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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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1,529 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,529
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 51
Gots: 140 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of amishbooze
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a Porter Bar goblet.

A: this has the powerful weed/citrusy hop aroma of an IPA, or even a DIPA. ABV is more like an IPA too, and partly hidden (although there is some harshness in the mouthfeel). The aromas seems clean even though it has some herbal/earthy elements in it and is reminiscent of skunky weed ... uh, from what I've heard.

T: plenty of hops in the flavor too, and they impart a clear impression of grapefruit in the aftertaste. The beer has a little sweetness upfront, and orange seems to be the predominant citrus flavor until the finish.

M: Medium body with a hint of syrup; medium carbonation; some warming and harshness from the alcohol (and hops?).

O: I would like to try this side-by-side with a Lagunitas Hop Stoopid (a favorite) -- I think the flavor profile is similar but less aggressive. At any rate, this is probably the most highly hopped APA I've ever had and would pass in a blind taste test as an IPA.

(revisited in June 2013 with a, most likely, 2013 bottle).

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear dark golden yellow to copper in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a dense and fluffy two and a half finger tall off-white head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a large thin-medium patch and a medium-thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of grapefruit/citrus hops with a very light underlying malt smell.

T: The beer starts out with a light to moderate amount of underlying caramel malts but then the grapefruit/citrus hop flavors really take over. Great grapefruit hop flavors with very little bitterness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp and slightly sticky.

O: Very enjoyable and easy to drink - the alcohol is well hidden as this drinks like a 4% beer than the 6.2% that it is. Very nice aromas and flavors of grapefruit/citrus hops.

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers worth of sticky bubbly head that leaves some nice lacing down the entire glass

S: Get a good dose of spicy and fruity hops along with a solid crackery malt backbone. Fairly aggressive for an APA

T: Follows the nose. Very well balanced while still delivering a big hop punch. Fruity hops combine with the crackery malts and make a great combination. Again, on the aggressive side for an APA

M: Medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Drying towards the end

O: An aggressive beast of an APA, this one delivers on both the malts and hops, maintaining a very flavorful balance throughout. Not very bitter, but it shouldn't be with this amount of flavors. Absolutely worth trying

Photo of erlenmeyer
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of slim2043
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 9.24.12.

A - Pours a crystal clear medium orange with a one inch off-white head that fades slowly.

S - Subtle hoppy citrus and some light sweet malts.

T - Just like the nose. Subtel and balanced.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Pale, hoppy-touch. Pretty balanced.

Photo of jimmah120
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz foam bomb with no date into pint

Amber gold with a small sudsy head. Smell is pine, tree bark, sap, wheat, bready malt. Taste is pine needles, sweet fruit, apple, hay, wheat, cracker-like malt. Feel is a crisp medium, perfect amount of carbonation.

Huge fan of Lagunitas here, and this left me a little underwhelmed. That said, this is a well hopped pale, and supremely drinkable. Just not my favorite.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

Photo of elec
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of rarbring
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer is clear light amber, has an high off-white head that leaves good lacing and has some curtains.

Smelling fruity, peaches, grape-fruit, grass and some toffee.

Starting with sweet bread, toffee, then apricot and grape-fruit marmalade, then bitter grape-fruit peel.

Medium high carbonation, sticky and fizzy, medium low body and a coarse dry finish.

A very hop dominated american pale ale, i'd like to throw in an "indian" as well.

Photo of newcastledave
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of eriktoyra
4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark golden, almost orange liquid with a fair amount of carbonation bubbles into the glass. A two finger frothy head forms. Huge bubbles in the head. It leaves a lot of lacings on the glass.

S: A massive smell of pine, grapefruit, pineapples, clementines and lot of other citrus fruits up front. Sweet malts at the end. The smell is very, very hoppy and fresh.

T: The taste is full of pine, grapefruit and oranges. It starts with pine and grapefruit before clementines takes over. At the end there are a dominant taste of orange and grapefruit peel. The alcohol is well hidden.

M: Medium bodies with strong carbonation. The carbonation bubbles are large in size. It feels a bit sticky towards the tongue.

O: A very refreshing American Pale Ale with a fantastic smell and awesome aroma.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,529 ratings.