Daycation | Highland Brewing

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3.85/5
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78 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:
#18,079
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
78
pDev:
12.21%
 
 
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this beer up over the summer, finally getting around to it today. Never had anything from Highland before but this was a decent introduction to them that was balanced, well-bodied, and easy on the palate; although there wasn't anything terribly noteworthy of memorable about this at the same time.

Nice, golden pour to this with a somewhat waxy look and enough head to match. Plenty of lacing staying behind in my point glass with a solid ring in the middle, as bubbles seeped down from it. A floral and metallic nose could be found here but the aroma wasn't terribly strong, even after this warmed up. The stone fruit and lemon came through in the taste as this was a bit dank, acrid, and had an aftertaste that almost needed a chaser of water. Somewhat dry, balanced, and chewy, the malt was basic and had some bread to it, without any attribute in particular sticking out. Somewhat slick, the floral notes were what stayed with me in the aftertaste as the heavy-handedness of the flavors complemented them nicely.

This felt much stronger than it was in actuality, as this didn't quite come across as a session beer. While light enough to be categorized as one, I wouldn't consider this to be a lawnmower beer. The hop profile is a bit too heavy but still would appeal to nearly everyone who likes IPA's. Worth a go once for something different out of the Tarheel State...

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Photo of walkinginplace
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mothmanscott
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours pale gold with a light haze, dusty particulates swirling and a little effervescence rising. The pour produces 2+ fingers of frothy, moderately lasting, white head that leaves an ample coating of webby lace. Aroma is pineapple and other tropical fruits, peach, grapefruit, pine, herbal and floral hops with backed by biscuit and thin caramel malts. Taste is tropical fruit, peach, grapefruit, pine and herbal hops with biscuit and caramel malts. Citric lemon comes through in the finish. Not well balanced it is long on bitter and short on sweet. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation, clean and crisp it is silky yet lively in the mouth.

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Photo of HobbNobber
3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sludgeman
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JKG
4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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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Photo of aprabhu
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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Photo of obywan59
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

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Daycation from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 78 ratings