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New Dogtown Pale Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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New Dogtown Pale AleNew Dogtown Pale Ale

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89
very good

1,427 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,427
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 48
Gots: 120 | 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:
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(Beer added by: thartman on 09-17-2008)
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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
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

mfnmbvp, Mar 05, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.83/5  rDev -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 -11.4%

mojohawk21, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Turbo
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Turbo, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of brownbeer
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
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
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Tiernan, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

tbryan5, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of J2L
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

J2L, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Brent_ray
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Brent_ray, Feb 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.4%

SuomiHobbit, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

danthehopslamman, Aug 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

BeerDreadz, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of sasoares
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

sasoares, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Lazaro
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Lazaro, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
2.58/5  rDev -34.7%
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 +7.6%

TTripp725, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

nstroup, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

SmellsofMahagony, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Fcip78, Jul 12, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

Doomcifer, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

JakerLou, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
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 +1.3%

Chris_Panos, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1.3%
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
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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,427 ratings.