Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale Ale

Posted: March 4, 2016 in American Pale Ale, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Reviews

The other half and I went into Philly and stopped at The Corner Foodery to kill some time before dinner. This was one of their selections on tap that I’ve been waiting to try. It’s gotten very good reviews, so hopefully I enjoy it.


ABV: 6.5%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Quite possibly the freshest Fresh Hop ale you’ll get your paws on – Born Yesterday. How? Our farmer friends in Yakima, WA harvested and rushed straight-to-our-breweries the freshest virgin, un-kilned hops. Then a herculean effort involving Lagunitas folks from across all different departments commenced with a quickness…sorting and picking through the hops to remove twigs, twine and other stuff from farming. After all the lupulin glands are sufficiently tickled, the hops go into a proprietary Borning Process which allows us to take these whole-cone hops (not pellets or oils or other sorcery) and delivery their absolute essence and liquid likeness to you in bottles and kegs for an immaculate reception.”

Random: I really enjoy fresh hop beers. More and more breweries seem to be doing them, which means more to try, which equates to a happy blogger.

This beer poured with half a finger of white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the pint glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow color with high carbonation visible. The nose was really fragrant, with notes of freshly cut grass and grapefruit flesh. The taste was just as good. It had a nice hop presence with the same freshly cut grass. There was also grapefruit flesh and zest. It was intensely bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. The body was medium thickness with high carbonation and went down way too easily. The finish was lengthy with grass and grapefruit zest. I really enjoyed this beer and could down a few of them without a problem. If you see this beer on tap and you like hoppy beers, give this one a try.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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