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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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89
very good

1,235 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,235
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 46
Gots: 70 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thartman on 09-17-2008)
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Ratings: 1,235 | Reviews: 354 | Display Reviews Only:
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KimenTshom

California

4/5  rDev +1%

01-01-2014 02:21:01 | More by KimenTshom
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Bito401

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-31-2013 21:48:34 | More by Bito401
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belljt33

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-31-2013 17:36:43 | More by belljt33
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled in November 2013.

Appearance: Clear pale golden with rising effervescence and some little bits that could be yeast or hop matter. Thin white cap of froth.

Aroma: Bready malt and fruity pebble hops. Not super aromatic but that could be due to the cold temperature.

Taste: Starts off a watery with some moderate hop bitterness and earth character. The malt and hops mix to create a peppery biscuit flavor. 6.2% ABV seems a little high for the lack of malt flavor here. Finish is quite lively and the aftertaste leaves a lot of peppery/earthy bitterness on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Between thin and medium in body with average carbonation. Good drinkability and sessionable, although it's on the high end of that spectrum.

Final Thoughts: A decent APA but not something I'd seek out. A little average where that category is concerned but supplies enough hop bitterness to keep things interesting. Would I drink it again? Sure, on-tap.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 03:29:42 | More by JamesMN
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-29-2013 22:42:27 | More by grumpygerman
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Danmullens1

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1%

12-29-2013 19:55:02 | More by Danmullens1
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-29-2013 00:57:41 | More by BillRoth
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-27-2013 04:54:29 | More by DrunkinYogi
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MorganH

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-26-2013 23:28:58 | More by MorganH
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-26-2013 19:36:45 | More by jmdrpi
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Vogey77

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

12-25-2013 22:29:40 | More by Vogey77
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-25-2013 22:27:09 | More by Bear1964
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jtransel

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-25-2013 05:13:39 | More by jtransel
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arizcards

Arizona

3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from Total Wine back at the end of September for $1.79. Bottled on 7-29-13.

Beer poured golden orange with a very nice white head that is hanging around.

Nose is citrusy and tropical.

Taste is very much hop forward, tropical and citrus hops dominate. Resiny finish.

Mouthfeel is mildly carbonated and medium bodied.

Overall a very tasty brew that is just a bit beyond sessionable. Definitely is an IPA and not a pale ale. Definitely try it if you have the opportunity!

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 21:20:37 | More by arizcards
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This review is long overdue...

Beautifully crystal clear beer. Super clingy lace and clumpy foam head. Aroma is brisk, flowery, fruity, slightly spicy, clean, and crisp. Orange is big, soapy floral, lilac possibly, doughy malt, crisp grains, light caramel, perhaps butterscotch, all very well arranged. Taste is softy sweet, fruity, piney, brightly bitter, and generally delectable. Flavors include lemon, orange, general hoppy resin, fresh crackery grains, and flowers. Just plain well done. Mouthfeel is slick, smooth, and perfectly carbonated.

This is one of my favorite pale ales.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 01:26:58 | More by tastybeer
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KGalindo

California

4/5  rDev +1%

12-22-2013 01:09:10 | More by KGalindo
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sd123

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1%

12-21-2013 21:16:10 | More by sd123
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BeerBeast

Florida

4/5  rDev +1%

12-21-2013 01:50:24 | More by BeerBeast
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Hops4Pops

Texas

4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From fresh growler from a fresh tapped keg (I watched him tap it).
Maybe its just me but I like my beer bold and cold to start! Its going to warm up (most likely).
A: This is perfect. Side pour into a tulip. Lots of aggressive head eggshell white in color. Giant. A bit went over the side of the glass as it exanded. Dissapates into a cloud-like pillow in the glass. Cool! Lacing is very nice and sticky. Clear. Beautiful gold in color! I really like this and expectations are rather high. I am watching the head and its incredible. Giant bubbles. Foam. Everything in between. Perfect.
S: This beer has body. I like that, even in a Pale Ale. When I nose it, it has a stronger scent than any other pale ale I remember. Thumbs up. When I smell it I think its quite hoppy and bready.
T: Nice. Light and crisp. Hop on. Pine citrus etc as it warms. Malt balances it out and lets it respite as a serious beer.
M: This is the only area I am sketchy about. Its bites. I was hoping for a little creamy.
O: This is the best pale ale I have had so far. I love bold beer. This fits the bill.

Serving type: growler

12-20-2013 05:45:52 | More by Hops4Pops
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jojoman18

California

4/5  rDev +1%

12-18-2013 03:36:55 | More by jojoman18
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Jordan444

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-17-2013 05:41:49 | More by Jordan444
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Jame515

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

12-16-2013 12:07:59 | More by Jame515
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours clear yellow/orange with a fluffy 2 inches of head.

Grassy citrus aromas, estery pear, tropical fruits, mineral.

More tropical fruitiness in taste, mild esters, fresh grassy flavors, nice balance with a hint of sweetness.

Just light enough to have a few but sturdy enough to stand up to the flavors.

Nice pale ale. Great session brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 04:17:05 | More by TheMultiYeast
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EB1

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-15-2013 23:38:04 | More by EB1
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instinct2

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-15-2013 19:07:56 | More by instinct2
New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,235 ratings.