HotSide Sour Mashed Daytime
Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #1,421
ABV:
4.65%
Score:
88
Ranked #20,955
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 7.97%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
37
From:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  6
SCORE
88
Very Good
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AgentMunky from New York

4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Trappeze. From note. Reviewed 31 October 2015.
4/4/4.25/4.75/4.5
Clear yellow. Smells hoppy and slightly lactic. Tastes crisp and lemony and forresty and perfect. Incredibly refreshing and drinkable.

Mar 12, 2016
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

In an attempt to build maximum complexity and effortless drinkability, Lagunitas runs their session pale ale through a sour mash ringer for the bitter taste of hops and the sour tang of lactic fermentation.

Brightly of gold and a hint of haze, the turbulent ale pours with a racing stream of carbonation and a fluffy, arid from structure. Bright and tangy aromas leap right out with the sharp citrusy scent of lemon, grapefruit and under-ripened orange. Lightly biscuity, caramelized and toasted, the malts are supple and lay a thin foundation of sweetness.

The middle palate is a curious citrus lead soon after the bready malt sweetness dissolves. The dry tanginess of lemon and lime couple with the normal hop flavors of bitter white grapefruit and juicy orange peel. But when the premiere hop bitterness is expected, the piquant sourness of crabapple, lemon and lime step in instead. With a finish of burlap and vinous white wine, the ale takes a drastic turn from the session pale ale and toward a berlinerweiss in closure.

Incredibly dry and effervescent, its light and peppery finish fulfills its effortless promises as the beer is highly refreshing, crisp and clean on the palate. Its afterglow of caramel and biscuit brings the beer full circle. Oddly enough, as its sourness replaced bitterness and the finish is more caramlized than its upstart, the ale somehow tastes backwards.

Oct 12, 2015
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RoamingGnome from Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this on tap at Champps. A golden brew with a finger of soapy head. Nice retention and lacing. The aroma is herbal and mild hops. A bit of apricot too. The flavor brought out even more of the apricot, which was nice. It is pleasantly sour on the backend. Not over the top sour by any means. Just nice and refreshing. Something I'd give to someone not that into sours. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side, with moderate carbonation. Overall, I really enjoyed this brew. I'd buy bottles of this from Lagunitas or Heineken.

Oct 08, 2015
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Extol from Georgia

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance -slightly dark gold in color. Smell - smells like an IPA with pine but also fruit like pineapple. Taste - slight sour taste with an IPA background. Overall - it's alright, wish it was more sour though.

Sep 28, 2015
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, gold, with moderate carbonation and no head. Taste is pineapple, mango, pine, and sour mix. Nice fusion between an IPA and a sour ale. A sipper, that is different. Really liking Lagunitas's one hitter and one off beers. This is no exception. Great sessionable hoppy beer.

Sep 23, 2015
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Cottontown201 from South Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

In a snifter on tap from The Distillery in Savannah.
Didn't know what to expect from a session wild ale, but this was a nice surprise.
Clear golden appearance with two fingers of head. Flavor is a nice balance of funk and citrus. Perfect summer change of pace beer.

Sep 07, 2015
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Kurmaraja from California

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great take on the session IPA. You get that malty flavor and aroma coupled with a dried lemon peel, sourdough character. Finishes clean, just enough sour to be lip smacking.

Sep 04, 2015
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jhavs from New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz pour into a wine glass at the Farmhouse Tap and Grill in Burlington, VT.

A= Golden, clear, active carbonation. Very thin white head that remains.

S= A bit of up front citrus, light funk.

T= Get the tartness and a bit of funk up front followed by a nice level of citrus and pine hops.

M= Lighter side of medium body with moderate carbonation.

O= Light and hoppy brew with a bit of tartness and funk in the background, good on a hot day. Would drink again.

Sep 01, 2015
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Dirtyhands from Maryland

4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A clear, light gold. A nice, stable white head. Aroma of faint citrus and grains. Taste opens up with melon, citrus and tang. This is very refreshing and maintains quality hop character while interplaying with a nice lactose sour. Would drink again.

Aug 26, 2015
HotSide Sour Mashed Daytime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 37 ratings