New Dogtown Pale Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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New Dogtown Pale AleNew Dogtown Pale Ale

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88
very good

1,684 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,684
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 61
Gots: 230 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: thartman on 09-17-2008

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Photo of Edman5P
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out a pale golden color with a decent head. Hops came out clearly on the nose and on the palate. I can mosdef drink a 6 of this

Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A stable American Pale Ale with caramel malt and west coast style hops. Nothing amazing but well tasting.

Photo of TopherBreski
1.53/5  rDev -61.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Golden color with loads of carbonation. Decent hoppy aroma but I've seen a lot better. I typically like hoppy IPAs like Victory but this is way over hoppy and bitter.

Photo of abastias
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Uniformly deep gold color with mixed bubble size sticky dull white foam.
S: Assertive floral, resiny hoppy aroma. Grapefruit juice. Bandaid. Alcohol is noticeable.
T: Peppery, pine resin, crackers.
M: Sticky medium viscosity.
O: Very attractive APA. Aroma and taste are classically hoppy.

Photo of kpoole25
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reminds me of SN Hop Hunter, something a little different in how the hops taste. On my palate it comes across as overly bitter. Hops had a vague sweet/fruity smell and taste but seemed muddled, neither citrus or pine or tropical..maybe a tad earthy. At 6.2% seems a little high for APA, again not sure what to make of this beer, borders on IPA but whatever, there are better APA/IPA out there.

Photo of dtumminelliob
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's generally a good pale ale, but a step short of being great. It is straw-colored--possibly a little light, but completely within the realm of reasonable for a pale ale--and the flavor is bitter but, again, a little less aggressive or nuanced than I would probably desire in the ideal pale ale. To summarize, good--stellar, even. If in the mood for a pale ale, I would order it in a pub if it was one of only a few on tap, but probably not what I would choose given a variety of options or a purchase from a well-stocked store.

Photo of Chiefy770
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 Fluid Ounce Bottle
Bottled on March 23rd, 2015 (Julian Code stamped on bottleneck)
Reviewed on May 21st, 2015
Served in a Lagunitas Jar

Eyes
Poured a clean gold body with a slight orange glow. The head was close to an inch and a half tall. It quickly collapsed and left a pleasing amount of sticky lacing.

Nose
Big notes of floral hops. Sweet citrus, think grapefruit, lemon peel, and even a bit of orange.

Mouth
A nice blend of grapefruit, floral, and pine infused hops hit the tongue first. The bitterness quickly intensified until a weak presence of biscuity malts attempted to level things out. Semi dry finish. Moderate carbonation. Medium bodied.

Notes
Damn good beer!

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mostly clear golden color with white head. Floral notes, light fruits, and some other sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a floral note.

Photo of Celtics17
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This reminds me of a session IPA. Very little malt character. Which is different from most Pale Ale's. This is a piney,hoppy, and slight tropical fruit Pale Ale.

Photo of philbe311
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A finger and a half worth of of pale light khaki colored crisp slightly airy forth that displays decent retention... Once receded there is a full thick veil of lacing and a surprisingly thick collar... This one is 110% translucent... The color is a medium gold with vibrant orange undertones... A moderate bit of varying paced carbonation rises randomly throughout... A good bit of lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the session proceeds... The aroma is earthy and slightly dank... It's a strong all malt aroma dominated by bread crust and graham crackers... Perhaps some very faint hints of toffee and orange zest as well... The aroma was a good indicator of flavor... In addition to the strong malt base that was expected there is also a distinctive hoppiness and a slight metallic presence... On the fuller side of medium bodied... Dense and sits heavy on the tongue... Moderate carbonation... This one is a text book American Pale Ale... Nothing off putting, but nothing overly memorable either , just a rock solid offering which should come as no surprise from Lagunitas...

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light orange/ dark yellow with a white head that laces the glass. The smell was really nice with scents of grapefruit and lemon peel as well as some pine. The taste was good as well mixing the hops up front with a nice amount of malt to mellow out into a very clean finish. Very happy with this one.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a wine glass. Citrus, biscuit, hop aromas and flavors. Good carbonation.

