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Dogtown Pale Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Dogtown Pale AleDogtown Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 08-04-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 347 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pale amber with a sizeable head that leaves huge tracks of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S - Mild aroma, faint malt and faint pine and grasy hops.

T - Pine hops and some hay with faint light maltiness. Aftertaste is slight grassiness and malt.

M - A bit harsh from caarbonation, medium bodied, pretty refereshing.

D - Good. It is a typical pale ale. Not too much stands out exepct that it is a bit better than most in teh net effect. I will live near Lagunitas next year, so I will likely paartake in their beers often - from what I have had so far, I look forward to it.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pretty average as far as looks goes. The body is a copper colored with tons of little carbonation bubbles. The head and lace are both nice with good retention. The lace is spread out but the head is frothy

Smell: It has a very hoppy aroma. Fruity melon and citrus esters.

Taste:I thought the taste was a little bitterer than a pale should be. The flavor is good it just got me a little off guard. A lot of grapefruit and floral tones.

Mouthfeel: Very chewy

Overall: As in most of their selections you have to be a hop head to really enjoy.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The berr poured with only a lsight head. As the style suggests, it was pale copper in color and very little lace formed around the glass. The hops lended a bittersweet taste to the flavor. There were also subtle tones of malt and something else I could not quite place. The carbonation was just perfect enough to add to bring the flavors out more. This would make a great session beer.

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Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of BamfBacon
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of KTCamm
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Final beer of the night, on tap, at the Morris Tap and Grill in Randolph.

Pours light amber, some white foam. Pine nose, there, but not, lighter in intensity. A hop bitter throughout, nothing unusual to report. Strong, alternatively sweet and bitter.

For whatever reason I am frequently underwhelmed by Laguntitas offerings This i no exception. Eh.

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Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jgluck
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of spark3148857
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of beernut
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ScaryEd
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of civicm87
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of DaKur
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ebenicr
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jtmcgraw
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of sevenshubby
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PunkFloyd
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of csfcmitchell
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

05/29/05- Purchased at Piazza's Market in San Mateo, CA

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no dating. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Golden pour with a meduim sharp white head and webbed lacing inside for a short time.

Smell- Not a smeller to me. A small amount of hops and malt detected.

Taste- Nothing spectacular. Pretty nicely balanced, but none of the malt or hop flavors really made me think, wow, I want a few more of these. Mild fruity hops and typical flavored malt.

Mouthfeel- About your average carbonation for a PA

Drinkability- See taste....overall, I guess this would be an OK session beer. I've had many better PA's though.

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Photo of bh123
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 347 ratings
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