Sunday, November 9, 2014

Lagunitas Brewing Company Born Yesterday Fresh Hop Pale Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Lagunitas Brewing Company Born Yesterday Fresh Hop Pale Ale. I picked this up at Santa Clara Liquors (here). If you get a chance, head in there and tell ‘em that Mark from NorCal Beer Blog sent you. You’ll be glad you did – they have an incredible selection!

From the Lagunitas Brewing Company website: “What good is using ridiculously fresh, un-kilned wet hops in brewing if you don’t get to drink the resulting beer when it’s ridiculously fresh? #BornYesterday is a newborn version of our reborn Pal, New DogTown Pale, with a fresh addition: Virgin hops from the trellised lands of the verdant Yakima Valley.  Unkilned for an immaculate reception.  Then deliver the resulting lil’ brew within 24hrs. Congrats. It’s a beer!”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a golden orange color with a dense off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma: Citrus, tropical and pine hops with a touch of caramel malt.
Taste: Citrus – grapefruit – tangerine - orange, tropical fruits – pineapple, mango and papaya, pine and a touch of sweet caramel and biscuit malts.
Overall: I had no doubt that I’d love Lagunitas Brewing Company Born Yesterday Fresh Hop Pale Ale since they top my list of favorite breweries and this one was off the charts good. Crisp, smooth extremely drinkable, this 7.5% ABV offering is something to source, drink and repeat. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!


Mark Harvey

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