Born Yesterday Pale Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Born Yesterday Pale AleBorn Yesterday Pale Ale
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Born Yesterday Pale AleBorn Yesterday Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Since Born Yesterday is bottled and shipped the very same day—probably the freshest Fresh Hop ale you'll get your paws on—the arrival date is kinda in the air 'til things get closer and nature says so. Kinda like a fresh lil' newborn, only this puppy is made from whole-cone, un-kilned Mosaic, Equinox, Citra, Simcoe and Amarillo hops from our farmer friends in Yakima, WA. It's borning soon. Wanna be the first to know when? You've gotta guess first …

Added by jhartley on 08-15-2014

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Saw this and had to try a single before partaking in the sixer. My bad!

Popped the top and the aroma is pure awesome. Had to take a sip to wet the whistle.

Pours a pretty clear yellow/straw color with a decent sized off-white head and tons of lacing.

I could smell this all day. Piney and dank goodness. No more description needed.

The taste is what I like an IPA to be...though this has some quasi-DIPA attributes. Pine, dank, touch of malt, Pine Sol (don't ask), biscuit and plain awesomeness. Really fresh.

It's got that Lagunitas feel which I'm sure you all know and love.

Overall this was more than expected. Maybe we have the "new" West Coast Pale Ale here. It seems some Pales are really starting to lack and then Tony and Crew kicks the style in the Ass and introduces something amazing. Heading off to find more so this review be done.

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

So good... Very little malt which allowed everything else to come through. Hops..

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Perfect APA..... WOW!

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4.68/5  rDev +6.4%

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.62/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into SN hop glass. Bottled 10/27/14.

A:Pours a clear golden with a huge, thick, dense, and greasy looking off-white head that slowly collapsed into a thick and lasting film. A ton of sticky, spotty lace was left down the glass.
S: Amazingly fresh and delicious smelling nose. I get juicy notes of tropical fruit nectars, fresh squeezed tangerine, and orange sherbet, with a touch of fresh cut grass and pine needles. This beer reeks of hops.
T: Follows the nose with dominating citrus, mango, papaya, and tangerine nectars. The finish has notes of pine sap, and yard trimmings, and the aftertaste is semisweet with fruit, and lastingly bitter. I’m not getting any trace malt, despite the label stating this is a pale ale.
M: Medium body, clean, wet, and smooth mouthfeel, with splash and soft carbonation. Over overly resinous or chewy. Very bitter, but no harshness.
O: Huge, crushingly fresh hop flavor, but still light enough in feel to be a pale ale. I don’t think they could cram anymore hop oils into this beer. I hope this becomes a regular offering.

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.65/5  rDev +5.7%

The nose on this beer is incredible!

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4.02/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20 oz tap at Baileys in Portland. Nice fresh hop beer. Still has that Lagunitas resin punch.

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4.44/5  rDev +0.9%

Born Yesterday Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 2,582 ratings