DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,174 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,174
Reviews: 436
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 90
Gots: 411 | 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 Mtbtrev
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of my favorite session IPA's, this beer has enough flavor to curb my craving for something heavier.

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Clear, light-yellow beer with a one finger high head that dissapears fast. A little lacing stays on the glass.

Nose: Green apple, pear, grapefruit, grass, pineapple, citrus and crackers.
Taste: Citrus, wheat and pine.
Body: Light body wwith a crisp carbonation. Oily texture.

Easy drinkable Session IPA!

Photo of Beer-Revelry
2.94/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A - 1.75 - Pours a very clear gold. Low head potential and retention. Spotty lacing.
S - 4.5 - Lots of bright, vibrant and juicy tropical fruits. Peaches, mangos, grapefruit, pineapple and hops.
T - 2.5 - Unfortunately, most of the aroma is lost in the taste. Tastes like a basic pilsner with just slightly more hoppiness than a standard domestic brew.
F - 2.5 - Quite thin and watery.
O - 2.5 - Just a little bit too mild for me, even for a session IPA, this is quite light. This would make a good transition beer for someone who only drinks domestic and wants to try something a little stronger, but for an IPA drinker with even a little bit of experience, this won't impress and will be a quite watery, bland IPA.

Photo of farrago
3.27/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Modest half finger head, pure white, full mix of bubble sizes, the lacing is fairly thick and splotchy and sticks quite nicely. The liquid is a simple pale yellow color, mild gauziness to it, there are not many bubble beads but the few are highly active. While the nose does offer a good amount of sweeter grapefruit citrus, cocoa powder and florality, it comes across as mainly raw grains, green grass and salt, not much of a fruit presence at all. Light-bodied, bitter enough that you notice it from the instant it hits the tongue and reverbs through the finish even though there’s not much there. Herbaceous, soapy and flat in feel once you acclimate to the bitterness. Retains that veneer of cocoa maltiness, florality dips but maybe some pine to pick up the slack. Again, hardly any fruit, some apricot or peach. In turn the grapefruit, orange citrus drier than might be preferred. It is easy to drink in terms of not being “difficult” so it is indeed sessionable. However, the lack of flavor depth does not entice one into sessioning it, as it were.

Photo of loubar
4.61/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Full nose of grapefruit and light, floral hops. Citrus hops flavor with a dry, malty finish that minimizes the bitterness. Light body, good carbonation and lots of hoppy flavor. Unbelievable balance. Delicious, refreshing and very drinkable. It’s good to see these craft breweries tackling flavorful, refreshing, session style IPAs.

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Huge fluffy head, white and very bubbly, the body is crystal clear, light golden colored and filled with carbonation.
Smell:
Fruity, apples, grapefruit, pear and lemons all mixed in with some hops.
Taste:
Hoppy up front, the hops are aggressive and a semi sweet apple flavors comes next. It is slightly bitter throughout. Most of the hops flavors come out in its aftertaste. There are some mild grassy tastes that come through as it airs out.
Mouthfeel:
Light bodied, smooth and crisp.
Overall:
Great tasting IPA, smooth and refreshing, just an all-around well balanced beer. It does make a great tasting beer for breakfast on a rainy day!

Photo of Kyle1986
2.28/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Looks like Mountain Dew and too light of a beer

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pale straw (SRM 2) pour into my SAPP at home; frothy white head; baked cranberry-orange scone notes; a little grass/weak lemonade flavors; lite mouthfeel w/ excellent carbonation; citrus and grass finish; light and refreshing "session" at 4.6%.

Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma-Has a nice hoppy citrus aroma.
Appearance- Pours like a BMC but with a large white head, looks are deceiving.
Taste- Has a great IPA flavor with a nice hoppy aftertaste bite.
Palate- A crisp light bodied brew with medium carbonation.
Overall- A really strong beer from Lagunitas (duhh, arent' they all??) this is a must to try.

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Has a fresh grapefruit/lemon zesty aroma. There is a good piney hop throughout the taste. Lemon seems to predominate over the grapefruit. It seems a little more tart at the end. Has a soapy, astringent aftertaste. Good IPA.

Photo of StJamesGate
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sunshine with off white sticky froth. 4
Big herb, skunk and lemon nose. 4.25
Lemon hard candy, a hit of pineapple, then grass and white pine hops to close. 4.25
Citra hop end and tight linger.
Crisp, sherbet-y, just past light. 4.25

-- Super-bright. Love that house yeast, as always. Though not all that tropical, this is the first Session IPA that can compare to All Day. 4.25

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Has to be the best session IPA on the widely distro market. Very clean, great hop flavor and a brew I will keep grabbing and going for.

Photo of Justinbshelton
3.06/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Comes across watered down. Least favorites of the session IPAs.

Photo of ChrisWhoDrinksBeer
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear, crisp yellow with a frothy white foam. Strong, pleasant fruity smell of citrus. Tastes strongly of grapefruit, fairly sweet, hoppy but not very bitter. A very pleasant beer, great for drinking in larger quantities due to its low ABV and light character.

Photo of smulford68
4.79/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Frankly, I'm a huge fan of the lower alcohol "session" beers as a rule. so my opinion is probably a bit biased.
The color is hazy & golden with fair to average carbonation. light citrusy aroma. Its a "light IPA" so the taste isnt going to bowl you over, but its so much more complex and enjoyable than something produced by Imbev. Goes wonderfully with anything grilled.

Photo of rapayn01
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've been looking for a decent session IPA for some time. This is one of the best I've tried with a noticeable hop bitterness that seemed lemony on my taste buds. Like most session IPAs, it is a bit thin compared to the IPAs with 6 to 8% alcohol.

Photo of andrewjraab
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pale yellow with bright white head. No retention.

S - Perfume, floral, hops, crackers, yeast.

T - A love tap of hops up front, citrus, piney.

O - Meh. In the wave of session ales, this one doesn't cut it.

Photo of Keystone
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great with food. Good beer to drink at noon.

Photo of Veritas_Aequitas
1.03/5  rDev -74%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Smells like rubber and tastes like chapstick.

Photo of DavidBart
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Similar to All Day IPA, with a bit more hoppy kick. Pretty tasty. Sure beats a Corona .

Photo of CJNAPS
3.01/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not a big fan of this one. It was drinkable just a funny after taste for me

Photo of HardTarget
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Bright golden glass shows a little chill haze and holds a finger of white froth that lasts and laces the glass.

Smell: A load of hops, catty, citric, and mildly soapy.

Taste: Lots of flavor, but the light grain base thins out quickly and leaves a lot of alpha acids and hop bitterness to slowly burn and fade. The soapy and catty notes are firm and detract a bit for me.

Feel: With the big taste, the body seems thin and watery. Texture is a bit oily.

Overall: It's a light beer for craft drinkers? For where it gets to (just under 5%) it seems to pay too much to gain too little. Nice flavors and if the heavy base of most IPAs bothers you this is a good choice. I guess as a day session beer or a lawn mower, this would be refreshing to a point, but it's just a little too thin for me.

Photo of jooler
3.26/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Yeah, pils or ipa?
Has a light hoppy taste along with some citrus notes. Extremely refreshing on a hot summer day

Photo of Antg8989
3.15/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tried a random craft beer 12 pack. Got this. Wasn't let down, but wasn't impressed.

Photo of Jewefc2
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great session. Very similar to all day ipa

DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,174 ratings.