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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: 1,379
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 48
Gots: 108 | 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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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden yellow with a small oily greyish-yellow cap. Small bubble sticky lacing.

Spicy herbal, bitter citrus, with a touch of pine. Light toasty cracker. Hint of pear.

Lightly toasty cracker with a touch of sweetness. Bitter rush of citrus and pine. Slight sour pear ester.

Med-light body, refreshing. sticky and medium dry. Moderate carbonation.

Very drinkable. Very tasty and bitter. A bit bigger tasting and bitter than most pale ales. Borders the IPA line.

CHILLINDYLAN, May 16, 2011
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2.86/5  rDev -27.8%
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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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Over a finger of white head; clear/pale amber hue. This brew "looks" refreshing, if you can make sense of that. Bubbly head retains well and there's beautiful webbed lacing.
S: Bold hop aroma complete with florals and pine. Slight citrus tang on the nose as well.
T and M: Crisp mouthfeel brings out the hop dominance in this brew. Sweet malt backbone with caramel. Citrus rounds out the sip and the brew ends on a combo note of bitter/sour. The malty backbone pulls through on this light-bodied APA as it warms just a bit. Also getting a biscuity/yeasty flavor as well.
D: Drinks like an IPA, in the sense that it's heavy on the hops. Not as well balanced as other APAs, but definitely worth picking up a 6er. Another good brew by Lagunitas!

washburnkid, Apr 10, 2009
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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.78/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! I am very impressed!!! This is absolutely, hands down one of the best pale ale's I've ever had!

A-Pours a clear, deep yellow color, with a medium-thin off white head that dissapates quikly to a thin film and colar on the beer and leaves little lacing.

S-Now the aroma and flavor is what REALLY impressed me! The aroma is pungent and delicate at the same time. Very strong with bright citrus hops, then as the head fades moves to a slightly sweet pale malt backbone. A very exceptional aroma. I really don't think it could improve any. It's almost an IPAish aroma, but not quite, perfect imo.

T-The flavor is much of the same with a nice soft but noticable hop bitterness. A perfect representation of the flavor of and "american" pale ale. Lots of bright citrus hoppiness and also some pine hops to compliment, together, it's kinda like grapefruity but not. The hops shine, but there is a solid pale malt flavor in the finish too.

M-A full, creamy mouthfeel indeed. Lots of carbonation fills my mouth as I swish the beer in my mouth. Very nice.

D- I could drink these all night! I highly suggest this one for any beer lover. Hop heads and non hop heads, be warned, this beer might convert you to the hop heads universe!

hoplover82, Sep 16, 2009
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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,379 ratings.