New Dogtown Pale Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

New Dogtown Pale AleNew Dogtown Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.94/5
1,907 Ratings
New Dogtown Pale AleNew Dogtown Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by thartman on 09-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,146
Reviews:
426
Ratings:
1,907
pDev:
10.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
345
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,907 |  Reviews: 426
Photo of jlindros
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lagunitas is one of the breweries I found early in my craft beer days, and really helped me get into hoppy beers. But never went back and actually reviewed a lot of the beers, so trying to do that now.

Bottling code, but no discernible date. Pours a light fizzy head, little creamy, hits 1/2 a finger before fading back, nice lacing, nice crystal clear golden honey colored.

Nose nice hops, a mild citrus and rind, fruity and floral hop presence, a little grassiness to the floral hop, faint grainy malt base, fair fruity hop.

Taste brings nice light hop profile, quite floral and a bit grassy, with a nice fruity hop character too, hard to pinpoint the fruit but a fruity like profile, and some fair bitterness that increases a bit as it gets a little spicy like on the back end. Light soft malt base, almost crisp lager like finish, with a big bitter back end, mildly spicy hops, but mostly grassy floral and fruity.

Mouth is med bod, a bit soft, decent carb.

Overall pretty nice, soft malt base that almost gives a lager like quality, nice hop profile not too heavy in any direction, pretty enjoyable yet very drinkable and sessionable, and a nice hoppy bitter finish.

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Photo of BrewThru_29
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear bright gold. Decent head retention/lace. Looks good! Smells like loads of every type of citrus you can imagine. Big fruit nose. Taste is definitely big citrus hops...grapefruit/lemon being the primary. If u dont like hitter hops, this is not your beer. Carbonation level is fairly high, but it works with the flavors. Overall, I'm impressed. Lagunitas brews some high quality pale ales! If u like hops, this is a good one.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 9.24.12.

A - Pours a crystal clear medium orange with a one inch off-white head that fades slowly.

S - Subtle hoppy citrus and some light sweet malts.

T - Just like the nose. Subtel and balanced.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Pale, hoppy-touch. Pretty balanced.

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Photo of BretSikkink
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden color with some lowlighting of copper. Head is bone white and about an inch tall, but the lacing and retention produced are worth the price of admission. Hoppy aroma mingles with some notes of light grain and pale malt. Definitely hop forward.

I was surprised initially by how hoppy it was, almost reaching to an IPA status. It does mellow, or I got used to the hops, but it is definitely within the APA framework. Citrus abounds, malts are pale and light, body is medium, and finish is dry. Drinkable as hell and gets a definite go-ahead for this category.

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear light golden amber with lots of bubbles and a three-finger, white, frothy head that lasted more than a few minutes. Great lacing.

S: Orange, grapefruit, pineapple. Citrus hops. Really nice.

T: Moderate sweetness and hop bitterness. Citrus and spice. Bready and caramel malt. Toasted and woody and slightly bitter finish. Pretty good.

M: Light to medium bodied. Crisp and dry with soft to moderate carbonation. Kind of metallic.

O: This beer looked and smelled great. The flavor was pretty good, but the mouthfeel was lacking. Overall, pretty good though.

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Photo of Gsdmica
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Le_HopHead
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mikey_C_getitright
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Genx
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Avasquez11
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Evango
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mikeg67
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours deep golden with a fluffy, short lived, white head. Citrusy hops, biscuit malt and marmalade in the aroma. Light-medium tangy body. Taste starts with moderate citrus hops followed by biscuit malt and ripe fruit. Then finish becomes dry and quite hoppy. Delicious brew.

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Photo of tubeman
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a very clear and fizzy star with a sizeable head. The aroma is mostly of pine, with a hint of citrus, classic west coast aroma. The flavor leads with dry grapefruit, followed by a healthy dose of pine. The mouthfeel begins thin and evens out into a slightly unctuous texture. Overall this is a veyr pleasing, slightly dank America pale. Should sell better than it does.

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Photo of EOC
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoggo
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of beerbart
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
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

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Photo of aknalley
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of frasergrove
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of avaldivia
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Lagunitas

A: Bright golden color with a nice head and good lacing.

S: Citrus, grapefruit. More floral than I expected considering this is a Pale ale and not an IPA.

T: Same as the smell. Very hoppy and citrusy upfront which leads to a nice Malty balance. I may be alone, but this one almost feels hoppier than their IPA.

M: Nice and crisp. Doesn't overly coat your palate. Very well carbonated.

O: A good, hoppy Pale Ale. Very enjoyable and worth a try.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a thin creme head. Nose is pungent floral spiced hops. Citrus tones are on there as well. Flavor is bringing a higer aciditiy with salty citrus toned hop characteristics. Feel has a boisterous carbonation and a good liquid body. This is definitely an American Pale Ale. Higher acidity and higher IBUs than an English version.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukass
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,907 ratings
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