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Dig - New Belgium Brewing

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1,024 Ratings

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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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Photo of blakelive784


2.9/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Served on tap in a generic pint glass, reviewed from notes:

A - Pours a pale, transparent copper color with a relatively thin white head that's one finger tall. Retention's okay. Generic.

S - Lemongrass, heavy caramel, floral and perfumy notes. There are fruity and grassy notes. It's fresh, but I don't find anything "groundbreaking" about it.

T - It's shyly built, and a bit imbalanced to boot. I appreciate the freshness of the hops, and they've got a good floral/fruity taste working for them, but it's entirely too simple. Heavy caramel malt is the only counterpoint to the hops. It definitely has potential.

M - Medium bodied and entirely too thick. Not ideal for an APA.

D - It's a fresh pale that's fairly easy drinking, and definitely a good foundation, though it's too simple. With some work it could be a great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2012 02:53:45 | More by blakelive784
Photo of Hanzo


3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-15-2012 01:57:09 | More by Hanzo
Photo of bubseymour


4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Orange copper and clear with one finger head and nice retention.

Smell - a slight fruity hop presence but not blowing away.

Taste - a nice easy drinking pale ale with adequate and well balanced flavors. Very well crafted and nothing crazy going on here.

Mouthfeel - good and full bodied

Overall - I think this beer is a fine representation of an APA that beer drinkers (not beer nerds) can appreciate.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 23:45:45 | More by bubseymour

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

03-14-2012 16:43:55 | More by TEAMHOLT
Photo of keenanite21


3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-14-2012 14:45:21 | More by keenanite21
Photo of Billykop

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-14-2012 03:34:26 | More by Billykop
Photo of JoshSRNA


4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-14-2012 00:43:17 | More by JoshSRNA
Photo of onewetpaw


3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Muted grapefruit and lemon nose. It's definitely understated in the two examples I've tried.

A- Brilliant. Dark golden. Thin white head.

F- The bitterness is in line with style and is firm, but not overpowering. There's a fair amount of hop flavor tasting vaguely like lemon and grapefruit that lines up with the nose well. I don't really detect much malt flavor.

M- Average carbonation and slightly thin body.

O- A decent pale. Really not too much to comment on for me. It's certainly not shouting to be noticed. I have had other beers with Sorachi Ace that had a more noticeable lemon character that I would like to see here. Also the aroma is minimal. Some of these issues could have to do with warm storage on the shelf and/or age.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 10:35:51 | More by onewetpaw
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South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear light amber/golden color with a decent finger of near white head, solid lacing, ok retention.

S - Floral, some nice lemon and other zesty fruits, a pretty distinct sweet malty caramel backbone and some spice.

T - Very good actually, I'm enjoying it more now than I did the previous few times I have had it. Sweet and malty, spicy, nice abundance of grassy hops notes. Nice zesty/citrusy notes as well. Very pleasant aftertaste

M - Medium bodied, appropriately carbonated. Not super light nor hoppy, but rather drinkable nonetheless.

O - A very nicely balanced brew, lots of grassy hops, lemon type flavors, sweet malt, and spice. Thumbs up

Serving type: growler

03-13-2012 01:49:51 | More by MacQ32
Photo of poppyjohn


3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-13-2012 01:33:51 | More by poppyjohn
Photo of Jason


3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Quick to froth and thick at that, clear pale amber color.

SMELL: Spicy, fresh crackers, faint taffy, lemon pith, poppy seeds, green peppercorn, ripe pears, dried grass

TASTE: Very smooth, medium body, hop bitterness, spicy start, thick herbal, summer orchard, pungent lemon, biscuity, bitter semi-dry finish

Jumping on the new hops here, some say they take some getting used though I disagree. It is like spicing your food, either some go well together and others you have to be more subtle with. I understand what New Belgium was trying to accomplish but the hopping misses the mark for me a little bit, still a decent quaff.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 01:03:32 | More by Jason
Photo of Saph001


3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-13-2012 00:42:27 | More by Saph001
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-12-2012 23:41:56 | More by Iowacraft
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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A beautiful medium amber color tinted with orange. As with all NB's beers crystal clear. A full two fingers of dense cream colored head on top.

