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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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408 Reviews

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Reviews: 408
Hads: 2,258
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 89
Gots: 470 | 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:
Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 08-25-2012

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a medium straw color with fantastic clarity. I'd say it looks like a pilsner, but not many pilsners I've seen featured the kind of frothy, thick head this one does. The two finger eggshell colored head retains acceptably.

S: This has the smell I'm accustomed to from Lagunitas IPAs, with a combination of herbal 'green-ness' and grapefruit peel. Just a faint hint of sweetness abounds, as well.

T: The malts here are very neutral and crackery, and are seemingly only there to provide a canvas for the hops to shine. Speaking of, the hops start out as being slightly piny and herbal, before gradually transitioning to a citrusy finish. This has a combination of lightness and balance, which equals massive drinkability.

M: Clean, dry, and refreshing. There are some accumulating hop oils after a while, but hardly enough to ruin drinkability. It's not 'watery' per se, but it goes down like hop-flavored water.

O: I'm not normally this much above the rAvg on one of my reviews, and even less normally willing to give out 5's, but this has everything I look for in an IPA. It's light, crisp, juicy, somewhat inexpensive, and even slightly complex. Put simply, I could buy this stuff by the case and never get tired of it. (1,274 characters)

Photo of Bierguy5
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. 4.65% abv. Clear pale golden color, with an airy white head. Head fades rather quickly, but leaves a nice collar and some good looking lace.

A good deal of hop aroma here, tangerine, as well as some stone fruit. A bit of a catty note as well. A nice dose of fruit, and not a whole lot else.

Clean malt base, not a lot of sweetness. Maybe slightly cracker-like. Hops come in quickly. Juicy citrus notes, and a bit earthy. Very simple here, not much complexity. Drying finish.

Lighter body, with a bit of cleansing carbonation. Very easy and enjoyable to drink. (577 characters)

Photo of hosehead83
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from "stubby" 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass
Chill-hazed gold in color, with a bright white collar of foam
Aroma-Wonderfully aromatic citrus hop boquet
Taste-Taste does not do the aroma justice-cutrus hops are a bit watered down and left me wanting more flavor. But as a "session " IPA the flavor is quite tasty for a 4.65ABV. A nice "game-day" brew to enjoy during an afternoon of appetizers and watching football. Not bad at all. (447 characters)

Photo of jwps214
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I am NOT a hop head! I was very skeptical when I poured this light golden, fizzy beer! One whiff and I was enthralled! On brewery tours, you often here about the citrusy, grapefruit characteristics of some hops. You might even get a subtle whiff, if the tour offers whole hops. This beer truly showcases it! The aroma is subtly grapefruity, with the finish of pine. The mouth feel was pleasant, light and fizzy. The flavor is hop forward, with subtly citrus and a lingering piney, bitter taste. As the beer warms, you do loose some of the grapefruit, but are left with a pleasant bitter aroma and flavor. Only after I had my first couple sips, did I see this beer is less than 5%! I could definitely drink this IPA on a hot summer day!!! (737 characters)

Photo of xnicknj
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into tulip

Pours a clear straw yellow with a frothy crop of white head resting on top. Slowly fades into a layer of filmy retention, leaving patches of spotted lacing on the glass.

Dank, stinky hops in the nose - this literally smells like weed. Floral and spicy with grain and biscuit malts.

Bitter and floral up front with spicy hops. Pine hop dryness persists throughout the profile, momentarily interrupted by a grainy biscuit malt backbone. Soft toasted notes with a slight malt sweetness. Finishes dry, bitter and long.

Lighter medium body, slightly higher carbonation, dry and lingering on the tongue. High drinkability, great nose, decent flavor. I could easily see going through a couple of these at a time. (742 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a very pale straw color with 2 fingers of white head. Leaves fluffy clouds of lacing and has low carbonation. Impressive.

Navel orange, pineapple, candy sugar, papaya and hints of caramel.

Very mellow flavor profile. Sugar coated navel orange, papaya and pineapple. Light caramel backbone along with some breadiness and slight candy sugars. Touches of resinous pine and grapefruit zest in the finish.

Light bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing.

A very tasty and mellow IPA. The bitterness is not over the top. This is a borderline Pale Ale in taste. Nice tropical and citrus fruits. A very nice achievement at only 4.65%. A true lawnmower beer. (720 characters)

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear bright yellow with a with head that thinned out in a few minutes.

