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Dig - New Belgium Brewing

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1,057 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,057
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 16
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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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

carrollmel7, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of tronester
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

pjeezus, Mar 21, 2012
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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
Photo of Lemke10
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Old Chicago in Madison, WI. It was a 12oz glass for $4.49 in early 2012.

Pours a golden amber color with a half inch foamy head. Mild scent of hops and malts. Overall has a crisp and clean taste that delivers the perfect blend of malts and hops. Some bready citrus tones mixed in with bitterness. Slightly dry finish. A well made refreshing beer to get you in the mood for spring.

Lemke10, Mar 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

station815, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of creez
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

creez, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in tulip. Poured a deep amber gold color with about 1/2 inch of just off-white head that had good retention and lacing. The aroma featured a nice balanced blend of grainy malt and flroal hops.

The taste was pretty much the same, nice but really notable in any area. The body was decent and smooth. The drinkability was very good, the beer went down quickly and easily. Overall, a nice inoffensive brew that really doesn't do anything to make you notice it. worth a shot as your spring "chore beer".

beertunes, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Redrover
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pints in Elmhurst always carry the New Belgium seasonals, so when I saw the tap handle for Dig, I knew I had to give it a whirl.

This was served in a marked New Belgium globe glass, the beer was a chill hazed dark yellow with a skim of off-white foam.

Nose is slightly fruity with candy and light grains.

It is slightly sweet, a touch astringent with hard candy and grass.

The mouth is slick but not oily.

It is an easy drinker, light & refreshing, but to me at least, not overly memorable.

Redrover, Mar 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

bill_rue, Mar 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

twowheelssoar, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass. Pours a clear, bright medium orange amber. Slight off-white head that dissipates quickly to random bubbles and a ring around the glass. Mild, pleasant aroma of sweet malt with a hint of fruit and hops. Flavor is dry, bisquit malt, grassy hops and light citrus. Finishes with dry, slightly medicinal hops. A bit dark colored for a pale ale, but flavor is well balanced and more robust than an average pale ale. Light bodied, but appropriate for the style. A nice pale ale that leans towards an amber ale.

LiquidAmber, Mar 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

UnderPressure, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Tone
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, amber/copper color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, hint of citrus cops, slight earthy malt, and a hint of floral hops. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of earthy malt, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, citrus hops, and a hint of caramel. Overall, well balanced between hop bitterness and malty sweetness. Not a strong body, but it is not weak, either. This definitely fits into the New Belgium line-up of brews.

Tone, Mar 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

dseiters, Mar 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

CP20, Mar 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

sw2112, Mar 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

buckyp, Mar 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

bcchimp, Mar 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

drslap, Mar 17, 2012
Dig from New Belgium Brewing
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