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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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1,450 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,450
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 69
Gots: 135 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-22-2012 03:22:25 | More by Jerry
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4/5  rDev 0%

11-22-2012 03:07:29 | More by Zanico
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured from a 355ml bottle. Pours bright yellow and slightly cloudy. There are huge pine aromas on the nose. Really nice spice smell. As a session IPA, this is really flavourful and easy-drinking. It has a light body and mouthfeel that goes down easy. Ad the citrus/grapefruit peel flavours are super refreshing.

11-22-2012 00:07:28 | More by CookstLiquor
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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Golden, light foamy white head.
S: Hoppy with a nice citrus backnote
T: More citrus taste than I would of thought when I smelled it. Very nice, good balance with the malts.
M:Light, refreshing, very nice for a light IPA.
O: A wonderful low alcohol IPA. Has the flavor of IPA with a lower ABV, making it an IPA you really could start drinking in the day time and continue into the evening!

Try it out.

11-21-2012 04:04:12 | More by cbrunpc
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Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%

12oz Bottle from Bear World Watertown NY for 3$

Appearance - Clear gold colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Hops, apricots, grapefruit/tangerine

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and malts mixed with hops. There is also some grapefruit/tangerines/apricots mixed with bread/grains. It ends with a grainy aftertaste and some light hop bitterness.

Overall – It's missing the sweetness I'm used to in a regular IPA, but I can see what they were going for this one. I'm assuming it has less calories than a regular IPA.. it tastes like a IPA-light if that makes any sense. The smell is great and this might be one of the best session beers ever. I could even see this working well as a tailgating/camping beer.

11-21-2012 00:52:01 | More by spinrsx
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North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -3%

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a 2 finger head and very nice lacing.

S: Very fragrant hoppy smell. Lots of citrus and pine. Very fresh and inviting.

T: Not quite as hoppy as the smell, but good flavor. Very clean taste. Not much malt to speak of, but there is a hint of grass.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Not bad at all for a low alcohol IPA. Easy to drink and pretty flavorful. Worth a try.

11-20-2012 19:24:01 | More by nUgZ
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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%

Picked up a single a few days ago, been wanting to try this.

Pours a very pale translucent orange, white head retains well at about half a finger leaving some lace.

Smell is pretty great, decent strength for the ABV. Definitely lots of orange peel, peach, grassy and earthy hops there with some bread and grains.

Taste follows the nose nicely, lots of hops for a lighter IPA but well-balanced with malt too. Pretty much a Citra vibe, a orange/mango/danky/grassy/lemon hop thing going on, with grainy and biscuit malts.

A bit higher on the carbonation, but very smooth, doesn't feel watery. Very drinkable with medium bitterness.

Overall this is quite good, it would be all too easy to down a 6-pack in the middle of the afternoon and mess your whole day up. There may be better IPAs for the price though.

11-20-2012 16:55:07 | More by Chico1985
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

The color of this beer is hay colored and is damn near clear. One of the clearer IPAs i have seen. There is about a finger of white head that sits patiently. Bits of stranded lace.

The nose opens up to a nice with a bouquet of citrus and tropical fruits. There is a grassy taste that is a backbone to the enticing hop presence. Very clean and fresh.

The flavor also incorporates these fruity flavors brought on by the hops but much more intense than the nose leads. The low ABV makes for a beer that showcases the hops without the heat. There is a slight biscuit-like note that finishes the flavor.

The mouthfeel is very light, crisp and refreshing. Appropriate carbonation is light.

The title explains it all with this brew. Great for camping, day drinking, or just about any other event that involves beer. Easy drinker with all the flavors you demand from an IPA.

11-20-2012 08:24:11 | More by ChugginOil
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

11-20-2012 07:51:09 | More by MarioM
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

11-20-2012 03:41:38 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-20-2012 02:51:21 | More by jackrodgers77
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4.13/5  rDev +3.3%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours pale clear yellow, fizzy with very little head. Smell is very pretty, lots of floral hops, honeysuckle and inviting.

Taste is crisp and clean and moderate hops, surprisingly sweet, but not cloying at all. More of the floral character.

Mouthfeel is light and clean. Overall, this is good -- wasn't sure what to expect. It's better than it looks.

11-20-2012 02:18:02 | More by snaotheus
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

11-19-2012 14:53:25 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

11-19-2012 07:46:55 | More by muchloveforhops3
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New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +5%

A - Looks reminiscent of champagne. a pale straw color on the verge of golden with a steady stream of tight sparkly bubbles. Small white head of foam quickly dissipates to a thin ring around the rim.

S - the smell can only be described as 'hop nectar.' Notes of sweet orange peel and lemon pith are most prominent. Floral notes and pine needles are abundant as well as a touch of grapefruit rind in the background.

T - light doughy bread notes up front. Fairly dry. Followed by sweet orange peel and big grapefruit rind character with just a touch of pine. The finish is a piney citric mix that seems go on for days.

M - medium bodied. Just over the line of light. Very crisp when colder but more creamy as it warms. High carbonation with tight scrubbing bubbles.

O - excelent. Just a fantastic IPA regardless of what the abv is.

11-19-2012 03:22:31 | More by Teleweizen2
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Been wanting to try this, wish I'd had the chance to pick up a bottle earlier. Tasted 7 November 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours a very clear pale golden yellow. One finger of head, okay retention, loads of lacing that defies gravity. Thin stream of CO2 bubbling up.

Smell is fantastic, particularly for a session IPA. Tons of citrus hops, oranges and grapefruit, backed up by a handful of pine (I'd say a touch, but there's way more hops in here than that). Beyond that, it's crisp and clean, without much interfering with the hop show.

Taste is impressive as well. Really clean, only mildly bitter, and the hops come through more spicy than anything else. Finish is quick and clean.

Light body, with prickly carbonation. Very dry finish, almost evaporating off the tongue. Very nice.

A wonderfully sessionable, very tasty IPA. I wish breweries made more beers like this. I'm sure it's pricy to make, what with heavy dry hopping, but wow, the result is awesome, at an ABV where I could drink a few of them.

11-18-2012 20:18:10 | More by zeledonia
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4/5  rDev 0%

11-18-2012 19:55:01 | More by sendbeer
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4/5  rDev 0%

11-18-2012 07:46:50 | More by sbanacho
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4/5  rDev 0%

11-18-2012 01:28:12 | More by ssimpson89
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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%

A - Poured out a clear light golden one finger white head. Tones of carbonation streaming up from the the bottom.

S - The nose is a beautiful mango, grapefruit, sweet smelling brew. This is really appealing.

T - I get a light dose of hops bitterness, with a pine flavor, slight mango, slight grapefruit, a sweet malt backbone to balance it out. Pretty light on the flavor here, and the flavor fades fast and does not stick around like most IPA's. Makes you want to drink more. I could slam this but will not because it is really nice and light.

M - Light bodied easy drinking beer that is highly carbonated which gives this a nice crisp feel.

O - This is a definite session ale which drinks nice and goes down really easy. Not sure if the hop flavor really lives up to a traditional IPA coming in weaker than the standard. It does however have a really nice smell on it and it is a definite great session brew. Well done, I can see myself session these from time to time. Cheers!

11-17-2012 22:15:40 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-17-2012 05:57:19 | More by marct
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

11-16-2012 03:11:13 | More by CWhite
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-15-2012 02:19:59 | More by Ncpogs
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4/5  rDev 0%

11-15-2012 01:57:44 | More by Resuin
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

11-15-2012 00:44:18 | More by sveil
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