Daycation | Highland Brewing

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3.86/5
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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:
#16,419
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
61
pDev:
12.44%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of CCUChants2016
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
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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Photo of aprabhu
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
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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Photo of obywan59
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
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 -2.8%
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 -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kell50
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cans rock!

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Photo of _ascags
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sebas
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManWithNoName
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WynnO
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gavage
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: golden yellow in color with a 1/2" head.

Smell: very little tropical fruit aroma.

Taste: mild malt profile with some lemon, mild grapefruit, and a soft bitterness.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Crisp throughout. Refreshing.

Overall: mild flavors here and bitterness is light.

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Photo of Dharmelink
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brauseboof
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can date stamped 12 June 2017 served in lager glass in July 2017.

Pour is pale amber; lightly hazy with a full white head that has very good retention and leaves soapy lacing.

Aroma: floral and fruity hop notes.

Flavor: herbal and tropical fruit notes with subtle biscuit. Mild bitterness. As expected with < 5% ABV, this is not a bold IPA but it is well balanced.

Feel - medium-light body and lively carbonation; semi-dry.

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Photo of Dieseltech1982
1.08/5  rDev -72%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

IPA's are supposed to have hops. This was more like somone didn't know what rhey were doing. I won't be spending any more of my hard earned money with Highland.

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Daycation from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 61 ratings