DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.79/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a golden, almost banana-looking shade of yellow with reasonably good clarity - only a very mild chill haze preventing things on the opposite side of the glass from being crystal clear. A foamy white head forms and starts leaving some lace behind as it settles down to a thinner layer.
The aroma is pretty quiet at first, I thought maybe because the beer was too cold. Partially right - the smell definitely got stronger as it got warmer, but still never packed quite the punch I was expecting. What was picked up, however, was pretty nice. A big bouquet of fruits; light citrus, grapefruit, pineapple and other tropical aroma fill your nostrils, zesty and peel-like. Light herbal and floral hops make their way into, next to a light touch of pine and a small bit of bread and yeast on the tail end.
First sip is crispy and wet - the beer is much thinner than I was expecting and slightly watery, though at such a low ABV it's almost understandable. Some floral and mildly peppery hops come through right away, hitting with a bitterness that lasts for nearly the duration of the sip - it's more mild, definitely not a palate wrecking bitterness, but certainly notable and present. The hop flavors start to become more grassy and even oily as the fruits finally join the fold; citrus peels, grapefruit rinds and pith - the citrus doesn't seem to add much sweetness, but it works here because the beer really isn't bitter enough to need it. The little sweetness that does show up seems to be coming from the malt - leaving a light bread and cracker coating on your palate in the aftertaste.
Overall, a pretty tasty and obviously very sessionable IPA, though if it were available at the time, I'd take a Founder's All Day over this, no question. This is still a nice one to try, however, as I know many other people who prefer this one.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2013 12:44:53 | More by tectactoe
4.03/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: This poured a clear light gold with some white head.
S: It smelled like an amazing array of fresh citrus and pineapple, with some bitter pine and sweet honey.
T: It tasted lighter, like bitter pine and citrus with some pineapple and sweet honey. It had a clean and bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Light body.
D: This was a perfect daytime IPA, with great scent and light but clean taste and smooth finish. It could definitely be drunk in mass quantities. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2013 01:05:09 | More by Pencible
DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,266 ratings.