Sunshine Daydream Session IPA | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Sunshine Daydream Session IPASunshine Daydream Session IPA
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4.02/5
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Sunshine Daydream Session IPASunshine Daydream Session IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States
fatheadscleveland.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by WVbeergeek on 06-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,858
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
752
pDev:
9.45%
Bros Score:
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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Delta6014
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nyarlethotep
4.64/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Named after the Gratedul Dead, smooth with a good color jerry would be proud

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Photo of brutalist
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of maxbarto
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Toynk
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timmy2b
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marluc
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chackman151
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Would gain more points in looks if it weren't for the very thin head. It's off white in color. The beer itself is a very nice clear golden with orangish hues.
The smell itself is rather malt forward it seems to me with some lemon characters.
The taste isn't so malt forward as the nose. It has a lot of lemon character.
Feeling is a little on the thin side but wet and juicy too.
Overall, it's a good session IPA with huge lemon. Would be really good by the pool in the summer.

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Photo of scotorum
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Two singles from a mixed six at an Ohio Kroger, could have age on it.

a: Clear dark amber with ca two inch thick white head which receded to even surface foam and dense lacing.

s:Bitter pine.

t: Follows the nose with strength and some dankness . Bitter dry finish.

m: medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o: Old fashioned bitter beer flavor reminiscent of early craft IPAs or some American mass market German style lagers.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barleycorn
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of elNopalero
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Session IPA in name and abv. Balanced and rounded hoppiness. Crisp and effervescent with a fruity hop kick. This is how a session IPA should be done.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerthulhu
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-spiegelau ipa glass. Bot. 03.29.17. consumed 11.08.17.

A: Light rustic orange with a good clarity shows a fairly strong rate of effervesce rising at a fast rate. Creamy thick porridge cream capping provides a sticky head that laces well on the vessel.

S: Grapefruit pulp is fresh, juicy and tart along with lemons with a higher then average awareness for a session style label. Soft lemon tea counters with toasty grains and light citrus. Age may have been a factor in strength, but the overall combination was still good.

T: Floral grapefruit hops have a decent citrus zing, lemonade style quench with some tart and orange like tropical flavors. Toasty grains brings a soft dryness, bringing a nice malt awareness with tart lemons on the finish. Some wet and juicy hops, complimentary tropical notes.

M: Slick and juicy hops give a slippery texture agaisnt a good malt base with a solid amount of carbonation.

O: A nice show of hops for a session style label. Toasted grain depth, fresh, wet like citrusy hops linger long after bottling date, showing little wear and tear with a good drink-ability rate. Juicy flavor sure to quench that thirst for hops and lemonade tartness on a hot summer day. Refreshing good repeat factor.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woemad
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from a box of hops courtesy of WesMantooth. Bottled on August 16, 2017.

Hazy, with some small floaties visible. Decent sized off-white head. Minimal lace.

Sweet,.tropical fruits and a subordinate piney bitterness is what the nose picked up.

Fairly straightforward sweet, fruity hop flavor tempered by a distant piney bitterness. Slightly more medicinal bitterness at the swallow.

Light body, with a fairly thin mouthfeel.

This probably suffered due to being preceeded on my palate by Head Hunter, which has considerably stronger flavor. Nevertheless, it's actually packs some good hop flavor for something under 5%. I'd drink this again as a summer session beer if the opportunity were to arise.

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Photo of sjones5045
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The big knock for me is that for a session ipa this brings a lot of bitterness. It is very light / thin / sessionable, but still leaves a dry and bitter finish.

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Photo of Drhall36
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.49/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: Piney citrus, floral tropical hop bite, grapefruit, clean finish. Same with the nose. Gold, slight haze, white foam head with some delicate webbed lace. Medium body.

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Sunshine Daydream Session IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 752 ratings