12th Of Never Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.96/5
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983 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
Ranking:
#9,382
Reviews:
239
Ratings:
983
pDev:
8.84%
 
 
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Photo of scottsoileau
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stooven
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Zazzi82
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of broadway848
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhavs
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LarryV
3.02/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a big fan of this beer. There's subdued citrus flavors in the nose and in the taste, but the main thing that strikes me is that the taste and smell remind me of BO. I find it hard to get past that perception. I'm not sure what they were going for but to me it's a mess, I don't find a lot to like about it, I wouldn't buy it again. JMHO.

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Photo of bumchilly25
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaisonSteffy
4.89/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wizzle32
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBirdSanc
4.82/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Wheels2532
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dar482
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a crystal clear light gold color.

The aroma bursts of tropical candy, Bubbalicious, Nerds, Gobstoppers, papaya, mango, passionfruit cotton candy, tangerine.

The flavor is not as explosive, a twinge of tropical fruit candy and pineapple water, little breadiness in the middle. Mouthfeel is medium minus and drinkable, but leans on watery. Medium to medium minus pine bitterness on the finish.

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Photo of bootdown21
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Prager62
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A twelve ounce can with a stupid ass code stamped on the bottom. What is so damn hard about printing a easy to read simple date stamp that doesn't require research? Pouring in my Lagunita's mason jar glass for the review.

Look- Pours a transparent pale gold color with the trademark lively Lagunita's head that is soapy white measuring two fingers.

Smell- Passionfruit, mango, pineapple, butyl, and some malt. Pretty bold for a session ale.

Taste- Passionfruit, pineapple, mango, a hint of floral and fresh rubber in the finish.

Feel- Super thin with a slightly bitter and dry finish.

Overall- I'll admit I don't buy many session IPA's these days, but I took the bait with something new from Lagunita's and in a can to boot. This may be one of the better ones I've had going off memory. I was underwhelmed at first, but this is growing on me after tasting a few. The aroma is huge and the hop flavor is enough without being overwhelming. The feel seems thin even for a session, but I can live with that. Makes it easier to slam on those hot summer days!

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12th Of Never Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 983 ratings