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Dig - New Belgium Brewing

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1,050 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,050
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 onetodave
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

onetodave, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of elNopalero
4.43/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a copper auburn colored brew. There’s a pleasing, hoppy aroma, with some zesty citrus notes and a dominant grassy smell. Flavor is big citrus (mostly orange with some lemony-grapefruit notes) with some hints of soft peach, followed by a nice finish. Not much of a malt profile to speak of, really, but with a brew this tasty and full flavored I’m not going to complain. I’ll certainly be picking up more of these.

elNopalero, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of Popp24
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Popp24, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of LJWalker
4/5  rDev +11.7%

LJWalker, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of BeerShman
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

BeerShman, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of beer2day
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep blood-orange color with near perfect 1-finger pale cream head. Decent retention and thick lace.

Light earthy floral hop nose. Bread malt backs that up, but again lightly.

Strong floral hop presence. Sweet, waxy finish. Gets a bit soapy towards the end of the glass. A little too flower-power for my tastes.

Heavy cream body. Nice surprise for the relatively low abv.

Overall, was looking for a bit more bitters in the finish but not terribly disappointed. Not terribly impressed, either. Drinkable for what it is and if offered, I'd gladly take one.

beer2day, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of RJLarse
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought a six-pack of Dig in a grocery store. $7.99. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a shiny copper color, crystal clear, with a creamy white head. Sheets of white lace line the glass.

Smell is a sweet fruity citrus aroma. Lemon and orange blossoms.

Taste is also a citrus flavor, with a hint of sweet bread along side.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, with a mild bitter aftertaste.

Overall a very good pale ale. Too bad it won't be around all summer. It is very good.

RJLarse, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of srandycarter
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Fairly clear copper, near white head leaves to disk fairly quick. Lots of spotty lace.

S - At first, somewhat spicy in the nose, which goes away after a few minutes. Light malt and even lighter hops detected.

T - It's ok. Decidedly dry, small malt profile and the light hop profile is enough.

M - Light body, good carb, good balance.

D - Easy drinker on a hot day.

srandycarter, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of bhawk1
4/5  rDev +11.7%

bhawk1, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Kirby
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Kirby, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of codynevels
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

codynevels, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of allstar255
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

allstar255, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Date on bottle is May 20, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear copper orange with lots of fast rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of white head with good retention. Lots of lacing sticking on the sides of the glass.

Smell: A fairly vibrant hop aroma with lots of floral and citrus hops. Grassy hops and lots of lemon zest. Hints of citrus mango, grapefruit, and orange. Also some hay like grains and bready malts. Pretty forward with the lemon grass and floral hops.

Taste: Hoppy with lots of lemon although the malt presence is a little heavier than in the smell. Grassy floral hops and citrus hops with notes of orange, mango, and lots of lemon zest. Solid backing of caramel malts and notes of hay and grains. Nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Slightly chewy. Finishes somewhat dry.

Overall: A nice take on the American Pale ale. Nice lemon zest flavor and well balanced by the malts.

MattyG85, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Mick-e-d
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Mick-e-d, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of dbell23
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

dbell23, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of TheSarge
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this one into a standard pint glass, and Dig makes a finger thick of good rocky light tan head, and the body is copper colored/cleanly filtered.

The aroma is toasty sweet, with some metallic hops and a light plum and perfume mix.

The taste has the refreshing fresh ripe plum flavor, with a sweet toffee finish.

Feels a little chewy for some reason, but wetting to the palate. This is a good outdoorsy kind of beer.

TheSarge, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

rudy0908, Mar 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

vencad, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Zuidman
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Zuidman, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a moderate amber color with a thin layer of creamy, white head that has decent retention. The nose is bready, citrusy, and mildly floral. The flavor is bready up front with a hint of toasted, burnt malt and a mild citrusy, floral hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and lightly carbonated.

This is an odd APA. The malt character is off putting. The burnt toast notes are unusual. Otherwise this is an alright, refreshing beer. I probably will avoid this in the future.

tdm168, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of doughanson78
4/5  rDev +11.7%

doughanson78, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of IPhantom
4.53/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber with a very white head that laces very stickily. Nose is almost like a mix of three distinct hoppy notes--citrusy, piney, and herbal--with some biscuity malt in the back. The taste is amazing, a big punch of lemony hops, a distinct malty middle, almost like a Saltine with some rye notes, and then a crisp, herbal finish. Mouthfeel is very complimentary, light and highly carbonated, but with enough body to let you ruminate a little bit.

I'd call this one of those seasonals you wish they would make year-round...but with New Belgium's lineup as it is, this one might not even bear mentioning. Good pickup this spring either way.

IPhantom, Mar 03, 2012
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2/5  rDev -44.1%

GeoCait, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of sml505
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

sml505, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Tom-Peters
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Tom-Peters, Mar 01, 2012
Dig from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 1,050 ratings.