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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale

Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale

Taken on my kitchen counter.  My counter thought this was a Pale Ale, too.  Until I spilled a bit on the pour.  It , too,  found out it didn't know anything about Pale Ales.

What do you know about APA's, craft beer hater?  I thought I knew a lot and I apparently know nothing.  I'm going to review the Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale and this beer proves it.  APA?  How about this is more like an IPA.  This clocks in with the same ABV as it's big brother Lagunitas IPA at 6.2%.  That's like you're little brother whooping your ass.  The IBU for their IPA is 45.6.  The IBU for this is currently not listed anywhere.  You know why? Because this APA has a higher IBU than their IPA.  And they can't publish that fact.  That's like you're little brother whooping your ass and taking your girlfriend.  That's the truth.  Taste it.  You think you know APA's? DUMB. As some have said, this is like Hop Stoopid LIGHT.  If Lagunitas made a light beer.  Hater. 

I poured this from a 12 oz. bottle into, again, my tulip.  If you don't have a tulip or don't know what one is, you probably need to quit drinking beer and start a flower garden.  It is zee greatest drinking vessel in ze vorld.  

Appearance:  Super light copper in color.  Like a brand new penny fresh off the press.  Like most Lagunitas brews, i'm getting nice lacing effect on the glass.  I'm going to start calling this the "Lagunitas Doily Effect".  

Smell:  As I swirl the glass, I immediately get kicked in the face by grapefruit.  Typical of Lagunitas.  If they were a supervillian they would be way too predictable and they would get caught by the League of Craft Beer Super Friends every time.  Pineapple you say?  That's ALWAYS the 2nd step!!! And the bit of pine on the end?  HO HO!  The final part of their plan!  No surprise there.  But you know what?  It works.  So they would also probably get off the hook every time based on the effectiveness of their work.  If I were that judge, I would let them off.  Nothing this right can be wrong.  EVER.

Taste:  You get juicy, bitter grapefruit and a sliver of tangerine on a malt cracker.  Top that with a bit of a pine sauce to give you a nice bitter back end.  You could serve this beer as hors d'oeuvres at your next party you rich bastard.  

Mouth Feel:  Medium, smooth mouth feel and the carbonation is spot on.  Nice and bitter and it refreshes.  Beer pr0n.  Put it in your mouth.  

Overall:  So let's see.  So far in this review I've coined the term "Lagunitas Doily Effect".  I've also created the League of Craft Beer Super Friends and in the process made Lagunitas a super villian based on their line of APA, IPA, and DIPA formulas.  I've also referred to this as "Beer pr0n".  Yeah, for an APA this is phenomenal.  APA's should aspire to this level of greatness.

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