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Born Yesterday Pale Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.41/5
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2,483 Ratings
Born Yesterday Pale AleBorn Yesterday Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#228
Reviews:
486
Ratings:
2,483
pDev:
6.8%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
384
Gots:
515
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,483 |  Reviews: 486
Photo of Buckert
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very fresh tasting IPA, with great citrus notes. Will pick this one up whenever it is available!

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Photo of arusso13
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbexphys
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cparthemore
4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billydrinksbeer
4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a perfect hazy orange gold color with a white head that fades away quickly. Has a orange citrus aroma. Tastes of orange zest mixed with a heavy dose of hops.

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Photo of Gmartin75
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rolltide
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Psilocybeer
4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 18 days previous

Pours golden, translucent, chill hazey but see-through. Half a finger of white head soon reduces to a spotty cap which leaves clear lace lines.

Smells resinous, fresh, and of overripe tropical fruits.

Tastes dank, piney, resinous, tropical fruity. Soft carbonation, a touch oily, not overly bitter, almost too easy to drink.

Overall a winner that I will continue look forward to seasonally. Born Again Yesterday has nothing on the fresh version.

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Photo of Mdog
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy orange, good head.

Smell: Strong citrus rind, dank.

Taste: Nice sweetness and lots of citrusy hop flavors. Moderate bitterness.

Overall: I got to try Born Again Yesterday last year but not BY. Found a 6 pack this year. Very good beer, highly hoppy with a nice sweetness.

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Photo of IronLover
4.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep golden yellow in color with a very slight hint of amber. Poured with a modetate, frothy head that slowly reduced to a solid white cap. Lots of sticky lacings. Aromas are a balance of citrus hops, papaya, light spiciness and sweet caramel malt with a biscuity undertone. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Lighy smoothness through the middle followed by pleasant warmtg to the end. Medium high grapefruit and orange flavors from beginning to end. Hop flavors are fresh and dank. Medium spicy hop bitterness through the middle followed tropical flavors toward the end with a nice malty undertone. Finished relatively cleanly for an ale with light spicy hop notes. Not terribly different than their IPA imo. The hops were fresher and sharper. Nevertheless, tasty and very drinkable.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of freewill35
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of afinepilsner
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Steve78
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjones5045
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npendres
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bret717
4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TripleSun
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a becher glass

L - Golden-orange hue with an a tiny bit of head
S - Mosaic shines here, although not overpowering. Peaches, mango, pineapple. This thing smells amazing!
T - Cracker malt with citrus flavors mixed in. Very tasteful
F - Full bodied flavor with a medium bitterness, just enough that makes a thirst quencher beer good
O - This and Born Again Yesterday are easily my favorite shelf beers. Will always buy these when they come out!

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Photo of ccheng9
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 10/16/2017, drank on 11/2/2017. Aroma was great. Immediately brought me back to the first time I had a Smash mosaic. Well balanced taste. Not too bitter and both the hops and malts come through. I'll be sure to buy a 6er every year from now on.

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Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khilt360
4.63/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Danks hops with citrus notes.

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Photo of Curt3
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Born Yesterday Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 2,483 ratings
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