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Dig - New Belgium Brewing

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1,033 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,033
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 18
Gots: 38 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WastingFreetime on 01-16-2012)
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MikeConklin

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-02-2012 01:21:40 | More by MikeConklin
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brwnchrstpher

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-02-2012 00:14:45 | More by brwnchrstpher
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-01-2012 23:50:21 | More by DrFunkenstein
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Gatch

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-01-2012 08:24:41 | More by Gatch
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goblue65

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

05-01-2012 02:04:22 | More by goblue65
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DaveBlack

Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amber beer without much in the way of head, maybe 1/2 inch of white froth with fairly short retention and light lacing.

S: Sweet caramel malts up front, then a nice heavy hit of piney, citrus hops that bring a lot of grapefruit and lemongrass.

T: Taste a good deal like it smells, with a nice malt backbone which has a slightly toasty taste. The hops are bright, floral and very lemony. The finish is more of the malts than the hops, which I rather like as it keeps the hops from overwhelming.

M: Medium body with lots of carbonation makes this beer crisp and drinkable.

O: I am a fan of these sorachi hops. I like the light lemony flavor that it brings to the beer to over the malt backbone. The beer is well balanced and very drinkable, if not all that interesting or different. Good thing it's only 5.6% because I could see myself drinking quite a few of these in a row.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 23:18:47 | More by DaveBlack
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ssk


5/5  rDev +39.7%

04-30-2012 17:37:59 | More by ssk
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TCMike

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Produced a fairly dense white head. The beer color is a medium gold.
the aroma is of bread, pine, and citrus.
the taste is similar. It's medium bodied, and has a little hop bite, but not too much. Still has a malt taste on the end of drink, which NB is known for.
Easy drinking .

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2012 00:42:36 | More by TCMike
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wcl113

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

04-28-2012 16:35:16 | More by wcl113
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vickersspitfire

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass, this beer is crystal clear and is a light burnt bronze color. It has medium carbonation and is topped off with a nice semi thick white head that sticks around for a bit but eventually thins out into a fine layer of welcoming bubbles. There’s some pretty good lacing too! The aroma is a bit bland but citrus fruits like lemon and mild grapefruit come through, the malts are present with a slight hint of hops. It’s nice and crisp on the tongue; it really warms up your mouth. There’s a slight alcohol taste as you swallow, it’s slightly bitter over all and become a little sweeter in the aftertaste. This ale has a medium body to it and goes down pretty smooth.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 05:28:29 | More by vickersspitfire
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Beaver13

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 04:31:44 | More by Beaver13
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NeutroMan

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-28-2012 01:30:22 | More by NeutroMan
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salinasa

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2012 20:45:10 | More by salinasa
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aschdave

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

04-27-2012 18:28:33 | More by aschdave
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

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

Appearance: Clear amber with deeper orange leanings. Head is dirty white, creamy, and sticky. Head drops to a thin cap after a minute or two. Last for the duration. Some spotty lacing.

Smell: Hints of underripe mango. Nice fruity notes. Apple, mango, pear, and some melon. A little herbal and earthy with an underpinning of grapefruit and orange zest. Malts run a little sweet. Bready and crusty. Slightly roasted. A little grass and some buried spiciness.

Taste: Pale malts layered over crackers and bread crust. Seriously, unsalted crackers. Herbal with a big fruity/earthy component. Mangos rolled in dry grass and dusted with orange zest. Pithy, but not overly so. A touch of sweetness, but it's all about balance on the tongue. Lingering spicy backing, but it's faint.

Mouthfeel: Lighter side of medium with a nice solid carbonation. Drinks relatively clean with a slightly dry finish. Begs for another sip.

Overall: The key here is balance. Very mellow and drinkable. Insanely so. Nicely complex, but not so much that you wouldn't want a dozen of these in your fridge at all times. Nice drinking beer with tons of potential.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 17:18:03 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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JimGlonke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-27-2012 03:38:41 | More by JimGlonke
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Sicem99

Georgia

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-27-2012 03:16:18 | More by Sicem99
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monnik

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-27-2012 02:48:42 | More by monnik
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countchunkula


3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-26-2012 20:52:48 | More by countchunkula
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belguinyeast

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-26-2012 20:20:28 | More by belguinyeast
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Happy_Camper


1/5  rDev -72.1%

04-26-2012 17:12:10 | More by Happy_Camper
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Arborescence

Finland

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-25-2012 17:37:30 | More by Arborescence
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beaker30

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-25-2012 16:39:25 | More by beaker30
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- A rich clear amber. Has a fat healthy just slightly yellow, white head. It is very nice and bubblyS- looking with quit a bit of visible carbonation. Surprising clear for the style.

S- Very rich smelling. Has a malt forward nose with a sligtly fruity hop finish. Some notes of mango along with sweet rich bread. Slight cracker like scent to the finish as well. Has an underlying sour fruit taste that smells slightly of sour lemon and lime. T

T- Starts of on the malty side. Has a nice richness to it that is semi-sweet. Taste's somewhat similar to a lightly sweetened rich white cake at first before moving into more of what seem's to be a fruity flavor. Some light peach notes are apparent in the semi fruity hop finish. Only a bit of an earthy bite at the end from the hops, just enough to be enjoyable and let you no that "yes", this is a pale ale. tastes a bit lemony from middle to finish. The hop bitterness has a nice spicy zing to it.

M- Feels incredibly light and watery very soft and smooth. It feels like there is very little carbonation even though the bubbles and the lacing on the side of the glass say otherwise.

O- Was not expecting very much at ale from this pale ale and so I am very pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed how nice and sweet this pale ale was. I'm happy that New Belgium didn't decide to join in on the Hop madness that seems to be going around, and try jamming this pale ale full of IBU's like a lot of the other brewery's are doing right now with there, APAs, IPAs ans IIPAs. That being said though this pale ale definitely doesn't leave you particularly wanting in that category either. I really like how unique this pale ale is, it's definitely one worth remembering. It's mildness coupled with it's low ABV make this beer incredibly sessionable. I could definitely see myself enjoying this beer while doing some work outdoors. While hop heads may want to reach for something a bit more their style, anyone who considers themselves an all around beer lover should give this beer a shot.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 02:06:29 | More by Zachtheporter
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mkbarron2131

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-23-2012 00:21:00 | More by mkbarron2131
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