2018 Lagunitas Born Again Yesterday

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  1. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (288) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I do not have a link, but this is out according to many sources.
  2. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Initiate (76) Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    Looks like Citrusinensis, too.

  3. magilldm

    magilldm Initiate (52) May 2, 2015 Virginia

    Citrusinensis hit last week in my area along with Waldo’s, and both are great this year IMO. Can’t wait for Born Again Yesterday to complete the trifecta
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  4. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,760) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    I had one draft pint of Born Yesterday last fall (2017). That beer was OK.

    I will await to see what folks have to report about Born Again Yesterday for 2018.


    P.S. Born Yesterday in 2016 from Chicago was OUTSTANDING (for 30 days post the bottling date).
  5. stevepat

    stevepat Devotee (412) Mar 12, 2013 California

    born again yesterday is one of my favorite smelling beers. Such a nice hop aroma. Can't wait to get it on draft.
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  6. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Initiate (76) Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    I love Citrusinensis, but it hasn't been the same since that first year. I still remember the bits of blood orange pulp floating around in my glass.
  7. TheBrewsky

    TheBrewsky Champion (824) Apr 23, 2017 California
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    Only Waldos has been spotted in my area, and I live local to the Petaluma Lagunitas. Maybe I need to be more observant. Regardless, I lookforward to Citrusinensis and Born Again Yesterday.
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  8. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (424) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Yeah I remember that too. It's crystal clear this year.
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  9. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (454) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio

    Had Born Again yesterday on tap at Lagunitas... Best IPA of the trip this far, loved it! Liked in past years as well, but this year may be my favorite. Can't wait to get bottles of it when back home.

    Side note, Lagunitas is experimenting with "beer water" which is basically light wort, hopped and even yeast added supposedly. But not fermented, so no alcohol. Was quite good actually, wonder if they plan for taphouses only or if in time will bottle it as a non alcoholic type beverage. Aroma and hop flavor was surprisingly awesome.

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  10. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,760) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    How would you compare the 2018 Born Again Yesterday with the 2016 & 2017 Born Yesterday beers?

  11. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (428) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    The obvious answer is last year's was better, but the year before that was even better...
  12. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (424) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    At least this years is better than next years.
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  13. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (288) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Funny post. Weird that people always say not as good as last year . . . but somehow beer seems to be getting better and better . . .
  14. lanedlr

    lanedlr Aspirant (280) Jul 2, 2014 California

    I also remember the inaugural 2015 batch, and would add that in addition to being clear this year's release tastes of blood orange concentrate with hops playing second fiddle - a far cry from the hop centric 2015 batch where the blood orange was more subtle and less concentrated.
  15. NickMpls

    NickMpls Initiate (82) Feb 13, 2016 Minnesota

    Picked it up in MN yesterday.. bottled April 7th. Tasting real good for $15.99 12/pk.
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  16. thuey

    thuey Aspirant (223) Nov 13, 2015 California

    If you didn't like BY, there's no way you would like old BY (which is BAY). I've had BAY the last two years and hated it. BY is miles better.
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  17. errantnight

    errantnight Savant (975) Jul 7, 2005 Iowa

    That’s a pretty misleading description all around there, champ
  18. TheWolf

    TheWolf Aspirant (288) May 26, 2015 Delaware

    The 2016 born yesterday was the best widely distributed ipa/pale ale I’ve ever experienced. The nose and finish were unbelievable. I keep buying the born yesterday and Born again yesterday series chasing that experience. Unfortunately it hasn’t been matched. Good beers, no doubt. But that 2016 (for the first 30 days because it did hit a wall) was magic.
  19. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (343) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    This years batch is great. I have already finished my 12 pack and I hope I can get another 12 pack. Like I always say, when Lagunitas wants to show off, they can. Honestly, this is one of the best deals in craft beer
  20. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (782) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    4.29 on untappd right meow :astonished:. Excited to grab a 12-pack.
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  21. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (288) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Funny you mention the Untappd rating. I feel my opinions are closer to Untappd than that of BA. Funny others have said 2016 or whatever was better. People said that about Waldos too. Maybe these people were so surprised by something so good that their expectations were not met during the years after?

    This is the same place where Celebration is praised . . .
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  22. CanesHeatFins305

    CanesHeatFins305 Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2014 Florida

    Agree 100% with everything you said.
  23. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (449) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan

    Remember that they are slightly different beers. Born yesterday is brewed with fresh picked wet hops. Born again yesterday is brewed after the hops have been stored somehow to preserve the freshness.

