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New Dogtown Pale Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

New DogTown – Pale Ale (6.2%) - Lagunitas Brewing Co. (California)

App: Pours a solid gold with a one and a half finger off white head that retains very well and leaves a lot of soapy lacing up the side of the glass. Lots of sediment floating around in this one.

Smell: Spicy and herbal hops notes dominate the nose with a light tropical fruit aroma, with some hints of savory herbs and mint. Black pepper and rosemary. Malts present and sweet, some biscuit like aromas very faint. Slight smell of cane sugar and caramel.

Taste: Taste is very hop-forward at first but well balanced enough that after the initial bittering wallop, a pleasant sweetness lingers and counterbalances the astringency of the hops. A little sour, and plenty bitter. Mellow creaminess in the true taste is totally murdered by a strong bitter aftertaste. Aftertaste is good however, bitter but not oppressive. As the beer warms the hops take on a more aggressive character and the balance quickly gets out of kilter.

Mouth: Good body that supports the hop bitterness, but a little heavy on the carbonation I feel.

Home tasting, 12oz bottle into Tulip. 1/29/14.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a wine glass.

A - Beer pours a very nice clear amber with about a 2-finger head. Head stuck around for a while.

S - There's really not a lot going on. Lightly breadiness and a light general hoppiness with some fruit to it.

T - The taste is much more complex than the aroma. Malt back bone is strong and very noticeable up front. Notes of toasted bread are noticeable. Hops hit the tongue quickly, and are a quite bitter, and slightly flowery. Very heavy on the grapefruit taste, so I'm assuming Cascade's are used. Also noted some hints of sunflower and pumpkin seed. Lot's of very nice flavors, excellent tasting beer.

F - Very drinkable. Has enough bite that it isn't weak, but it's smooth and crisp. Could blast back plenty of these.

O - I hope to be able to find this stuff again, it could develop into one of my favorite Pale Ale's. Smooth and crisp, yet packs plenty of flavor. Both hoppy and malty. Quite complex for a Pale Ale. Highly recommended.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

As a fan of Lagunitas' s ipas I was quite excited to try their Apa. It did not dissappoint. This ale pours a hazy yellow copper color with a generous and lasting white frothy head. It sips very clean and light given the abv and the style of beer. The aromas are citrusy and hoppy at first giving way to a malty sweetness. Flavors follow suit with a beginning of pine and citrus as a result of the hops. Giving way to a sweet malt and yest note and resolving back to the bitterness of hops on the finish. I'm even getting some notes of coffee, surprising for an ale of this lightness. As with all the Lagunitas products, this is a quality crafted beer and one that I could enjoy frequently and in ample amounts.

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