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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,488 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,488
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 49
Gots: 132 | 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 dmcbeerington
1.48/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer has A rating. For this reason, I bought 6 bottles. Guess what I hate this beer very much. Although it looks very good with golden color, it smell and taste horrible. Maybe it is just me, but I don't like this kinda of beer.

A. Good looking.

S. It has rather special smelling, not a normal beer kinda of smell. Personally, I don't like this smell.

T. Horrible. This beer is too hard to drink. It left very bitter taste afterward. I can't taste any sweetness from this better. It has some strange taste first, then the rest is bitterness. Seriously, I can't finish a whole bottle.

M. Feel like drinking water, but it taste strange. Some people like this beer because of this, but not me.

O. Don't consider this beer if you are new to beer drinking. It is very hard to drink and tastes horrible.

dmcbeerington, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of mwar
1.5/5  rDev -62%

mwar, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of javlin624
1.75/5  rDev -55.7%

javlin624, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of SuomiHobbit
2/5  rDev -49.4%

SuomiHobbit, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of sean_paul
2/5  rDev -49.4%

sean_paul, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of MooseBoose
2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

MooseBoose, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of tjsmith910
2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

tjsmith910, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of OriolesFan1008
2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

OriolesFan1008, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of Rochefort10nh
2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

Rochefort10nh, Feb 09, 2012
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 midaszero
2.65/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Hazy straw copper with thin white head and okay lacing

S - woody hops

T - Citrus hops with some malt on the backend that leaves a little citrus aftertaste

M - Medium body with medium carbonation that gives an odd feeling

D - It is unbalanced which makes it hard to enjoy. Hops need to be mellowed out a bit.

midaszero, Jan 18, 2009
Photo of MysticRuler
2.65/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean golden color. Light to medium body. Hoppy bitterness followed by sourness and an assertive astringency and a woodiness that comes as a surprise. Was expecting a bit more, it seems like they are just trying to fill a category here. Not a terrible brew but not one that I would like to quaff very often.

MysticRuler, Jul 24, 2010
Photo of Bfarr
2.68/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Clear light bubbly copper with thin tan head with little retention and no lacing. Citrusy hop aroma. Very citrusy hop flavor with hints of pale malts and traces of alcohol. Poor bitter profile in aftertaste. Thin body with medium-high carbonation.

Let me be clear, this is not a bad beer. However, it's similarity to the IPA makes me wonder why bother with the pale ale if I can get great hops in the IPA? It's realy not what I want in a pale ale especially when their IPA is so good.

Bfarr, Jul 28, 2010
Photo of kevdude
2.72/5  rDev -31.1%

kevdude, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of J2L
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

J2L, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of LGB362
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

LGB362, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of drummerguy
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

drummerguy, May 05, 2014
Photo of k-grey
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

k-grey, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of chippo33
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

chippo33, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of Aimo
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Aimo, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of Makubex
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Makubex, Sep 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Punkyg0608, Jan 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

FroggieG, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
2.85/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a hazy orange honey with a small white cap

S: Fruity and floral with some crackers

T : Light crackery malts give way to apricot, grass, lemons and dish detergent and ends with an aggressive and lingering hop bitterness thats pretty obnoxious.

M: Light to medium bodied, finishes dry, over carbonated.

O : Overall worth a try. it would not be my first choice but I might drink it again if I see it.

barleywinefiend, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Noxious26
2.86/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz brown bottle with pry off cap poured in a pilsener glass. Purchased at Willow Park in Regina.

Dark yellow (but not quite golden) and a little hazy. Bright white head is 1/2 inch on the pour but quickly recedes to a few islands and a ring around the edge.

Aroma is all hops. Citrusy through and through.

Zero complexity here. Citrus hops with a bitter grapefruit finish. No balance either.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Ho-hum. Let's assault our palate with hops. Could be quite nice if we actually had atleast a trace of malt.

Noxious26, Apr 27, 2014
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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,488 ratings.