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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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90
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1,283 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,283
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 63
Gots: 81 | 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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Bitter_Echo

Michigan

4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours and looks like a pils! The lightest IPA I've tried: Chrysanthemum yellow, with low head and extensive lacing. Smells floral and citrus hops, with few piney, resinous notes...maybe I'm getting mostly cascade hops. Taste is terrific, I think. Not very malt forward, which is good, and the bitter notes are prominent but not too large, with a bit of everything I like, and a little dry. But bitter notes don't float long, which is too bad. Mouth-feel is smooth, fast, carbonation is moderate, overall good here too. I think this is designed and is a terrific session IPA...and one I'd be happy to have another time. Hopefully soon.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 22:20:15 | More by Bitter_Echo
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-10-09 in Bloomington, IL

A - Very clear yellow with a 1.75-finger white head that drops in half pretty quickly; leaving mild lacing.

S - Very aromatic and appealing. Dank, hop floral, lemon, light bread.

T - White bread, lemon, light pine and pepper, herbal/metallic, mild-moderate bitterness. Pretty dry.

M - Light body and medium carbonation. Watery, very crisp and lightly prickly.

O - A nice addition to the growing list of aromatic, flavorful and seaionable IPAs. I don't like ithis flavor quite as much as 21st Amendment Bitter American but this smell is better. I do like it much better than Victory Headwaters and a bit better than the Founders All Day IPA. I welcome the variety this brings and hope to see it regularly.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 21:18:00 | More by Tucquan
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DarthTremens

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-16-2012 19:35:31 | More by DarthTremens
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.14/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

First had: bottle, threw in on a trade from DoubleSunshine. Thanks!

Poured into an Earth Bread + Brewery glass, a crystal clear golden-yellow color with a moderate foamy white head that quickly sank to a ringlet, leaving a bit of lacing on the glass. Fresh hop aroma was apparent as soon as I opened the bottle; lot of pine, lots of citrus zest, lots of goodness, definitely the highlight of this beer. Usually the aroma is an indication of a similar taste in the beer, but for this one, I just wasn't getting it. Disappointingly bland and grainy, grassy, a slight hop blast up front quickly faded away, leaving a super dry bitterness in the mouth. Light body close to medium, weak and watery, but crisp and clean...this is definitely a drinkable beer, and refreshing for the summer, but taste-wise it just doesn't stack up to a lot of the other IPAs out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 17:47:32 | More by Rifugium
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

10-16-2012 03:37:45 | More by THECPJ
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Hessian257

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

10-16-2012 02:44:37 | More by Hessian257
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured into the Lagunitas mason jar with a clear, light golden body. Creamy white head forms to a few fingers in size and retains nicely for a few minutes. Foamy ring leaves nice, thick lace patches.

S- Peachy, mango, tropical fruit hops lead the way with a decent dose of citrus zest and some floral hints. Mostly hops with a tiny bit of American Ale Yeast in the background, bread and very light caramel malt.

T- An addition of a bit more citrus and some pine compounds upon the peach, mango, tropical fruit hops which come through from the nose. A very light yeast presence and sweet biscuit malts in the background.

MF- Uber light body which has a creamy texture that allows it to not feel too thin. Moderate carbonation and just a hint of bitterness in the finish, this must be by design.

A lot of hops in the end of a boil and after the boil will lead to a beer like this. DayTime is eerily similar to my first attempt at a hop-overloaded Pale Ale and drinks very nicely.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 02:13:04 | More by cbutova
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale golden rod with a pristine clarity and a soft visible presence of effervecse. A bubbly, pitted cream colored head is slight in size, with a foamy, whipped consistency. Lacing is composed of a thin saturn ring encompassing the vessel. As always, gotta love and respect a i/pa that keeps the pale tradition.

S: Soft grassy tropical fruitiness, pineapple-orange, lime and citrus are the highlights with a soft and perfumy delivery. Soft hop spiciness that is pleasant.

T: Flavor is dry oranges, and a tropical fruitiness of pineapple and a hint of grassiness. A bright hop zing, pine, strongly flavored with lemon and a hint of grain sweetness.

M: Medium body, pretty good especially for abv., creamy, dry with a nice level of bitterness.

O: A low level abv that certainly doesnt skip on the hop flavors, proving you can still have a respectable level of hops in a session style ipa of small packaging. Drinkability is off the charts, light and hoppy, crisp and refreshing as a summer treat. Case worthy, this goes down easily and props for a nicely hopped summer ipa that is light and causual, but respectable and hop worthy. Hop snobs will turn thier nose at this but this is what it is, a very good hop flavored beer that is session worthy, not a one and done hop monster out to wreck your palate. Good summer time drinking.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 01:13:46 | More by beerthulhu
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beertunes

Washington

2.98/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sensible 12oz bottle poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a clean, clear medium gold color with under a quarter-inch of white head that had OK retention and lacing.

The aroma was all pine and pot hops, no malt or grain showed through. The taste, while OK, was the same story. No malt or grain to provide contrast or balance, just hops.

