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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,031 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,031
Reviews: 399
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 85
Gots: 323 | FT: 2
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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Ratings: 2,031 | Reviews: 399
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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden yellow color with a one finger head of white foam. Tons of carbonation bubbles can be seen streaming up through the brew. The head fades over a moderate amount of time leaving a fantastic level of foamy rings of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – For a session IPA, the aroma of the beer surprisingly heavy on the grapefruit hop smell. Along with the more bitter grapefruit are some other aromas of a tangerine and mango sweetness with a little bit of a grassy and cracker aroma as well Overall the aroma is rather nice.

Taste – The taste begins with a smooth bready flavor mixed with a little bit of a grapefruit hop taste. As the taste advances the breadiness remains as a base for the brew, with it being joined later on by a little bit of a grainy taste toward the end. All the while the little bit of orange and caramel flavor that are present upfront seem to intensify in nature as the flavor moves on to the end. Later on in the taste, as the grapefruit hop increases a bit in intensity, other flavors of a lemongrass and a light floral hop taste come to the tongue. With these new found hop flavors and the nice increase in the sweeter and malty flavors of the brew, a very smooth, yet moderately hopped and enjoyable flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – For an only 4.6 % abv brew, the body of the beer is on the thicker side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. While normally a lighter body and very high carbonation would be better for the session style, for amplifying the malt and the hop the slightly thicker (at least for a 4.6 % abv.) and lower carbonation do the brew nicely and really make this a nice session IPA.

Overall – This is so far the best session IPA that I have had. Unlike most session IPA, it has a degree of balance due to a more malty and sweet presence and doesn’t taste like I am drinking hops mixed with water. This was very enjoyable session IPA and one I would certainly recommend.

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4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Body is a very pale straw color on the pour, the lightest of the bunch. Big citrusy hop nose. Thin body with nice carbonation. Very light malt provides still provides a touch of sweet contrast with the big hop profile. Lightly fruity hops linger on a slightly dry finish. Delicious.

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3.39/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A self-styled "fractional IPA", I guess to avoid bearing the stigma of "Session IPA". Purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA.

Pours a startlingly clear and pale yellow colour, almost getting towards being truly colourless. Lots of streaming, coarse-bubbled carbonation feeding a fairly loose head of white that settles out to a faint frothy ring. Some patchy lacing resides as the beer goes down. It looks okay, but very light-bodied.

Nose is ostensibly okay. Bright fruity citric hops give lots of fragrance, along with a thin green vegetative character that sharpens it a bit. But there's a realy lack of substance and body to it—no sweetness to balance the aroma. It feels like it's going to be pretty empty.

Taste is indeed pretty empty, but the hop character is all in the aroma, so it doesn't feel unbalanced. Instead, it feels a little bit like nothing. Faint grainy body, with a touch of breadiness to it. Hops lace over the top, very faintly, but maintaining a slight fruity quality. It's okay, just weak and a bit dull.

Feel is similar. Watery, weak—not unpleasant, and aiding the sessionability, but a little lacklustre.

Overall, yeah, I'm not a huge fan. It's fine, and I understand the point of it. But really, I'd much prefer to just drink a proper IPA. And stop earlier.

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3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into Duvel glass.

Pale yellow color, fluffy white head.

Hoppy notes in smell: pine, citrus, maybe something lightly floral.

Taste is not actually very bitter, and a mild, fresh malt flavor shines through.

Body is unsurprisingly watery, but it's overall a very pleasant session IPA.

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4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a pale straw with a thin, white head. Smells of crackery malts with citrus hops. Flavor is lightly malty. Crisp. Hops are of the citrus variety, with a little grassiness. Very dry. Mouthfeel is light, crisp, and prickly. Excellent hoppy session beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle in a pint glass. This pours very light, golden straw color, with white head. The smell is bright and clean. The taste is crisp, hop bitterness with something like lemon pith, and a light finish. The mouthfeel is very light. Overall this is good for what it is - a drinkable, session or light APA.

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3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

10:09 PM but Raul is sippin' a Daytime and feelin' mighty fine. Clean, just clean like Kate Mara after a sandblast. See, she (like Daytime) isn't perfect, but Daytime (like Kate) is good enough that you wouldn't mind dipping in again and again.


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DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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