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Dig - New Belgium Brewing

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1,048 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,048
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 17
Gots: 43 | 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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Photo of nickfl
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%

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.

nickfl, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of coryscanes
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

coryscanes, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of cooler4life
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

cooler4life, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of NiceTaps
2.8/5  rDev -21.8%

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.

NiceTaps, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of DeezGunz14
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

DeezGunz14, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

enelson, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of jera1350
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jera1350, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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.

ngeunit1, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

mactrail, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of joecalderoni
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%

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!

joecalderoni, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of rob99er
4/5  rDev +11.7%

rob99er, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of ShwarzAl3r
5/5  rDev +39.7%

ShwarzAl3r, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of RoryOMoore
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

RoryOMoore, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of LambicKing
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

LambicKing, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of coz
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

coz, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Bigben0328
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Bigben0328, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of carrollmel7
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

carrollmel7, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of tronester
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%

A clear golden orange in color. Smells of freshly cut melon. Taste is predominately passion fruit, with some caramel and citrus. A bit of woody hops in the finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Overal a solid pale ale. Super fresh and worthy of the New Belgium name.

tronester, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%

Picked up a single at Jerry's Market near my house.. poured into my little CC goblet... Has a nice white head... good lacing and retention atop a light amber brew.

Bready/light toast maltiness with lemon and light grapefruit zest in the nose....

clear pale malts with hints of pale malt carry the palate... the hoppiness comes in mid to late on the palate with slightly floral and more citric hoppiness... lingering light pithy bitterness on the finish.

Light/medium body and good carbonation... This is a nice seasonal from NB... but I really don't like, what I think of as too much "toasty malt.... biscuit.. victory.... light munich, etc.." Decent for a bottle... would have no problem with 2-3, but at that point, I am done for the year... too predictable. Too much "house flavor".


JohnGalt1, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of Johnfitts
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Johnfitts, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of JimmyTango
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

A: Nice, clear, amber color straddling the line between yellow and orange.

S: Toffee, lemony (but not particularly citrusy somehow-- Meyer lemons I would say), light breadyness and no real resinous hop smells that I am usually looking for from a supposedly hop-forward seasonal. It smells tasty none the less!

T: Diacetyl. It turns out the toffee in the nose was oily butterscotch in the mouth :( The hops are nice enough, although I think the aroma and flavor are a bit lackluster. They are there-- that is to say that I don't think it is under hopped-- but they just don't pop. Is the diacetyl a joke? I can't believe how blatant it is!

M: Totally average and acceptable light/ med bodied.

O: I don't know what to think. The diacetyl-butterscotch flavor is so apparent I feel like it must be some kind of mistake. It doesn't really make the beer any harder to drink though, and it actually kind of works out to be an interesting and almost pleasant character in the beer. But still, its distracting. Otherwise this is a pretty mediocre beer.

JimmyTango, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of pjeezus
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

pjeezus, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of Localdrinklax
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Localdrinklax, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of Polycarp
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Polycarp, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of pirmannt1
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

pirmannt1, Mar 20, 2012
Dig from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 1,048 ratings.