The body was decent, but on the expected thinner side of the style, probably what you're looking for in an all day drinker. Drinkability was good, the beers goes quickly and easily. Overall, a decent enough little beer, I just would like some grain flavors to play off the hops. Then I could see actually drinking these all day. Still, probably worth a shot if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 00:06:07 | More by beertunes
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jwat

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

10-15-2012 15:22:37 | More by jwat
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pour is pale yellow with a decently thick white head and lots of lace left. Nose is faint pale malt and some sticky caramel with an assertive pine hop and a light green herbal note. Taste is more pale malt and grain with a very solid hop backbone, lightly herbal and sweet hops with a gentle bitterness, clean carbonated crisp finish, and semi dry. Extremely sessionable and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 13:02:24 | More by cpetrone84
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cestlavie

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

10-15-2012 04:16:40 | More by cestlavie
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kojevergas

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, California. Expectations are above average; this brewery is growing on me - especially their IPAs. Acquired as part of a six pack at Cap N Cork Liquor.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, and good retention. Colour is a clear pale yellow. Vibrant and appealing, though traditional and common. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Standard for the style, though quite light.

Sm: Floral hops. Some bitterness creeps out. A light aroma. Surprisingly light for the style. No alcohol or yeast is detectable. Somewhat dry.

T: Well balanced floral hops, with some emergent dry hop bitterness about the climax. Clean malts form a nice unobtrusive backbone. Some grapefruit. Somewhat watery, but it's hardly noticeable. It does feel a bit toned down for the style. That said, I like the floral and slight citrus (mainly lemon) notes. It's tasty for what it is, but does suffer from simplicity. Little subtlety or layering here. The body should be stronger.

Mf: Slightly coarse and wet. Good thickness. Too watery - even though it's slight, it does detract significantly. Has moderate presence on the palate. Nicely crisp.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but a bit mundane nonetheless. Lagunitas can do better. I wouldn't get it again, but it's a nice little IPA. If you're after a clean, refreshing, sessionable IPA, this won't disappoint.

C+

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 03:20:40 | More by kojevergas
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19%

10-15-2012 03:16:34 | More by TheBigBoy
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-15-2012 00:04:00 | More by Chugs13
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a medium straw color with fantastic clarity. I'd say it looks like a pilsner, but not many pilsners I've seen featured the kind of frothy, thick head this one does. The two finger eggshell colored head retains acceptably.

S: This has the smell I'm accustomed to from Lagunitas IPAs, with a combination of herbal 'green-ness' and grapefruit peel. Just a faint hint of sweetness abounds, as well.

T: The malts here are very neutral and crackery, and are seemingly only there to provide a canvas for the hops to shine. Speaking of, the hops start out as being slightly piny and herbal, before gradually transitioning to a citrusy finish. This has a combination of lightness and balance, which equals massive drinkability.

M: Clean, dry, and refreshing. There are some accumulating hop oils after a while, but hardly enough to ruin drinkability. It's not 'watery' per se, but it goes down like hop-flavored water.

O: I'm not normally this much above the rAvg on one of my reviews, and even less normally willing to give out 5's, but this has everything I look for in an IPA. It's light, crisp, juicy, somewhat inexpensive, and even slightly complex. Put simply, I could buy this stuff by the case and never get tired of it.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 21:27:19 | More by ThisWangsChung
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RyanCMcGovern

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-14-2012 21:07:33 | More by RyanCMcGovern
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Horbar

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-14-2012 20:44:38 | More by Horbar
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jminch

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-14-2012 20:23:41 | More by jminch
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Bierguy5

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. 4.65% abv. Clear pale golden color, with an airy white head. Head fades rather quickly, but leaves a nice collar and some good looking lace.

A good deal of hop aroma here, tangerine, as well as some stone fruit. A bit of a catty note as well. A nice dose of fruit, and not a whole lot else.

Clean malt base, not a lot of sweetness. Maybe slightly cracker-like. Hops come in quickly. Juicy citrus notes, and a bit earthy. Very simple here, not much complexity. Drying finish.

Lighter body, with a bit of cleansing carbonation. Very easy and enjoyable to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 20:03:51 | More by Bierguy5
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from "stubby" 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass
Chill-hazed gold in color, with a bright white collar of foam
Aroma-Wonderfully aromatic citrus hop boquet
Taste-Taste does not do the aroma justice-cutrus hops are a bit watered down and left me wanting more flavor. But as a "session " IPA the flavor is quite tasty for a 4.65ABV. A nice "game-day" brew to enjoy during an afternoon of appetizers and watching football. Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 18:27:27 | More by hosehead83
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6%

10-14-2012 16:44:24 | More by AdamP
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6%

10-14-2012 08:09:54 | More by HopBrain
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I am NOT a hop head! I was very skeptical when I poured this light golden, fizzy beer! One whiff and I was enthralled! On brewery tours, you often here about the citrusy, grapefruit characteristics of some hops. You might even get a subtle whiff, if the tour offers whole hops. This beer truly showcases it! The aroma is subtly grapefruity, with the finish of pine. The mouth feel was pleasant, light and fizzy. The flavor is hop forward, with subtly citrus and a lingering piney, bitter taste. As the beer warms, you do loose some of the grapefruit, but are left with a pleasant bitter aroma and flavor. Only after I had my first couple sips, did I see this beer is less than 5%! I could definitely drink this IPA on a hot summer day!!!

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 01:15:16 | More by jwps214
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erha2

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

10-14-2012 00:36:24 | More by erha2
DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,283 ratings.