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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,660 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,660
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 73
Gots: 188 | 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 Jmamay22
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%

Daytime pours a clear straw colored yellow with white foam that holds well. Nose is dominated by hops. Nice citrus and general hoppy spiciness. Taste is similar, but subdued compared to the scent. The hops aren't as strong. Lighter bodied with a dry finish.

Jmamay22, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of baklo
3.75/5  rDev -6%

baklo, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of BreweryRun
4/5  rDev +0.3%

BreweryRun, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Zetcha7x
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Zetcha7x, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of GuttaMane138
4/5  rDev +0.3%

GuttaMane138, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Nbdreher
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%

Nbdreher, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of MarkDeming
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

MarkDeming, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of pottergator
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%

pottergator, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of hurshybear
4/5  rDev +0.3%

hurshybear, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of slusk
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Pours a slightly hazy golden with a dense head stand. Nice up front hop aroma of grapefruit, pine and apricot. Light grainy malt aroma. Bright, fresh hop flavor of grapefruit and pine. Sweet malt underbelly with a bit of pineapple. A little acidic on the tongue. Good carbonation with a semi-dry finish. Light bit of astringency and nice bready finish. All in all a wonderful beer. A nice IPA that isn't light on the bittering charge. I could drink alot of this

slusk, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of BuzzFee
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

BuzzFee, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Alpar
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Alpar, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of kodt
4/5  rDev +0.3%

kodt, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Brewsed
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%

Brewsed, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of rxthree
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

rxthree, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.1/5  rDev -22.3%

What a day it has been in terms of The Bottle Purge of the Summer of 2014! A succession of lagers has finally brought me to an AIPA, which is more in my wheelhouse. I have Heaven 17 doing "Let Me Go" playing on YouTube with lyrics that include "Daytime, all I want is nighttime ..."

From the bottle: "Say 'Lah-Goo-Knee-Tuss'"; "A Fractional IPA (is that ridiculous or what ...?!)"; "Have you been jonesing for something more primal and less evolved? If so, Fire is the element for you. Air, Water, and Earth are of no use. There is a freedom in burning down the house of fixed expectations and it confers an undeniable lightness to being."; "Life is Uncertain. Don't Sip."

Step 1: Pop the cap. Step 2: Upend the bottle. Step 3: Step back. Yeah, I get the idea behind these Session AIPAs - they are all aroma hops with very little bitterness in terms of taste. It's like window dressing or picking up a date only to discover she's a tranny. I want the real thing, baby! I watched as the pseudo-cascade settled into two fingers of dense, bone-white head with great retention. It began to fall in a slow, inexorable way, leaving behind some great, sticky lacing. Color was Pale Straw (SRM = 1 - 2) with NE-quality clarity, but I am always dubious when my beer is paler than my urine. Nose smelled of dank and cattiness! WTF!?! Mouthfeel was kind of thin and watery, which is another drawback in this style. The taste was equally lacking. I really wanted it to taste like it smelled, but such was not the case. It had a weak citrusiness, but I was not into it. Finish was semi-dry, but the flavors were so bland and muted that I was now ready to drink a beer.

woodychandler, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of DrStiffington
4/5  rDev +0.3%

DrStiffington, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Shannon-hart
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%

Shannon-hart, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of seifer1886
4/5  rDev +0.3%

seifer1886, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of GStone899
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

GStone899, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of jwc215
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%

Poured into Lagunitas mason jar:

Pours straw yellow with a lasting foamy head.

The smell is of citrus with some grain in the back.

The hop bitterness stays ahead of the malt, though both are lighter than in the aroma. It has a pleasant, citric, crisp dry finish.

A bit thin, but it was meant to be light-bodied. Works well enough.

A pleasantly hoppy, easy-to-drink, light "IPA".

jwc215, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of TheNightwatchman
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

TheNightwatchman, Aug 15, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -4.8%

Doomcifer, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

wtkphoto, Aug 15, 2014
DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,660 ratings.