Style: Session IPA
ABV: 4.65 IBU: 54
Lagunitas Brewing Company DayTime IPA
What the brewers say
Sometimes you want a beer, then you realize how much crap you need to do before you call it a day. This is it. Nicely dosed with Big, Round Hop Flavors and a Toasty Malt Foundation to satisfy your every need. But it still lets you stay in the game to do what needs to be done.
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Light malt sweetness. Strong hop character. Resinous, piney, light citrus, floral, slightly grassy, lemon zest, grapefruit. Aroma is intense—pine salty. It’s a bit deceptive because the juicy aroma is huge, but the flavor is more subtle.”
Flavor: “A balanced flavor that has hops and malt done well. Hop flavors similar to aroma but not as intense. Light to medium malt sweetness.”
Overall: “Delicious session IPA with a complex, bright hop character that really shines thanks to the restrained alcohol and body. Creamy, body-wise for a session IPA. Bitterness is well balanced but lingers long enough to make it memorable.”
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