Monday, February 8, 2016

Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale Ale


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20Chad9976 (1544) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2016
 


AROMA: Strong hop aroma. Citrus and grass. Lemon lollipop (oxidized?). Not much malt presence. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Cloudy orange. Large foam. Good retention. 3/3

FLAVOR: Very bitter for style (probably too bitter for style). Strong grassy hops. Some spiciness. Moderate caramel/honey flavor. Could pass for an IPA. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium+ body. Lingering bitterness. Doesn’t finish clean as guideline indicates. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Very hoppy. Good taste. Seems oxidized or heat damaged. Tasty, but better classified as IPA. 7/10

TOTAL SCORE: 35/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP scoring. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.