New Dogtown Pale Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by oggg:
4.5/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2009 22:32:49 | More by oggg
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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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