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
lagunitas.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,899
Reviews:
424
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.3%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
342
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2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of Noxious26
2.88/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz brown bottle with pry off cap poured in a pilsener glass. Purchased at Willow Park in Regina.

Dark yellow (but not quite golden) and a little hazy. Bright white head is 1/2 inch on the pour but quickly recedes to a few islands and a ring around the edge.

Aroma is all hops. Citrusy through and through.

Zero complexity here. Citrus hops with a bitter grapefruit finish. No balance either.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Ho-hum. Let's assault our palate with hops. Could be quite nice if we actually had atleast a trace of malt.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
2.9/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a hazy orange honey with a small white cap

S: Fruity and floral with some crackers

T : Light crackery malts give way to apricot, grass, lemons and dish detergent and ends with an aggressive and lingering hop bitterness thats pretty obnoxious.

M: Light to medium bodied, finishes dry, over carbonated.

O : Overall worth a try. it would not be my first choice but I might drink it again if I see it.

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Photo of Brinky
2.95/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of illpass78
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a glass.

Appearance: Pours a neat golden color with a pillowy white head that sticks around a good while. Carbonation and lacing both heavy.

Aroma: Smells of pine, grapefruit, lemon, citrus, grassiness and some toast.

Taste: There's something off about this. The grapefruit in the nose is really, really dominant. It's very bitter for an American pale ale. It's OK but I don't love it.

Mouthfeel: It's pleasant on the palate; body is just right for this style. The bitter grapefruit taste makes it less enjoyable, though.

Overall: I know this stuff is beloved but I'm kind of lukewarm on it. It's very average. The dominant flavors don't appeal to me, which is kind of a deal-breaker.

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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Photo of dave39
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nose is really a pungent grapefruit. Not bad, but just different. Grapefruit is overwhelming.

Taste is a little off. The lack of balance shows through in the after taste. Definitely a notch below others I have reviewed.

I can session with up to 6%, but this is not a sessionable beer for me because of the extreme bitterness at the end. The palate is punished, and not in a good way.

So, it's not sessionable, and not an occasion beer, so I don't see it getting any space in my fridge anytime soon. It's really a notch below the Sculpin and Stone's Ruination IPA, imo. It's not even in the same universe as the Enjoy By.

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 1,899 ratings.
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