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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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very good

1,424 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,424
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 48
Gots: 118 | 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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AGust82, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of KidKrafty
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle poured into a pint glass. The beer is a mostly clear golden color with a white head that left streaks on the glass. The beer is full of citrus and tropical fruit aroma and flavors with citrus rind bitterness on the after taste. Medium bodied, smooth and easy enough to drink a few. Very good overall.

KidKrafty, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Toadhopper, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

pheelingIt, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Real nice looking, big white head that lasted and left sticky lace.

Aroma was nice and hoppy, just like the taste. This could easily be an IPA, I've had IPAs that were less hoppy. Good citrus qualities, a touch of spiciness, some fruity aspects all blend well to make an enjoyable ale.

Body is light to medium, yet just a touch slick at the finish, with a bit of a lingering citrus bitter finish.

Overall it's a damn fine quality beer. Not that I would expect anything less from Lagunitas.

AlCaponeJunior, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

AndyH, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ChrisMon02, Aug 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

sooner961, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of artoolemomo
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head which appears to have pretty good retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a light amber that shows orange and lemon when held up to the light. Some lacing is left behind.

Nose- More subdued than I would like- pale ales are supposed to be a showcase for aromatic hops. Citrus with some pine and resin. There's a little more presence when I smell the body and I can separate distinct lemon and orange notes. Swirling gives the aroma from the glass a little more presence but nothing that is considerable. After a couple minutes, I get a much better aroma. Melon and grapefruit along side the orange and lemon.

Taste- Fairly reflective of the nose and quite juicy. Citrus (orange and lemon with melon and grapefruit around the edges). A slight bitterness of pine and resin that provides necessary contrast but does not dominate in any way. There's a bit of spiciness to the bitter hop finish as well. At the moment, this beer is pretty much in the same class as a SNPA or a Red Chair. There are also notes of spicy green fruit and matchstick. Lots of balance, good integration- pretty much what I look for in a pale ale.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with hints of syrup in the texture. Light carbonation but it works.

Drinkability- Easy going and sessionable. And as with almost all of Lagunitas' beers, it's a bargain for the quality.

Overall- Solid pale ale which I've had before and will be another go to beer for me. Definitely worth a try.

artoolemomo, Aug 11, 2013
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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A hops forward APA that pours cloudy amber with decent foam. Aroma is pineapple, grapefruit, subdued pale malt, woodsy hops. Taste is citrus (grapefruit, orange), well-rounded sweetness with little overt caramel/toffee, some herbal nettle or rosemary notes, perhaps a hint of gooseberry or current as things progress. Crisp and refreshing. Some subtle white pepper heat/spice. Kind of an archetypal APA on the hoppy end of the APA spectrum. Not earth-shattering but certainly not bad either. Would drink a few of these over the course of a hot summer afternoon if not in the mood for a more classic sessional. I continue to really enjoy everything Lagunitas does, particularly the less subtle stuff.

CalgaryFMC, Aug 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Noonan425, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

campfirebrew, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of angrybabboon
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 8/3/13

Appearance: Crystal clear, bright, light orange with some gold and some copper - medium sized, bright white head, stays pretty foamy, leaves some great lacing - very pretty overall

Smell: Fruity citrus and some gentle, pale malts - hoppier than the average APA (not surprising), but not mind blowing - grapefruit and some ripe orange, with some herbal and grassy aromas reminiscent of Lagunitas IPAs - light, pale malts, light bread - some sweetness that reminds me of fruit and honey

Taste: Follows the aroma with a highly quaffable blend of fruity citrus and light bread - oily and fleshy grapefruit with a lot of ripe orange flesh - some spicy, herbal, and grassy notes - light, pale malts - some light bread and barely cooked biscuits - minimal sweetness, less than the nose suggested

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, nicely carbonated, very drinkable, finishes a little oily

Overall: I look forward to New New Dogtown (in the year 3000?)

This is a very drinkable pale ale. I'm not sure if this really reflects the recent wave of West Coast APAs, but it has some nice hoppy notes. It's not the best of its style, or the best thing from Lagunitas, but I might be getting this again.

angrybabboon, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Warlocks-Passage, Aug 02, 2013
New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,424 ratings.