Photo of hoagzzz
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have not had this in about a year and a half. One month old bottle. Laggy does not make a bad brew imo, but this one is just ok. Very easy drinking for what it's worth.

Photo of lushes22
3.17/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Light amber color withe real light cloudiness. Mild fruit hoppy smell with hint of pine. Somewhat bland taste. Almost like a session ipa with a little malt on back. Average carb and a little dry. Wouldn't drink again unless options limited. Very average.

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.81/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

You cant go wrong with New Dogtown Pale Ale.

Photo of StJamesGate
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright bronze with steady pocked snow white head that trails. 4
Herbal, floral, orange zest nose - fresh! 4
Thread of apricot-filled filo pastry with icing sugar, then grapefruit, white pine, pineapple (natch), and lemon balm hops. 4.25
Pith finish and numbing pine linger.
Just past light, crisp, touch of oil, creamy. 4

Paler that expected and there's a sugared grapefruit thing on the nose that's tantalizing. That sugar carries over to be just the lightest malt load possible before all the light sides of C hops (no orange, pine resin, or dank) kick in. For all the sunshine here, there is a whack of chalky bitterness that hits a little harder than 47 IBUs.

Not sure what to make of this vs the IPA, which is roughly the same ABV and IBUs. Hop Stoopid Lite, some people have said; I could get down with that. It's also soft and way drinkable - the only way, in fact, that it actually resembles an APA. Might take this over the IPA, which could be the point. 4.25

Photo of Capsfan90
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured one finger white head in a snifter, there was minimal lacing. Color was a bright pale straw color with a little cloudiness. Taste was smooth with a considerable amount of drinkability. Fairly good brew.

Photo of DrewsBrews450
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale slighty cloudy with tons of lace.. A/T pale cracker malt, noticeable pine spice hop, Pilsner mixed with a IPA is the best way to describe it.. Sweet floral aroma is very nice aswell.. Thin lager like body with a heavy hop bitterness and dry cracker malt.. But being a pale ale and not a IPA I think it makes for a great pale ale.

Photo of delta490
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deeper gold, slightly cloudy. There is a nice cap a foamy white head that holds on and leaves some sticky lacing. The aroma is lighter and tropical fruity and floral. The taste has that same quality with a little woody hops added in and a nice lighter caramelly body. The body isn't too heavy and it has a nice light carbonation tingle on the finish.

Photo of CJNAPS
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good pale ale, perfect for BBQ's

Photo of DrunkenNoodleStyle
4.66/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Comes off hoppy. Thick head when poured into a pint glass, nice lacing. Wouldn't of guessed it to be a Pale Ale. Tastes of an IPA. That or I've drank too many IPAs tonight before trying this.I dig it. With Lagunitas it seems you can't go wrong with any of their offerings. Curious to see how the Bros to rate it.

Photo of Userme59
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Above average beer. Double dry hopped version is much better

Photo of ZBowden
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear orange copper with two nice, tastes of citrusy white hops With a slight malt and dry finish,

Photo of moundbz
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

super tropical smell, nice smooth bitter.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a nice golden amber color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a good level of retention, leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a doughy and bready smell mixed with a moderately strong aroma of a light fruit nature of citrus and peach. These smells are rounded out by a bit of a floral and citrus hop smell, which add a nice balance to the other aromas.

Taste – The taste begins with a mix of bready tastes and a little sweeter fruit and caramel flavor. The fruit is of a tropical and citrus base with mango and tangerine there as well as a bit of a more orange taste. Along with these tastes there is a lighter level of hop upfront again being of a citrus nature of bitter grapefruit. The grapefruit grows stronger as the taste advances and is joined by other flavors of a floral nature. With even more caramel coming to the tongue at the end and mixing nicely with the hop and bread, one is left with a very smooth and pleasant flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side for a pale ale of 6.2 % abv. For the smooth flavors of fruit, hop and malt the feel is quite nice and makes for an easy but flavorful drinker.

Overall – This is a very enjoyable brew to drink with tons of flavor but still easy drinking for the pale ale style of the brew. Rather well done overall.

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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,684 ratings.