DayTime | Lagunitas Brewing Company

very good
2,551 Ratings

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.65%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RblWthACoz on 08-25-2012

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Photo of CampusCrew
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really liked this beer. Very drinkable and has the typical lagunitas flavor. perfect summer beer. loads of grapefruit citrus aromas and equailly citrus packed flavors. This is up there with the Terrapin easy rider. Love the session high hop beers. would driunk this on a regualr basis.

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Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The body is light orange, straw tint under a white foamy head. Decent head retention, good soapy lacing. The aroma has a lot of black pepper in it as well as tamer notes of fruits and cedar. The beer tastes fruity and peppery like the aroma with a nice amount of cedar in the finish. Medium mouthfeel.

Overall, splendid, delicious, easy to session.

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We pour a brew of pale golden straw. It holds a brief, but easily reproducible, one finger head of white sudsy bubbles, leaving big aggregates across the top, and spotty, patterned lacing down the glass. There is no haze or sediment, and carbonation appears light. The aroma is fresh with pale malts, herbal hops, sweet pear fruitiness, baker’s yeast, sea saltiness, brassy metallics, and light mint leafiness. With warmth comes more sweetness of passion fruit, and a drier, more chalky pale malt. Our first impression is that it is milder in flavor than expected, but still refreshing and tasty for the style. As we sip, soured pale malts, coin, wet wheatiness, lime rind, and mineral start things off. The middle peaks with big herbal hops, cherry sweetness, dill leaf, more mineral, and more pale malt wash. Washing through the finish was more of the same pale maltiness, light wheatiness, more of a grassy bite to the hops, leafy herbal mix, musky yeast, and lemon juice. The aftertaste breathes of citric rind, mineral, stone, metallics, dried pale malts, and salty sunflower seeds. The body is lighter, and the carbonation is medium, but with a hearty prickle. There is nice slurp and smack, despite the lighter feel, and there is nice froth on the back of the lip. The palate is cooled, but eventually dried with astringent grassiness. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks way easy.

Overall, what we thought to be the best thing about this beer was the nose, and the drinkability. The nose gave great freshness, sweetness, and hoppiness. These acted to push, really, all other flavors to the side, giving way for a curious mix of tartness and hoppy goodness. The flavor followed nicely, but lightly. While this may have dropped the robustness of flavoring a bit, it made for a very drinkable beer, and something certainly worthy of being for the “day time”.

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Photo of Bierguy5
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. 4.65% abv. Clear pale golden color, with an airy white head. Head fades rather quickly, but leaves a nice collar and some good looking lace.

A good deal of hop aroma here, tangerine, as well as some stone fruit. A bit of a catty note as well. A nice dose of fruit, and not a whole lot else.

Clean malt base, not a lot of sweetness. Maybe slightly cracker-like. Hops come in quickly. Juicy citrus notes, and a bit earthy. Very simple here, not much complexity. Drying finish.

Lighter body, with a bit of cleansing carbonation. Very easy and enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of ucsbmullet
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Phigg1102
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of mikeburd1128
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle dated June 27 poured into one of those sexy, curvy Sierra Nevada pint glasses.

A - Two fingers of creamy, white head after an aggressive pour. Pale yellow color. Head sticks around a bit.

S - Straw, grass, sweet citrus, some grapefruit. Very pleasant.

T - I let it warm up a bit before drinking. Grassy, some light citrus, and sweet. It's very sweet. Finishes sweet with a stoney, mineral taste. I don't really mind this, but did I mention it's sweet? Not really digging that too much.

M - Excellent. Medium bodied - a little more chew than you'd expect from such a light beer. Moderate carbonation.

O - All in all, this is a solid beer. Very good nose, nice taste, mouthfeel is excellent. The hops just don't as much complexity as I'd like, and it's a little sweet. Solid though.

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Photo of psweendogg
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kopfschuss
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StArnoldFan
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of MinorThreat
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Paccamacca
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of randylangford
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, not sure on date but just got to PA market
New Belgium globe

A: Pours a brilliantly clear golden yellow. Like others have mentioned, it does look almost like a pilsner in the glass. Half finger of bright white head. Seems to be nicely carbonated, with some little bubbles trickling up from the bottom. Head sticks around a while.

S: Big nose on this one. Really fruity and citrusy dank hop notes. I really love the nose. All hops, no malt breadiness or anything.

T: You certainly get that initial hop blast up front. It's not anywhere near the aggressiveness of the smells you took in though. This beer falls a little flat because of the really thin malt bill. It almost is too thin, but I guess that is what they were going for in a session IPA. Lower bitterness towards back end. Really seasonable. I could destroy a 6pack of this at a party.

M: Light bodied brew for sure.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of smutty33
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of farrago
3.27/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Modest half finger head, pure white, full mix of bubble sizes, the lacing is fairly thick and splotchy and sticks quite nicely. The liquid is a simple pale yellow color, mild gauziness to it, there are not many bubble beads but the few are highly active. While the nose does offer a good amount of sweeter grapefruit citrus, cocoa powder and florality, it comes across as mainly raw grains, green grass and salt, not much of a fruit presence at all. Light-bodied, bitter enough that you notice it from the instant it hits the tongue and reverbs through the finish even though there’s not much there. Herbaceous, soapy and flat in feel once you acclimate to the bitterness. Retains that veneer of cocoa maltiness, florality dips but maybe some pine to pick up the slack. Again, hardly any fruit, some apricot or peach. In turn the grapefruit, orange citrus drier than might be preferred. It is easy to drink in terms of not being “difficult” so it is indeed sessionable. However, the lack of flavor depth does not entice one into sessioning it, as it were.

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Photo of DrStiffington
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Cotton_27
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of dannycohen62
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 2,551 ratings.
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