New Dogtown Pale Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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2.98/5 rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle poured into a glass.
Appearance: Pours a neat golden color with a pillowy white head that sticks around a good while. Carbonation and lacing both heavy.
Aroma: Smells of pine, grapefruit, lemon, citrus, grassiness and some toast.
Taste: There's something off about this. The grapefruit in the nose is really, really dominant. It's very bitter for an American pale ale. It's OK but I don't love it.
Mouthfeel: It's pleasant on the palate; body is just right for this style. The bitter grapefruit taste makes it less enjoyable, though.
Overall: I know this stuff is beloved but I'm kind of lukewarm on it. It's very average. The dominant flavors don't appeal to me, which is kind of a deal-breaker.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 01:55:57 | More by illpass78
3.84/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I purchased this bottle at Shady Mcgrady's enjoyed chilled in a goblet.
The color is copper with good clarity and thick white head with average bead and copious lace, carbonation is visible and rises rapidly to the 2 fingers plus cap. The smell is a mix of hop aromas which are slightly pine and citrus with a subtle floral element and light toasted grain aroma. The feel is good with moderate bitterness and medium carbonation with slight sweetness and hint of spice with a mild alcohol element in the semi-dry finish.
The taste is very good with a modest amount of malt supporting a pretty hop forward flavor with slight spice and pine and gentle tangy zesty citrus which makes for a mostly balanced taste in general with some mild sweetness as it finishes. There is a mild alcohol note in the taste which adds to the slight bite of bitter hops which are almost grapefruit-like. Overall I think this is decent for what it is -a stronger west coast style pale -practically an IPA, but a nice malt balance explains the pale label IMO.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2014 19:25:56 | More by Slatetank
New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,120 ratings.