12th Of Never Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.97/5
Very Good
930 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:
#5,245
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
930
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
3.81
 
 
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Ratings: 930 |  Reviews: 222
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ambruns1979
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wafers
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a SA Love of Beer glass. Color is off putting, but the head is thick and rich. Settles to a fine lacing that holds to the sides of the glass. Taste is typical hop forward Lagunitas. Nothing subtle here. In your face hoppiness. Mouth feel is bitter up front with lots of effervescence. Unlike most Lagunitas beer, this one is better cold than those that improve with warming. Still a nice citrusy drink for a hot summer day.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass canned on the 201 day of the year. Pours a dark yellow, with a 2 inch fluffy white head that leaves excellent lace rings.

Smell is earthy citrus hops, some breadyness, lemon, pine, and a little grapefruit.

Taste follows mango, papaya, earthy floral hops, a little bread, and piney grapefruit in the solid slightly dry finish.

Mouthfeel is not quite medium, fairly lively, a little dry, and excellent drinkability.

Overall I like this, a nice sessionable beer with a good amount of flavor and at $14.99 a 12 pack good value.

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Photo of TildenKatz
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smi69
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Purp1eOne
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ssimpson89
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bubseymour
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A nice dank/oniony hopped smelling and tasting brew. Excellent light summer drinking when you need a hop fix. Finishes a little thin and metallic tasting on the tongue. Would like a little more malt sweetness and body perhaps to balance it out. Still really like this one and love the 12pack can format and pricing is great at $17.99 a 12 pack in my area.

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Photo of AD17
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Cotton_27
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOBLIN
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ledouge
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lanedlr
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CTbrew32
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wiffler27
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours light gold with a thick head, looks nice!

smell is sweet and dank. great hop aroma, full of fruit; grapefruit.

taste is nice; fruity, hoppy and mellow. a nice full flavored Pale Ale that has a light body. one of the better Pale Ales i've had. has a nice bit to it at the end. glad i got the 12 pack.

this is pretty good. for a 5.5% Pale Ale this has a nice hop bite and flavor without that skunky light ale flavor that creeps in on some beers. glad i got this, and $19 for a 12pack is not a bad price at all

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Photo of wedge
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow color with a small, creamy white head. Smells of oily hoppy dankness...pineapple, cannabis, grass, grapefruit zest, and general fresh hop pellet greenness. Flavor is a little more watery, but still deliciously hoppy and crisp. Citrus peel, pine resin, and tropical hop freshness precedes a mild grainy finish. Light, crushable body - moderately bitter. Certainly a good choice for Summer drinking activities.

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Photo of meanmutt
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12th Of Never Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 930 ratings