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Dig - New Belgium Brewing

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1,043 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,043
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 18
Gots: 42 | 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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JimGlonke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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

North Carolina

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%

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.

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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rwill2001

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-22-2012 22:29:26 | More by rwill2001
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wbillw

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

04-22-2012 20:34:27 | More by wbillw
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jcomp21

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-22-2012 19:48:56 | More by jcomp21
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dlcoblen

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-22-2012 16:43:59 | More by dlcoblen
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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-22-2012 03:47:54 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-21-2012 21:50:37 | More by Gatordaddy
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-21-2012 21:17:57 | More by barbellsNbeers
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StoicBeast

California

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-21-2012 06:20:36 | More by StoicBeast
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bh123

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-21-2012 03:29:27 | More by bh123
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MatthewTStewart


3.45/5  rDev -3.6%

Very easy drinking pale ale perfect for a Spring day. Enjoyed from the bottle first and enjoyed another one poured into a pint glass.

The beer has a crisp, citrus smell with light carbonation that quickly dissipates and a light orange color.

Nice mouth feel with a good malt backbone and a decent hop bite at the finish. You can definitely get some floral notes and some sourish, grapefruit taste throughout. The back-end of the beer is a little tough to get through so drink as cold and as quickly as possible.

Overall, a nice seasonal effort by New Belgium that makes it standout just enough from other breweries' Spring releases.

04-20-2012 22:32:09 | More by MatthewTStewart
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2012 02:32:12 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2012 01:44:26 | More by MrMcGibblets
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -5%

Poured from a twelve oz bottle into a pint glass. Foams at the pour. Laces a lot. Clearish amber, light and see through.

Light lemony smell, not much doing. Taste is a mildly hoppy ale. Some caramel and toffee notes, but buried below the hop. Lemon zest in there and other fruitiness. Good carbonation in the mouthfeel.

Overall a good beer but not great. Run of the mill pale ale with a lemony spring zest flavor thrown in.

04-20-2012 01:02:32 | More by KTCamm
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Nugganooch

California

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%

Had on tap at Churchill's Pub - San Marcos
04/18/12

A: Dig pours a crystal clear copper-like amber color. Produces about half a finger of off-white creamy head that leaves light tracks of lace down the glass.

S: Smell is sweetened caramel pale malts that are somewhat bread like with a very restrained grapefruit hop aroma. Light and soft however present.

T: Tastes is predominant with that signature NB bready biscuit and caramelized pale malt character. Does have a nice hoppy balance with some grapefruit notes and a soft touch of white wine grape from the Nelson's. Lower on the bitterness levels. Good easy drinker but I would have preferred much more Nelson power.

M: Really light on the palate. Carb seems a bit lower yet frothy none the less. Smooth and creamy with a nice drying finish.

D: A very nice and drinkable pale ale. Decent balance but I just would have like to seen the Nelson's kicked up a notch here. Too delicate to really have any type of wow factor.
Will probably pick up some bottles to see how those are drinking.

04-19-2012 18:19:47 | More by Nugganooch
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JamesS

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev +13.1%

On tap at Our Den (IUPUI campus). Pours a nice decent mid-copper, semi-golden, very bright, with some very nice head and a bit of nice lacing. Nice sweet scent, bright and colorful in the nose, with a nice hit of hop bitterness (hard to discern, some citrus and some floral, but it's light). Nice flavors, with a wonderful sweet malt and a nice easy bitterness at the end, with some slight citrus and slight floral. Goes down very easy, a smooth and light spring pale ale.

04-19-2012 15:34:24 | More by JamesS
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