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Dig - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
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1,031 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,031
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 17
Gots: 37 | 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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Jeffani

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-29-2012 17:29:43 | More by Jeffani
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JBCavazos

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-29-2012 15:22:20 | More by JBCavazos
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jeffthepony

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-29-2012 02:30:16 | More by jeffthepony
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gleemonger

California

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

03-29-2012 01:58:38 | More by gleemonger
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured chilled in ale glass

A: dark amber; 2-finger head; thin, steady carb beads; lacing quite fine
S: bready, yeasty
T: nonsweet, savory, very bitter; cracker and barley flavors come out; quite a dry beer (a bit too much for my taste); malt is underplayed

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 01:42:11 | More by Arithmeticus
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iSip

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

New Belgium Dig Pale Ale: New Belgium has made it big because of Fat Tire. Fat Tire is not a bad brew. My theory on its success is that is has a catchy name. These days it takes more than a good product to hit it big, branding is key. So where did New Belgium come up with Dig? As a name for a beer, it is pretty poor. Anyway, Dig, despite poor branding is not a bad effort from a drinkability standpoint. Amber in color, thin but persistent head, but not much in the aroma column get things started. Smooth experience going down, almost a dry feeling, with very little aftertaste. Flavor is a balance between malt and subtle hops from start to finish; one never gets in from of the other. In the end, the Dig is a very drinkable beer, with no outstanding qualities, but no shortcomings other than an odd name.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 14:51:30 | More by iSip
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corbs

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

03-27-2012 05:38:48 | More by corbs
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Jonmoore89

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

03-27-2012 04:42:21 | More by Jonmoore89
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nickfl

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours with one finger of white foam on a clear, amber colored body. The head seattles quickly and leaves moderate lace.

S - light, floral hops with some fruity caramel.

T - bready malt up front with a bit of fruity character in the middle. Spicy hops towards the finish with toasty malt and moderate bitterness.

M - medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - drinkable and well crafted, it has a light touch without being bland. Not focused on the hops, the malt is the primary player here, but there is enough bitterness in the finish to keep it balanced.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2012 04:29:46 | More by nickfl
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coryscanes

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-27-2012 02:59:59 | More by coryscanes
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cooler4life

Quebec (Canada)

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

A: Poured a half finger head that settles to thin off-white thin cap. Color is a clear honey amber. Some lacing exists but does not stick around.

S: Muted citrus base that combines with caramel malts, apricots.

T: Light fruitiness (mangoes and apricots) subdue the light malt backbone. Essences of prairie grass exist as well.

M: Carbonation is foamy and sudsy. It is slightly sticky and creamy.

O: Mild mannered in the glass, its cordial without being bombastic.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 01:55:03 | More by cooler4life
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap in a pint glass.

A- good looking dark red/brown color with a one finger head that leaves a little lacing on the glass.

S-very earthy, grass and moss aromas.

T-not much. So earthy and grassy that the name fits - DIG - as in dirt.

M-ok but the poor flavor just ruins it.

O-I am tempering this review with 3.0 ratings as a 'benefit of the doubt' perspective. Maybe it's me, I just didn't get this beer. And I wanted to.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2012 21:10:03 | More by NiceTaps
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DeezGunz14

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-25-2012 20:47:47 | More by DeezGunz14
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-25-2012 18:41:03 | More by enelson
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-25-2012 17:54:40 | More by jera1350
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ngeunit1

California

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

A - Pours a clear amber-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of tropical fruit and spicy hops with some pineapple. There is also a nice sweet caramel malt backbone.

T - Starts off with a mix of lemon and grapefruit hops with some spice and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some more lemon zest and pepper with some bitterness. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts with some lemon and spicy hop flavor and mild bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and lightly bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice APA featuring Neslon hops. Good hop profile and balance.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 06:34:05 | More by ngeunit1
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mactrail

Washington

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

Big dose of fruity hops. Is that more of an English flavor? A distinct buttery taste and slightly oily mouthfeel. But thoroughly interesting and different from the usual Pale Ales. NB blog is quite informative on this brew, says hops are Nelson Sauvin and Sorachi Ace. Oh, now that I read the label, there are Cascades as well.

Bright amber in the tall goblet. Excellent foam retention and lacing. Fresh scent of clover or alfalfa. I'm not sold on this particular flavor combo, but it's definitely worth a try for the education value. Modestly bitter, but it creeps up in the aftertaste. From the 12 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 05:53:28 | More by mactrail
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joecalderoni

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice amber/ reddish color!

S: Amazing mango, lemon and great friut aroma! Probably becausenof the Nelson Sauvin hop with american hops! Really nice smell!

T: bready, malty, almost biscuity very dry finnish! It has that signature New Belgium yeast strain taste!

O: a very easy going Pale Ale, good for anyone and still a world class beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 05:04:19 | More by joecalderoni
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rob99er

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-25-2012 03:02:38 | More by rob99er
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ShwarzAl3r

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +39.7%

03-25-2012 01:11:06 | More by ShwarzAl3r
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-24-2012 05:17:21 | More by RoryOMoore
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LambicKing

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-24-2012 02:39:12 | More by LambicKing
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coz

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-23-2012 23:09:01 | More by coz
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Bigben0328

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.2%

03-23-2012 01:20:16 | More by Bigben0328
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-22-2012 20:13:38 | More by carrollmel7
Dig from New Belgium Brewing
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