12th Of Never Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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:
#9,726
Reviews:
243
Ratings:
1,000
pDev:
8.84%
 
 
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Photo of bendukes86
2.9/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BlueSpader
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tobelerone
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a nicely executed hoppy session crusher. I’ll be honest that this isn’t my favorite kind of beer to drink, even in a pool on a blazing summer day, but this is solid. Mostly clear light gold and medium light bodied, crisp, clean and dry feel, kind of mediocre (minimal) nose but pleasant flavors, citrus forward with modest bitterness and a secondary grainy, cereal note. A little watery but not excessively so. Easy drinking stuff.

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3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigerbeer90
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tucson_brewson
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can poured into pint glass.

L - Pours a hazy, straw yellow, similar to an Arnold Palmer, with 2 fingers of soapy white head that leaves a generous lacing.

S - Citrus, pine, lemon peel, tropical fruit, honey, orange blossom.

T - Citrus, piney hops, bready malt, slightly alcoholic astringent and watery finish.

F - Light bodied, medium carbonation, fairly thin but finishes smooth. Very drinkable for the style.

O - A not-bad citrus/hop-forward pale ale that comes across very drinkable and refreshing. Leaves you wanting something more, though.

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3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can:

Pours hazy lemon-drop yellow. A thin white head leaves dotted lacing.

The smell is citric - grapefruit some lemon and herbal zest.

The taste is hop-forward - slightly thin but hop taste really comes out - grapefruit with lightly sugar-coated lemon with tropical notes. Light bitter bite in the finish.

It has a crisp, light feel with lingering hop character.

A nice brew - Hoppy and easy to drink. Not one of my favorites from Lagunitas but a pleasant, enjoyable brew neverthess. A solid choice for hoppy, yet light.

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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: hazy lemon straw permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a massive 3" off-white blanket of foam with fair to poor retention

S: citrus, lemon, melon and bread dough with traces of pear.

T: start lemony supported by bready malt lightly seasoned by some herbal notes in the background

F: body and carbonation are medium

O: a flavorful, very drinkable beer

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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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2.54/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pours a soapy 2 finger head that dissipates. Color is yellow green, almost mountain dew-esque.

S: Bright hops, with a unique smell I can't quite place. Citrus? Papaya?

T: A little bit of creamy wheat, then some tingling hop bitterness, but there's no plan. No thesis.

O: This beer was a mess. Immediately the appearance was off. The taste had a bunch of seemingly random flavors that were all misfiring. The misplaced carbonation is probably the worst culprit. It just didn't have any business being that fizzy and it didn't play well for me. I took a few sips and did not finish the beer.

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12th Of Never Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,000 ratings