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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Photo of lochef81
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
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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Photo of lgmol
4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BrooklynPanch
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of micropale
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of skizzy92
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of LehighAce06
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of OKCNittany
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of mjstacker
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of imyourhero21
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of javlin624
1.75/5  rDev -56%

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of allstar255
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of leaddog
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle.

Appearance- Pours a golden yellow hue with a finger width of foamy white head.

Smell - Citrus hops, grains, bready malts, lemon peel.

Taste - Moderate bitterness of citrus hops, along with bready malts and lemon peel. Finishes with a solid moderate bitterness as well.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A stellar American Pale Ale from Lagunitas. Nice level of bitterness complemented by the bready malts make this a true example of the style.

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Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of AHeaston8
4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Jotora
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of dar482
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out an extremely clear light golden. Almost looks like a The head is really huge on this one and very slowly dissipates.

The aroma has big fresh orange, lemon, citrus hoppiness, tons of floral notes.. A clean aroma of Lagunitas yeast.

Flavor wise. Upfront, you just get grapefruit and lemon and floral.

It has this cracker malt at the middle that is enjoyable and sweet. Then the grapefruit lingers for quite a while. Aftertaste has this weird graininess.

Despite this, the body is really light at 6.2% ABV. One could very easily slug these down quickly.

A decent pale ale. Would like more hoppiness and less grainy flavors.

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Photo of MisterFuzz
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Emnmarko
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Golden and clear with an almost soapy light head

S- Light hoppy floral sent with a little more than a hint of pungent citrus.

T- Sweet but dank and floral hop power up front. A bit piney. Also peppery and spicy. Hops hitting again later with enough malt flavor to balance it out nicely.

M- Nice carbonation, nice clean finish. Smooth and crisp.

O- This is a real nice hoppy pale ale. easy to drink and has a respectable drinkability. Tons of floral piney aftertaste that I enjoy. Makes me want another one. Maybe I will...

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Photo of ACB
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ElijahRivera
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed based on tasting notes from a blind pale ale tasting.

12 oz. bottle inside a paper bag poured into a plastic tasting cup.

A- clear amber.

S- Similar to taste.

T- Sugary sweet, juicy malts and citrus, floral, fruity hops. A distinctive sweetness like drinking your cotton candy at the carnival. The sweetness comes on a little strong for my liking, but is not without some balance from the bitterness of the hops.

M- Semi-bitter finish.

O- I had another one of these beers later that night, and it definitely grew on me. Definitely a pale ale I would gladly recommend and drink again. Long live Lagunitas!

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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 1,889 ratings.
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