New Dogtown Pale Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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New Dogtown Pale AleNew Dogtown Pale Ale

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Reviews: 387
Hads: 1,695
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 61
Gots: 240 | 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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Reviews by CHickman:
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4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear gold color with a big foamy 2 finger head that was very thick and allowed me to run my finger through it; it left great spotty foamy lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of citrus hops, orange peel, lemon zest, piney hops, herbs, floral hops, grass, biscuit, malt, caramel, light spices and mint; a very hoppy and refreshing nose that is soft and well balanced, with a fine mix of citrus, hops and lightly toasted grains.

Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, piney hops/pine cone, herbs, tea leaf, floral hops, grass, biscuit, malt, caramel, wheat, light spices like pepper, coriander and mint; near perfect balance with a hoppy front end and a malty backbone, this is a notch below Sierra Nevada Pale Ale's hoppyness and very smooth and easy to drink. The aftertaste is fruity, slightly bitter and quite hoppy.

Mouthfeel is slick and buttery smooth, with mild carbonation, a medium body that's almost chewy and combo malt and hop finish that's slightly bitter.

A damn fine pale, one of the best that I've ever had and a definite session beer that I could drink any time. It was so smooth and full of flavor that I had 2 so fast that I had to slow down. A very high recommendation, I can't wait to have another. (1,259 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Always love getting my hands on some new Lagunitas stuff.Poured into a nonic a dull light to medium golend with a thinner but well retained white head.Great aromas the hop profile really stricks out,pine with citric notes mixed with a lightly sweet caramel/biscuit malt base.The flavors dont hit home as much as I ecpected,the caramel malt notes show thru upfront with the citric,piney hop notes finishing but its a little lighter than expected.Mouthfeel is a tad thin but the beer is quaffable. (495 characters)

Photo of mojohawk21
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of brownbeer
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright orange with a thin white head.

I'm greeted by floral hops on the nose with citrus, and doughy malts not far behind.

Grapefruit/citrus flavors blend with the pale malt sweetness. Still, it's hop driven for the most part.

Not the tip-top, but flavorful, sessionable, and respectable. (291 characters)

Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of J2L
2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of Brent_ray
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of SuomiHobbit
2/5  rDev -50.1%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sasoares
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Lazaro
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Beaver13
2.58/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours clear yellow with a medium frothy white head that retains fairly well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is biscuity malts and grassy, slightly metallic, hops.

The flavor is sweet biscuity malts with a pretty big grassy hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation.

Overall, an OK pale ale with good bitterness. The biscuit malt and grassy hops aren't my thing though. (419 characters)

Photo of TTripp725
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of nstroup
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Fcip78
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, w/o freshness info to be gleaned.

Pours clear, lighter amber, with a golden hue. Very loose off white head, shows some retention, before ging to a larger bubble film, collar and bits of again looser lacing.

Hops on the nose, on the musty, leafy and herbal side.

Pronounced hop presence is the lead dog here. Bitter and dry, somebody else said this one seemed more British in style and I agree. Tastes like a well hoped Brit IPA, doesnt have that citric/grapefruit assault of more West Coast style IPAs...anyway, of course I like, but I'm not in love. Servicable, sessionable, works fine in a pinch, just wouldnt call it a "go to" IPA. (654 characters)

Photo of Chris_Panos
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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