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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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Ratings: 1,341
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 49
Gots: 100 | FT: 1
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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1.48/5  rDev -62.6%

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.

10-29-2011 01:24:10 | More by dmcbeerington
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1.5/5  rDev -62.1%

01-20-2013 20:46:54 | More by mwar
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1.75/5  rDev -55.8%

01-17-2014 20:58:00 | More by javlin624
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2/5  rDev -49.5%

06-30-2013 22:16:22 | More by SuomiHobbit
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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

08-17-2012 18:28:17 | More by MooseBoose
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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

07-21-2013 02:21:08 | More by tjsmith910
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New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

02-09-2012 00:01:12 | More by Rochefort10nh
Photo of Beaver13


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
Photo of midaszero


2.65/5  rDev -33.1%

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.

01-18-2009 22:32:01 | More by midaszero
Photo of MysticRuler

New York

2.65/5  rDev -33.1%

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.

07-24-2010 12:53:47 | More by MysticRuler
Photo of Bfarr


2.68/5  rDev -32.3%

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.

07-28-2010 22:31:25 | More by Bfarr
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

10-25-2012 00:57:30 | More by J2L
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North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

03-16-2013 02:42:08 | More by LGB362
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

05-05-2014 02:27:10 | More by drummerguy
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

06-29-2014 16:47:07 | More by k-grey
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

12-04-2012 03:25:33 | More by chippo33
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

09-05-2013 04:47:04 | More by Aimo
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

01-04-2013 05:34:42 | More by Punkyg0608
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

10-07-2012 23:39:31 | More by FroggieG
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2.85/5  rDev -28%

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.

09-14-2012 02:43:59 | More by barleywinefiend
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

2.86/5  rDev -27.8%

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.

04-27-2014 03:25:39 | More by Noxious26
Photo of illpass78


2.98/5  rDev -24.7%

12 oz bottle poured into a glass.

Appearance: Pours a neat golden color with a pillowy white head that sticks around a good while. Carbonation and lacing both heavy.

Aroma: Smells of pine, grapefruit, lemon, citrus, grassiness and some toast.

Taste: There's something off about this. The grapefruit in the nose is really, really dominant. It's very bitter for an American pale ale. It's OK but I don't love it.

Mouthfeel: It's pleasant on the palate; body is just right for this style. The bitter grapefruit taste makes it less enjoyable, though.

Overall: I know this stuff is beloved but I'm kind of lukewarm on it. It's very average. The dominant flavors don't appeal to me, which is kind of a deal-breaker.

04-16-2014 01:55:57 | More by illpass78
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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-23-2014 12:34:40 | More by JWQ
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

10-14-2013 18:54:50 | More by Travcofarms
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -24.2%

05-10-2013 14:38:55 | More by MCDub
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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,341 ratings.