Daylight DIPA
Common Roots Brewing Company

Daylight DIPADaylight DIPA
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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,552
Ranked #5,894
4.07 | pDev: 11.55%
Common Roots Brewing Company
New York, United States
Daylight DIPADaylight DIPA
Notes: Modern Style Double IPA with strong juicy, citrusy flavors and passion fruit aromas.
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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy but translucent gold, topped by a creamy, rocky white head. Excellent retention. Sheets of lacing.

Smells of grapefruit, orange, pineapple, peach, and mineral water.

Tastes of grapefruit, lemon, orange, peach, pineapple, and biscuit. A lightly bitter orange peel finish. Lightly dry.

Medium mouthfeel, well carbonated, smooth.

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Photo of Navinjohnson
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A nice offering. Very good in every way but doesn't Stand Above others at similar price points. Hits all the right notes but for the money I’d expect more. Saying that it still is an excellent beer. A solid 94

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Photo of Ronl12
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can into tulip. Date 9/13/18.
Look is fairly clear yellow-orange. Nose is light dank tropical fruit. Taste follows nose and has little alcohol at end. Feeel is fairly light. Overall, ok DIPA alcohol taste at end. Not sure I would seek it out but would drink again.

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Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly settled down, leaving a wide collar consisting of medium-sized bubbles around the edge of the glass and a thin film covering the remainder of the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grapefruit citrus are present in the nose. Faint bits of alcohol become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has light to moderate flavors of dank grapefruit and pine with faint hints of alcohol towards the back end. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a light amount of crispness.
O: The smell and taste of this beer seemed to be a little one dimensional. I felt that it also could have done a better job in hiding it's alcohol.

Serving type: can

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Photo of jrc1093
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 5/7/18

Look: slightly opaque golden orange topped with a beautiful but short-lived white head

Smell: juicy passionfruit with sweet cantaloupe undertones and a prickly malt spice

Taste: smooth continuation of the aroma, with sweet melon and tropical citrus notes supporting a good malt-hop balance

Feel: thin at times, but ultimately maintains enough juicy qualities to effectively carry the beer's flavors; masks its ABV nicely

A bit underwhelming and lacking in that full flavor I'm coming to expect from Common Roots, but a nice DIPA nonetheless

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Growler

Pours a relatively hazy straw with two fingers of creamy off-white head. Good retention; confetti lacing. (4)

Sweet citrus hops, underripe mango and sweet malt. There is some slight resinous​ aroma but it is just a highlight to the sticky tropical sweetness of the rest of the beer. (4.25)

Mango, light malt, pine, sawdust, mineraly water. (4)

Medium body with spritzy carbonation and a lingering lightly sappy finish. (4)

A pretty tasty IPA.
It tastes, smells and looks like it should. Both the aroma and flavor have a little sweet mango flavor going on which is not bad but seems to take away from the rest of it. It is slightly bitter with a sweetish malt character that shines through. If have it again. It definitely makes me curious to other beers from these guys. (4)

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a hazy amber yellow with a bubbly full head.

Aroma is straight orange blossom honey. Intense honey sweetness and a light fruity citrus.

Taste matches aroma pretty much. Tastes thick and sweet like honey followed by a light citrus fruit and then straight bitter.

Not a ton of nuance but good.

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Photo of TheRealMcKai
4.69/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this one at the brewery. Poors a very clear and beautiful golden yellow color. This beer is clearly filtertered there are no yeast, hops, or grain proteins in suspension. The aroma smells of grapefruit, melon, and mango, with some herbal cattiness. The taste is excellent. Those fruit notes from the aroma are balanced out by a clean bitterness. This beer is very dry in carbonation allowing the hops to remain the star of the beer. A world class beer in my books and dangerously drinkable for a DIPA.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale gold color beer with a faint haze, tall white head trailed some lace arms down the glass... Aromas of citrus - lemon predominantly - with some floral and herbal elements at play... Lemon candy sweetness with some tropical juiciness and a mild bitterness; pith and peel and zest highlight a softer fruit presence... Light and smooth with moderate carbonation... 4/21/17 canning...

