SSSteve (3719) - - MAR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. crystal clear gold with some bubbles under a medium sized, soapy white head. lychee hop aroma more towards the floral side of things. flavor is moderately bitter with flavors of watermelon, lychee, and citrus. light to medium bodied. hint of sweetness. juicy texture.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Whole Foods. Pours a clear, honey-colored body with some off-white head that’s sticky and leaves lots of lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops (orange) up front, light sweetness and some piney hops. Flavor is pine/resin hops, medium sweetness, (slightly unbalanced) and a mild, resin hop bitter ending. Fine carbonation and a medium to full mouthfeel.
humann_brewing (22) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
classic lagunitas taste with great aroma to invite you in and a pleasant taste to keep you drinking and a nice mouth feel to keep you happy
nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Whole Foods Los Altos. Pours a mostly clear golden-amber color with a lasting white head and amazing lacing that covers the whole side of the glass. Amazing aroma of floral and citrusy hops along with sweet honey and caramel malt. Smells a little like Lagunitas IPA. Flavor is great and balanced. Sweet caramel malt, pale malt, and honey, citrusy (orange/grapefruit) and piney hops. Medium body with lots of hop oils, like an IPA, on the mouthfeel, and a long finish. This is a great pale ale, one of the best from California in my opinion.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 Lagunitas Brewing Company--Lagunitas Pale Ale--New Dogtown. 2009 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV--35 IBU’s? Pale Ale. 6-Pack $7.99.
Lagunitas Brewing Company--Lagunitas Pale Ale--New DogTown--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.60% ABV. 35+IBU’s? (3.5/ 5.0) No sediment. Mild lace foamy thin white head. Clear pretty bright gold color. Doughy mild floral Lagunitas Signature hop aroma front. Smooth mellow sweet cloying doughy butter caramel mild fruit body. Tangy mild hop spice clean dry citrus hint end. Very Lagunitas flavored. Tasty but not exceptional. Mildly quenching. Sampled 8/4/2010. 6-Pack $9.99.
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich gold pour with a big white head. Citrus hops galore! Light malt aroma. Flavor carries through with big citrus hops and a light malt bill. Good stuff. Really clean and really well done.
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is very hoppy and is quite surprising. I took one whiff and thought wow! This is more like an IPA than a pale ale. There is grass, pine, citrus, and a big dose of caramel malt. The appearance is amber with a large foamy head. The taste is like the aroma exactly and not astringent at all. The palate is average for the style. Overall this is good stuff.
BVery (5934) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden pour. Bready hoppy nose. Pine hop and a bit of caramel on taste. Solid IPA.
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling dark golden pour with a sticky white head that leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. Fragrant aroma with plenty of spruce and some spiciness. Flavor has good solid bitterness without the usual cascade grapefruit flavor. flavor is more akin to nectarines with a solid nutty back end. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Much better than their old Dogtown Pale Ale. Could be a go to beer when nothing else new to rate.
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a small white head. Hoppy aroma with apricot, pine and tobacco leaves. Dry and fruity flavour with very nice apricot and grapefruit notes. Pleasantly dry for a Lagunitas really