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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: 1,598
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 52
Gots: 175 | 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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Photo of schoolboy
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought that this was a beer I had before, but it probably was the other Lagunitas Pale Ale. This one is nice APA that is sessionable. Not too big, but big enough.

Right off the bat it has great aroma and color, just as it should. It's a little cloudy but that could be because it is a bit colder than I would prefer.

The taste is a lot like other "lighter" APA's. Crisp, hoppy and drinkable.

Did I mention the nice head? It's another great Lagunitas product that I would love to drink again and again.

Photo of scootercrabb
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of magictacosinus
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presented in a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Pours an orange-yellow color with virtually no head, and generous portion of carbonation. Pretty clear overall. Not bad.

The aroma is definitely malty but holds a slightly hoppier end than expected. It's very similar in aroma to Lagunitas' IPA, and one would easily mistake both in blind testing until they actually tasted it. If memory serves how their IPAs taste, this one is slightly more yeasty, and as a result contains a overlapping honey aroma. There's also, happily enough, some fruitiness, reminiscing apricots in the long run.

The flavor is hoppier than an average pale ale (think SN with slightly more hops), and there's an underlying yeastiness that makes it slightly astringent (though, not it a band way) and tasty. Creamy overall, but the finish ends up being kind of thin and slightly more alcoholic than expected.

Overall, a simple pale ale that ends up being as balanced as I would prefer them... not too malty, and only slightly hoppier than usual. A solid product.

Photo of raynmoon
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a very clear honey-like color with some hints of orange. Almost like an IPA, but a little on the lighter side.

It smells wonderfully piney and sweet, and follows very close. It starts with a nice juicy hop ad bitterness with a nice amount of caramel and malt. It lingers very dry. If I tasted this blindly I would think it was an IPA.

This recipe should replace their normal IPA, which I find to be dry and watered down.

Don't think they really got the whole American Pale Ale feel at all, but nailed a nice full IPA, especially for 6.2 % abv.

It seems like they can only make IPA's over at Lagunitas, but I can't complain.

Photo of pschul4
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

First beer after DLD. God I hope I survive this

A- Pours darker than you'd expect for a pale ale but nice looking white fluffy head

S- Nice light citrus hop scent with a touch of pale malts in the background

T- Lots of grapefruit on the front end. Back end is the pale malts I know and love. Wish that grapefruit was more orangey but its still good

M- Little too thick for a APA. Not far off however

O- Enjoyable for sure. Would probably choose lil sumpin sumpin over this 9 times outta 10 however

Photo of jrpapajcik
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of MikeConklin
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of WritersBlock
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of RobertJBeer
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of FreshZ
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Milkysunshine
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jsanford
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of Peyton5410
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Jsan
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of TicoCali
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of babaracas
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of luvbier
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Doughbodyboy
3.95/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of Swim424
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,598 ratings.