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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1,911 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#5,400
Reviews:
427
Ratings:
1,911
pDev:
10.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
346
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Ratings: 1,911 |  Reviews: 427
Photo of grahuba
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Smconnor
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kpoole25
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reminds me of SN Hop Hunter, something a little different in how the hops taste. On my palate it comes across as overly bitter. Hops had a vague sweet/fruity smell and taste but seemed muddled, neither citrus or pine or tropical..maybe a tad earthy. At 6.2% seems a little high for APA, again not sure what to make of this beer, borders on IPA but whatever, there are better APA/IPA out there.

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Photo of Eziel
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigJim5021
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Poloplaya
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dtumminelliob
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's generally a good pale ale, but a step short of being great. It is straw-colored--possibly a little light, but completely within the realm of reasonable for a pale ale--and the flavor is bitter but, again, a little less aggressive or nuanced than I would probably desire in the ideal pale ale. To summarize, good--stellar, even. If in the mood for a pale ale, I would order it in a pub if it was one of only a few on tap, but probably not what I would choose given a variety of options or a purchase from a well-stocked store.

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Photo of E-McFarden
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chiefy770
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 Fluid Ounce Bottle
Bottled on March 23rd, 2015 (Julian Code stamped on bottleneck)
Reviewed on May 21st, 2015
Served in a Lagunitas Jar

Eyes
Poured a clean gold body with a slight orange glow. The head was close to an inch and a half tall. It quickly collapsed and left a pleasing amount of sticky lacing.

Nose
Big notes of floral hops. Sweet citrus, think grapefruit, lemon peel, and even a bit of orange.

Mouth
A nice blend of grapefruit, floral, and pine infused hops hit the tongue first. The bitterness quickly intensified until a weak presence of biscuity malts attempted to level things out. Semi dry finish. Moderate carbonation. Medium bodied.

Notes
Damn good beer!

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Photo of Lobina
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of David19457
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of rspauldi
3.17/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Reckage
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wtighe03
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skabiski
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PawG
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mostly clear golden color with white head. Floral notes, light fruits, and some other sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a floral note.

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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,911 ratings
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