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Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by BeastOfTheNortheast, Apr 18, 2018.
I do not have a link, but this is out according to many sources.
Looks like Citrusinensis, too.
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
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).
born again yesterday is one of my favorite smelling beers. Such a nice hop aroma. Can't wait to get it on draft.
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.
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.
Yeah I remember that too. It's crystal clear this year.
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.
How would you compare the 2018 Born Again Yesterday with the 2016 & 2017 Born Yesterday beers?
The obvious answer is last year's was better, but the year before that was even better...
At least this years is better than next years.
Funny post. Weird that people always say not as good as last year . . . but somehow beer seems to be getting better and better . . .
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.
Picked it up in MN yesterday.. bottled April 7th. Tasting real good for $15.99 12/pk.
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.
That’s a pretty misleading description all around there, champ
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.
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
4.29 on untappd right meow . Excited to grab a 12-pack.
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 . . .
Agree 100% with everything you said.
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.
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!
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.
Finally hit here today.
This year's Citrusinensis is very good. Much more juicy than last year with less sharp bitterness. Gonna grab another 6er.
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.
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.
Just got it in NorCal. Early April bottling. Has that signature funky yeast. Not sure anyone else has noticed that in their products.
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.
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
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.
Sweeter than last years release.
Saw for the first time in MA (Cedarville Wine & Spirits). Grabbed a 12 pack for about $15.
dang, PA prices are ridiculous. Paid $23.99 before taxes for a 12-pack on Friday at the distributor by my job.
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.
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.
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.
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.