Review: Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale | Craft Beer & Brewing
Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale
97 out of 100

Style: Pale Ale

ABV: 5.5 IBU: 45

97/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 4

Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale

What the brewers say

“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.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Light aroma overall with spiciness—perhaps thyme. Tropical fruit (mango, papaya), with a citrus undertone that brings in grapefruit, lemon, and orange. Some grassy and pine edge and some floral perfume esters. A low malt aroma initially becomes more obvious as the beer sits.”

Flavor: “Big citrus and clean medium bitterness up front. Some spice. Nice esters: melon, tropical fruit.”

Overall: “Hops spiciness, hops bitterness, and carbonation create a bitter sensation on the palate in the beginning of the sip. It transitions softly to a light lemongrass and fruity characteristic before a slight bitterness arrives. Delicate. An interesting light pale ale that accentuates fruity/tart hops character over a dry easy-drinking beer.”

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