New DogTown Pale Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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New DogTown Pale AleNew DogTown Pale Ale
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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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Ratings: 1,924 |  Reviews: 433
Photo of mwar
1.5/5  rDev -61.9%

Photo of TopherBreski
1.53/5  rDev -61.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Golden color with loads of carbonation. Decent hoppy aroma but I've seen a lot better. I typically like hoppy IPAs like Victory but this is way over hoppy and bitter.

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Photo of dmcbeerington
1.57/5  rDev -60.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer has A rating. For this reason, I bought 6 bottles. Guess what I hate this beer very much. Although it looks very good with golden color, it smell and taste horrible. Maybe it is just me, but I don't like this kinda of beer.

A. Good looking.

S. It has rather special smelling, not a normal beer kinda of smell. Personally, I don't like this smell.

T. Horrible. This beer is too hard to drink. It left very bitter taste afterward. I can't taste any sweetness from this better. It has some strange taste first, then the rest is bitterness. Seriously, I can't finish a whole bottle.

M. Feel like drinking water, but it taste strange. Some people like this beer because of this, but not me.

O. Don't consider this beer if you are new to beer drinking. It is very hard to drink and tastes horrible.

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Photo of javlin624
1.75/5  rDev -55.6%

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of sean_paul
2/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of SteveJeremy
2.06/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Bryan12345
2.25/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.44/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear light amber color with a 3 finger frothy head, leaving the signature IPA lace around the sides in webs and thick mucus.

Smells like a damn onion bomb, with dashes of garlic. I feel I'm spicing hamburger meat here. Slight bit of metal on the nose as well.

Flavor is of citrus peel, onion, sweat sock, hop oil, resins, and garlic cloves. It's not a palate wrecker thank God, but it sure tastes confused. Nothing compliments each other.

Feel is light bodied...too light for an IPA, with mild carbonation and a sticky semi-dry finish.

Overall this beer is the worst one I've had from Lagunitas. What were they going for here? This is not typical Lagunita's quality. It's like distilling Stone's Ruination to make a light beer. It's not good, and I won't be drinking it again.

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Photo of Aglassplease
2.47/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of Beaver13
2.58/5  rDev -34.5%
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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Photo of midaszero
2.68/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Hazy straw copper with thin white head and okay lacing

S - woody hops

T - Citrus hops with some malt on the backend that leaves a little citrus aftertaste

M - Medium body with medium carbonation that gives an odd feeling

D - It is unbalanced which makes it hard to enjoy. Hops need to be mellowed out a bit.

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Photo of MysticRuler
2.68/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean golden color. Light to medium body. Hoppy bitterness followed by sourness and an assertive astringency and a woodiness that comes as a surprise. Was expecting a bit more, it seems like they are just trying to fill a category here. Not a terrible brew but not one that I would like to quaff very often.

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Photo of kevdude
2.72/5  rDev -31%

Photo of Briken
2.72/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Clear light bubbly copper with thin tan head with little retention and no lacing. Citrusy hop aroma. Very citrusy hop flavor with hints of pale malts and traces of alcohol. Poor bitter profile in aftertaste. Thin body with medium-high carbonation.

Let me be clear, this is not a bad beer. However, it's similarity to the IPA makes me wonder why bother with the pale ale if I can get great hops in the IPA? It's realy not what I want in a pale ale especially when their IPA is so good.

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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New DogTown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,924 ratings