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Photo of ichorNet
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Well, this is a new brewery to me. Huh. Love when Craft Beer Cellars randomly get in stuff from breweries I've never heard of. Picked up a single can of this bad boy for about $5, which is a few dollars less than similarly-strong/hoppy Singlecut beers but still a little pricey. I really hope single-serving 16 oz cans don't become a thing (though it seems only breweries from NY are doing this; Finback is another one). It's a good format but lacking a proper "bulk" option is silly in this day and age. Maybe I'm just old(er)-fashioned, though. Oh well. Just throwing some thoughts out there before the review proper... ignore me!

Pours with a ton of bone-white head atop a somewhat-hazy golden yellowish body. Definitely looks the part, but that head is just ridiculous in my opinion. Almost comically rocky and dense but it does eventually sink down to a single finger, though it does take quite a bit of time.

Nose is crisp and bright with some pine, grapefruit rind and light notes of passionfruit (as the can says) and dragonfruit. A bit of guava and grassy, dank hops as well. Would not be surprised if Mosaic was involved here. Slight diacetyl butteriness that doesn't really detract too much. It actually kind of highlights some of the more tropical fruit qualities in a weird way, but it's definitely there.

Flavor is crisp for an 8% beer. Definitely has a "new school DIPA" feel, but I do get a little bit of ethanol here and there. Pithy citrus and pine needles with some notes of mango and pineapple. Slightly slick towards the finish with some diacetyl on the tongue as well. Again, it doesn't really hurt the beer much but I can see how some people would be sensitive to it. Dry and piney finish. Very bitter and lingering with some rough-around-the-edges elements that I hope Common Roots cleans up for the next batch. Carbonation is really solid and I like the drier feel here. I think they could do a bit better with the malt/hop balance or go for a less bitter hop profile with more late/dry/whirlpool additions. Just kind of my impression that they focused too heavily on bitterness here. As it stands this is a solid beer that needs a little work to dial it in. I'll be keeping an eye on Common Roots, though, for sure.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can purchased at Fort Point Market in Boston, MA.

This one pours a lightly hazy golden orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

Smells like orange and grapefruit rind, leafy and piney bitterness, and candied lemon.

This is another really solid beer from Common Roots. It's not quite as good as Last Light or Bright Light, but it still shines fairly brightly for me. It's got a pretty bitter finish, piney and leafy, with sweet tea, orange, bitter grapefruit, etc up front.

This has a somewhat heavy mouthfeel, while still finishing fairly crisp.

Common Roots seems to be establishing themselves as one of the best Upstate NY breweries.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lots of grapefruit pith. Some passion fruit, orange rind and pine resin. Dry and bitter finish. Very little to no sweetness. Could use a touch of sweetness to bring out the other flavors. Still, it's pretty good.

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Photo of MikeyBadnews
2.67/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Woof, something bad happened on the way home from the craft beer cellar.

This... is not good. And I'm being nice because the reviews are quite favorable leading me to believe theres something lost in translation here.

looks fine, some haze, what you'd expect.

Smell... Sour, Diacetyl, spoiled margarine. I mean, this smells like melted butter, the type you'd pour atop popcorn. Again, I read the other reviews and I'm willing to think something spoiled here.

Taste, an upgrade but that's not saying much, muted flavors of citrus, earthiness and dirty rind, unpleasant and it sticks around after you finish.

I love the other reviews, excited to try this but it is what it is and this is a brewing gone bad,

This as no semblance of a DIPA, its atrocious offensively bitter and dirty, somethings rotten in Glens Falls.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy light honey gold with a finger of foamy head that leaves strata traces of lace. Citrusy nose with faint hints of funk. Burst of lemony bitterness followed by some cross between barn funk and cat-piss wafting at the tips of my taste buds ( not sure where that sentence came from). Feel is on the thin side. Really quite enjoyable... crushable in a "glad I'm not working tomorrow sort of way." Nice.

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Photo of Kendo
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the half-growler into a Duvel tulip. Body is slightly hazy, yellow-golden in color with a 1.5-finger bright white head on top. Leaves behind good foamy lace.

S: Some citrusy, lemony hops and some earthiness.

T: First impression is more about the feel than the taste: it's quite juicy. Pretty much follows the nose, with some grapefruit and grapefruit pith, tropical fruit and a lemony, drying bitterness at the finish. There is a modest underlying sweetness - thinking sugar-cookie-dough - that keeps this from being one-dimensional, but it's mainly about the juicy hops.

M: Medium in heft, creamy and juicy in feel. I'm liking the feel on this one.

