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New Dogtown Pale Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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89
very good

1,394 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,394
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 48
Gots: 111 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thartman on 09-17-2008)
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Reviews by bonbright7:
Photo of bonbright7
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked the look of this dark golden ale in my new pint glass. It's medium- strong aroma of hops invited the first taste, which seemed to have a honey element to it. As the carbonated taste and the lacing descended into the bottom of the glass, I tasted blond malts and found that it was easy to drink.

bonbright7, Mar 17, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

oberon, Jun 27, 2009
Photo of mojohawk21
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

mojohawk21, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Turbo
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Turbo, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of brownbeer
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

brownbeer, Nov 21, 2009
Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Tiernan, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +1%

tbryan5, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of J2L
2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

J2L, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Brent_ray
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Brent_ray, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of SuomiHobbit
2/5  rDev -49.5%

SuomiHobbit, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

danthehopslamman, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of BeerDreadz
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

BeerDreadz, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of sasoares
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

sasoares, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Lazaro
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Lazaro, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
2.58/5  rDev -34.8%
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.

Beaver13, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of TTripp725
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

TTripp725, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of nstroup
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

nstroup, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Fcip78
4/5  rDev +1%

Fcip78, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Doomcifer
3.8/5  rDev -4%

Doomcifer, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +1%

JakerLou, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Billolick, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of Chris_Panos
4/5  rDev +1%

Chris_Panos, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden orange color with a white head. I get a of different things in the aroma. At first I get a lot of orange and some biscuit malt, but then it opens up and I get a lot of fruit - pineapple, pine, papaya and some cattiness. The flavor is not as complex. I get some pine and biscuit malt as well as some papaya and pineapple. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jan 23, 2011
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

GreenMountainBoy, Sep 01, 2013
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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,394 ratings.