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New Dogtown Pale Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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89
very good

1,595 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,595
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 53
Gots: 174 | 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:
Beer added by: thartman on 09-17-2008

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Photo of mwar
1.5/5  rDev -62%

Photo of dmcbeerington
1.57/5  rDev -60.3%
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.

Photo of javlin624
1.75/5  rDev -55.7%

Photo of SuomiHobbit
2/5  rDev -49.4%

Photo of sean_paul
2/5  rDev -49.4%

Photo of MooseBoose
2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of tjsmith910
2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

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.

Photo of midaszero
2.68/5  rDev -32.2%
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.

Photo of MysticRuler
2.68/5  rDev -32.2%
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.

Photo of kevdude
2.72/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of Bfarr
2.72/5  rDev -31.1%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of Noxious26
2.88/5  rDev -27.1%
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.

Photo of barleywinefiend
2.9/5  rDev -26.6%
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.

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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,595 ratings.