O: I had their Bright Light last night and, particularly given the hype from the guy at the Beverage Center, I was underwhelmed by it. This beer, on the other hand, lives up to its reputation. Really good stuff, and an added bonus is that it's relatively local.

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Photo of SlothB77
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from Arlington, Va. 32oz crowler filled 5/2/16. Thanks for the extra, trade partner! Hadn't heard of Common Roots. First of all, this is a grapefruit bomb. I haven't even poured it out of the crowler yet and I can smell the tropical aromas.

Was hoping for lots of turbid haze. My only gripe about this beer - this ipa is too clear for me. I was hoping for haze, orange juice.

Legions of tropical fruit emanate from the can. Ruby red grapefruit everywhere. Drinking this is like biting into a grapefruit. Citra hops? Refreshing light tropical fruits. Smooth honey finish with minimal bitterness. Lethally drinkable at 8%. Not as full-bodied as some of the nearby juice bombs, but still super juicy and refreshing.

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Photo of djuhnk
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a pillowy head that sticks around almost through the whole glass, good carbonation for a crowler- you get extra points.

Aroma is off the charts, very pungent, it's like a tropical jolly rancher candy

Taste- more of the same in the taste, as well as an easy going bright bitterness that leaves you quickly to create a juicy impression

Feel- it dries up at the end to create a great drinking experience but I thought the mouthfeel was overall a little slick and cloying compared to west coast DIPA's. Now I know this is east coast but I prefer a drier impression all around for DIPA's. For single IPA's and Pale ales I'm all about the juicy mouthfeel, it just gets to be a bit too much in a double.

Overall, great beer. Love seeing small breweries knock it out of the park.

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Photo of Kinger22
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A tantalizing gold color, with a slight head is the look of this beer. A modest hoppy scent follows, with a taste that is less modest than the scent, but still not overpowering. Daylight goes down smooth and sits well.

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Photo of csp0380
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Heard alot about this beer, it lived up to the hype and then some very impressive !!

Poured from 32 ounce crowler into an IPA glass
First thing that hit me was the aroma, super dank and fruity!! my mouth immediately started to water!!
Poured a golden Hazy color with a finger 1/2 of tight head, very nice very pretty
Flavor was just as aroma hinted, very juicy very dank and fruity/citrus notes,amazing stuff
Hard to tell this brew is 8% because of the amazing flavore and aroma
Can't wait to get hands on more !!

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Photo of Jusskahbox
4.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Visually, this brew is a mouthwatering golden honey color with a slight haze and a tight white head (about a half inch when poured properly).

From a Crowler or on tap, this brew has a piney dank nose that verges on floral. It is delicate but abundantly present.

Daylight is masterfully carbonated and dances past your lips. It has ideal body for a DIPA and is crisp and refreshing.

Taste on this brew follows suit with its nose. Rich piney, dank, citrus, floral. The hop profile is delicately complimented by the malt backbone. The 8% ABV is nearly undetectable making this incredibly sessionable.

Overall, I am thuroughly impressed with this DIPA. It has become my go to and will continue to purchase it so long as it is brewed. It is truly phenomenal and is a perfect indication of the quality and dedication pouring over at Common Roots Brewing Company.

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Photo of twizzard
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a fresh 32oz crowler. An absolutely terrific DIPA from a new brewer less than 40 miles from the old homestead. Juicy with a decent mouth feel and good lacing.
Dare I say Vermont-esque? Definitely worth the 45 minute drive any day of the week. Pretty psyched to finally find this kind of quality so close to home.

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Photo of Bdawg1
4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours slightly hazy with a nice mellow head that lingers around for a little bit
Smell the hops as soon as you crack the can which for a hophead like myself, this is very rewarding
Nice dense thick and creamy mouthfeel with very little no bitterness at all and jam packed with bursting tropical dank citrus notes
Overall I can't get enough of this brew and I'm very happy to say this is being brewed in upstate ny and its about time there's a brew to put that area on the map!

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Photo of vonnegut21
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge citrus and slightly floral nose. Big juicy finish just overflowing from late addition and whirlpool hops. Crisp and not overly dry, but never cloying. Hopefully we'll be seeing a lot more of this. Don't miss this one.

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Photo of Spedrotty
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The best DIPA in upstate NY. Drank some tonight immediately following some Abner and, damn, if the Daylight didn't hold its own. Well done, Common Roots.

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Daylight DIPA from Common Roots Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 108 ratings