New Dogtown Pale Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I meant to pick this beer up a couple weeks ago and ended up picking up a six of hairy eyeball. I thought that I had reviewed that one and ended up that I hadn't. Good thing. So, let's see what their typical Pale Ale has to offer:
Appearance: Pours a very clear pale golden color with a small <1/8" head of active small while bubbles that was fizzy really only during the pour and didn't retain. There doesn't appear to be any bubbles rising, so the beer looks rather lifeless after the pour. There is no lacing left after drinking the beer, so it is good that the beer is clear, but kindof sucks that it doesn't come across better than this.
Aroma: I initially got a healthy dose of American hops that was more citrusy at first and then faded back into something with more floral and some earthy notes. There is a little bit of sweet caramel in here as well as some very subtle toasty notes, but the malt part of the profile is pretty reserved.
Taste: The hops are the predominant part of the flavor profile as you would expect and they lead the way completely to the finish. There are a few sweet toasty malt accents that show up here and there, but they are reserved. The overall body is medium to slightly thin with a bit low of carbonation, but it is much more present in the mouthfeel that the appearance alluded to. The finish is owned by the hops, but not so much that the beer is hard to drink. There is firm bitterness in there, but it is playing well enough with the water that it is not out of balance at any point.
Opinion: Overall this is a pretty good Pale Ale. It is definitely not an Imperial beer, and overall about my only "beef" with it is that the carbonation didn't stick. It is in the taste, but is still low for what I would like. Otherwise, this is a really good beer. The balance is hoppy, but overall it doesn't go outside the beer's capability. All of this said, I can say that this is one of the better Pale Ales out there. This particular bottle has a bit low of carbonation for what I feel it should. I do not regret picking up a six-pack of this beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2011 02:22:17 | More by SkeeterHawk
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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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