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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

1,607 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,607
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 72
Gots: 175 | 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 marshmeli
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

marshmeli, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of fuzzcherry
5/5  rDev +25.3%

fuzzcherry, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of Cooper
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Cooper, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of kristenrae8
2.25/5  rDev -43.6%

kristenrae8, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger frothy head with poor retention on a clear orange and golden body.

S: the aroma is excellent. Grapefruit and other tropical citrus, spices, herbal hops with hints of pine

T: grass and pine for bitterness, lemongrass, some grapefruit. overall this is a little bit simple. the malts are very mild and provide little to the flavor or mouthfeel.

M: light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation. very crisp.

Overall: aroma is the strongest point, maybe sets the expectations high for this one in the flavor. Still though, Lagunitas knows how to make a good IPA. Always worth trying and having again.

kylehay2004, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Eriktheipaman, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of PicoPapa
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours a clear light yellow with no head. Almost no lacing. Big hoppy citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Hints of pine. Taste is more of the citrus and tropical fruits. Orange peel, mango and lemon with pine towards the end. Some malt flavor as well. Pretty hoppy, considering. Light mouthfeel. Insanely drinkable. Certainly one of the tastiest beers I've had <5%. This is the perfect beer to have stocked in your fridge. Overall, Laguntias succeeded in making a low ABV hoppy IPA. Well done.

PicoPapa, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of hara94
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

hara94, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of nimrod979
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into my Lagunitas jar.

Appearance: POured a pale straw color. One finger white head. Moderate retention. Very little lacing.

Aroma: Wow. Big juicy citrus hop blast. Underlying pine notes. Some pale malt. Huge aroma for a beer that isn't trying to be huge at all. Very surprising and welcome.

Taste: Quick Citrus and pine hop blast before letting up ever so easily. Plenty of Grapefruit and orange zest. Tends to lean towards a Czech style Pilsener towards then end. Pale malt and hop profile. IPA Lite!

Mouthfeel: Obviously, it's a little thin and watery. Decent carbonation and a great crisp finish. Gotta give it some props though as this beer is doing exactly what it says. Light and easily drinkable.

Good job for Lagunitas on this one. It's pretty much IPA Lite and it's pretty good. Don't get me wrong, there's better IPA's out there. but probably none as sessionable as this. Would have loved to have gotten this early in summer. Would knock a few of these back no problem.

nimrod979, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of siege06nd
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Pours a pale straw color, very clear. About a quarter finger of eggshell white head appears with some decent lacing. Color is very pale for an IPA. Head, also, is rather thin.

S. Very very good. Orange zest, pine, citrus, faint grass, and light caramel malt. Tropical and juicy. Outstanding.

T. Follows the nose but not quite as much depth. Lemongrass is fairly strong here, but so is orange zest and pine cone. Not much of a malt backbone to this...it finishes with a dry, crisp snap.

M. Light, refreshing. Could session this all day long.

O. Very impressed by this beer, particularly the hop notes on the nose and the strong hop presence on the mid and finish. They packed a lot of flavor into this one for such a low ABV. A little drying on the finish as the hops overtake what little (if any) malt presence there is, but at 4.5%, I'm not complaining. This is quite nice and will definitely be the next case I bring to a friend's party to introduce them to good craft beer that doesn't knock you on your a**. Here's hoping Lagunitas keeps this one around for some time to come.

siege06nd, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of ShamasUVA
2.93/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Brand new (at least to Connecticut) "fractional IPA" from Lagunitas. I have to assume it's fresh. Pours golden, very clear-- in fact a little too clear for my liking but it is definitely an appealing beer by appearance.

Aroma is awesome. Mostly fruity hops, big on peach, some citrus, and a tiny bit of pine. No malt aroma. Minimal yeast esters noted.

Taste is strange, and is a bit of a roller coaster. Beer starts bitter, then fades quickly, then comes back with a toasted malt flavor (victory malt?) which leads again into a bitter aftertaste. No sweetness to speak of at all.

Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, even for a sub 5% ABV beer.

I found I grew to like this beer more as it warmed up which is not uncommon for hoppy session beers. I do think overall this beer could be improved with more residual sugars in the beer. If I were the brewer I would add some crystal malt to increase both the OG and the FG and keep the ABV right where it is in the mid 4's. There are not a lot of these hoppy session beers around but I found this to be slightly inferior to 21A's Bitter American. Better than your average American Blonde Ale though.

