Heyday Modern IPA
Great Divide Brewing Company

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Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #3,412
Ranked #23,778
3.72 | pDev: 9.41%
Mar 07, 2021
Apr 05, 2018
Heyday Modern IPAHeyday Modern IPA
Notes: Who says the best days are behind you? HEYDAY is an IPA for the modern Bold Character. Abundantly hopped, light in body, and low on bitterness, Heyday shines with notes of tropical fruit, berry, and melon. The complex hop profile is complemented by a crisp malt character for an approachable IPA fit for any occasion. Today is yours, have a Heyday.
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3.78 by HighwayChile from Kansas on Mar 07, 2021
4.01 by sbuck from New Mexico on Sep 19, 2020
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3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BucannonXC5 from California

Type: 19.2-oz. can
Reviewed as: American IPA
Glass: Pure Project 14-oz. Teku glass
Price: $2.49
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa, Calif.
Purchased: June 22, 2020
Consumed: June 23, 2020
Misc.: Canned on June 10, 2020 at 8:12 p.m. MT

Had Rachel pick up me some random beer at Trader Joe’s. It’s been a long time since I had a beer from Great Divide. The Great Divide website called it, “Who says the best days are behind you? HEYDAY is an IPA for the modern Bold Character. Abundantly hopped, light in body, and low on bitterness, Heyday shines with notes of tropical fruit, berry, and melon. The complex hop profile is complemented by a crisp malt character for an approachable IPA fit for any occasion. Today is yours, have a Heyday.” No mention of hops.

Poured a medium yellow-to-gold semi-hazy color with 3-to-4 fingers of rocky white head. Lots of bubble streams coming up along the sides of the glass at fast speeds, kind of reminiscing a snow globe underneath the head. Almost perfect uneven foamy lacing. Almost perfect retention. (Sight - 4.75)

Smelled mango, papaya, passion fruit, tangerine, grapefruit, melon, lemon, lime, dish soap, strawberry, pear, apricot and herbal. Not quite as good out of the can. No mention of hops, but would lean toward Citra for sure and maybe Motueka or Southern Cross? I think a bunch more in there as well. (Smell - 3.75)

Tasted about as good as the nose. In order got papaya, mango, melon, bitter grapefruit peel, mandarin orange, tangerine, pear, apricot, peach skin, lemon, dish soap, passion fruit, herbal and peppery spice. No mention of hops but would kind of getting Citra, Amarillo, Southern Cross, Motueka, Galaxy, Vic Secret and Mandarina Bavaria. Let’s pick three or four of those. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Abrupt, bitter, dry finish. (Feel - 4.00)

This was very good overall. Really interested in the hop combo here. (Overall - 3.75)

3.84 | 86 | B+

Aug 21, 2020
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4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by defunksta from North Dakota

Appearance: Pours a clear, light and clean yellow color with a soft white head. SRM of 5-6. (3.75)

Aroma: Strong deep tropical aromas of resinous melon and berry. Not too sweet though. Mostly tropical melon, but smells clean. (4.00)

Flavor: Flavor follows the nose with a strong deep and tropical melon flavor that evolves into berry. Strong tropical melon and berry all around. Then the carbonation comes through the middle which gives it a sort of grape soda type of flavor. No drying black tea, and finishes sort of sweet. (4.00)

Feel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation. Heavier than I was expecting for 5.8%. Drinks like an IPA in terms of the body and sweetness. (4.25)

Compared to Wasatch Brewing Tropical IPA: Pours a lighter color. Stronger melon/berry aromas. Less citrus and flower. Heavier bodied and sweeter overall.

Overall: Quite an impressive IPA for 5.8%. Has much more body than I was expecting at this alcohol level. Great tropical melon and berry flavors. It's a Heyday of a beer for 5.8% (Final Rating: 4.01

Aug 07, 2020
3.5 by bundy462 from Texas on Jul 26, 2020
3.6 by TrojanRB from Texas on Jul 25, 2020
3.65 by JTuomi from Finland on Jul 18, 2020
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3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by MattBeer from California

good! a little too bubbly and a little too yellow. but good.

Jul 03, 2020
3.7 by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon on Jun 12, 2020
3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on May 04, 2020
3.25 by mpenske from California on May 03, 2020
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3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by KTCamm from New Jersey

7/1/19...pours bright gold with light layer of white foam. Light citrus nose. Grassy too. Smooth, light minty pine flavor. Simple and juicy. Very nice IPA, another solid GDBC!

