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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

1,234 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,234
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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Lang44

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-09-2012 22:49:20 | More by Lang44
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

08-06-2012 17:33:13 | More by Zaphog
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flyingmick

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-06-2012 12:16:25 | More by flyingmick
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elNopalero

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

“Needs more dog.”

This pours a light golden-amber color with a ruddy orange hue. There is some light foaming and an upfront, assertive grassy hop aroma. The flavor comes across as green, grassy, and hoppy—just what I’d expect!—with a piney bite and a dry finish. Nicely bodied, tasty and smooth. Hoppy pale ales = yum!

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2012 07:47:43 | More by elNopalero
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RWNay

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

08-06-2012 02:02:35 | More by RWNay
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wmc0005

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-04-2012 20:14:39 | More by wmc0005
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

07-31-2012 20:48:36 | More by eawolff99
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure why this took so long to get to. Not like it's hard to find or anything.
Classic and complex hop nose. Citrus and flower and grass - fresh and vital. Small malt grounding.
Very clear - almost lager like. White head that's initially kinda' noisy and it settles down in a bit.
Nicely balanced drink. Firm malt with soft pale malt. Very balanced hop flavors and bitterness. Long finish but the bitterness lays nicely.
A little light in the body and fully carbonated.
Very easy drinker. So nicely balanced of a drink. This one may have had a bit of age. but still was nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 19:10:59 | More by garymuchow
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-26-2012 03:57:49 | More by RMoeNay
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Keg N Kitchen in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a clear golden orange color with tangerine hues and a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Good retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Earthy hop aroma with notes of citrus and tropical fruit.  Slightly resinous with some grass/pine and a pale malt backbone.  Nose dominated by hints of orange peel, grapefruit and mango.

Medium bodied but fuller than expected with a great balance of dry bitterness, citrus/tropical fruit and pale malt.  Dry and bitter up front with some grassy pine flavor countered by orange rind, grapefruit and mango.  Subtle malt backbone but just enough to balance things out.  Easy drinking and very flavorful.  More like an ipa than a pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2012 02:44:32 | More by corby112
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circus_cat

Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours lighter than I expected. A golden color somewhere between wheat and light orange with a rocky white head that really sticks around--though the glass I'm using (somewhat football-shaped) might have something to do with that. Seems to be leaving lacing as it (slowly) goes down. The body is completely clear.

S: Beautiful hop aroma. Grapefruit, mango, and other tropical fruits up front. Maybe a little passionfruit. Slight breadiness behind. One of the best aromas I've gotten on an American pale. I'm hoping the taste will match.

T: I like the taste slightly less than the nose, but it is a very nice taste nonetheless. The sequence is interesting. I get bitter hops right up front, with the citrus and mango through the middle, then a really bready finish. Really enjoyable. You don't have that lingering bitter hop taste (I find it a little unpleasant, but I prefer malty beers so that's no shock) that American pales will often impart. It reminds me of drinking grapefruit juice (in a good way).

M: A littttle light-bodied, but not in a way that noticeably diminishes the overall quality of the beer. Fizzy in a pleasant, refreshing way. No booziness on the tongue.

O: I really, really love this beer. It's pretty bitter up front so I think hopheads will appreciate it but it's also nice and balanced for beer drinkers like me who prefer a nutty, malty ales. Highly recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 23:43:48 | More by circus_cat
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

07-22-2012 01:56:15 | More by rolltide8425
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

07-21-2012 04:03:48 | More by MrMcGibblets
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codon2004

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

07-16-2012 22:22:06 | More by codon2004
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Yjt2


4/5  rDev +1%

07-15-2012 22:08:00 | More by Yjt2
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mschind

California

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- 12 oz bottle into a pint glass didn't yield a lasting head . Crystal clear deep orange gold color.

S- Torrents of grapefruit rind. This is one hoppy pale.

T- The citrus hops in the nose are the predominant flavor with some malt notes in the background. The hop blast gives way to a pleasantly balance, dry finish.

M- Light bodied, a bit on the fizzy side but crisp and refreshing.

O- This is an excellent vision of a very hoppy APA. Just enough malt to keep it from being overly bitter. A fine session ale that will never get boring.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 21:13:16 | More by mschind
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MathNut

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-14-2012 05:21:15 | More by MathNut
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - light, translucent amber with a thin layer of white head that fades to a lacing quickly

S - floral, pineapple, bready

T - bready malt up front with a citrusy, floral hop finish

M - crisp, medium bodied, a bit over carbonated

This is a very flavorful APA. It's bready, malty, and full of hops. The citrusy, floral hop character lends great balance and drinkability to this pale ale. I'll definitely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 01:25:31 | More by tdm168
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ControlledBurn

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

07-12-2012 01:41:05 | More by ControlledBurn
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GMan

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1%

07-11-2012 23:28:31 | More by GMan
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In a land of hop forward, citrussy pales these days, here is a FINE representation of the emerging style. Great Beer enjoyed on tap at the Fireside Lodge Bed & Breakfast in S. Lake Tahoe.

Smell and taste match perfectly.

Big grapefruit rind, tangerines, and some of the lighter colored tropical fruits. This is all backed by a earthy breadiness. Slim on the malt bill which is appreciated. Spectacular for a Pale. Aroma and taste as good or better than many readily available IPAs on the market.

Mouthfeel is a bit light but very refreshing. The carbonation is spot on and the finish is dry & crisp, leaving the scene without a trace. Very hop forward pale, more like a IPA light.

This is my new session beer! Love it. One thought that came to mind was that this is just like a toned down version of Lagunitas Sucks.

Well done Lagunitas!

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2012 18:55:57 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

07-09-2012 03:15:05 | More by Texasfan549
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hoops61176

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

07-07-2012 02:09:01 | More by hoops61176
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mmarv74

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-05-2012 02:55:38 | More by mmarv74
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KingRascal


4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-03-2012 20:01:06 | More by KingRascal
New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,234 ratings.