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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: 1,621
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 53
Gots: 190 | 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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Ratings: 1,621 | Reviews: 384
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- 12 oz bottle into a pint glass didn't yield a lasting head . Crystal clear deep orange gold color.

S- Torrents of grapefruit rind. This is one hoppy pale.

T- The citrus hops in the nose are the predominant flavor with some malt notes in the background. The hop blast gives way to a pleasantly balance, dry finish.

M- Light bodied, a bit on the fizzy side but crisp and refreshing.

O- This is an excellent vision of a very hoppy APA. Just enough malt to keep it from being overly bitter. A fine session ale that will never get boring.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - light, translucent amber with a thin layer of white head that fades to a lacing quickly

S - floral, pineapple, bready

T - bready malt up front with a citrusy, floral hop finish

M - crisp, medium bodied, a bit over carbonated

This is a very flavorful APA. It's bready, malty, and full of hops. The citrusy, floral hop character lends great balance and drinkability to this pale ale. I'll definitely have this again.

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4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In a land of hop forward, citrussy pales these days, here is a FINE representation of the emerging style. Great Beer enjoyed on tap at the Fireside Lodge Bed & Breakfast in S. Lake Tahoe.

Smell and taste match perfectly.

Big grapefruit rind, tangerines, and some of the lighter colored tropical fruits. This is all backed by a earthy breadiness. Slim on the malt bill which is appreciated. Spectacular for a Pale. Aroma and taste as good or better than many readily available IPAs on the market.

Mouthfeel is a bit light but very refreshing. The carbonation is spot on and the finish is dry & crisp, leaving the scene without a trace. Very hop forward pale, more like a IPA light.

This is my new session beer! Love it. One thought that came to mind was that this is just like a toned down version of Lagunitas Sucks.

Well done Lagunitas!

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@ The Federal

Clear, golden-orange with a slim, frothy looking white head. Fairly light, but lovely fresh hoppy aroma...sweet floral and citrus. Tasty oily floral and orange rind flavor. Solidly bitter with some sweet grain and subtle biscuit to back up the hops. Medium bodied, pretty crisp, and very drinkable. This is a really nice example of the style. Satisfying!

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Pours a finger of bumpy eggshell cumulus foam, color of the ale is a perfectly clear bright gold. Leaves minimal, but consistent lacing down the entire glass.

Smell - Citrus hops, fresh yellow grapefruit, floral hops, slight bready malt, smells good.

Taste - Wow, starts with big citrus, especially grapefruit and dragonfruit, then big white bread and malt, then minerals and green earthy hops, ends with dry breadcrusts, green grass and dry grapefruit pith.

Mouthfeel - Light mouthfeel, very crisp and brisk, extremely refreshing and thirst quenching, carb is medium with lots of edges and palate scrubbing, ushering the dry and slightly bitter finish.

Overall - Definitely a very flavorful and bright pale ale. I like this because the citrus stands out more than the other flavors, and the finish is very crisp and dry. 6.2% ABV makes this nearly sessionable, a great APA to knock back on a hot summer night, like I am right now. Another excellent Lagunita's offering.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle

A- Poured into a pint glass. Pours a pale golden yellow/orange color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is very nice, more IPA status than pale ale. A lot of fresh citrusy hops make up the aroma.

T- The taste like the aroma is fantastic. There is some malt up front but the highlight is without question the fresh, bitter and flavorful hops. Delicious!

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is one of my favorite pale ales out there. Highly recommended!

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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,621 ratings.