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New Dogtown Pale Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.94/5
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1,909 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#5,343
Reviews:
427
Ratings:
1,909
pDev:
10.41%
Bros Score:
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Glennlawless
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Gold, see through, with a one finger head. nice lacing already. head is frothy and creamy looking.

S - When i opened the bottle and smelled all i got was a blast of grapefruit. smells very juicy and tropical. a little grassy as well.

T - super well balanced and drinkable. getting a lot of malt to balance out the bitter grapefruit....finishes mild with a little lingering bitterness. tasty.

M - well carbonated and a little creamy with a medium body.

Overall this is a real nice drinkable, well balanced brew by Lagunitas. Pretty hoppy but balanced well to make it very drinkable....almost sessionable. Good beer to sit back and enjoy a few of. If i ever see this on tap id totally get it again.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours with a huge frothy head that fades slowly to a pretty decent covering of creamy white bubbles. Carbonation is fairly apparent. The beer itself is a fairly non-nondescript dark yellow color (rather like urine).

The nose is where this beer really shines. It smells of my very favorite hop characteristic, big grapefruit. This smells like I just cut open the biggest, juiciest grapefruit, its really quite wonderful.

The taste is a bit nondescript, sort of like its appearance. The initial hit is malty sweetness that is quickly tempered by a subtle hop bitterness. This is not a terribly bitter APA, it has a nice balance between the malt and the hops. There is little residual bitterness on the after taste, the lingering notes are mild malt.

This is a solid beer, I much prefer Peeper as an APA but this isn't a bad deal for the price (around $9.50 for a sixer). It smells great, I just wish its flavor matched its nose a bit more.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Light orange with a 1/2-finger head, fair carbonation
S: Grapefruit, malt, grass, a bit of pine. Slightly muted
T: Largely matches the nose. Quite distinct white grapefruit. Herbal. Malt backbone, good balance
M: Fairly light-bodied, good crispness, slight carbonation
O: Not as bold as many pale ales but sometimes that's a good thing as components besides the hops get to shine

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,909 ratings
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