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

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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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4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy bright golden orange with an off-white finger width head. Fair retention leads to a broken layer of suds and a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Lacing is spotty with fair stick.

Smell - Fresh orange with hints of grapefruit, black pepper, pineapple and a trace of leafy mint character.

Taste - Follows the nose. Fresh orange essence is the predominant character with lesser notes of grapefruit and pineapple. Black pepper spice and a clean, minty and leafy character in the back end. Finishes with light citrus pith and a long, lovely minty/citrusy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body with light, lively carbonation. Crisp, smooth finish.

Overall - Oh wow. Their New Dogtown is already one of the great APA's out there, but they figured out a way to top it. This is phenomenal! Fresh. Clean. Complex. Delicious!

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

Amazingly delicious... Hoppy citrus explosion. Definately a great beer.

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Lagunitas- Born yesterday. Tasted on draft 10/28 (24 hrs after release)

Appearance (9.5/10): Clear, light straw colored. Thin silky head with light lacing in glass.

Aroma (10/10): explosion of tropical fruit and citrus. Undifferentiated at first but very strong and pleasant aroma.

Mouthfeel (9/10): very light body. Slightly less carbonation than anticipated, but later I believe it helps accentuate the bold hop flavor. Lingering bitterness that coats the tongue and demands another sip. Medium resin bitterness that is not overly drying. Very mild note of warmth on tongue and back of palate but never overwhelming.

Taste (10/10): strong grapefruit with intense tropical fruit (guava, pineapple). As it warms, slight notes of grass and hay. Very little sweetness.

Overall: (38.5/40) fantastic. Explosion of fresh hop flavor that consumes the senses. Light body and crispness entice me to keep the beer in mouth as long as possible before swallowing. I feel that I could sit and drink this all day, although at 7.5%, I'd have a bit of trouble walking out of the bar and getting home. Thank god they are releasing six packs! 9.6/10!

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

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

low on malt, low on bitterness but HIGH on flavor and drinkability. Unfortunately my wife drank most of the 6 pack... Lagunitas does it again!!!
Hope they have more at the store honey..

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

wish this could be a year round beer, so juicy, amazing hop aroma, tons of hop juice punch.

perfect clarity, great foam head, sweet resinous aroma, pure joy in a bottle

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Top 10 status. Very similar to Dribble Belt and Great Beer/Great Wine. Ridiculously tasty. Instant favorite.

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Born Yesterday Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 2,558 ratings