conway (2210) - - AUG 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear pale gold with a thick rocky white head. Aroma is almost entirely pine and earth with a light lemon underpinning. Taste still has a huge pine factor but the citrus comes out a lot more with hints of grapefruit, tangerine and orange. Not much of a maul presence. Medium creamy mouthfeel with a little carbonation on the tip of the tongue. This packs a ton of flavor and aroma for a session beer.
ChadPolenz (1623) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a goblet. It was bottled on 7/23/14 and cost $3.20 ($0.27 per ounce).
Appearance: Pale lager-like white gold hue over a mostly clear body. Spastic effervescence clearly visible. Pours to a three-finger, white, fluffy head that retains and laces extremely well.
Smell: Huge dank resin and tropical fruit juice concentrate. Very sweet and inviting.
Taste: There seems to be a formula to the “Session IPA,” yet some breweries hit it out of the park and others strike out. Lagunitas DayTime is definitely is one of the former as it has both great taste and complexity – qualities you don’t tend to get in a small brew like this.
Many session IPAs tend to taste like hoppy water, but this one has a genuine malt foundation to it. Light, pilsner-like malts with just a hint of smokiness or bready character. The hops are quite prominent to say the least. A strong spicy sensation at first with herbal characteristics. They transition to something earthier, like pine needles through the middle and finish with a classic lemony citrusy flavor on the finish. Usually, this type of palette would grow old quick, but in this case it works perfectly.
Drinkability: This beer does exactly what it’s supposed to do: deliver big flavor while still being refreshing and sessionable. The mouthfeel is thin and crisp, but always smooth going down and leaves nary an aftertaste (maybe a hint of lemon peel). At 4.65% ABV it’s definitely in the session-able range for most people, though considering how good it tastes and easy it drinks, I doubt many people will have a problem throwing back a few of these (if only it came in cans!).
TheJester (2416) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 mL bottle. Nice looking beer. Hops are a balance of citrus and pine. Not sweet. Dcent mouthfeel for the style. Better than, say, Stone Go To. Just need to up the hop flavour a touch, while avoiding the all-pine solution that so many of these session IPAs use.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy gold with a white head. Pine resin and peppery hops in the aroma. Grassy and citrusy at the start with kind of a grapefruit and flower combo. Quickly dries out to a very bitter and astringent finish.
Gamin (146) - Brockport, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle a very light golden color with a pillowy head of small bubbles. Nice citrus hop aroma. Taste is very light with minimal bitterness. It's honestly a bit too thin and watery for my liking.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
As of late I can not find the time to take tasting notes of each beer I sample. I would like to track and record my thoughts of each so I will just use the simple scoring rubric until more time is available.
Pogirockwell (1) - - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Let me preface this review by stating I love generally any beer Lagunitas makes. Daytime, that’s another story. Tasted of bready malt and something vegetal. Sometimes I think people simply ride a bandwagon, instead of going with their palate.
alliance100 (1100) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours a pale yellow with bright white head . Soft citrus aroma . Light body . Mild citrus juice , pretty clean finish . Pretty good .
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SamP01 (653) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pale yellow with a nice white fluffy head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, some light tropical fruity notes. Taste is of mild pine citrus hops, grapefruit, some grass and grains and a bit of biscuit malt to round out the flavor profile. Palate is a light medium body, crisp with mild carbonation, plays well on the palate. The finish is pine citrus grapefruit hops, some grass and grains followed by a bit of biscuit malt. Goes down easy. Overall a well made, tasty session IPA for the summer
Vaiz (4184) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in a hotel room in Las Vegas. Clear light yellow pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops, citrus, pineapple and somewhat floral. Flavor is slightly bitter, loads of fruity hops, but still very light and well drinkable. Nice session ale.