Dig - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 1,060
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 15
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: WastingFreetime on 01-16-2012)
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Reviews by mattparsons:
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A spring seasonal that has been out for a few weeks in early Feb. seems kinda odd,but heh I picked it up anyway.Poured into a standard pint a clear copper with a frothy 1/2 finger white head atop.Lemony aromas with some caramel sweetness,not overly assertive but not bad.Drunken apricots and caramel sweetness on the palate, the light sweetness makes me wanna grab more,the hop profile is not big but plays a big role in bringing everything together in this beer.Iam not a huge fan of the Sorachi Ace hop but it goes well with the other hops in this beer,a very good sessionable ale here although the alcohol is a little high for that title.

Photo of mojohawk21
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MadScientist
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A medium copper beer with good clarity. The head is off-white made of rocky bubbles with good retention.

S: A blend of American citrus hops and those tropical fruit New Zealand hop. There are hops aromas of grapefruit citrus, some mango a bit of passion fruit and an herbaceous note. There is a low bready malt aroma.

T: A strong, fruity, citrus and herb hop flavor with a medium-strong hops bitterness. There is barley enough malt to support the hops but it make for and easy drinking, bitter beer. The finish if off-dry with a quick bit off citrus hops bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: A medium bodied beer with a Medium-strong hops bitterness.

O: A very good Pale Ale with a great blend of hops. A refreshing beer that is easy to drink and in my case a great to cool off with after working on the car most of the afternoon.

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Beaver13
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours a clear copper gold with a medium white head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is wheaty malts and fruity hops. The hops are well done - I've had Sorachi Ace and Nelson Sauvin that were too over the top.

The flavor is sweet bready caramel malts and honey with some grassy, fruity, resiny hops that have decent bitterness for a pale ale. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a solid pale ale with good bitterness and nice hop profile. Nice to see that NBB can do something with hops that I like.

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jonphilipp
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Twifiter
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of lionnusmb
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Jason
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Quick to froth and thick at that, clear pale amber color.

SMELL: Spicy, fresh crackers, faint taffy, lemon pith, poppy seeds, green peppercorn, ripe pears, dried grass

TASTE: Very smooth, medium body, hop bitterness, spicy start, thick herbal, summer orchard, pungent lemon, biscuity, bitter semi-dry finish

Jumping on the new hops here, some say they take some getting used though I disagree. It is like spicing your food, either some go well together and others you have to be more subtle with. I understand what New Belgium was trying to accomplish but the hopping misses the mark for me a little bit, still a decent quaff.

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma has quite a bit of tropical fruit as well as some grass from the hops and some biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same. I get some pine and orange citrus, as well as a little bit of grass and some biscuit malt. The bitterness is very low and the beer is very drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of bsp77
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Clear amber orange with a decent sized head.

Smell: Lemon zest, grapefruit, other tropical goodness and some trademark New Belgium biscuit. Unfortunately, the biscuity aroma starts to take over after a few minutes.

Taste: The malt backbone is certainly Fat Tire-like with the biscuit notes, but a little lighter. The hops are quite nice, with lemon and an herbal spiciness prominent; not as much tropical goodness as the aroma.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, medium light body, nice dry finish.

Overall: I like the use of the Sorachi Ace and Nelson Sauvin hops. The typical New Belgium biscuit flavor annoys me slightly, but ultimately the beer works quite well and is refreshing. Slightly better than the previous seasonal, Mighty Arrow.

Photo of Happy_Camper
1/5  rDev -72.1%

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Date on bottle is May 20, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear copper orange with lots of fast rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of white head with good retention. Lots of lacing sticking on the sides of the glass.

Smell: A fairly vibrant hop aroma with lots of floral and citrus hops. Grassy hops and lots of lemon zest. Hints of citrus mango, grapefruit, and orange. Also some hay like grains and bready malts. Pretty forward with the lemon grass and floral hops.

Taste: Hoppy with lots of lemon although the malt presence is a little heavier than in the smell. Grassy floral hops and citrus hops with notes of orange, mango, and lots of lemon zest. Solid backing of caramel malts and notes of hay and grains. Nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Slightly chewy. Finishes somewhat dry.

Overall: A nice take on the American Pale ale. Nice lemon zest flavor and well balanced by the malts.

Photo of tyleeis
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Dinkel
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of jminch
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of amstokesdb9
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of cubsfanjace
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Hopinho
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of dmk91
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a darker yellow, a little bit of orange thrown in 3/4" head on the top of it. Aroma, lacking the hop quality.

Taste, easy enough to drink, nothing too special, gets better when paired with chicken tacos. A little bit bitter, carbonation was lively, mild citrus rind notes. Usual absent hop flavor from sorachi ace hops.

A decent option when looking for a straightforward pale ale that doesn't douse you in hops. Or at least not pungent hops. Not much in the way of distinguishing malt flavors. A decent option to have, but nothing that is going to make me rush out for a second purchase. Standard fare for the most part in this neck of the woods.

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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Dig from New Belgium Brewing
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