ShamasUVA, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of Massbmx
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Massbmx, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of Ozurr
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Ozurr, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of Popp24
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Popp24, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of n2185
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear yellow-gold with three fingers of white head that fades into a rocky cap with great lacing.

S: Lots of sweet citrus on the nose--tangerines, pineapple, and melon come to mind. The finish has some slight herbal notes.

T: Citrus up front with pineapple and grapefruit followed by some resiny pine. The finish is lightly bitter somewhat lacking.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer could use a bit more carbonation to avoid being watery.

O: A pretty solid IPA overall, especially for only 4.6%. Unfortunately the taste lacks the depth that the aroma has and the body is a bit thin.

n2185, Sep 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

twelveinches, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

BeerNDoggerel, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of Jimmys
4.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle. cant seem to find a bottled on date.

A: very clear blond body. pretty to look at. head is bright white and full of bubbles. retention is good as is the lacing.

S: an onslaught of inviting aromas. pine and lime. passion fruit. pomegranate. kiwi.

T: mangos, kiwi. bubblegum. perhaps even a little minty. definitely minty. the hop profile is so fresh and refreshing it is very hard to not take massive gulps at each visit to the glass. finish has a twang of grain, but it is so light the grain is certainly fleeting at best. there is a herbal linger in the finish, but it is not overly lasting.

M: moderate amount of carbonation. light bodied. very light bodied.

D: reminds me a little of bodied down west coast ipa from green flash. really fucking tasty. super drinkable. couldnt ask for much more. hope to see this as a year-round from the brewers at lagunitas.

Jimmys, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of claspada
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright, clear light yellow color with a dense, white head of foam that recedes at an average pace leaving decent retention and solid lacing.

Aromas begin with big, bright fruity hops highlighted by citrus and tropical fruits (specifically orange, grapefruit, mango and papaya). As it warms I get more hops but these are slighly vegetal and grassy. Some light pale crackery maltiness can be detected as it warms.

The tastes begin with fairly bright hop flavors of grapefruit, orange, stone fruit and some mango. The malt character is very light once again, lightly grainy and crackery at best. As it warms, once again, the bitter, slighty resinous "greener" and grassier hops add to the flavor profile.

The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The finish is crisp, clean and lightly bitter.

Overall this sky-rockets into the short list of sessionable, hoppy, pale beers that I could and would drink everyday of the year if readily available to me. Not as ridiculously flavorful as Surly Bitter Brewer but a step up from 21st Amendment Bitter American. This needs to be available all year round ASAP.

claspada, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of StoicBeast
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

StoicBeast, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of matttttYCE
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Light golden straw colored brew with a 1 finger head that's creamy and off white. Light lacing, but it's there.

Very flavorful aroma with hop resin, pine, and hints of weed in there, along with tropical fruits like mango, sweet pineapple, and grapefruit. Quite crisp overall, also has light crackery malts, dry grains, and very slight white pepper.

Light hop resin, pine, nice tropical fruits, pineapple and grapefruit mostly, light biscuit or crackery malt bill, grainy notes almost like a wheat or hefe but they're light, and some more light white pepper. Really crisp and light but still with plenty of flavor.

Crisp, smooth consistency, light-medium body, moderate carbonation, and clean but slightly wet finish.

Overall this is another home run IPA for Lagunitas! I actually stood in the store for a minute or two looking at a 6 pack of this but decided to just get a single to try. I had a feeling I'd be coming back for more. This is the kind of thing I love to see - a brewery trying to pack as much flavor as possible into a beer with a lower ABV instead of thinking about how they can brew another outrageous, big, boozy beer! I really wish this wasn't a limited release and I really wish that more breweries would do this sort of thing (with all styles of beer). Once again, kudos Lagunitas!

matttttYCE, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.75/5  rDev -6%

CheapBeerBuzz, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of Hopstout
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Hopstout, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
4.98/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-very yellow gold with a nice thick white head

S-oh wow! this smells amazing. comes in with a scent of super sweet grapefruit and just a touch of sea water. really impressed here

T-it comes in with a very crisp taste of fresh hoppy grains. the grapefruit is still there, though slightly muted. there's a certain amount of peppery spice to it as well. this just tastes amazing. there's some slightly tart nectarine in the after-taste. i'm not lying about these flavors. they're all there. this is quite amazing.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a creamy finish

O-i knew i was going to like this, i like almost everything from Lagunitas, but this time they went above and beyond. they brought so much complexity out of such a little beer. this is the sort of find that makes trying new beers my hobby. this is just beautiful.

AdamBear, Sep 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Davit, Sep 17, 2012
DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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