12th Of Never Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
695 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
Ratings:
695
Reviews:
166
Avg:
4
pDev:
8%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
172
For Trade:
1
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3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.21/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours with a nice head that dissipates shortly thereafter, but grabs the glass every sip to remind you it's still there.

Not very much aroma--I would argue that is this beer's weakness.

Crystal clear and a beautiful yellow blonde color.

Fantastic mouth feel that lingers after each sip.

Taste is citrusy but not very bitter. It reminds me of a blend between jai alai and a traditional Lagunitas IPA. Overall, delicious and great for one beer on the couch or a bunch with friends.

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4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden blonde with a one finger head. Crisp with fresh cut grass and acidic citrus in the nose. Taste is amazing. Crisp, cracker malt with fresh cut grass, pine and mild citrus. Nice bitter finish. Quite lovely actually. Pick it up!

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.8/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am *so* impressed - I think I got really lucky here. I was just like wandering around until I found my way into a sort of food and drink and stuff bazaar. i then used two of my dollars to buy this ! All I can say is ... I think today I got really lucky.

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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned in presumably a specially engineered craft can
Pours a light clear lemon yellow body with great white head that sticks around
Big pineapple and grapefruit soda aroma
Fairly similar flavour with deft bitter finish

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3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear straw color with 2 fingers of bright white head. The head has pretty good retention, leaving some cobwebs of lace as it dissipates.

The aroma brings a fair amount of lemon and grapefruit, with some grainy malt. The back end is extremely piney and bitter.

The hops take more of a backseat in the flavor, but are still very much present. Lots of bread and grains, with some lemon, orange, and grapefruit. There's even some pineapple in there. Finishes faintly piney with just a kiss of bitterness.

The feel is light bodied with pretty good carbonation. Extremely crisp and refreshing with a dry finish.

Overall, a great pale ale that's both flavorful and highly drinkable. It's hoppy but not overly bitter. Nice balance overall. Couldn't have picked a better crusher for the 4th of July.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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12th Of Never Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 695 ratings.
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