Mar 28, 2020
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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Reidrover from Oregon

19.2 oz can from Capital Market in Salem OR
Pours a ever so slightly hazed light gold colour with a nice sized frothy white head.
Aroma is faintly floral with a bit of orange in the back.
Taste light floral/citrus hop..lightly malted.
Mouth feel works for what it is medium low , medium carbonation and a semi dry finish.
Average lighter IPA

Mar 08, 2020
3.75 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jan 19, 2020
3.75 by mrcraft from California on Nov 13, 2019
3.49 by mojohawk21 from Missouri on Nov 10, 2019
3.77 by jjboesen from Maryland on Oct 30, 2019
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3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Parmesan from Colorado

L:. Pours a hazy straw gold with a medium white head and some lacing on the glass.

S:. Notes of lemon, earthy beers, pine tree, orange, a bit of grapefruit.

T:. Strong bitterness that is piney mixes with some lemon orange and other fruits, a bit of berries and earthiness.

F:. Medium body slightly prickly carb.

O:. Fairly average IPA.

Oct 18, 2019
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3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Mister_Faucher from Washington

A couple of 19oz cans purchased at Total Wine in Lynnwood, Washington.
Canned on date is hard to read but I think it's 08/20/19. Poured in a collins glass.

Look- Hazy, pale straw color, nice dense white head with good retention, spotty lacing. lots of carbonation streams as it sits.

Smell- Citrus (orange, grapefruit, lemon), tropical fruit (pineapple, passion fruit or mango), light stone fruits, grainy cereal malts, pine, and dank. Grassy/herbal notes.

Taste- Pithy citrus, pine, pineapple, light stone fruit and melon, grass, cereal malt. Pretty darn tasty.

Feel- Medium/light bodied with a clean, crisp, semi-dry finish. Moderate bitterness, fairly well balanced, medium carbonation on the tongue.

O- A nice enough offering, light and sessionable. Worth trying if you find it.

Oct 08, 2019
3.5 by jtnord from Colorado on Sep 14, 2019
3.19 by whit_knee_41 from Indiana on Aug 02, 2019
3.94 by Gmartin75 from Pennsylvania on Aug 02, 2019
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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Spikester from Oregon

Hazy pale gold with one finger of white head.
Smell is floral hops and bread crust malts.
Taste is floral bitter hops with a good backing from the malts. Seems almost like one of those session IPAs.
Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Finish is dry a lightly bitter.
Overall an alright IPA but not remarkable in any way. No date guys!

Jun 29, 2019
3.6 by Zonian1 from Ohio on Jun 21, 2019
3.72 by BFCarr from New Jersey on Jun 09, 2019
3.83 by cbcrunch from Wyoming on Jun 08, 2019
3.71 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey on Jun 08, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

Can bought at Liquor Shed. Canned April 19th 2019.

It pours a clear straw gold with a big head of foam. Lacing good, head retention very good.

Smells of tropical fruit, dank, earthy malt, melon.

Taste has bitter citrus and melon, tropical fruit, grass, toasted malt, flavourful.

Very good mouthfeel.


May 27, 2019
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2.85/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas



May 26, 2019
4.12 by Boone757 from Virginia on May 23, 2019
3.7 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on May 05, 2019
4.03 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on May 05, 2019
3.63 by bpkrippner from Missouri on Apr 28, 2019
3.81 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 25, 2019
3.72 by omahawk from Nebraska on Apr 19, 2019
3.5 by Pretendeer from Washington on Mar 28, 2019
4.13 by Jamesg1188 from Colorado on Mar 20, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25
by Jarduino from Georgia

Terrically underrated as far as I’m concerned from the ratings I see here. Solid well balanced IPA

Mar 20, 2019
3.93 by Walnut from Missouri on Mar 13, 2019
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4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ChrisBeerDrinker94 from Colorado

Beautiful yellow-light orange, hazy color. Thick, creamy, fluffy-white head. Constant bubbles going up the glass. Smells like pineapple, very pleasantly mixed with floral hops. Taste is exploding in orange, citrus peels and hops. No bitter aftertaste. Leaves a light floral taste. Nice warmth of alcohol behind but not too overwhelming. I don’t drink IPA’s normally, but this would be my go-to. Almost tastes like an improved IPA version of Blue Moon.

Feb 22, 2019
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