New Dogtown Pale Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by circus_cat:
4.55/5 rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours lighter than I expected. A golden color somewhere between wheat and light orange with a rocky white head that really sticks around--though the glass I'm using (somewhat football-shaped) might have something to do with that. Seems to be leaving lacing as it (slowly) goes down. The body is completely clear.
S: Beautiful hop aroma. Grapefruit, mango, and other tropical fruits up front. Maybe a little passionfruit. Slight breadiness behind. One of the best aromas I've gotten on an American pale. I'm hoping the taste will match.
T: I like the taste slightly less than the nose, but it is a very nice taste nonetheless. The sequence is interesting. I get bitter hops right up front, with the citrus and mango through the middle, then a really bready finish. Really enjoyable. You don't have that lingering bitter hop taste (I find it a little unpleasant, but I prefer malty beers so that's no shock) that American pales will often impart. It reminds me of drinking grapefruit juice (in a good way).
M: A littttle light-bodied, but not in a way that noticeably diminishes the overall quality of the beer. Fizzy in a pleasant, refreshing way. No booziness on the tongue.
O: I really, really love this beer. It's pretty bitter up front so I think hopheads will appreciate it but it's also nice and balanced for beer drinkers like me who prefer a nutty, malty ales. Highly recommend this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2012 23:43:48 | More by circus_cat
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3.83/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a DFH IPA glass, orange amber colored with a huge fluffy white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear
S: citrus with slight pine, slightly fruity, mango, pineapple
T: bitter up front with flavors of pine resin, sweetens with flavors of citrus in middle, finish is bitter and lingers
M: medium bodied with lower carbonation
O: good quality pale ale with nice flavors
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 03:50:30 | More by M_C_Hampton
New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,267 ratings.