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New Dogtown Pale Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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89
very good

1,566 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,566
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 53
Gots: 160 | 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 PEIBeerGuy:
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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the Lagunitas brews I picked up on the Mainland over the summer. I knew this one was rated well, but didn't expect all that much from it. As just a pale ale, I thought it would be pretty straightforward. I was wrong.

A small head drops quickly to a thin film. It's a little cloudy. It has a pale, yet bright, apricot colour. There's lots of solid lacing.

It looks and smells a lot like an IPA, not just a pale ale. It has that grapefruit and orange peel smell; tropical fruit with a bit of a sweet, malty base.

Flavour-wise, it's not too far away from Hop Stoopid or their IPA. It's kind of like "Hop Stoopid Lite". It's refreshing, lighter, less bitter, but also a bit more plain. What is in the smell is essentially the same as the flavour.

There is a slight stickiness in the finish. The feel is refreshing overall, with a slightly dry and bitter finish.

Overall, this is a very good beer... more than I thought it would be. In some ways, it doesn't quite measure up to the strong traits of the aforementioned beers, but that also works in its favour. It's a little more drinkable than the IPA, and, for some people, probably easier to drink than Hop Stoopid as well. It'd be a nice entry point to IPA's.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.87/5  rDev -2%
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.

Photo of mojohawk21
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Turbo
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of brownbeer
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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2/5  rDev -49.4%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sasoares
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Lazaro
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Beaver13
2.58/5  rDev -34.7%
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.

Photo of TTripp725
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of Chris_Panos
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,566 ratings.