12th Of Never Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.97/5
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934 Ratings
12th Of Never Ale12th Of Never Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tropically Hoppy. Light, yet Full-Bodied. Bright and Citrusy. Word.

The magical, mystical 12th of Never is a blend of Old and New School hops that play bright citrus, rich coconut, and papaya-esque flavors, all on a solid stage of English puffed wheat. Tropically hoppy. Light, yet full-bodied. Bright and citrusy. The 12th of Never Ale is everything we’ve learned about making hop-forward beer expressed in a moderate voice. Pale, cold, slightly alcoholic and bitter. It’s all we know.

These 12oz mini-kegs (AKA cans) are an exciting new option for us, and we are stoopid stoked at the opportunity for y’all to take us to all those new, nelophobic locations…

Added by WCKDVBZ on 05-26-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,268
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
934
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
3.81
 
 
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Ratings: 934 |  Reviews: 224
Photo of Harrison8
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color with one finger of stark white head. Head retention is great. Aroma is pale, biscuit, and bread malts, with light wheat and floral hops behind. Flavor profile is floral and pine hops at a modest volume. Pale, biscuit, and light bread malts form the bulk of the flavor profile. Mouth feel is fizzy with a crisp edge. It has a medium-thin consistency lending itself to being a refreshing beer. Overall, a refreshing, standard ale with good hops and malts, and nothing outlandish.

Can. Reviewed from notes.

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Photo of Brianito
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mistahmojoryan
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

578ml can format.

Pours pale straw with frenetic carbonation. The big, chunky head drapes the glass in lace ridges. Floral, citrusy, resiny hop aromas and some light maltiness in the nose. The taste is lemony with some tea and herbal hop character. Bready maltiness provides good balance. Light bodied. The mouthfeel is medium bitter,

A nice Pale Ale. Hoppy and crushable.

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Photo of LennyDercolo
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PuffySAJ
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RandyBoBandy
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Soneast
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dalkri
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of depechemode1983
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours out a clear golden straw color with thick white head that last and lasts. Its not leaving. The lacing is insange as well. Its everywhere.Carbonation is rushing to the top.

In the nose i get tropical hops, pineapple, wheat, lemon grass and sweet orange.

A little light on flavor. Seems watered down almost. All the flavors are there just toned down.

Feel good. Light, smooth and pleasant carbonation.

This is a throw back tasting and feeling beer. Although at 5.5 abv it with catch up with you.

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Photo of Sauced4life
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Spike
3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml can.
L: Slightly hazy, pale yellow/gold colour, thin & soapy head.
S: Light citrus, leafy greens.
T: Moderate bitterness with mix of soft resin and tropical fruit. Flavour is understated. Slightly metallic aftertaste.
F: Light body, light carbonation, very dry, slightly thin.
O: Good level of bitterness but lacking flavour and slightly unsatisfying.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.19/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chilmer
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KShophead
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Damilton5
4.49/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemonox
1.74/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of zotzot
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of animal69
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vikinggary28
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Average looking straw yellow ale with a small white head and some slight lacing. Mellow aroma, mild hops and some fruit. The taste is what sold me, hints of tropical mango and maybe pineapple make this a very smooth and drinkable beer with great mouthfeel. Prost!

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Photo of Barleycorn
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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12th Of Never Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 934 ratings