Dig - New Belgium Brewing
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3.83/5 rDev +7%
This beer pours a clear bronze color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of caramel, and fresh cut grass. The taste is nicely hoppy with good balancing malt. There is a nice moderate bitterness in the finish, but nothing overboard. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a slightly watery texture, and high carbonation. Overall, this is one of the better beers I've had from New Belgium. I could drink this beer again.
02-07-2012 00:03:45 | More by KarlHungus
3.43/5 rDev -4.2%
Very nice clear copper/ amber color with a light khaki head.
Aromas of light minty and citrus hops with a touch of sweet malt.
Clean and dry malt flavor is light and crisp with some earthy hop character that is also light and finishes with a mildly bitter edge and a little toasty malt hiding behind it.
Objectively very clean and balanced - well made from a precision standpoint.
Subjectively I find it rather forgettable in the taste department. It's like a half and half of Fat Tire and SN Pale Ale.
02-06-2012 03:52:29 | More by dedrinker
3.63/5 rDev +1.4%
I dug some Dig in a glass stein.
Appearance- The bright white foam looks very fizzy and filmy. It builds to about two fingers and maintains a decent cap after dying.
The copper, transparent body has fast moving carbonation columns traveling to the lid.
Smell- Very soft nose that has just a bit of citrus, mainly lemon, and grapefruit. Sure, why not. There is also a different, sweet - mustiness that reminds me of red apples or pears, a very bright and easy nose.
Taste- A bitter feel and some more of that sweet - mustiness is first out of the gate. Some citrus qualities are also present, again, it comes across lemon and grapefruit.
The finish has some more citrus and a peppery feel. More of that pear or apple earthiness also pervades the finish. I am not sure I like that aspect of this beer. I would have been fine with it having just bright, citrus flavors.
Mouth feel- This has a nice creaminess and a good medium body. Only a slight tingly, bitterness is present near the finish.
Overall- This pale ale is good, but I do not like the peppery, musty quality of this drink. It almost imparts a phenolic quality to this beer. Otherwise it is well done.
02-06-2012 02:20:25 | More by Pintofbrown
3.73/5 rDev +4.2%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Best by date is 5/27/12.
A. Pours a translucent light copper color. The head got a little out of control on me, but settled out to about two finger width before dissipating into a fairly nice layer of foam. However, doesn't look to be monstrously carbonated.
S. Some fruit and citrus hops and buttery malt. The overall effect is kind of a rich, herbal flowery smell.
T. Nice crisp bitter hops up front. It mellows out as it slides back, hitting the biscuity malt body. The finish is nice and fresh tying...flowery and earthy.
M. On the light side of medium bodied. Fair amount of carbonation.
O. Overall, a nice seasonal offering from New Belgium. Very refreshing, and makes me wish there wasn't snow in the ground.
02-06-2012 00:00:27 | More by lawlerj
3.88/5 rDev +8.4%
12-oz bottle into New Belgium globe
A - finger and a half of slightly off-white head atop a transparent body of orange amber; a thick column of carbonation bubbles rises from the center of the globe
S - grapefruit, tropical fruits, subdued malt; not very strong
T - pink grapefruit leads in, bready malt backbone features especially in the middle, dry citrusy finish with a touch of spice
M - medium body with high carbonation; sharpness from the carbonation, refreshing
O - This is a great pale ale. Well done again, New Belgium!
02-05-2012 21:28:55 | More by lwillitz
3.88/5 rDev +8.4%
Amber and pretty clear, decent head and lace. Smell is quite malty, with a little citrus, fruit, and spice. Subdued, but nice. Taste is far more bold than you'd think it would be from the smell. Earthy malts are plentiful, balanced with a bit of citrus, some crispy hops, and maybe just a touch of peppery spice. Body is pretty light and well carbonated, with just a touch of bite. It's a rather pleasant beer to drink. I like that it's not heavily over the top, with NB instead just producing a solid, tasty APA for this seasonal. I would certainly drink this one again.
02-05-2012 19:43:40 | More by AlCaponeJunior
3.98/5 rDev +11.2%
Picked up a six-pack - thoroughly impressed.
A - amber/golden with nice white head
S- label is spot on - lemon zest, floral, grassy, citrus, mango. This hop bill is phenomenal.
T - mildly bitter with lots of fruity sweetness in the middle. tropical fruit notes dominate the palette but not overwhelming at all. Clean light bitterness at the end.
M - light, well-carbonated, crisp, clean mouthfeel. Really great.
New Belgium does beautiful things with these less common hops. I love the Nelson sauvin hops and the sorachi ace add a great spicy note.
