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Dig - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 1,024
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 16
Gots: 35 | 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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sammy806

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-08-2012 16:27:55 | More by sammy806
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I boycotted this beer for a while just to show my displeasure with the rotation of seasonals with NB...although I'm sure nobody noticed my activism :)

Anywho, this is a good beer. It's tough to say that this brew is 'less hoppy' than other APAs like Sierra Nevada. The fact is that this one uses different hops. These are a bit lighter in feel and more tropical and green grassy than what SN uses.

It's an unassuming beer, but one that provides a nice biscuit undertone and passion fruit and dill notes. The yeast is low profile, which is good coming from NB...their yeast is too bready for me.
But this one is good. I do like it

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2012 04:24:24 | More by Mebuzzard
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crobinso

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-08-2012 01:04:11 | More by crobinso
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obrike

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sixer at HEB for 7 and change.

Nice amber/gold color, fair significant head that doesn't last too long, but does leave a ring of white light suds...some lacing too.

Getting some buttery, biscuity malt first, a bit of lemony citrus comes in a little farther back along with some earthy hops.

I prefer a more hop forward APA. This one certainly is more malt forward...biscuity sweet malt, and the hops just don't announce themselves enough for my taste.

Still, an easy drinking warm weather beer, but certainly not the APA I'd recommend to friends.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 00:19:56 | More by obrike
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Drinkerofales

California

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear light amber, with golden highlights. A sudsy huge off white head leaves tons of lacing.

Smell is citrusy, tropical, with a bit of warms malts, quite bold.

Taste is similar, citrus, a little bitter, with a flash of maltiness. Lost the tropical from the smell to flavor however.

Feel is smooth and light, easy to drink as a pale ale should be.

Overall, a good pale ale, if the flavor held up to the aroma, it would have scored much better in my book.

DOA

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 18:33:23 | More by Drinkerofales
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-07-2012 14:07:54 | More by jrohrbacher
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denimdemon

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-07-2012 03:10:45 | More by denimdemon
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Roger415


3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-07-2012 02:40:30 | More by Roger415
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JCF3

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-06-2012 22:59:30 | More by JCF3
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Clear deep amber with a frothy white head leaving patchy foam behind.

S - Bready with crystal malts and earthy, vinous hops. Having used Nelson Sauvin hops before these appear to be the dominant hop.

T - Very malt forward. Bready and caramel malts with some earthy hops. Hint of lemon and citrus.

M - Thin and slightly lifeless. Dry, chalky, cardboard flavor lingers on tongue.

D - Disappointed in this one. This should be a nice bold hop combo but it never appears.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 21:10:37 | More by brewcrew76
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-06-2012 12:24:55 | More by AngusOg
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poogas

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

04-06-2012 04:27:30 | More by poogas
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emerge077

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First casual beer of the afternoon, thanks Bill!

Pours a dark golden amber shade with bright clarity, streams of carb visible, a thin layer of sudsy white foam sits on the surface. Pretty textbook pale ale, though it does appear to be filtered.

Smell is mild, vague dried citrus peel and light hop earthiness, light grains. Taste is similar, a thin flash of hop character fades into a watery and malt forward middle, and an earthy aftertaste. Body is thin and somewhat bland. Drinkable but not assertive at all. Seeing as this was just released for the season, it should be fresh, and therefore was a bit of a letdown.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 15:47:17 | More by emerge077
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woosterbill

Connecticut

2.78/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to my buddy Will both for the beer and the Nashville hot chicken it helped tame.

A: Clear chestnut body; 2-finger off-white head. Nice retention and lacing. Good.

S: Light fruity hops, bread, toasty malt. Pretty boring.

T: Follows the nose, with emphasis on the nutty, toasty, boring malt. Neither good nor memorable.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Fine.

O: Not a good beer. A little below average for the style.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 14:47:42 | More by woosterbill
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Domingo

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper color – nearly brown. Foam is hit or miss. Sometimes it’s rocky, other times it’s minimal. In this particular case, it’s pretty minimal.
The flavor profile is simple, but enjoyable. Caramel malts crossed with a bit of lemon zest and a slight herbal earthy note. The zesty sourness is from the hops, so it’s not puckering or strong, but an ever-present accent. The malts are sweet, and offer a nice counter-point to that citric hoppy character.
A nice easy drinking pale/amber ale that seems right at home with the sometimes cool, sometimes warm weather in the Spring.
If they keep this around in normal rotation you’ll hear no complaints from me.

NOTE: Having had a 6-pack of these, one bottle had a bit of diacetyl which wasn’t really present in the others. Not sure how common that is, but 5/6 were just fine.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 14:39:21 | More by Domingo
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-05-2012 05:45:57 | More by MarkyMOD
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mtlasley

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

04-05-2012 04:35:37 | More by mtlasley
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MikeH210

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-05-2012 00:23:41 | More by MikeH210
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ABisonEgo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

04-04-2012 17:20:18 | More by ABisonEgo
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-04-2012 16:18:52 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clean amber, with a towering head of off-white carbonation. Big, intricate, stylish lacing. Top-notch in presentation!

Aroma is hoppy, with a definite citrus character.

Flavor is light, with plenty of citrus, as well as a hint of apricot underneath. I also get some slight peppery spice on the palate, but its subtle.

Overall, a refreshing, light, and easy-to-session beer for the warm months. Enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 04:33:51 | More by secondtooth
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jminch

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-03-2012 20:32:07 | More by jminch
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RattleheadKV2

New Mexico

3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Unibroue tulip Best by date of 5/27/2012.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a bout a finger and a half of rocky of white head, that seems to be staying around for awhile, and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Not a whole lot going on here, but I do get some nice citrus, and pine notes, as well as a faint breadiness.

Taste: Nice herbal, floweryness upfront, that turns to some piny, citrusy notes, and then fades into a nice bitter dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Quite light here, Very medium-light body, and very drinkable.

Overall: Fairly decent brew, remind me more of an English PA than an American PA. Very mild on the hop bitterness, and taste, but overall a very solid drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 05:40:37 | More by RattleheadKV2
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-02-2012 23:19:42 | More by AndrewMichael
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SuperSpy

Georgia

3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Incredibly clear and light amber. A real nice head but it doesn't stick around to long. However it does leave a little foam cap and lots of lace. Honestly the clarity and color on something you put on the cover of a magazine. The only complaint I have is that it looks completely dead inside. There are no bubbles, no movement, nothing.

There is some nice hop aroma with a bit of lemon peel, grass, pear and some grapefruit.

Great medium body and very smooth. Biscuit malt underneath bitter, herbal and drying hops. The flavor is not mind blowing but it is refreshing and I will have another.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 22:41:53 | More by SuperSpy
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