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New Dogtown Pale Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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89
very good

1,533 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,533
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 51
Gots: 141 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is amber with a moderate head that is quite persistent. Lots of lacing on the glass too. I have to give it an extra half point for appearance since I LOLed at the label. Citrus hop scents are nice but a bit faded and weak. Hops are a bit subdued in the flavor as well. There is a floral bitterness that provides a slight balance to the malts. Typical mouthfeel. Not bad overall.

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jk3
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of kirkse
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of beerlaodark
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of sweisel80
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of likeemdark
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of rcatalano
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of demuzik
4.83/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A friend of mine spoke highly of this APA and mentioned it was one of his new favorites. Even going at this one with high expectations, I was surprised.

Wonderfully hoppy - loads of pine, citrus, and fresh overall zestiness - completely blending in with the malt background that sips smooth and not heavy. One of the most flavorful yet soft on the tongue APAs I've come across.

Word to the wise - if you're out of California/tap range, make sure you try a fresh bottle - this style and this brew especially go downhill quickly should you not obtain the freshest possible.

Photo of eorwar
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Shilt
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of poppyjohn
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of gafferjohn
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear bright yellow maybe a touch amber with only a slight layer of foam sticky it is.

S - Very solid pine and citrus hops bright and floral. Sweet pale malts.

T - A very good pale. You got the hops bitter yet balanced. Then you have the pale malts, grainy yet balanced. And it finishes with just enough hops to not leave a bitter taste. Nice.

M - Light to medium body. Great beer.

Overall I am kind of disappointed that I can't find this locally since I needed to order this from halftime beverage.com but at least I can find the IPA.

Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of FirstBrewsoon
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of BigGameRick
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jtierney89
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a two finger bright white head which settles down to a frothy one finger lace. Lots of visible carbonation. Huge nose of piney and citric hops.

Huge flavor for a pale ale. If it had more of bite itd be more ipa like than pale ale. Incredible crisp with a medium body. Very well held together beer that thins out very slightly on the finish. Finishes extra dry. Citric juiciness up front and piney hops. Malt body is only there to hold the hops together and presents it self as grainy and corny undertone.

Not bad. Big Flavor.

Photo of dcs1548
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of schnarr84
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,533 ratings.