DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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1,885 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,885
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 73
Gots: 237 | FT: 0
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Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.65% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 08-25-2012)
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Photo of DrDemento456
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of HumphreyLee
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Gosox8787
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of GuyIncognito
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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....

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of GoldHorde
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of prototypic
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Photo of chugalug06
2.68/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of IPAchris
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of larryi86
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of porntipsguzzardo
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of kawilliams81
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of Immortale25
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Poured into an Appalachian Vintner pint glass. Julian date says 167.

A- Pours a light golden color with a 1/4 inch white head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and web-like surface foam.

S- Bright citrus hop aroma that's light on the resin notes. Slightly grassy and hardly any ma ,t presence to speak of.

T- Very smooth, almost watery flavor that's saved by the mild but enjoyable hop kick. Bitterness is there but fades rather quickly.

M- Probably my only qualm with this beer. Just too thin and watery. Medium carbonation and a light body.

O- One of the better "session" IPAs out there but it just doesn't do it for me as far as something I'd drink regularly.

Photo of Danny1217
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of shand
4.78/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Let me just come right out and say it - I love this beer. Lagunitas Daytime pours a gold-tinged yellow with a finger of white head. The aroma is so good. So, so good. Do you like citrus, tropical, and piney hops? Great, because that's all you'll get on the nose here. No malts, no wheat, just hops. The taste is, similarly, a hop bomb of epic proportions. Well, as epic as you'll get at sub-5% ABV, that is. There's really nothing but citrus, tropical, and piney hops here, it's like drinking a hop soda. So good. The mouthfeel is light and a bit too "oily", probably because of the massive amount of hops that Daytime has when compared to it's malt bill. The drinkability is fantastic. The fact that this beer is a seasonal absolutely guts me. Daytime is really right up there with Hill Farmstead's Edward for the extra-hopped APA or "session IPA" category. A superb brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of scottyshades
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly cloudy straw color with a frothy head. Notes of sweet tropical fruit, pine/resin, and a delicate malt base. Well balanced and very easy drinking...difficult to do considering the low ABV and big flavor. Easily a new go-to beer and an after work beer. Drinks well in the Florida heat

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,885 ratings.