New Dogtown Pale Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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New Dogtown Pale AleNew Dogtown Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by thartman on 09-17-2008

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Reviews:
408
Ratings:
1,846
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
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76
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Reviews: 408 | Ratings: 1,846
Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From 355 ml bottle (no date) into a nonic.

A-A normal to slightly aggressive pour produces a fat finger of nearly-white foam. Retention is poor, but there is some decent lacing left behind. The brew is pretty clear and golden in color with a stray bubble of carbonation. A good example of the style.

S-The smell is pleasantly pungent with lots of sharp, zesty hops that give a nice citrus bite. There is just a bit of spice and bitterness in the hops to go along with milder malts. The malts give a bit of toasted bread and caramel to go along with a slightly fruity alcohol. Really nice.

T-The taste is less inspiring than the smell. The hops are still here, as is the spicy orange flavor, but they have faded a bit leaving more toast and caramel flavor. Unfortunately, I also get some harsh, grainy components that don't add anything constructive.

M-The beer is nicely (assertively) carbonated with a crisp, clean feel. Heft is medium.

O-This is a pretty tasty, hop-forward APA. The smell is particularly inviting with a nice balance of mildly sweet citrus flavors and sharper, drier notes. The taste is a little bit harsh and rough around the edges, but not terrible by any means. This is a solid, easy to drink brew for everyday drinking.

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Photo of gonzo000
3.87/5  rDev -3%

A very good pale ale. Smooth, floral on the front, pine bite on the back. Solid pale ale that I would revisit, but this is on the lower end of Lagunitas IPA offerings.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

If the "session IPA" is to replace the classic American pale ale in the future- Lagunitas is ahead of the curve with this dog of a low-bodied hop-bomb!

Its innocent enough austere is light gold, nearly emulating pilsner with a caramelized gaze. But with the taste looming, the nose is taken back by the IPA-like scent that squarely focuses on white grapefruit rind, under-ripened orange and a strong grassy and leafy quality. Its grain and caramel sweetness is supportive of the hop onslaught at first but that is all short lived.

The malt sweetness drops out of the middle palate, and leaves creamy malt textures to fend for their own- quickly dominated by the citrus, leaf and herbaceous hop flavor. Strong carbonation brings the vegetative flavors to life and gives the palate a good scrubbing heading into finish.

Closing with strong bitterness that stands tall in the absence of malt- dragging with it the character of citrus pith, grass, stem and leaf. Its chlorophyll bite hangs in the back of the throat and is slow to relinquish its grip. The rest of the flavors are fast-fleeting and leaves the palate clean, crisp and refreshed.

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Photo of oberon
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Always love getting my hands on some new Lagunitas stuff.Poured into a nonic a dull light to medium golend with a thinner but well retained white head.Great aromas the hop profile really stricks out,pine with citric notes mixed with a lightly sweet caramel/biscuit malt base.The flavors dont hit home as much as I ecpected,the caramel malt notes show thru upfront with the citric,piney hop notes finishing but its a little lighter than expected.Mouthfeel is a tad thin but the beer is quaffable.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Turbo
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of brownbeer
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright orange with a thin white head.

I'm greeted by floral hops on the nose with citrus, and doughy malts not far behind.

Grapefruit/citrus flavors blend with the pale malt sweetness. Still, it's hop driven for the most part.

Not the tip-top, but flavorful, sessionable, and respectable.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of J2L
2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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2/5  rDev -49.9%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sasoares
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Lazaro
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Beaver13
2.58/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours clear yellow with a medium frothy white head that retains fairly well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is biscuity malts and grassy, slightly metallic, hops.

The flavor is sweet biscuity malts with a pretty big grassy hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation.

Overall, an OK pale ale with good bitterness. The biscuit malt and grassy hops aren't my thing though.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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