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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: 1,483
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 48
Gots: 132 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

cnwillis31, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Premo88
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into tulip

L: almost peach; a light orange very clear with the very slightest hint of pink in it that makes me think "peach"; awesome fluffy white head, about 1 inch to a bit more that laces all the way down

S: starts out almost all hops ... piney, bitter; as it warms up, it has a cool note of orange (not grapefruit). kind of different and nice.

T: pretty much standard hoppy American pale ale fare. nothing special, nothing terrible. great big bitter bite without much balance of anything else, occasional citrus notes.

F: tons of carbonation which i love

O: a fine American pale ale but I'm not sure it stands out from the other American pale ales I've had. the color that bleeds just every so slightly toward peach is unique, and the orange smell is cool. VERY similar to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, which ain't a bad thing at all.

Premo88, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of JimmyFlatRock
4/5  rDev +1.3%

JimmyFlatRock, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

4Socialanxiety, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +1.3%

oriolesfan4, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of cuy50
4/5  rDev +1.3%

cuy50, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of midnitesun11
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

midnitesun11, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of sbxx
4/5  rDev +1.3%

sbxx, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of phishsihq
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The brew pours a clear, amber-gold, and is capped by a modestly foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Pale malt aromas and a touch of caramel and honey add a sweetness to the citrus and floral notes that dominate the nose. Slightly toasted malt and a bit of caramel provide the sweet flavors that balance the leafy and citrus hop flavors. Very well balanced, New Dogtown is medium bodied with a perfect level of carbonation.

phishsihq, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of gir02021
4/5  rDev +1.3%

gir02021, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of jealmanzar
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

jealmanzar, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of Harkrank
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Harkrank, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of MBoydL
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a bit on the darker side compared to a lot of other pale ales I've had but not to the point of being amber. Poured into a 3 Floyd's pint glass it had about one finger of creamy head.

Smell is a little citrus, a little grass, and a little bready. I don't think this was the freshest bottle. I have a feeling a fresher one would have carried a lot more hop character.

Taste is really nice. Again citrus comes through with a slightly sweet and even "boozy" finish...maybe more warm than "boozy".

Overall I liked it a lot. Would definitely have it again.

MBoydL, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Drecher
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Drecher, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of wes123
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very nice golden color, nice head that fades quickly, lacing on the glass. Strong smell of grapefruit. Citrus and pine on the front end, fades to a gentle sweet malt back. Nice mouthfeel with good bitterness and carbonation that both linger. Overall a really nice pale ale. Perfect on a warm afternoon.

wes123, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

AC-Mivsek, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of Hultkrantz
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Hultkrantz, Apr 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

JArena13, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

WDJersey, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of eriknordlund
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

eriknordlund, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

capnamerica, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of jmccullough108
4/5  rDev +1.3%

jmccullough108, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Herky21
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

App- brilliant gold hue. It's like a bright gold fall leaf.

Smell- Lots of pine, some citrus.

Taste - lots of pine and a nice acidity from some light tropical flavors.

Mouthfeel - carb'd well. The bitterness is just pushing the bubbles to the perfect point.

Overall: This is an incredible and fantastic beer. It has the perfect balance of hops, slightly more than the sugar. Perfect hop-forward west coast pale ale.

Herky21, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

aranton, Mar 27, 2013
New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,483 ratings.