Dogtown Pale Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

Dogtown Pale AleDogtown Pale Ale
BA SCORE
61.8%
Liked This Beer
3.76 w/ 346 ratings
Dogtown Pale AleDogtown Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 08-04-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
346
Liked:
214
Avg:
3.76/5
pDev:
10.64%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 346 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of Bighuge
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Luminescent orange glow to this beer. A thin tan head fades to a thin coating and a bubbly rimming. The nose is floral, spicy and malty (sweet caramel). Big body for a pale. Damn near full. Malt and hops are in existing in perfect harmony. Pale malt base. Spicy, almost noble hop like character from the hops. Decent pale ale. Not great by any means.

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Photo of ibrewaletx
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An amber color that poured with a small head, maybe 1.5 fingers. It didn't last too long but laced good. It smelled NW hops distinctly from the first whif. This seemed to have more of a sweet taste than I would expect, not malty sweet - just slightly sweet in the after taste.
Overall for me was slightly below average as this sweetness didn't go too well for me.

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Photo of Gusler
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The after its disembarking from the 12-ounce brown bottle takes up residence in my glass a slightly hazy amber color with a prosperous creamy light tan head and after its disappearance the lace left over forms a thick and clinging sheet to the sides of the glass. Nose is lightly floral and malt sweet, fresh and appealing to the senses, start is somewhat sweet with a pleasant grain profile, the top medium in its feel to the palate. Finish is stern in its acidity with the hops delightful in their spicy bite, the aftertaste quite dry and a fine representative to the style.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2010-09-10 at McCleary's Pub in Marietta, PA

A - Slightly hazy, gold with 1-finger white head

S - Fragrant with pine, orange and floral.

T - Similar to the smells with mild biscut, caramel, pine, citrus and medium bitterness that fades fairly quickly.

M - Light body, medium carbonation. Mildly oily.

D - Easy session beer because it is light on the pallet. Good but not great flavors. I like some of their other brews better.

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Photo of mickeymac
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a short 12-oz bottle with the Lagunitas pup on the label, it is a slighty hazy golden-orange. The head was minimal and what was there dissipated quite quickly. The smell is light, with hops dominating the malt. The first few sips had a mildly unpleasant metallic taste and a fair dose of hop bitterness. About 1/4 way through the glass, a pleasant sweetness developed. However, the taste is a bit on the subdued side. Nothing about it is offensive, but nothing really sets it apart from the crowd. The mouthfeel is slightly thin, but it's very drinkable on a hot summer day.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My boss is a budding craft beer guy, so I gave him a can of Daisy Cutter with the directions: this is quite probably my favorite beer that I can buy anytime-- let me know what you think.
I got a message a few hours later that he loved it. He was saddened that he couldn't run out and buy it (as we live 40 miles SW of Chicago), but he went to a local Binnys and asked what they had that was "most similar" to Daisy Cutter... He was lead to a 6 pack of this beer... And he brought one in for me the next day to try it.

This is quite a bit more bitter, abrasive, and prickly than I remember. This beer has a dry malt note up front-- like water crackers, with a piney, earthy, and lightly citrusy hop bill.
The flavor follows that nose and delivers an intense bitter punch on the finish. Dry malt, grassy and earthy hops notes in the middle, with lemony grapefruit hops at the finish. The lingering bitterness is filled with notes of pine.

This looks almost like a BMC lager.

The body is nice-- prickly and tongue-scrubbing feel with enough heft to the body to work, but not too much to be overdone. The carbonation level is a tad high, but in a way it adds to that prickly/fizzy sensation.

Overall-- not bad. I LOVE pale ales... so I look forward to drinking all of them that I can... This is not bad, but I'd like a little more balance and a bit more of a focused hop approach. I would rather just buy Lagunitas IPA instead of this one. Of course, I must add that this is nowhere near Daisy Cutter.

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3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 61.8% out of 100 with 346 ratings
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