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Dig - New Belgium Brewing

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DigDig

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,061 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,061
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 15
Gots: 49 | 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:
Beer added by: WastingFreetime on 01-16-2012

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Beejay
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Photo of Mollerina
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of NumberNone
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of hopwave
3.47/5  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.

Photo of larryi86
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of PintOHops
3.33/5  rDev -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!

Photo of JosiahS
3/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of zuckuss
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of BizzMarkie85
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of shockrocker65
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of herman77
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BierAdvoNikk
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Parker
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mattafett
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have Zombie Dust expectations for all APAs, and that usually doesnt bode well.

Pour is an amber color with a steady stream of bubbles flowing from the nucleation point in the bottom of my new Belgium Globe. yes I went all matchy matchy on this one. Initial aggressive pour produced an eggshell white. It looks good.

I was expecting up front hops, but its more balanced, leaning toward the malt. Grassy hops are the dominant hop aroma, but i had to search for it.

Definitely grassy hops, but theres a hint of medicinal hops. The biggest hop flavor is earthy. Slightly sweet malt base, almost feels like a German lager. Corn syrup feeling.

Overall not a bad beer, but not world class.

Photo of TrojanWheels
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of kemullen1
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Dig from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 1,061 ratings.