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

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by WVbeergeek on 06-08-2012

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Ratings:
711
Reviews:
91
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.34%
 
 
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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eweaver16
4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IronLover
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden orange in color with near perfect clarity aside from a handful of yeasty floaties. Poured with a thick, billowy, yet slightly soapy, bright white foam with excellent retention. Medium bready, caramel malt aromas with medium, subtle herbal and citrus hop aromas. Medium light bodies with soft, but aggressive carbonation. Light, acidic feel throughout that seems to enhance the bitterness and bite of the carbonation. A very light creaminess near the end. Medium light, malty, bready flavors up front followed by medium herbal hop flavors with citrus orange notes. Medium hop bitterness that intensifies through the middle. Malty caramel notes and herbal hop flavors from the middle to the end. Finished with a lingering bitterness and light caramel flavors followed by delayed dryness. Subdued malt and hop characters that attempt to intensify with aggressive carbonation and possibly acidulated malts. A pretty good low abv IPA, easy drinking with decent character. Would go with the Head Hunter over this one in heartbeat.

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Photo of srw
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eammon1920
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
2.69/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tigg924
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear, bronze in color with1/2 inch head. Taste is orange, grain, and lemon. This one pops with fruit, but is not as juicy as New England style IPAs. Light bodied, medium-high carbonation, and slightly bitter. Makes for a =n excellent sessionable IPA. I have other IPAs I prefer, but this one goes down really smooth and easy.

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Photo of spelingchampeon
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Red 16 oz plastic solo cup. This beer was officially 12 days old, so I'd been anxiously waiting to try out my 1st Fat Heads brew.
I drank 6 of these at a BYOB concert (Crack The Sky) this past Saturday night. The place was dimly lit, so I really couldn't tell what it looked like, but it smelled and tasted great. As I'd get about halfway done each cup, I'd start swirling the beer around, to enjoy how hoppy and fresh it smelled. Very little bitterness, heavy on the flavors... I was good to go! I realize this is a session IPA, so I'm grading this on its own merits. I can't wait to take a road trip to buy some more F.H. beer. Well done!

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Photo of ackeeper
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbeervt
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Excited to see Fat Head's was distro'd to PA. Floral. Piney. Pretty one dimensional. Some underlying caramel malt. Nice bitterness for a session. It's ok.

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Photo of loganburgh
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz beer poured into Willybecher glass bottled on 5/3/17

A: Small tiny bubbled white head that disappeared quickly. Body has great clarity Amber orange in color.

S: Light citrus rind smell with a little bit of a burnt orange rind smell mixed in.

T: light citrus, grass, a little melon on the tongue with a good dash of vine like quality and then a little bitterness.

M: Lighter feel good carbonation not as watery as some session ales.

O: It's pretty light on flavor, light on body, light on nose pretty much a session IPA. It is pointless.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeaconWhite82
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

For a Session this beer is fantastic. Very hoppy, bitter, with that great IPA aroma. A beer I love to drink in the summer heat.

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Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pda22
4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I can't believe this is a session IPA. This has a delicious citrus / orange flavor. Also a great malt backbone. I could drink this all day. Another great beer from Fat Heads

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Photo of ajm5108
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Classical optics on the pour. Both the nose & the tongue are light on certain things, but that really is the point essentially with these session IPAs. There is a crisp malt backbone - some clean German & crystal - and while the hops are obviously dialed backed they still add a gentle touch of citrus / tangerine flavor. Bitter citrus on the end but nothing abrasive. Certainly one of the better session beers I have come across.

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Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of White_Whiskey
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petrusek23
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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