S - tropical fruit aroma.

T - starts off with tons of tropical fruit flavor with just a hint of sweetness and a nice dry, bitter finish.

F - light/medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.

O - very good example of the style and very good beer any time of day. (380 characters)

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear straw yellow color with a fingers worth of bubbly head

S: Nice and hoppy, with a good citrusy kick and some light malts

T: Very citrusy with a light malt backbone. Plenty of flavor for this low of an abv

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. A lot like the "fizzy yellow beer" feel

O: A good, full flavored "light" IPA. Looks and feels like fizzy yellow beer, but it certainly doesn't smell or taste like it. Solid (452 characters)

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

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, floral hops, sweet malt, slight earthy malt, and wet hop. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of wet hop, slight floral hop, sweet malt, hint of yeast, and slight earthy malt. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, feel, and blend. (420 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice crystal clear gold body. Nice carbonation in the glass. Thin white head with low retention and lace.

S - Bright, garden fresh hops. Oregano, basil, lemon zest.

T - Soft, zesty hop. Lemon, oregano, cilantro, biscuity malt. Great balance

M - Light carbonation. Nice carbonation. Incredibly drinkable.

O - An excellent IPA; great flavor, great balance, and great drinkability. (387 characters)

Photo of mschind
3.15/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- 12 oz bottle, no freshness date. Thin fizzy head that disappeared quickly. Some lacing on the glass. Clear to slightly hazy light gold color.

S- All hops, pungent pine needles and marigold. Almost overwhelming.

T- Some malt comes through in the middle and then the hops take over leading to a moderately dry, clean finish.

M- Thin and watery, not a lot of carbonation.

O- This seems to be an attempt at a "lite" IPA. An interesting experiment but not my idea of a balanced IPA. (484 characters)

Photo of alexgash
4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle.

Light golden straw body. Clear. Finger of creamy, eggshell white head. Good lacing. Big hop nose, with notes of mango, pineapple, grapefruit, mandarin orange, and some pine resin. Faint traces of sugar cookie malt, but this is all about the hops.

Mineral water bitterness starts out, along with lightly toasted grains. Fresh, juicy citrus hop flavors take over, as bitterness increases. Strong flavors of pineapple, orange, mango, cat pee, and pine sap take turns delighting the palate. Some cookie malt underneath it all, but the hops steal the show. Medium bodied with moderately creamy feel. One of the best "session" ipas I have had. Makes me excited for the next arrival of Lagunitas Sucks... (715 characters)

Photo of jzeilinger
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a light, crystal clear gold color with a thin but sticky white head and some carbonation.

S - Citrus, peppery, light resins, and slightly bready.

T - Oranges, grapefruit bitterness, peppery citric resins, and papaya.

M - Lots of prickly carbonation, light body, crisp and dry on the finish.

O - The most flavorful beer I've ever had at such a low ABV but watery thin for my liking since I'm so used to drinking much bigger beers with more body. However, it's nice to sit in my home office doing paperwork, sipping one of these at the end of the day knowing I won't get looped while still delivering all that hoppy goodness I crave. (645 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz beer
Served in a pint glass

A - It has a golden body with an inch of off white head.

S - The aroma is citrus with some faded pine in the background.

T - The taste is a little more mellow on the citrus. There is a little mango in there as well, but the pine seems to head to the forefront.

M - Moderate with biting carbonation and slight chalkiness.

O - It's like a pinier version of All Day IPA. It is very pleasant to consume. (439 characters)

Photo of Scotchboy
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Heard lots of good things recently about this one so I picked one up...stubby 12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Very pale straw, nearly yellow, clear and pilsner-like. A soft cap of foamy white head settles on top.

S: Hoppy nose, citrus and pineapple, floral notes, sweet mandarin orange, fainter astringent spice notes and no real malt character.

T: A bit more balanced, which makes this thing dangerously drinkable...hints of bitter hop oil, tropical fruits, some dank pine needle, pale biscuit malt, clean finish also reminiscent of a pils.

The bitterness is upfront and really manageable, making this an excellent session beer...goes down real easy.

MF: Light, crisp, clean body, light mouthfeel, not too bitter or dry. This is especially impressive considering the amount of flavor.

O: A fun, drinkable, flavorful hoppy beer with an impressive nose @ 4.65% abv. (892 characters)

Photo of RoamingGnome
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Served chilled...

