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Lagunitas Dogtown Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Medium amber malty American pale ale


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle at Gavlen Bar, Copenhagen. I wrote down it was Pale Ale at 6.4%, but the label was different. Pretty sure it is this. Drank with Reakt sat at the bar and the two of us just stared at the beer in wonder. Gold, slight haze. Ang warned me this was good and it is. Wow. The hop, intense, really flavourful hop. Decent pale malts. Sherberty hop finish. Automatically one of my favourite all time US beers. Stunningly well balanced. Creamy in mouth.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2009
The Dogtown Pale Ale is definitely one of the best APA’s that I’ve sampled in a long while. This beer had it all. It started with a light amber color and a big off-white head. The lacing around the glass was very generous and sticky. The aroma was a huge hit with me, featuring big notes of pine and grapefruit, with more subtle hints of earth, caramel and floral notes. The body was smooth and plenty drinkable. The flavors were absoutely delicious, with big and spicy notes of hops, pine and grapefruit. Other hints included floral notes, caramel and red pepper. The finish was spicy and dry with a good malty kick. This APA is highly recommended, and has suddenly become a favorite of mine. Now, I’ll just have to see if I can find a case of it around my neck of the woods.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2002
Nice and smooth with a great taste. Doggone good Beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Bottled. Pours a clear, bright copper color. Ivory colored head. Malty aroma with plenty of hop notes in the form of oranges, grapefruit and lemons. Sweet and malty with a very nice bitterness. Very nice pale ale- one of my regulars.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerFanDan17 (1019) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - SEP 2, 2009
4 oz pour at the Oregon Brewers Festival in July ’09. A classic tasting pale ale from Lagunitas. Hoppy with their signature blend.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
haddon90 (1493) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2003
A nice golden/copper color. Some head but not too much. Nice hoppy flavor and some maltiness too. Not bad!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2012
amber with small head. hoppier than most pale ales. light a light ipa with great citrus notes and minimal bitterness. extremely drinkable and smooth. fantastic pale ale.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedevilsfan (188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Nice Golden color, nice white head. On the hoppy end of the pale ale spectrum for sure, but very well made. Really nice.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Clear copper color. Light grapefruit citrus scents. Pine and citrus push back and forth to own the flavor. Finishes nicely leaves a nice citrus rind flavor behind. Great full flavor pale ale.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Astrologer99 (22) - Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2001
solid malty/hopped nose with biscuit nuances; has what seems to be a real cara pils head, not just suds; intriguing sunset color; densely malted (a touch of chocolate malt even?), very complex in mouth; really grows on one, great balance and depth; as Cartman says, ’KICK ASS!’


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