweet smelling brew. This is really appealing.

T - I get a light dose of hops bitterness, with a pine flavor, slight mango, slight grapefruit, a sweet malt backbone to balance it out. Pretty light on the flavor here, and the flavor fades fast and does not stick around like most IPA's. Makes you want to drink more. I could slam this but will not because it is really nice and light.

M - Light bodied easy drinking beer that is highly carbonated which gives this a nice crisp feel.

O - This is a definite session ale which drinks nice and goes down really easy. Not sure if the hop flavor really lives up to a traditional IPA coming in weaker than the standard. It does however have a really nice smell on it and it is a definite great session brew. Well done, I can see myself session these from time to time. Cheers!

DrinkMoreBigBeers, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of marct
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

marct, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of CWhite
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

CWhite, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of Ncpogs
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Ncpogs, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of Resuin
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Resuin, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of sveil
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

sveil, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of JJFordick
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

JJFordick, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of RyanAU
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

RyanAU, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of gshak
4/5  rDev +0.5%

gshak, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Perfectly clear gold. Head is small and bright-white. Drops to a tiny collar and a.faint wispy head. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Tropical fruit. Some tangerine and pineapple and mango. Nice hit of pine rain and juicy pine needles. Orange zest and grapefruit flesh. Light malts with a bready cracker-like malt profile. Minor sweetness. Some earthy herbal notes as well.

Taste: Milder than the nose would indicate. Fresh cracker and some nice mild hop elements. Some orange and grapefruit mix with pine needles. Juicy hops. Very mild and easy. Light caramel sweetness. White bread and cracker crumbs. Some herbal. Clean and fresh.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with a moderate carbonation. A bit juicy with some dry on the end.

Overall: Vampires would hate this beer.

A seriously easy drinking IPA that manages to stay just ahead of the APA threshold. So many of these coming down the line for summer drinking.

Goblinmunkey7, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of Nanigoat
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Nanigoat, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of Brown120
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Brown120, Nov 13, 2012
DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,719 ratings.