12th Of Never Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.95/5
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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:
#10,748
Reviews:
254
Ratings:
1,034
pDev:
8.86%
 
 
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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Has a malt, cracker,tropical aroma. Body was just below medium with about medium carbonation
Taste was malt,a bit sweet, enough hops to add a little bitterness. Had a bit of a tropical fruit taste that I didn't expect but once I got used to it this was easy to get down

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Photo of cambabeer
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jauntypallor
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Exec_Crawfish
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

19.2oz can into straight pint. Color is a pale straw, vigorous and immediate head on pouring, impressive retention and lacing.

Smell has a light caramel note and a bracing, piney hop character.

Fairly understated malt, I get a crackery character initially which smooths into darker caramel. The hops are much more evident, and deliver impressive astringency, reminiscent of guava or pineapple, developing into more herbal and resinous flavors in the finish. I was struck by the resemblance to arugala but that's in no way a complaint.

Mouthfeel is smooth throughout, but fairly light, and the finish is pleasant.

Overall, this one really shows off its selection of hops to full advantage.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eppie82
3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thomasbeerus
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of JanosWildman
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The best Lagunitas brew I've had. All their other ipa releases taste lousy with the use too much coriander & bitter beer taste. The 12th of the Year ale is nice, fruity & goes down smooth. Sorta like a Sierra Nevada lite if it existed.

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Photo of jroof1
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tmcarter23
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerDown
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichaelOwen224
2.84/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

It’s a decent beer but it overly carbonated.

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Photo of qcghost
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Manthon
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FxLB
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TrueMetalJake
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of haines710
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

You have to love Lagunitas making quality beers at a good price point. I am enjoying their new cam offerings. This can is a little awkward but inside is a tasty brew. Opens with a bright citrusy explosion. Color is light and taste is not strong at all. Slightly bitter finish but easy to drink. A nice sessionable beer at 5.5%.

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Photo of desint
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mctr234
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Southwest Airlines best offering

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Photo of RT-Kris
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of entenduintransit
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lastmango
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear pale gold with a two finger white head that dissipated to a thin film and lingered. Little lacing. Aroma is very light pineapple and mango and a bit hoppy. Tastes of pineapple and papaya with citrus peel and a balanced hop bitterness on the tail. The flavor dances on your tongue as it lingers. This has a light moderate mouthfeel and carbonation. Overall, this is a very drinkable brew.

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Photo of SB2017
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smells fruity and hoppy, like a nondescript pale ale. The taste, however, is full of pineapple and tinged with malt. This is a refreshing and never-heavy ale which should be drank in the summer. Enjoyable but nothing special.

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12th Of Never Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,034 ratings