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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: 1,567
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 53
Gots: 161 | 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 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy orange-gold with a dense white head that settles to a thick cap, leaving lots of sticky lacing clinging to the glass.
S - Pungent hop aromas of pineapple, mandarin orange, and pine resin with a subdued malt profile. Very nice combination of hops, this smells more like an IPA than an APA.
T - A bit more subtle then the nose would suggest, with pine resin, grapefruit peel, and pineapple leading the way. A bit of sweet caramel malt provides ample balance, the the finish is surprisingly bitter (not that I'm complaining) for a Pale Ale.
M - Smooth and crisp, with a medium body and good carbonation.
O - An interesting take on the style that combines the drinkability of a Pale Ale with the scorching hop bitterness of an IPA. Another nice Lagunitas offering.

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Pours a clear amber with white rocky head. Slowly settles leaving a sheet of delicate lace down the glass. Smell: dried tropical fruit pop upfront, then grapefruit and floral. Taste: grapefruit, mango note; pine, biscuit and sugary pale malt in the finish. Lighter side of medium bodied. Bottled 10 days ago, this might be a new go-to once their east coast distribution picks back up. An IPA, but different from Lagunitas' IPA. Both are quite good.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this brew pours a nice full bodied golden color. the head has been sticking around for a good amount of time. it is a creamy off white. the smell is more of an ipa than a pale ale but i am likeing it a bunch. there is the slight malt with a strong hop overtone. the taste isn't as sweet as some pale ales but it has something different that i really enjoy. it is like the little brother to the Lagunitas imperial red ale. there is a sense of grapefruit tingles the tounge. there is freshness that reminds me of the smell givin off from a fresh tomato plant. the mouthfeel is bubbly with some thickness as it moves through. overall i really enjoy this take on the style and will go back to this one plenty of times.

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poured into anchor bar pint glass

A-pours a bubbly golden yellow. has a decent head. falls to a thin white layer on top.

S-smells of piney hops with a hint of malt.

T-a bit bitter for a pale ale. Not to bad though. Has a noticeable citrus malt character. Very simple taste it seems.

MF-fairly thin body for the style, a bit high on the carbonation.

O-pretty good beer. very straightforward. I could enjoy this any time. Nothing to go out of my way for though.

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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,567 ratings.