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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: 1,374
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 49
Gots: 106 | 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:
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(Beer added by: thartman on 09-17-2008)
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4/5  rDev +1%

JimGlonke, Jul 17, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev +10.9%

A: Clear filtered golden with a copper tinge, 2 fingers of off white head that fade leaving a nice lacing that sticks to the glass. Little carbonation.

S: Spicy, piney, floral, medicinal, astringent, tropical fruits, sweet candy caramel, pineapple, passionfruit.

T: Milder on the tongue than nose initially, with a subdued phenol character, followed by the tropical fruits, spicy red pepper heat, floral, caramel characters. All are unpronounced in comparision to the smell. It ends in a piney spicy numbing heat that is not overwhelming but lingers. Herbs like oregano oil.

M: Resinous, a little oily, medium low to low carbonation.

O: Found it in Chiangmai, loving it for its scent, taste and American flavour. Rare find in these parts, takes me back to travels in the US. Would pair well with spicy food but is great by itself.

patre_tim, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of scotorum
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%

Bought as a mixed six single to try.
Poured into a tulip glass from the 12 oz. bottle.

a: A nearly transparent medium amber. Flat. I am taking that into account in the rest of this review. Apparently not properly capped.

s: Fragrant pine.

t: Nicely hopped, like a medium strength IPA but darker color. Very enjoyable despite the lack of carbonation of this particular example.

m: Smooth, light to medium heft.

o: I'll have to get more of this to try fully carbonated, because it was so good. Another winner from Luganitas.

scotorum, Jul 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Kyrojack, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of BB1313
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent golden with a slight haze; huge fluffy white head that sticks around and leaves sticky lacing and great retention. The aromas are full of subtle sticky mango. There's some pineapple and grapefruit in the mix. There's a touch of caramel malts going on as well. The flavors match the nose perfectly. Lots of citrus and a touch of pine. The bitterness is very subtle. Mouthfeel is great; moderate carbonation and his extremely smooth on the palate. This is very easy to drink.

So this wasn't just bottle yesterday, but it's within the 3 month period. I've had this before in the past, but it's been awhile. It's a very solid pale ale which almost borderlines an IPA, but not quite. It's extremely refreshing. Worth checking out. It falls into what anyone would expect from Lagunitas.

Grade: B

BB1313, Jul 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

pathman, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

carterbt, Jul 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Budinetz, Jul 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

acurtis, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

meehandennis, Jul 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

DSkilling, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Kmat10, Jul 08, 2013
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4.86/5  rDev +22.7%

This brew pours a semi-clear copper color with a two finger head which lasts a long time, good carbonation and thick lacing which lasts until the end.

The smell is citrus and floral hops, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, and caramel malts.

The taste follows the nose, grapefruit, pineapple, citrus and floral hops dominate. There is a think caramel malt backbone and the taste finishes with oily pine hops.

The feel is thick, bready and chewy. You could really almost chew this. There is are also oily hops left on the tongue after swallowing.

Overall this is one of the few American Pale Ale's I like, make that love. Another winner from Lagunitas, which is quickly becoming my favorite brewery. They do hops right. Although this brew is not listed as "sessionable" I believe it is the most sessionable A.P.A. I have had.

microbrewlover, Jul 07, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +11.9%

A - Pours an off white head with a light copper color body. Excellent bubbles even ten minutes after poured.

S - Great hop aroma. Super balanced nose that allows you to anticipate the taste of the ale.

T - Near perfect pale ale taste. Just the right amount of hop flavor with a slight bitterness that lingers on palate. I get almost a little apple mid sip.

M - Impecable mouthfeel. Awesome carbonation through the entire glass and session. Really velvety on the swallow.

O - This is an amazing beer for the summer or really anytime. Super session beer that also carries a pretty high ABV. This is a great "burger" beer that would be awesome to bring to any BBQ or to have on draft with some wings and fries.

CFC_HeadHUNTER, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

rosschive, Jul 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

kkohler5, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

hollywood_15063, Jul 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

cjs61679, Jul 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

MastaShonuf, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Jfk1489, Jul 02, 2013
New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,374 ratings.