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Lagunitas Dogtown Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Medium amber malty American pale ale


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
haddon90 (1559) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUL 22, 2003
A nice golden/copper color. Some head but not too much. Nice hoppy flavor and some maltiness too. Not bad!

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4979) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2003
Golden colour you'd expect from an APA, with a very small white head. The smell is a citrusey hoppyness, which is very nice for the style. The taste is a bit watery, after a good hop kick. Not much of a malt balance on this one, but all-in-all, not a bad beer. Now off to find the Lagunitas IPA!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2003
balanced aroma, medium yellow, lots of bubbles, good balance, some light hoppy notes, slight metallic/bitter finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2003
Pours a dark reddish gold color with a medium tan head. Aroma and flavor are hoppy and full of citrus. Somewhat average for a pale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fly (1420) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - APR 15, 2003
Middle of the road pale ale. I mean a nice road. Pretty houses. Some flowers and old trees. Well kept. Enjoyed the crisp hops. A little thin on the body and perhaps over-carbonated just a teensy bit while not employing too much by way of malt backing. Hey, I ain't really complaining. Simple pleasure. I could drink this as a stand by.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Medium, slightly cloudy golden amber. Fairly well balanced, easy drinking APA. Not very distinctive but IMO quite well crafted and enjoyable. Goes well with food and would be good for a session.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2003
From Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA. Pours a dark gold/amber color with a medium thin light beige head. Aroma is lightly hoppy and citrusy. The flavor is decent but not really breaking new ground. Floral hops, citrus and a little malt. I did like the finish, which was nicely nutty throughout. Beyond that though this is middle of the road stuff.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - JAN 28, 2003
(27Jan2003--12oz.bottle) Slight above average beer. Medium amber in color. Aroma of yeast (bread), citrus, some hops. Head: Extremely fine-bubbled,thick, lacy, receding, low-to-medium effervescence. Ends flocculent, with some floating yeast in the glass. Thin, flattish mouthfeel, citric hoppy bite (not extreme or unpleasant). Appropriate level of bitterness. Very little overt malt flavor. This is the beer's cardinal sin, IMO.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2003
Pours in golden hazy, nice hoppy flavor. Nice malty aroma which balances the hops just right.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3483) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2003
Don't let the faint hop nose fool you. They aren' indicative of the flavor. Lot more hops in the taste then in the nose, balanced with the right amount of malt.


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