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RATINGS: 797   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This is not the original Pale Ale as brewed in far away 1993 in the back of the Old House of Richards Building in West Marin hamlet of Forest Knolls right next to little Lagunitas. It is way better. Back then the beer tasted like broccoli and kerosene and the carbonation ate right through and drained your stomach into your gut...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Bottle purchased at Buyrite Liquors. Apperance: Pours a perfectly clear orange amber color with a nice 2 finger slightly off white head. A mixed sized collection of bubbles form a rocky head with good retention and lots of lacing. Smell: The nose is all west coast hoppy goodness...with strong floral notes, some bitterness, some grapefruit in the background, some wet grass and perhaps jasmine. Not overpowering but a real treat to smell. Taste: Pretty much drinks like an easy drinking IPA. Then again when you consider the difference btw west coast IPAís and east coast IPAs, I guess a "west coast pale ale" pretty much resembles an east coast IPA in a hop sense. I was relieved to find that the taste isnít as bitter as the nose. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and extremely crisp. Lots of carbonation. Drinkability: Quite easy to kick back considering the crispness and ample carbonation. I was pleasantly surprised by Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale and will return to this brew again in the future. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-07-2008

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1826) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Golden pour into the glass, with a frothy head that reduces to nothing, including lace. The nose is of wet, resinous sticky pine. Flavors are very similar, bitter from moment one, with just a smidgen of citrus to balance out the pull. The finish is of resinous pine. Lingering bitters here are very nice. Medium-bodied and easy drinking with perfectly integrated carbonation, this is a nice APA. Good job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours to a deep golden color with a small head. Bubbles keep on. Upfront is mostly pine with some resin as well. Smooth body thatís slightly less full than a Sierra Nevada and crisp grapefruit finish thatís perhaps a measure sharper. Itís well-hopped, but the flavor doesnít linger (maybe less malt to carry it?). I give the slight edge to the Sierra Nevada -- one of all-time favorites -- butm yet again, Laguintas has produced a winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle from the Orland Park, IL, Binnyís: Nice pour, a clear brassy body with a foamy white head and lots of lace. The aroma is tangerines and tart oranges with a touch of zest over some mild grainy malt. Nicely balanced flavor, beginning with hoppy flavors, met by grain with a drop of caramel, and finishing on a citrusy bitter note. Quite quaffable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4394) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Pours deep gold into shaker. Bright white head with good retention recedes to skim surface and hug rim. Fruity hop aromas. Thin with slight pine up-front and middle and lasting grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2013 Pineapple aromas and plenty of honeyed malts throughout. Not too bitter but relaxing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
aetheon (82) - The Gutter, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2010
typical golden copper pale ale in color, very creamy, full mouthfeel, big head and lots of lacing. medium carbonation. moderatly big hops come up big in the middle and finish, kind of a creamy maltyness. notes of pine, dough, lemon zest. Damn good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CheersMate (1310) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2010
12 oz. bottle purchased at Tower Liquors, in Fuckhead, Georgia. Copper-colored body with an orange hue. This beer is transparent, with a SLIGHT haze. The head was fluffy at first, but then faded to a wispy/spotty head. Looks good for your average A.P.A.. Citrus hop aroma is quite nice. Sweet malt and sugar aroma are there as well. The citrus hop aroma is borderline fruity hop aroma. I know citrus relates to fruit, but Iím talking more along the lines of a non-citrus fruit aroma. The aroma is decent but nothing mind blowing. At first I get the citrus and bitter flavoring hop. The aforementioned flavors develop into a bittering hop flavor that lasts. The citrus hop profile is short lived in terms on noticeable flavors, but the bitterness sticks around. Basically, you are getting bitter without citrus qualities. Easy to drink, but the texture isnít quite where it should be. This ale is easy to drink, and I will venture to say that this is quite sessionable, but given the high ratings, I was expecting more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2776) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Copper-orange color with a white head. Excellent lacing! Aroma of hops, caramel, and some citrus. Bitter flavor-especially at the back end. Lots of hops pervade this beer with some caramel and citrus. Strong for an APA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keith0718 (374) - Kansas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Very enjoyable pale ale with Lagunitasí characteristic hops. A contender to Blvd. pale ale?

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