La­gu­ni­tas 12th of Never Ale

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - American Pale Ale -

LOC: Pe­taluma, Cal­i­for­nia ABV: 5.5% | IBUS: 45 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“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.”

AROMA: 12 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 20 MOUTH­FEEL: 4 OVER­ALL: 10 97

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