    I wouldn't put it past this storage method that somehow preserves the wet hop to be altering the beers taste. It is very uncommon to store hops this way.

    Your best bet will be to pick regular BY up again come hop season this fall.
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  24. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (1,515) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    I picked up Born Again Yesterday yesterday with a bottling date of three weeks ago. It's great, as always. No Citrusinesis yet, but I'll quickly grab a 12 of those when they hit. Great beer!
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  25. stevepat

    stevepat Devotee (412) Mar 12, 2013 California

    I've seen citrusinensis around but no born again sightings yet. I'm bummed but guess I'm looking at just waiting till born yesterday season.
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  26. scream

    scream Defender (662) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    Finally hit here today.
  27. bound4er

    bound4er Champion (814) Jul 4, 2007 Wisconsin

    This year's Citrusinensis is very good. Much more juicy than last year with less sharp bitterness. Gonna grab another 6er.
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  28. meefmoff

    meefmoff Zealot (551) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts

    Found this (BAY) for the first time in the Boston area - looks like it was bottled around April 7th. It was sitting warm on the store floor unfortunately.

    Nose is fantastic when I open the bottle but it dissipates fairly quickly. Taste is a bit more malty than I remember. Nice bitterness. Moderately hazy and moderately crisp.

    Certainly nothing to complain about at $16 a twelve pack but I can't help but think this spent some time in a warm truck (it's been unseasonably close to 90 the past few days). I'll be interested to try another batch at some point.
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  29. slangtruth

    slangtruth Initiate (119) Jan 8, 2012 Kentucky

    This was the case for me for both Waldo's and the original BY, I keep buying and still will but the first taste of these two legendary strains will be something to tell our grandkids about.
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  30. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (782) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Just got it in NorCal. Early April bottling. Has that signature funky yeast. Not sure anyone else has noticed that in their products.
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  31. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Disciple (324) Apr 29, 2012 California

    Saw B.A.Y. today while shopping...might have to go back and check it out for the price point.

    Haven't really seen Citrusensis...Waldo's came and went in a hurry.
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  32. Oktoberfiesta

    Oktoberfiesta Aspirant (251) Nov 16, 2013 New Mexico

    Hit Nm last week. Picked up a $19 12 pack this afternoon. 93 Julian dated.

    Hop floaties for days in my glass.
    Citrus flavors are explosive. Finished a bit dry with a lack of sweetness. Drinks way too easy for 7.2%. Tough to call this juicy but it has some of those elements. A notch above citrusnisus IMHO.

    May not be Earth shattering enough for some people as it does have that classic lagunitas dry type of backbone. But it's been quite the treat thus far. It has a hop candy sort of sweet citrus aroma but doesn't tend to taste or feel sweet at all. It tastes like a really good WC inspired pale ale (ibus can't be above 50).

    Fresh local core ipas come close here and those are priced around $8-9 here. So this might be a touch overpriced but I can see how it won't stun everyone. I'm enjoying it. Not as much as I have enjoyed fresh BY though. But it is what it is
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  33. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Defender (643) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey

    Didn't get to try BAY this year but did try Waldo's and Citrusinensis. Both were good. I just don't understand why the 3 of these were released together/so close to each other as you were basically forced to by a case if you wanted to try all 3. For those of us who prefer to drink these fresh it just makes it impossible to buy all 3.
  34. PineappleBoss

    PineappleBoss Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2017 California

    Sweeter than last years release.
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  35. brewme

    brewme Devotee (465) Mar 1, 2014 Massachusetts

    Saw for the first time in MA (Cedarville Wine & Spirits). Grabbed a 12 pack for about $15.
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  36. phillyale

    phillyale Initiate (41) Jan 7, 2015 Pennsylvania

    dang, PA prices are ridiculous. Paid $23.99 before taxes for a 12-pack on Friday at the distributor by my job.
  37. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,760) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    And if you ever figure out why prices are so much higher here please let me know. I can inform you that the reason is not taxes - PA has low excise taxes on beer.

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  38. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,621) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    I am worn out stalking beer places in Houston for this release. It hasn't made it here yet. Also we never received the BA Stout here in Houston this year.
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  39. BayAreaJoe

    BayAreaJoe Defender (638) Nov 23, 2017 California

    Or why they can't put it out in 6-packs like the other two. A few stores around here let you take singles from any 6-pack, but they're not cool with breaking open larger cases.
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  40. waltari

    waltari Initiate (63) Jan 28, 2016 Georgia

    I cannot complain though because it's way cheaper in a 12pk format than a 6pk. I would be paying $9.99 for a 6pk vs $16 for a 12pk.
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