S: This beer starts off with pine and grapefruit, as well as a bit of an earthy bitterness. After the hops comes a good amount of sweetness in the form of caramel.

T: Grapefruit come out as well as some biscuit notes. The finish has just a touch of a dark malt flavor, but that is quickly replaces with a touch of a toasted note, and more lingering hop flavors and bitterness.

M: Medium thick, slightly smooth. The carbonation seems to run from medium to medium high. All and all seems about right for the style, although it does leave just a touch of an oily feel in the mouth.

O: Overall I think this is a nice APA. Grapefruit and caramel notes take much of the flavor, but the beer still feels fairly 'easy drinking'. It isn't the best APA I have had, but it certainly is a nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 19:38:36 | More by Beejay
Photo of Mollerina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-12-2012 19:02:33 | More by Mollerina
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-12-2012 18:45:59 | More by UltimateLivewire
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

03-12-2012 17:35:53 | More by NumberNone
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3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a light amber with a medium white head, good head retention.

S: Nice floral notes, with some lemon and tangerine.

T: Floral grass, good bready malt, nice complete flavour.

M: Medium-bodied, pretty smooth, spritzy carbonation.

O: Looks like this is New Belgium's new beer. Good flavours, well made, I'd like to see this on-tap.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 06:27:49 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of hopwave


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

on-tap poured into standard pint glass..

clear orange color with a one finger off white head... very little retention or lacing. mouthfeel is on-par with the style... smell is pine, slight grain, very easy drinker. quite refeshing but middle of the road pale ale, glad I got to try on-tap.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2012 02:07:05 | More by hopwave
Photo of larryi86


3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 bottle poured into a New Belgium glass

A- A clear amber color with a two finger off-white head

S- Fruity/citrus hops, caramel malts, some piney hops.

Some citrus upfront, beardy malts, some caramel malts, faint grass towards the back, kind of weak in the finish, just some light bitterness.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- Not bad, easy to drink, but I don't see myself buying this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 17:57:56 | More by larryi86
Photo of Texasfan549


3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-11-2012 16:24:58 | More by Texasfan549
Photo of PintOHops


3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Glass - Sam Adams Official

A - A coppery colored brew with lots of clarity and lots of visible carbonation. It produced a 1-2 finger head that looks pillow like, and it held decently. I got some splotchy lacing left on my glass.

S - A pretty balanced aroma of basic Pale Ale characteristics. I get leafy and lemon citrus like hop notes, with an underlying cracker, biscuit, caramel malt. About it.

T - Leafy, herbal, rind like hop flavors upfront. Soft caramel and cracker malt flavors mingle in between the hop notes. It finishes a bit dry with mild bitterness, leafy hop flavors, and a very soft biscuit malt character that begins to be unnoticeable after a while.

M - Lite-Medium bodied with medium crispness and a smooth feel.

O - I think this is a well balanced Pale Ale that I'd enjoy any day of the year. There's nothing that wowed me, but it's affordable, drinkable, and refreshing. I'd drink it again but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it. Definitely worth a try. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 03:48:22 | More by PintOHops
Photo of JosiahS


3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

glass: Sam Adams

Golden pale color, tons of bubbles, sudsy a frothy white head. no lacing. Light caramel, toast bread and lemon on the nose. Biscuit and toast bread hide underneath lemon/grapefruit rind and a piny hop profile. Medium bodied, medium-high carbonation. A basic page ale, nothing remarkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 03:39:47 | More by JosiahS
Photo of kjkinsey


4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-11-2012 03:21:12 | More by kjkinsey
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-11-2012 03:15:57 | More by twelveinches
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