DayTime Ale is an IPA from Petaluma, California’s Lagunitas Brewing Co. It’s a fractional IPA, meaning it has a lower alcohol content, but it still looks, smells, and tastes like a regular IPA. It’s only 4.65% alcohol, which is less than Budweiser. It pours a golden yellow color with a thick and foamy white head. It has a citrusy hop aroma with herbs, grass, and pine. It tastes hoppy, but it’s a lighter hop than your standard IPA. I get hints of grass, pine, grapefruit, and a little sweetness. I wouldn’t classify it as bitter. It’s like a slightly watered down IPA. I like it, it’s refreshing, crisp, and a good day drinking beer. It’s also a good introductory craft beer. It won’t overwhelm you, but you still get more flavor than most domestics.
Critically Rated at 13/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young