New Dogtown Pale Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by RBassSFHOPit2ME:
4.43/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
In a land of hop forward, citrussy pales these days, here is a FINE representation of the emerging style. Great Beer enjoyed on tap at the Fireside Lodge Bed & Breakfast in S. Lake Tahoe.
Smell and taste match perfectly.
Big grapefruit rind, tangerines, and some of the lighter colored tropical fruits. This is all backed by a earthy breadiness. Slim on the malt bill which is appreciated. Spectacular for a Pale. Aroma and taste as good or better than many readily available IPAs on the market.
Mouthfeel is a bit light but very refreshing. The carbonation is spot on and the finish is dry & crisp, leaving the scene without a trace. Very hop forward pale, more like a IPA light.
This is my new session beer! Love it. One thought that came to mind was that this is just like a toned down version of Lagunitas Sucks.
Well done Lagunitas!
Serving type: on-tap
07-11-2012 18:55:57 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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4/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz bottle (date stamp 330 3 6565 1801) served in a milkshake pilsner glass.
Appearance: Clear bright gold with a hint of amber. Lots of carbonation coming up through the beer. Persistent 1/8" white foam with equally persistent big strands and sheets of lacing all over the glass. Nice looking beer.
Smell: Mango!!! Lots of tropical fruit coming off of this beer.
Taste: Bitter, lots of fresh cut grapefruit citrus, some tropical fruit. Malt is cracker-like, not sweet at all. Finish is lingering citrus and grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: Very dry. Some hop oil sticking to the teeth.
Overall / Drinkability: A very hoppy beer - but not a bitter hop wallop. Strong emphasis on aroma hops with this one with a simple hop flavor profile. Well crafted and well done. Interestingly though, due to the dryness and weaker malt backbone, I find one is enough. It's strong flavor wears out my palate such that I don't want another one right away. Another one later on, but not one right now.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 23:52:38 | More by damndirtyape
New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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