Lagunitas Daytime IPA: Everything You Need To Know

What is Lagunitas Daytime IPA?

Lagunitas Daytime IPA is a lower carb and lower calorie craft beer. It is made by California based Lagunitas Brewing Company, founded in 1993, which is now a subsidiary of Heineken International. It’s intended to be a truly sessionable IPA at only 4% ABV, but it’s not your typical light beer.

Lagunitas Daytime IPA has already experienced huge popularity in the US, quickly becoming one of the highest rated Low Carb IPAs. Now available in more than 20 countries, this is a must-try IPA for anyone looking for a tasty yet forgiving drink.

SkinnyBooze is excited to add Lagunitas Daytime IPA to our lower-calorie beer offering, and you can purchase a 24 pack of 355ml cans from the SkinnyBooze website for £42.99. That works out at just £1.79 per can, which is a £12 saving per case when compared to other retailers.

How does it taste?

According to SkinnyBooze taste testers, Lagunitas Daytime IPA is quite spicy in flavour. The aroma comes from the hops. The light colour of this beer is misleading, as it's bold in taste and bouquet. It gives off a strong passion fruit, gooseberry and citrus scent, whilst the flavour is fresh and hoppy with the aftertaste leaving a soft taste of melted cream cheese. This hoppy beer also scores a massive 31 IBU on the international bitterness chart., which is unheard of for a beer with this kind of calorie count.

How is Lagunitas Daytime IPA made?

Lagunitas Daytime IPA is made using a special brewing process that dries out the beer, reducing the calorie count.. This creates a gentle canvas that is then splashed full of hops, including plenty of centennial and citra hops. of centennial, citrus. The beer is then beefed up by using oats in the brewing process.

How many calories are in Lagunitas Daytime IPA?

In general, the calorie count of most IPA beers is comparable to other types of beer. On average, a bottle of IPA beer (330ml) contains between 180 to 200 calories.

In comparison, there are just 98 calories in one can of Lagunitas Daytime IPA, alongside 3g of carbohydrates and 0g of sugar. To put that into a bit of perspective, we have done a handy comparison with some other IPAs below:

Beer

Calories (per 355ml)

ABV

Lagunitas Daytime IPA

98kcal

4%

Brewdog Punk IPA

170kcal

5.6%

Hobgoblin IPA

159kcal (estimated)

5.3%

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference IPA

181kcal

5.9%

Goose Island IPA

209kcal

5.9%

 

*Calories taken from manufacturer, retailer or where unavailable from nutracheck.co.uk

A brewery with a social conscience

Lagunitas Brewing Company has a social conscience, and aims to turn beer into money for the community. For example, when a firestorm disaster hit Sonoma County in 2017 near the original home place of the brewery, Lagunitas contributed $220,000 in cash donations. Along with cash, they also offered refrigerated trucks to Redwood Empire Food Bank to bring food to the areas needed, sent staff to volunteer at nonprofits and various areas of need throughout the community, and sent kegs of water to a local safari park for the animals.

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