New Dogtown is a pale ale from Petaluma’s Lagunitas Brewing Company. It’s a pretty standard American pale ale. It’s hoppy, it’s malty, and it’s delicious. It has a floral and citric nose with prevalent hops. It has a bready malt taste, it’s kind of sweet, but it’s balanced by bitter pine and citric hops. There’s a slight hint of caramel, resin, and flowers. It’s 6.2% alcohol, pretty standard for a craft brewed pale ale. Overall New Dogtown is a very satisfying pale ale. It’s not too complex but it’s not boring either. This is what you should expect from a pale ale. It’s a great template/standard and you should compare other pale ales to this one. It’s hard for Lagunitas to do any wrong.
Critically Rated at 14/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young