A) Clear golden brew, with plenty of carbonation on the pour. About two fingers of white foamy head. This is quick to a dusting. Okay lacing...

S) This has a nice grapefruit aroma. A bit of pine and grass too. A floral sweetness in the background balances out the scent nicely.

T) The flavor follows the nose quit nicely. White grapefruit, grass/pine/flower petal. Just a little of that citrus peel zest. The malt presence provides good balance.

M) A lighter body, with moderate carbonation. This is crisp and refreshing. It has a very fresh feel, along with a nice aftertaste.

O) Very impressive, and at only 4.65% ABV. I think I like this just a bit more than All Day IPA. The only disappointment is the limited release status. I'd be happy to keep this one on hand. Glad to recommend. (852 characters)

Photo of RonfromJersey
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale gold, slightly hazy but still good clarity. Lots of carbonation streams. Four fingers of finely whipped froth. Plenty of lace drippings.

Inviting fruity aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, maybe a bit of orange.

Just a fleeting taste of malty sweetness. Huge juicy fruit. Bitter but not a biter. Clean finish.

Light mouthfeel, but not watery.

Tasty, hoppy, and light. To me it's a nicely hopped pale ale more than an IPA, but a quality beer either way. (459 characters)

Photo of Nugganooch
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a standard pint glass
*Notes taken from 10/07/12

A: Daytime pours very light and blonde in color. Looks thin and appears as a Pilsner would with that sort of pale straw-gold hue. Super clear and effervescent with a bit of sudsy pure white head. Minimal retention with some tracked rings of cling.

S: The smell is quite hoppy with pronounced grapefruit peel and gooseberry at the forefront. There are some undertones of grass and light pines. This is pungently hopped. The aroma is by far the best attribute to this beer.

T: Taste is more grapefruit than any other contributing flavor with some supporting notes of bitter melon, peach, gooseberry, floral, and pine. Some definite Citra in use here if I had to make the call but I could be wrong. Perhaps one of the newer strands or blends even. There is a nice moderate-high bitterness with a light touch of some bready Munich-like malts. No causal alcohol flavors as to be expected really. Nice, light, hoppy and refreshing but a bit of a step down from the nose for me. Doesn’t carry all the way through leaving your palate a bit unfulfilled.

M: Body is very light, thin, and watered down without much malt base to stand upon. Has a nice drying crisp of carbonation however finishes wet still.

D: A real nice sessions IPA with some solid hoppiness served up in fractional form. The perfect lawnmower beer if you will. Taste does not quite deliver on what the nose is promising. Efforts seem concentrated more on dry/aroma hops here. Tasty none the less.
Not sure what is with the higher price tag for a sessions brew though. (1,601 characters)

Photo of FosterJM
3.44/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1561st Review on BA
Bottle to Speiglau small tulip

Purchased @Misson Liquors, Fremont, CA for $1.99
Didnt see a stamp on neck. Mustve rubbed off.

App- It was more of a liquid gold in the glass. Bright gold with yellows intermixed into it. The head was a good 1-1/2 fingers and off white. It fell pretty slow and left a good amount of cling on my glass. A unique color for a IPA.

Smell- JESUS!! Who in the hell put weed into my beer!!! This thing was damp, dank and some sticky nugs. I really got nothing else more than pine, resin and a little bit of floral and herbal. Really overwhelmed by the aromas.

Taste- Well only some of the flavors of the aromas carried over and made this drinkable. It was more of a buttery, floral IPA with some deeper citrus notes and a little bit of sweetness intermixed into it. The flavors seemed to be competing a bit more than working together.

Mouth- This was a fuller medium body with a full carbonation. A little sweet and not really like a IPA I have had. Just seemed a bit unique to me.

Drink- It was okay. Better than average but thats about it. Dont think I couldve done a 22 or a 6pk. 1 was enough for me. (1,158 characters)

Photo of Kadonny
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at TJs in Paoli. Nice to see a low abv IPA. Poured from tap into a nonic pint glass.

A: A medium straw color with huge glass lacing that sticks. A one finger white head sits atop.

S: Really citrusy with some lighter tropical fruit, coupled with some graham cracker sweetness and a hint of herbal hops. Very light and refreshing smelling.

T: The citrus hops are the main player here with huge lemon and pineapple flavors. Mixed in are peach, tangerine, grapefruit and some light herbal notes. Sweetness is cracker and biscuit like with some graham cracker type sweetness, but it's really subdued. The hops stay and turn bitter as the finish turns bone dry.

