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Dogtown Pale Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Dogtown Pale AleDogtown Pale Ale

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331 Ratings
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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-04-2001)
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Photo of Bighuge


3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Luminescent orange glow to this beer. A thin tan head fades to a thin coating and a bubbly rimming. The nose is floral, spicy and malty (sweet caramel). Big body for a pale. Damn near full. Malt and hops are in existing in perfect harmony. Pale malt base. Spicy, almost noble hop like character from the hops. Decent pale ale. Not great by any means.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2002 19:41:27 | More by Bighuge
Photo of Bogie


3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first thing I noticed was a very healthy off white head, that lasted about ¾ of the time it took to drink the beer. The beer color was a pale copper that reminded me the beer is a pale ale. I did not notice an overwhelming aroma upon sniffing the completely poured beer. But the aroma was certainly pleasant and I found it quite agreeable. On to the taste. IMHO this a mild pale ale. It had a nice balance on the lighter side of Pale ales that I have drunk. I drank one or two by themselves and the flavor did not diminish, the flavor remained consistent. I also drank one with the dinner I had prepared to see how the beer went with food. Here I’ll have to say the beers lightness left it a bit short. Again not unpleasant, but not enough body to stand up to the food. Overall a pleasant beer I will buy again, particularly when consuming alone.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2002 07:23:38 | More by Bogie
Photo of Mark


3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

At the urging of the venerable Johnny P. I have been trying many different beers lately. I had this with pizza. Pale amber with a beautiful lasting white head that didn't lace the glass as much as I thought it might. Smell was average, mouthfeel a bit on the thin side. Had a nice hop bitterness but the taste thinned out a bit as the glass was emptied. A nice drinkable standard pale but not as good as I had hoped.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2002 19:00:20 | More by Mark
Photo of ADR


3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really charged bottles, lots of medium-bubbled head. Slightly murky orange/amber, on the pale side. Some small chunks. Aromatic caramelly aroma -- nice. Carbonation medium, adds to drinkability. Nice hoppy profile, not too overbearing, but citrusy/fruity. Malts are on the non-descript side. A little too acidic for me, but it is reasonably balanced and with a bite. Smell of the big head adds to flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2002 08:28:05 | More by ADR
Photo of Murph


3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange with a thick white head. Smell is of strong hops. Taste starts off with some strong hops but then fades quickly into a light malt flavor before disappearing completely. Slightly creamy and slick and decently drinkable. Not a brew that I am going to go back to many times. The flavor is rather thin and the beer as a whole is not very developed.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2002 20:44:39 | More by Murph
Photo of marc77


3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is definitely better than the average American pale. The hop bitterness is more than the norm, and the hop flavor and aroma is quite complex-- a pleasantly citrusy and floral experience. The body and mouthfeel are typical for an APA, but what sets this very tasty brew apart is the hop bitterness and hop flavor/aroma profile. Check it out if you can.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2001 21:07:52 | More by marc77
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Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.