New Dogtown Pale Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by oggg:
4.5/5 rDev +13.6%
For some reason, I have this instinct to avoid Lagunitas, but looking back, most of the beers I've tried from them, I remember liking. In a minor moment of epiphany, I grabbed this single at a nearby organic market, from their refrigerated section.
In the glass, this beer is a deep hue of orange. The head dissipates quickly to a rim around the glass, with a small amount of lace. On the nose I get green hops, strong and inviting citrus -- grapefruit and tangerine. On the nineteenth sniff, the aroma is still coming at me, maybe with some lychee now. On the tongue, this beer starts crisp and bitter, big juicy grapefruit hops with a metallic edge. The grapefruit rind really comes through in the middle and it lingers with the hoppy dry finish. Whoa. The malt is in there but mostly in the shadow of the hop flavor which is really intense. I get a little peek of malt near the end. Wow, this is just a gorgeous beer with tons of grapefruit rind.
Overall: I think this beer is a super duper APA. Perhaps a bit bitter for newbies (overhoppy), but if you can take SNPA, this is great stuff.
01-22-2009 22:32:49 | More by oggg
More User Reviews:
3.83/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
06-27-2009 01:04:12 | More by oberon
4.33/5 rDev +9.3%
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.
11-21-2009 03:33:02 | More by brownbeer
2.58/5 rDev -34.8%
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.
06-05-2014 23:47:10 | More by Beaver13
3.78/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
12-16-2010 03:17:09 | More by Billolick
4/5 rDev +1%
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.
01-23-2011 21:57:16 | More by Mora2000
New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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