DayTime | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
2,534 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:
2,534
Reviews:
458
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
110
Gots:
652
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,534 |  Reviews: 458
Photo of Kam
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tbone2131
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of EXScotT
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Bright straw yellow

S: Citrus rind, light pine

T: Citrus up front, more pine, then a third hop element I can't quite put my finger on, but in a pleasent way...it's dry and hoppy I can tell you that. Grassy aftertaste. Longer and more complex than the average session IPA.

F: Higher carbonation than I expected, though it's not spritzy. I think this helps with the lighter mouthfeel that kind of haunts all low abv IPAs.

O: Probably the most satisfying session I've had. I'm still not to sure if they're my thing, but if I had to pick a session this would be it.

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Photo of freshcarl
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jack_Frost79
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely one of the best low ABV beers I've had. Would buy this again for a hot summer day.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle labeled 100 5 2 0421 1325 at 42 degrees into snifter
Aroma piney, lasts throughout glass
Head average (three cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to eight mm ring and frothy layer
Lacing good – partial rings and curtains, tiny bubbles
Body light yellow, slight chill haze
Flavor – starts moderately bitter and resinous, ends slightly bitter: no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, slightly oily, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4 Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
2.52/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DVoors
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of almostjay
4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Best session IPA I've tried. It will of course be a bit lacking in feel and flavor, but man, the aroma is great and the flavor is as good as can be for my palate at this low an abv. Will be my go to as long as it's available.

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Photo of wtighe03
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very impressed with this low ABV "fractional IPA." Great nose and taste. Light but flavorful. Solid thumbs up on this one. Likey better in summertime.

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Photo of VikingBeer
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A pretty, yellow pour leaves a bubbly head that dissipates more slowly than one might expect. The nose carries distinct, appetizing tropical, citrus, and grassy hop notes, as well as a hint of honeyed malts.

Taste is shockingly hop-laden; of all the session pales, this one may be the best. Typical Lagunitas hop profile: tropical fruit leads, with citrus in support and a hint of grassy, herbal notes on the finish. Mouthful is fairly light, but well carbonated and refreshing, which is what the style calls for. Calling this beer a "Fractional IPA" actually makes perfect sense, for it has all the hops one expects from an IPA on the lighter body of a session pale. Excellent

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Photo of babaracas
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear light gold, fluffy white head, rings of lace halfway down the glass. Smell: lemon-lime, grassy and dried mango notes, little crackery malt blip. Taste: lime, grassy, crackery malt back, melon and sweetened grapefruit notes. Light-plus bodied. Really well done for a session strength IPA... call it a pale ale and throw a little more body at it and it's world class.

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Photo of Malone47
4.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Korbynlehr
2.52/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of einman21
4.61/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wasatch
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. Bottle

Pours a pretty nice, slightly cloudy dark golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice one-finger creamy white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, very slight malt note. The taste is pretty hoppy for a brew this low in ABV for the style. Medium body, with a nice slightly dry/bitter finish. Overall, one of the best Session IPAs out there, that I like and would probably buy again.

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Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Definitely an ok sessional IPA, but a little lacking on taste. Just a tad bland for my liking. Would be fine for a casual beer on a porch, but not unless you were planning on having several

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DayTime from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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