New Dogtown Pale Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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New Dogtown Pale AleNew Dogtown Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by thartman on 09-17-2008

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Photo of Gsdmica
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Le_HopHead
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mikey_C_getitright
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Genx
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Avasquez11
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Evango
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of mikeg67
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
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 +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
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 +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoggo
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of beerbart
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
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 +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of frasergrove
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of avaldivia
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
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 +1.3%
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 +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukass
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of spoony
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
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 Treyliff
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Barley's Taproom, Asheville

A- pours clear and golden in color, creamy white head with lacing all down the side of the glass

S- citrusy and grassy hops, mint leaves, slightly danky-yet-fresh

T- citrus hop with some grapefruit notes, mint, clean and dry on the finish, just a bit of toasted malt on the finish

M- light-med body, med carb, foamy mouthfeel , crisp and dry finish

O- this pale ale reminds me of snpa, citsidy-hop-forward for a pale, very good overall

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Photo of Emnmarko
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Golden and clear with an almost soapy light head

S- Light hoppy floral sent with a little more than a hint of pungent citrus.

T- Sweet but dank and floral hop power up front. A bit piney. Also peppery and spicy. Hops hitting again later with enough malt flavor to balance it out nicely.

M- Nice carbonation, nice clean finish. Smooth and crisp.

O- This is a real nice hoppy pale ale. easy to drink and has a respectable drinkability. Tons of floral piney aftertaste that I enjoy. Makes me want another one. Maybe I will...

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Photo of pschul4
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

First beer after DLD. God I hope I survive this

A- Pours darker than you'd expect for a pale ale but nice looking white fluffy head

S- Nice light citrus hop scent with a touch of pale malts in the background

T- Lots of grapefruit on the front end. Back end is the pale malts I know and love. Wish that grapefruit was more orangey but its still good

M- Little too thick for a APA. Not far off however

O- Enjoyable for sure. Would probably choose lil sumpin sumpin over this 9 times outta 10 however

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Photo of IronLover
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale orange in color and very hazy. Poured with a thick white foam with medium low retention. Medium hop aromas of citrus orange and earthy spice. Medium malt aromas with light crackery notes. Medium bodied with medium, tangy carbonation. Medium high spicy and earth resinous hop flavors with light notes of citrus orange. Medium malt aromas with light bready notes near the end. Spicy hop bite in the middle with medium high bitterness. Finished dryly with spicy hop flavors and light, lingering bitterness. Well balanced hop and malt aromas. Flavors lean toward the hoppy side for a pale ale with pleasant, slighty aggressive but also subtle hop characters. Crisp, refreshing and easy drinking.

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Photo of Premo88
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into tulip

L: almost peach; a light orange very clear with the very slightest hint of pink in it that makes me think "peach"; awesome fluffy white head, about 1 inch to a bit more that laces all the way down

S: starts out almost all hops ... piney, bitter; as it warms up, it has a cool note of orange (not grapefruit). kind of different and nice.

T: pretty much standard hoppy American pale ale fare. nothing special, nothing terrible. great big bitter bite without much balance of anything else, occasional citrus notes.

F: tons of carbonation which i love

O: a fine American pale ale but I'm not sure it stands out from the other American pale ales I've had. the color that bleeds just every so slightly toward peach is unique, and the orange smell is cool. VERY similar to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, which ain't a bad thing at all.

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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 1,886 ratings.
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