M: It's actually fairly light, but in a good way. No hint of alcohol and it drinks way too easy.

O: A very nice lighter IPA that is very session like. Crisp, clean with huge citrus notes, what's not to love?

Winner, winner chicken dinner. A great low abv IPA that you can drink all day long, but stills retains the west coast style. Nice. (1,009 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear pale golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Big five finger white foam head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing sticking around the glass.

Smell: A nice aroma of rich citrus hop esters. Big hints of orange peel along with some grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, peach, passion fruit, mango, and lemon. Also some earthy grass and a little pine resin spice. In the background are some pale malts with hints of biscuit, cracker, and a little caramel. A very bright hop aroma for the low abv. Very solid smell.

Taste: Like the smell hints, a nice taste of citrus and tropical fruits from the hops. Tasting notes of oranges, mango, pineapples, grapefruit, peach, tangerine, passion fruit, lemon, and towards the finish a taste of apricot. Also some grassy hops and a little spice from some pine resin. Light bready malts with notes of biscuit and cracker. Very good citrus flavor while the bitterness is kept fairly low. Pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy and crisp with a fairly dry finish.

Overall: Really great session beer. Big citrus flavor with a smaller body and ABV. (1,252 characters)

Photo of falloutsnow
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Bottled: "26065116" stamped on bottle's neck
Glass: Tulip

Pours a 1cm head of fairly clean, white foam, made up of small and medium-sized bubbles, which eventually fades to a thick ring around the glass and a few sparse islands of residual foam atop the beer's body. Lacing exists and is substantial, with residual sheets covering the sides of the glass, creating a somewhat doily-like pattern. The beer's body is semi-hazy, golden-orange out of light, a bright, but pale yellow-orange when near a source of luminescence. Carbonation is visible, largely streaming from the base of the tulip glass.

Dank hop aroma, with peach and nectarine being most noticeable, along with a bit of generic hop-oil body odor. Some grapefruit and generic citrus also exist. In general, a substantial and heavy collection of scents for a session brew.

Taste is surprisingly light, yet full of fresh fruit flavors, including some nectarine, peach, tangerine, and juicy mild grapefruit. Specifically, the taste begins with some mild pale malt sweetness alongside slightly bitter light grapefruit and orange citrus. Mid-palate features tangerine and grapefruit/grapefruit rind bitterness and flavor over a very modest malt base. Back of palate picks up continued, though milder, bitterness along with some peach, nectarine, and grapefruit flavors. Aftertaste is mild, with some modest bitterness and malt graininess.

The body of the beer is fairly light, perhaps light to medium-light in weight, with substantial carbonation that prickles the palate slightly, but also foams the beer up substantially. The result is a slightly prickly, yet overall smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Finish is semi-dry, with little to no stickiness left around the palate. (1,761 characters)

Photo of areich6
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very light color for an IPA.

S: Smells delicious. Strong scent of citrus fruits and citrusy hops.

T: Superbly balanced between citrusy bitterness, malty sweetness, and hoppy bitterness, just like many other Lagunitas IPA and APA offerings.

M: Extremely smooth, I could drink this all night easily.

O: Great IPA even with the lower alcohol percentage. Citrusy and delicious. (392 characters)

Photo of pschul4
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Snagged this because the store was out of Antihero, here goes!

A- Pours too yellowy with a thin white head. This looks like Budlight

S- Big step forward. Smells really good! Citrus hops take the lead with some pale malts hiding in the background

T- Really really good. Same citrusy hops in the mouth and it leaves almost nothing to be desired. Pale malts come through in the end but nothing too serious from them. Citrus all the way baby!

M- Light and refreshing. Perfect for a "fractional IPA"

O- Started skeptical but ended up really digging this beer. I'll certainly get again if I can find it for cheaper than $13/6pack (628 characters)

Photo of Zorro
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden colored beer with a small white colored head, looks like a lager.

Smell is rich tropical fruit.. Orange and lemon with passion fruit and pineapple. Some pine and grapefruit but the tropical scents dominate.

Starts out semi-dry and wheat cracker with pine and grapefruit with passion fruit too. Light flavored compared to the smell.

Mouthfeel is light.

Smells like heaven and tastes OK, a good beer. (416 characters)

DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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