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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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1,487 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,487
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 70
Gots: 150 | 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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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

01-19-2014 05:40:16 | More by Lehighace06
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jeff1973

California

4/5  rDev 0%

01-19-2014 04:33:24 | More by jeff1973
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LuauLarry

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-19-2014 02:00:08 | More by LuauLarry
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funkel81

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-17-2014 05:19:27 | More by funkel81
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-17-2014 00:41:49 | More by BigGingDrinker
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-16-2014 04:45:19 | More by foxyaardvark27
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Mike_Moe

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +0.2%

Appearance: Golden cloudy opaque color, light blonde head.
Aroma: Hoppy, very light citrus aroma.
Flavor: Medium light bodied, with a hopped, and light citrus flavor. The beer is also light in carbonation.
Overall: This is a good session type beer. Its has a decent hop aroma and taste. This brew is devout of the hop bitters of traditional IPAs. Its medium light body, and lower AVB lends itself to a good summer beer with flavor.

01-15-2014 23:55:04 | More by Mike_Moe
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Dilbert65

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

01-15-2014 23:41:18 | More by Dilbert65
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gingersnaps725

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

01-15-2014 02:38:51 | More by gingersnaps725
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smitty4657

California

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%

The gold standard for session IPAs. Rich hoppy nose - I actually preferred the nose to Lagunitas Sucks’, tasted on the same evening - with a balanced hop flavor. Best of all is the ABV - enjoy a 6-pack while watching the game and you’ll have a way better time than your Bud Light buddies (though they might feel better the next morning).

01-14-2014 04:50:25 | More by smitty4657
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Schumatrix

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-14-2014 03:54:04 | More by Schumatrix
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-13-2014 03:10:16 | More by thatoneguymike
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mcdonald422

California

4/5  rDev 0%

01-12-2014 08:09:22 | More by mcdonald422
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outlaw1323

California

4/5  rDev 0%

01-11-2014 02:50:01 | More by outlaw1323
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sd123

Louisiana

4/5  rDev 0%

01-09-2014 02:13:32 | More by sd123
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Kyrojack

Indiana

3/5  rDev -25%

01-08-2014 14:34:36 | More by Kyrojack
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25%

01-07-2014 15:36:12 | More by Travcofarms
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-06-2014 07:16:30 | More by Zach136
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AaronOp

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

01-06-2014 01:05:07 | More by AaronOp
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magictacosinus

California

3.81/5  rDev -4.8%

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. "Session IPAs" are not a particular favorite of mine, but I'm always a fan of Lagunitas' offerings.

Pours a golden pale color, perhaps even more pale than their pilsner that they release year round. With a slightly aggressive pour, this yields a good amount of fluffy white foam about 2-3 fingers high in the glass. Good carbonation, and decent lacing for a low ABV beer. There's simplicity yet some class and elegance to it.

Smells fantastic - by far the best I've experienced with these session IPAs. Orange peel, pine, grapefruit, pineapple, and lemons - this is definitely dry hopped to all hell to make up for the low gravity product, yet it's not astringent at all at the nose. A slight biscuit flavor permeates, maybe that of toasted crackers, but it's all about the hop oily aroma here, with a slight sweetness at the finish. Lagunitas never lets me down with their hoppy offerings, and this looks to be a flavorful one.

Woah, that's some dry stuff - totally caught me by surprise, but the flavor from the aroma is still retained rather well. Notes of dried lemon rinds, grapefruit, and pine coat the palate, followed by a cracker flavor and slightly sweetened texture that is overtaken by the acidity and bitterness from the hops. It reminds of a dry white wine in some ways, while still lacking the fruitiness and minerality I tend to enjoy in that category. It's surprisingly grainy at the finish, which seems to double the astringency, and strangely, it finishes very wet and slightly thin (even for the style), which makes it a little less on the refreshing side on its own and little bit better when paired with fatty food (I had this with pizza). Good, but not my favorite from this brewery.

As far as session IPAs go, this could definitely grow on me in the long run. Pairs really well with food, but it's definitely a bit intense texture-wise for what it aims to be. The lack of any sweetness from the alcohol makes it a little unbalanced, but as far as dry low gravity beers go, this is interesting one in the same manner as, say, De La Senne's Taras Boulba, as well as other similar offerings that have started to pop up around here. Tired of some of Lagunitas' hoppy high gravity choices? Try this one!

01-04-2014 20:03:27 | More by magictacosinus
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4/5  rDev 0%

01-04-2014 05:34:22 | More by HoistinBrews
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grittybrews

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-04-2014 04:09:48 | More by grittybrews
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

01-01-2014 18:55:21 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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skubas86

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-01-2014 16:12:45 | More by skubas86
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whatthehull

California

4.38/5  rDev +9.5%

Poured into a wine/tulip/snifter

A - A pale straw sunset, two finger frothy head and a bit of sticky lacing

S - Mega Hops right off the bat. Pine and pineapple scream at you. Sugary sweet is next. Some weed and fresh cut grass, fresh bready yeast, clean crisp water, some green and brown earth and more hops floral, fruity and tons of citrus especially rind.

T - Really clean fresh hops up front. malts/grains, bready yeast, pine, pineapple, fresh cut citrus, fresh cut flowers and a huge bitter hop bomb at the back end

M - light and fluffy body, huge acidity, very clean balance, sexy complexity and a very clean hop bomb of a finish

D/O - Super refreshing, crisp, clean and glorious hoppiness. Just a great all around, all day, everyday IPA. The ABV isn't for those looking to get there buzz on, but wonderful none the less

Final thoughts - Bit expensive $10 for the 4.6% abv, but great anytime of year IPA for sure

12-30-2013 06:28:04 | More by whatthehull
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