New Dogtown Pale Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date. Excited to try this offering from Lagunitas, as I have never had their pale ale before. Expectations are average, at the very least.
Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.
A - A modest pour yields about one finger of fizzy white head that disappears rather quickly on top of a beautifully clean clear gold-copper colored body.
S - Smells of fresh pine needles and grapefruit smack you right in the face. Smells like a nice hopped up IPA.
T - Bold hop bitterness. Fresh pine. Fresh grapefruit. Roasted malt. A little too hop-forward, in my opinion. I like my pale ales to have a bit of hop bite of course, but this one is unfortunately pushing the envelope a little too far, into IPA territory. Pale caramel malts come about in the finish, but the beer is imbalanced.
M - Nice bitter mouthfeel, slightly thin / watery feel. Goes down smooth. Nice medium body, decent carbonation, and a slight lingering bitter hoppy sweetness.
Overall, a tasty and highly drinkable brew. However, fans of Lagunitas could probably get the same result from a number of their other beers, as I seem to think a lot of their beers taste an awful lot alike. Same hop profile that you could find in Lagunitas Hop Stoopid, Lagunitas Maximus, or the Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale, although slightly less spicy, bitter, and abundant. I'd be interested to try the regular Lagunitas Dogtown Pale Ale, and the Lagunitas IPA to see how those beers fare against it. Drinkable, but definitely not breaking any new ground in their portfolio.
Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale ---3.5/5
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2013 03:37:34 | More by mfnmbvp
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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
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