Daycation | Highland Brewing

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3.85/5
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70 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States
highlandbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sit back and relax, or grab your pack and go - this IPA is up for anything. Lively and light-bodied, Daycation celebrates Mosaic®’s ripe stone fruit notes, while an Azacca® and El Dorado® dry hop adds layers of tropical fruit and lemon. Balanced by a varied malt profile, with enough bitterness to satisfy hop enthusiasts, this beer is crafted to bring you back for more.


Added by kell50 on 02-23-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,447
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
70
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Rockhead
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.42/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Khaack
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tralfaz666
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I like many varieties of beer from thick black sludge to weird sours. For my go-to refreshment tasty beverages I drink a lot of low octane IPA's, session beers, lawnmower beers etc. This one is currently my favorite. Forget the mouthfeel, color, lacing and all of that. I do appreciate all of those things and I usually prefer my beer in a glass. Not this stuff. Drink it ice cold from a can. Literally ice it down unless you have the perfect fridge temp. I've never even seen it in bottles and I'm 2 hours from Asheville. If I had gills, I'd breathe it. I guess it's kind of dry with a nice fresh and hoppy bite for a session brew. I don't know. Hot day? You need this.

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Photo of babaracas
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lightly hazed golden color, fluffy white head, mess of lace on the glass. Smell: floral, apricot, a little grapefruit, pancake batter. Taste: tangerine and lemon, mango puree and berry notes, peach. Body is nice and the finish is longer than most of the session IPAs. Tasty. Canned 7/25/2018.

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Photo of msscott1973
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjacuk
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeyJellico
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jcarlosv
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CCUChants2016
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light refreshing IPA. Not a very strong hoppy taste. Aroma and taste of citrus. Good summer IPA.

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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber color with a slight head and lacing. Aroma had very little hop hints, the taste followed the nose. A decent light bodied beer with little carbonation.

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3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden in color with light to moderate haz3e, and a 2 finger off white head that leaves light lacing.

Doughy bread with citrus and tropical fruits plus a little spice.

Seemed nearly dry and slightly tart at first, but then the honey sweet malts began to rise. The hops were predominant though. Citrus and citrus peel, very grapefruity, with a more low key doughiness and tropical fruit.

Crisp. It seems medium full in body to me. At least one other reviewer mentioned chewy. A feel of light syrup coats the mouth. Moderately astringent and drying.

A very good brew. Well rounded with a lot going on.

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Photo of jettjon
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz can into my Sam Adams “perfect pint” glass. Hazy yellow-orange with a mountain of white foam that fades slowly leaving lots of clingy lace and a nice collar. Big citrus nose with notes of pink grapefruit and mandarin orange. Flavor is dry hops up front with less sweetness than advertised on the nose but it’s still there, like pleasant grapefruit juice. Mouth is a bit chewy but overall satisfying and quenching with a subdued amount of carbonation enhancing drinkability. Overall, I think Highland has exactly hit the mark with a “Session IPA.” 4.9% ABV, good balance of citrus hops and malt, plus good quenching mouthfeel make this an easy drinker. Would try again.

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Photo of Smoky54
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kell50
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cans rock!

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3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Daycation from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 70 ratings