12th Of Never Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
948 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:
#5,703
Reviews:
229
Ratings:
948
pDev:
8.59%
Bros Score:
3.81
 
 
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25
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 948 |  Reviews: 229
Photo of SunTzu
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
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 +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of casapy
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Half-full
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Livyatan1996
3.07/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jbbdrinker
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this in a can. Strong resinous hop nose and flavor with a spiced fruit and malt undertone. It has a pleasing dryness and a sharp, short carbination. This strikes me as a pilsner paired with an ipa. In all a robust hoppy brew.

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Photo of tbone1384
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Schro4
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hunamaga
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spongebob2
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zylod
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good beer, though just another cut and paste addition to the endless pale and IPA ranks, nice that it comes in a can.

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

It. poured a light straw yellow with a foamy white head that fades to a spotty foam with a trace of lacing. The smell is very tropical, pineapple and mango mainly. The taste is mild tropical fruit, nothing really stands out. It is a little watery but easy to drink. There is a mild bitterness but pleasant. Overall an easy to drink refreshing offering.

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

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

Photo of jpd026
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jay_Mobilia
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pvbrewer88
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A wonderful, session level Pale Ale suitable for all occasions. The bright, citrisy flavor had some complexity to it. The pale coloring went well with the hoppy taste. It was a smooth ale, medium in body.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 355ml can with a BB of March 2018. Acquired a while back from Morrisons. Described on the label as a moderate hop-forward pale ale.

A: Poured into a tulip. A bright golden hue with slight floating sediment and good carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before reducing to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of fruity hops with hints of mango, papaya, tropical fruit, citrus zest, peel, white grape, melon, subtle resin, mild caramel malt, barley sugar and ale yeast. Rather nice.

T: Tastes of fruity aromatic hops with notes of citrus peel, zest, papaya, tropical fruit, white grape, melon, a hint of resin, caramel malt, barley sugar, ale yeast and leafiness. Slightly sweet, followed by a substantial hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and good body. Somewhat astringent; hop oils stimulate the palate. Aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, citrus peel, tropical fruit, mild resin, caramel malt and ale yeast.

O: Good stuff - a hoppy ale with a satisfying balance between the fruity hops and the relatively understated malt. Looks the part, while the aroma and flavour showcase fruitiness, caramel malt and ale yeast. Nice body. Decidedly drinkable; goes down a treat. Well worth sampling.

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Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

12th Of Never Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 948 ratings