New DogTown Pale Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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New DogTown Pale AleNew DogTown Pale Ale
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3.94/5
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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

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Added by thartman on 09-17-2008

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#5,956
Reviews:
429
Ratings:
1,917
pDev:
10.41%
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Photo of Manthon
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckpalka
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Living in Chicago, Lagunitas is close and I like to try something different every time I go. So I haven't had New Dogtown in a long time so I had one. I hear this is one of there originals but the recipe has changed a bit. I know it's been reviewed a ton but heres one more. It has a clear pale amber color and after the initial pour settles it has just a slight off white foam then little or no carbonation off the bottom of the glass. It has a slight bread smell. The taste is a mild bitterness with a gummy or resinous feel but not in a bad way. And it finishes dry. Nice lacing. Of course having it at the brewery you know it fresh. A little different with the mouth feel and dry finish but I like it enough to take home a 6 pack. Nice.

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Photo of CreedeSon
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a bright, golden yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a massive, creamy, extremely long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A good aroma of hops, malt, citrus fruit, and pine resin.

T: Tasted of a decent shot of citrus fruit (grapefruit, in particular), some bready malt (most in the finish), lots of hops, a tinge of pine resin and some tropical fruit (mango). A very hop-centric flavor, but not overwhelmingly so. At first it seems like the hops dominate everything, but as you go along the fruit elements kick in and everything seems to work.

F: A solid amount of carbonation with a sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, this is a solidly made APA. Easy to drink and likable.

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Photo of seakayak
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbankovs
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OntheLambic
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dacrza1
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DATE: November 5, 2017... OCCASION: preparing for a short week of school with a promising "new" pale ale... GLASSWARE: Howard's Pub pint... cracks and sizzles out the bottle, creating a clear golden yellow body with an upward shower of carbonation... the white head is half-finger thick, bubbly and substantial... lemon zest and light grapefruit are first to be experienced.. bread malts are toasted and palpable... as a pale, this doesn't demand attention, but it definitely doesn't disappoint either... first sip is smooth, somewhat weighty and medium-bodied--textured to the throat, and lingering once there... dry and sharp... the malts actually show up first in the flavor profile, toasted and sweet--not at all what I expected! The secondary experience is lemon, earthy resin, grapefruit, and a tropical fruit that grows in its tangibility as the glass drains... in short, another hop-forward, drinker-friendly offering from Lagunitas... definitely a toned-down profile, thought at 6.2%, ABV, still worth one's attention... better than the sum of its parts...

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Photo of Khaack
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Segelstrom
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Radcpa
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a clear amber with white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a pleasant citrus with hoppy accent. Taste is also a pleasant citrus with some hoppy accent.

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Photo of GreenBayBA
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Paoloboston
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkermitj
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitekid
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yancey82
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Lagunitas mason jar

A: Pours golden orange amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer and laces very nicely.

S: Citrus instantly countered with dank herbal notes, pine, hints of tropical fruit, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Dank herbal notes, citrus, grapefruit, orange, and lemon, pine, just a hint of tropical fruit, papaya, mango, and pineapple, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Classic old school Lagunitas. Really solid pale ale.

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Photo of adam36
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

L: Clear golden orange with a massive foamy white head. Excellent retention, sheets of lacing.

S: Orange and grapefruit zest, citrus oils just ripping into your nostrils, like freshly shredded orange peels. Intensely zesty and zippy. Smells dank and grassy...not unlike marijuana, as well. A bit of biscuity malt backbone and typical Lagunitas chemical/rubber, but mostly huge ripping citrus and weed.

T: Follows the nose exactly. Enormous fresh oranges and grapefruit. The sharpest and most acidic aspects of the fruits. Like all the oils of the skin condensed into a juice. Extremely zesty, sharp, orange and grapefruit. Some sweetness, like the juice of a ripe pink grapefruit. A bit of biscuit malt backbone, earthy, with characteristic rubber/dankness, and a nice weed-like presence. Super citrusy, though. Crisp and dry on the backend, with a bit of lingering citrus peel bitterness.

F: Medium-light bodied, light enough to be refreshing and crushable, but heavy enough to please the palate. Moderate to medium-high carbonation, smooth and boisterous on the tongue. Finishes crisp and dry.

O: An incredible pale ale. This bottle is super fresh and it's delicious. It's super hoppy but hits the marks in every conceivable way. Simply a pleasure to drink. Amazing!

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Photo of Kevin6234
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid with a nice balance.

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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 sjrider
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mudROCK
3.27/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not my favorite offering from these top-notch masters, but it's a good beer. I wouldn't kick it out of bed, I mean the fridge.

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New DogTown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,917 ratings