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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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1,374 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thartman on 09-17-2008)
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Leonardo, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of Gatch
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden-copper with a huge, fluffy, off-white head that settles into craters and lumps of foam leaving behind a ton of lace and retention.

S: Huge resiny, piney, grassy, citrusy hops. Sweet, caramel, lightly roasted malt at the back. Nice. I'd say malty enough to be a PA as opposed to an IPA which is what the hops want you to think.

T: Similar to the nose but the hops shine. Fresh, delicious and bursting with fruit and pine.

M: Dry, resiny, malty. Great hoppy finish balanced with some sweet malt. Well-crafted.

O: Just malty enough to keep this from being an IPA. A damn good PA that's enjoyable to drink. Glad I bought a 6-pack. The epitome of the style.

Gatch, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

Greenster, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

kbenson, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of AbbyAlex
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

AbbyAlex, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of Kunstman
4/5  rDev +1%

Kunstman, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of friedpotatoes
5/5  rDev +26.3%

friedpotatoes, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of mkennedy119
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

mkennedy119, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of J2L
2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

J2L, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of LarsBrekken
4/5  rDev +1%

LarsBrekken, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of wigoalie1
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

wigoalie1, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of gmcsierra91
5/5  rDev +26.3%

gmcsierra91, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light amber color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of medium bitter notes with some light residual sugar. Taste is a mix between some dry malt notes with some bitter hops and subtle floral aromas notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Good but not as hop-centric as I was expecting knowing the brewer other offerings.

Phyl21ca, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of donactive
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

donactive, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of rangerred
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy light gold with a one finger white head. Ok lacing and head retention.

Aroma is a wonderful bouquet of floral and citrus hops. A little bit of pale malt underneath but it is overwhelmingly hops.

Tons of hops up front in the flavor. Lots of citrus and floral. There is caramel and pale malt underneath lending support. Even with all the hop flavor and aroma, bitterness is on the mild side. Finish is very crisp and clean with a slightly watery mouthfeel.

Overall, a really nice, easy-drinking ipa. Somewhat lacking in body but it more than makes up for it in hop aroma and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

rangerred, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-clear golden color with a nice white head and some lacing

S-citrus, pine, light malt and floral notes

T-nice malt backbone with grapefruit, pine, light caramel and slight bitterness in the finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-a nice solid flavorful pale ale and a good value

MDDMD, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

mattparsons, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

cjac, Oct 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

StoutishDan, Oct 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

ChopsMeister, Oct 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

MaineMike, Oct 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

FroggieG, Oct 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

amishbooze, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a Porter Bar goblet.

A: this has the powerful weed/citrusy hop aroma of an IPA, or even a DIPA. ABV is more like an IPA too, and partly hidden (although there is some harshness in the mouthfeel). The aromas seems clean even though it has some herbal/earthy elements in it and is reminiscent of skunky weed ... uh, from what I've heard.

T: plenty of hops in the flavor too, and they impart a clear impression of grapefruit in the aftertaste. The beer has a little sweetness upfront, and orange seems to be the predominant citrus flavor until the finish.

M: Medium body with a hint of syrup; medium carbonation; some warming and harshness from the alcohol (and hops?).

O: I would like to try this side-by-side with a Lagunitas Hop Stoopid (a favorite) -- I think the flavor profile is similar but less aggressive. At any rate, this is probably the most highly hopped APA I've ever had and would pass in a blind taste test as an IPA.

(revisited in June 2013 with a, most likely, 2013 bottle).

chinchill, Oct 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

MarkyMOD, Oct 05, 2012
New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,374 ratings.