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New Dogtown Pale Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,566
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 53
Gots: 160 | 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

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Beer added by: thartman on 09-17-2008

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Gold color. Lightly hazy clarity. Rocky head with very good lacing.

Smell: Citrusy, Piney hops. A little biscuity malt

Taste: Citrusy, piney, spicy. Overall like is smelled

Feel: Medium bodied, smooth with light carbonation and an average finish.

Notes: A above avgeragely hopped APA. Overall, a great Pale Ale.

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3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden amber color. Nicely carbonated with a fine white foam. A maltier, more substantial mouthfeel than a lot of Pale Ales.

Rich and malty with a distinctive tang. Flowery and resiny hops are full of flavor with just a moderate bitterness. I didn't realize this stuff was so good, but chalk up another one for Lagunitas. They manage to make even an American Pale Ale taste malty, however. Biscuits and a touch of apple. Hugely fragrant and a lovely nose of straw with a hint of gardenias.

On tap at the Castro Theatre during Noir City festival.

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a bright, clear amber with an off-white, 2-finger head. Great retention. Strong lacing coats the glass.

Smell - Spicy, with citrus hop predominately, and a bit of sweet malt in the background.

Taste - A great balance of citrus hop and light, sweet caramel malt hit before a bit of bread character creeps in midway through. Peppery spice bites at the palate near the finish, and melds with the citrus to create an awesome uppercut to the taste buds, with the flavor lingering deep into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, and the carbonation adds a nice bite toward the finish. Goes down smooth.

Overall - This one comes through with great balance, and passes with flying colors. Unique. Maybe my favorite year-round pale ale on the market today.

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3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

6.2% ABV confirmed. Six pack acquired at a local Von's grocery store yesterday. Bottled January 11th per the bottle code on the neck of the bottle. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are fairly high but restrained; I like Lagunitas' hoppy offerings but they always taste fundamentally the same; there's this hop oil/extract taste at the heart of all of them.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Paired with alfredo pasta.

A: Pours a two finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, and pretty good (~3 minute) retention. Body colour is a vibrant clear translucent textbook copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. A bit of lacing as the head slowly recedes. Standard amount of carbonation bubbles. It's pretty par for the style; it looks as I'd expect it to. There's nothing unique or special here, but I'm excited to try it.

Sm: Nectary oily hops - the same essential aroma as all other hoppy Lagunitas beers. A bit grassy. Nicely floral. Evocative and appealing. No yeast character is detectable, nor is any alcohol. Pale malts. Clean, refreshing, and moderately strong. It's certainly fresh; I'm excited for my first sip.

T: Nectary, floral, a bit piney, grassy, and featuring light citrus. Pale malts form the foundation. A slight touch of soap; maybe it spent a bit too long in primary. Very refreshing and enjoyable. Full-bodied but not overbearing. There's a lot of flavour here and it's well balanced, but some hop bitterness does poke its ugly head above the pleasant hop notes. A bit of grapefruit. Oily hop character is strong. Shares the aforementioned distinct Lagunitas hop extract core, but it's still a solid beer. Just not a particularly distinguished one. Good complexity for a mere pale ale. I wouldn't quite call it subtle, but it's certainly well executed and has solid depth of flavour.

Mf: Clean, crisp, refreshing, smooth, nectary, and wet. Coarse enough to allow the hop notes to come out fully. Good carbonation, if slightly overdone. Good palate presence. Complements the flavour profile well but doesn't feel custom-tailored to it.

Dr: A very drinkable pale ale from Lagunitas, and one that can be had at a more-than-fair price. Good bang for your buck here; this is a good drinkable brew that would do well for football-watching. Would pair well with food too. Still, it's not unique or special and I wouldn't consider myself impressed. It meets my fairly high expectations, and at this price point that's a great thing.

Serve pretty cold, but don't overdo it.


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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,566 ratings.