12th Of Never Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.97/5
Very Good
946 Ratings
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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:
#5,314
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
946
pDev:
8.56%
Bros Score:
3.81
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 946 |  Reviews: 228
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

Photo of afroskully
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of monkist
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What's this? A session ale? It feels quite intensively dry hopped like that... fruity and piney yes, and the crazy thing is that you get exactly the same flavor that you got in the aroma, in the nose. Quite intense - but without the strength, without the body, it is light, drinkable, sessionable and satisfying! I am motivated to put an updated notes from the can here straight:

"As the River Styx froze and the final pig took flight, when the last winged monkey departed the darkly fragrant netherlands, as wishes became horses and all the beggars rode...

... under a newly-blued moon at dawn on the very 12th of Never: the second-to-last craft brewery in America pressed the green 'start' button on their canning line. We wanted to be the Last Small Brewer in the U.S. to can their beer and maybe, finally, by now, we are...

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 butter. It's all we know. Drop up a line: [email protected]"

Well, I don't have much to add. Great! A must to try!

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Photo of VAcrossr
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blinding
2.83/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

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

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

Pours a slightly cloudy medium gold with a moderate head and thin persistent lacing.
Smell is fresh citrus and a bit of tropical fruit.
Taste is sweet malt up front followed by a nice blend of grapefruit and tropical fruit.
Not overpowering, not too hoppy.

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

Photo of let8it8grow
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SunTzu
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hard to categorize this IPA. Low bitterness, high tropical, fruity, citrusy, coconut, very light but good body. Unique and flavorful. Low ABV so very drinkable.

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Photo of onabikechris
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12th Of Never Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 946 ratings