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

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Sunshine Daydream Session IPASunshine Daydream Session IPA
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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

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#3,956
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
752
pDev:
9.45%
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good offering from Fat Head's not overly hoppy

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Review - 01: Fathead's Sunshine Daydream
Type: Session Ale
Glass: Pint Glass
Temperature: 45-55 F

Look: A bit hazy with a honey color that muddles to a nice cloudiness helped by an even matrix of small particulates.

Smell: Overwhelming pineapple with a small lick of orange.

Taste: Immediate and powerful hop flavor that settles to a warm citrus rind taste. Souring all the way down, it makes me feel like I bit right into an orange. After whetting on the tongue, a more noticeable orange taste trickles in after breathing. As it warms, it gets easier to drink as the flavor becomes more noticeable. I can tell the water they used was filtered because it doesn't have a hard acid taste. The only acid taste that comes across is the citrus.

Feel: A somewhat viscous feel that sits on the tongue and stays there. Harsh at first sip but mellows quite nicely.

Recommended food pairings: Something with pesto or grilled sandwiches.

Overall, a very nice drink that I'd have sitting out at a picnic or at a cookout. Not a drink to pound 'coz that orange peel effect isn't my favorite thing in the world but it's amazing to get a flavor that odd across. 3/5

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Poured into the Spiegelau from a bottle capped on 2/10/15. Very fresh. Clear and golden session-style brew with 3 fingers of foamy, white head. Clean aromas of lemon, mango, hint of pine, noticeable bitterness... GREAT nose for a session IPA. This is also where the train came off of the rails. Assuming ample dry-hopping must have led to the fantastic aromas, because there was very little in the way of those clean flavors on the palate. Some generic orange/citrus, decently balanced bitterness... kind of really bland to be honest. Expected thin mouthfeel for the style, clean aftertaste. Would have loved some more of that good hop flavor that I love in Juju and Headhunter... maybe I'm just not a fan of the session style. Guess I'd rather just have one regular IPA than 2-3 sessions...

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Crisp sparkling gold with a thick, convex white dome leaving tons of lace.

Bitter and crisp, this exhibits cracker, pine and biscuit with accents of catty rug. A hint of dankness, black pepper, orange and lemon surface with time.

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