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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Photo of nickapalooza86
4.76/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear light orange with a half finger of white head

Smell is citrus hops, pale malt, grapefruit, grassy

Taste is incredible, Citrus, grassy, pale malts, herbal spice, tropical fruit.

Mouthfeel is clean and crisp with a refreshing carbonation

Oh my... I am glad a fresh batch finally came it! It seems the IPA sells way better around there then the pale which makes no sense to me as this is basically mini sucks and sessionable, World Class stuff if you ask me. Grabbed 2 6s of the fresh stuff (who knows when I will see it again)

This beer is definitely one of the best APAs out there

I have been leaning towards hoppy pales over IPAs lately because of the finess you get in the flavor. I just recently got to try ZD for the first time and had high hopes, but alas it was all bitter an little flavor. This is just the opposite all hop flavor no bitterness. I hope I can keep getting this around here fresh, perfect summer and almost perfect Pale.

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Photo of horsecorosous
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of TLA
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Artjsantos
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of utopiajane
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours splendid into a pint glass with a tall head of foam that fell ever so slowly to some sticky, craggy lacing. Classic copper orange color and clear. Nose was dry and the perfect blend of leafy hops and pale malt. A little grapefruit and a little soap. The malt in the nose gives a promise of sweetness that’s luscious and provocative. Taste is herbal, generous with hops, hay and silky with citrus that wasn’t overbearing. The malt backbone was aggressive and evoked some honey sweetness while standing up strong against the bitter hop oily resin. This was a full bodied and boisterous pale ale that was clean, thirst quenching and had a depth of flavor that was solid and satisfying.

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Photo of grubefresh
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of bubseymour
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Dcunicelli
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of dmmcgove
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hahahahahahaha, the label reads, "This is not the original Pale Ale as brewed in far away 1993 in the back of the Old House of Richards Building in the West Marin hamlet of Forest Knolls right next to little Lagunitas...It is way better. Back then the beer tasted like broccoli and kerosene and the carbonation ate right through and drained your stomach into your gut..."

Pours a transparent gold with a massive head, pretty heavy carbonation and tons of ultra stick lacing.

Citric hops dominate the start of the smell, white bread and a hint of caramel follow.

Pale malts, cumquat/grapefruit, slight caramel and grassy hops make for a very balanced start to this APA. Smooth citrus and slightly mineral finish. Very smooth going down. Tastes very fresh, though I could find no date of any sort on the bottle.

Excellent hoppy pale ale. Certainly not as hoppy or heavy as an IPA, but very flavorful and refreshing. I'm surprised I haven't reviewed this before... or that I don't enjoy more often.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottled May 8, less than a month old.

A: Clear golden body with nice 2 finger head. Good retention.

S: Huge hop aroma for a pale ale. Kind of like a Hop Stoopid-light. Excellent stuff.

T: Super hoppy for a pale ale, which for me is a good thing. Full of citrus and tropical fruit notes. A little bit of sugar but pretty dry. Light malt backbone that works well.

M: Good level of carbonation, not too sticky. I could drink a lot of these in a row without any problem.

O: Awesome pale ale from Lagunitas. I'll be buying more of this.

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Photo of APBT91
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of ummswimmin
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of bolanrox
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sierra Nevada pint glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a clean, dark gold color with an 1/8 inch head that doesn't retain long and sinks down to a ring around the glass and the usual surface bubbles.

S- Wet, fresh hops. Smells clean, almost like wet glass, yet pungent.

T- Quite hoppy for a pale ale, yet not overly bitter. Grassy, mildly piney. Has a moderate fruitiness given the more hop-forward stab at the style. Pretty high in alcohol for an APA but hidden well enough.

M- Medium-low carbonation. A bit of oily slickness due to the hop content. Some tart quality also becomes apparent from the bitterness.

O- More like a straight up IPA but who's keeping score? Another great beer from a great brewery.

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Photo of simont1
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

12oz bottle in a tulip.

A-Poured a light golden-orange color with a 2-finger head that tapers to a bubbly film. Fat rings of lacing. Slight haze.

S- Pleasant fruit hoppiness. Mildly sweet fruit notes are a nice change from the citrus hops.

T- Pale and caramel malts compliment the hop fruitiness. Dry toasted malt. Not sweet.

M- Refreshing with medium body. Good carbonation. Hop tang and dry finish. Slightly metallic.

O- Nice drinking pale ale.

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Photo of JISurfer
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of strohme2
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of JamFuel
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Stugotzo
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Dools9
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

New DogTown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,920 ratings