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DayTime - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,040 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,040
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 85
Gots: 329 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.65% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 08-25-2012

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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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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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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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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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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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Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a St Bernardus goblet.

A: Clear, pale, light yellow. Light to little head.

S: Clean, clear, brilliant hops. Light citrus, gentle pine. Very West Coast, very pleasant.

T/M: Tasty! Biscuity malt base is clean and light and dry and vaguely spicy. Top notes are all citrus peel and hops. Refreshing, biting, and satisfying.

O: Good, but not great. It fills a certain niche very well.

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DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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