DayTime | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
2,539 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.65%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RblWthACoz on 08-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,539
Reviews:
459
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
110
Gots:
654
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of duvel1979
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlazz222
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Thehills804
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My favorite session beer. Lots of flavor, stuck between a super clean IPA and a smooth, but bitter pilsner. Very refreshing. Pine flavor with a dry finish, not very malty. Very very slight hints of citrus (not fruity) with a nice yellow color and a medium white head. Gotta say, Lagunitas nailed this session. Hard to find in Richmond, VA though. Total Wine and grocers don't seem to carry it. Found a convenience store with a unusually good craft beer selection that stocks it regularly (next to Snead's Nursery on Huguenot Road), if you're going by local reviews.

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Photo of Iski100
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GlennWB
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good light refreshing session ipa

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Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of msscott1973
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle,into a Funky Buddha snifter.

Thin,soapy,white head,dissolves fast,leaving a sticky ring around the glass,with some patching in the center.Light gold in color,with nice clarity.Light carbonation.

On the nose I get mostly bright citrus notes,backed by some sweet malts,and honey.The aroma is definitely a sweet one.

The palate is pretty bland in my opinion.Bitter hops,sweet malts,maybe a little hint of tropical fruits...Not much else,and not enough to move the needle.In my opinion.Not bad tasting,just not anything special.

The body is thin,with a dry finish.

This is an okay beer,doesn't really stand out in any way,and not something I will buy in the future.But worth a try at least.

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Photo of DrunkenMonk
2.95/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EEscobar
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sweemzander
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Momon
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lagunitas Brewing Co. "Day Time Ale"
12 fl. oz brown glass bottle, production coded but not freshness dated. Sampled 30 NOV 16
$2 @ Giant, St. Davids, PA

Lagunitas' Day Time Ale pours a clear yellow-gold body beneath a full head of frothy white foam that slowly erodes into thin piles of fluff floating on the surface. Could the head retention be better? Yes, but at least the initial presentation is good. Unfortunately, once the head has dropped the lacing is quite limited.

The nose is clearly hoppy and bright, as might be expected from a dry-hopped IPA. It's citrusy with plenty of lemon, a touch of orange, and some other fruits as well, perhaps apricot. It's also a touch floral and resinous/piney which is nice. The malt that comes through is limited, appearing more like crackers than grain or bread. That's OK though, the hops are more than enough to carry it.

The flavor follows with just a limited maltiness that is actually cracker-like, but plenty of lemony, grapefruity, and orange-like hops. It's well-balanced given the limited malt, and the hop bitterness is firm but not pressing. It's fruity, crisp, and dry, leaving you immediately ready for another sip. Is that because it's so enticing, however, or is it because you're still looking for something more?

Light-medium in body, it's crisp across the palate with a delicately bristling standard carbonation level.

As a "fractional IPA", or session IPA, it works. I'm not sure that the 4.65% ABV still won't get to you if you drink more than one, but it's at least slightly lower than Budweiser (5.0%, but still stronger than Guinness Draught at just 4.0%). In fact, as a standard, refreshing ale it also works. I'd love to see this in cans for use in outdoor activities.

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Photo of qcghost
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of zestd
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skipple
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Amp
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MIbeer27
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 2,539 ratings.
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