02-05-2012 06:03:51 | More by bballmj2k
3.85/5 rDev +7.5%
Coppery pour with an inch of white foam. Leaves lacing as it recedes. Interesting lemony-citrus, sweet, clean and tropical nose. Taste is citrus and caramel-nutty, sweet, but crisp and clean due to generous carbonation and hop. Not bitter. Finishes clean. Mouthfeel is somewhat watery. Interesting beer and easy to drink.
02-05-2012 02:29:08 | More by JackieTH
3.53/5 rDev -1.4%
Pours a clear copper color with a tight, white head that leaves good sized bits of lacing.
Smells of earthy and grassy hops.
Tastes of the grassy hops on a solid malt base. Grassy hops lead off with a bit of earthy spiciness. Moderate amount of bitterness. Malts come in with biscuit and cracker type grain notes. Slight amount of grainy sweetness. Ends with a bit of a mineral water finish, where the sweetness fades and there is just a touch of hop remnants.
Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.
Overall, a pretty solid pale that is fine on its own, but wouldn't hold up with most of the classics/standards of the style.
02-05-2012 01:11:26 | More by ocelot2500
3.93/5 rDev +9.8%
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear light brown with just a tiny fizzy head. Ok lacing.
Aroma of biscuity malt along with a little bit of caramel. Some light citrus from the hops as well.
Flavor is quite malty with a lot of biscuit that reminds me of Fat Tire. Some wood in there along with caramel. Some citrus from the hops comes in later with some orange and pineapple. An aggressive bitterness leads to a crisp finish.
This is one impressive beer. I love the maltiness along with the nice bitterness to balance it off. New Belgium really hit a home run with this one.
02-05-2012 01:09:52 | More by rangerred
4.5/5 rDev +25.7%
Poured from 12oz bottle into Half Acre pint glass
A- pours a wonderful dark yellow/orangish. 1 finger head that recedes as you drink.
S- Faint citrus lemon scent with a very slight hoppy bite
T- Wow, this is almost a perfect tasting APA. If I'd never had Zombie Dust this would be my favorite APA (for the record Zombie Dust is still WAY better than this). Light refreshing citrus taste with a malt backbone. Beuatiful
M- Light and bubbly, this beer gets me in the mood for some warmer weather
O- Phenominal spring Pale Ale, can see myself going through a case of this before NB moves on to the next seasonal
02-04-2012 16:34:04 | More by pschul4
3.75/5 rDev +4.7%
Thanks to the previous reviewer who reminded me what this beer was replacing. Obviously if I couldn't remember Mighty Arrow, then it wasn't so great. This beer has the traditional New Belgium ultra-clarity, this one with a deep copper hue and some thin frothy foam.
Initially I get a light bouquet of citrus hops in the nose. It's interesting, perhaps a bit stinky, although I'm curious. Smelling deeper there is some doughy malt balance, with almost an earthy, nutty note. This is strangely reminiscent of some other beer from this brewer that I cannot pinpoint at the moment.
The taste is very light up front, building to a fruity, almost tangy flavor toward the back. Not as sweet as expected, with a moderate bitterness. The malt character is perhaps too clean, and doesn't stand up well enough to the fruity hop twang. I suppose the intention was to let these unique hops shine, but in the end I'm not sure if the combination was right. Or maybe they needed to throw even more hops hops at it? It certainly is interesting, I just can't seem to decide how much I like it. The mouthfeel is crisp, medium bodied, with a healthy dose of sharp carbonation.
In the end I like it and I don't. I feel like with the seasonal beers, New Belgium is always holding back. Everything seems to be in a Pale Ale sort of mold- not too strong, a little hoppy, appealing to everyone. I like the Nelson Sauvin hop alot, and when I get a note of it it really wows, but unfortuantely it isn't intense enough, and gets lost in the mix mostly. I would guess this time next year NB will be coming out with yet again something different.
02-04-2012 06:13:57 | More by bennetj17
5/5 rDev +39.7%
I was sad to hear that Mighty Arrow was leaving but dayyum Dig is good.
Appearance: Honey in color. White head. Dissipates to a thin layer and leaves a fair amount of lacing.
Smell: Very citrus in nature but not grapefruit. It is very lemony and bright. Lots of hop on the nose. You've probably not had anything like this hop profile in front your nose before. Very unique imo.
Taste: Follows the nose. Lots of lemony citrus. Nice malt backbone as well. A little bitter and a little sweet. The sweetness from the malts compliments the zesty lemon hop profile perfectly.
Mouthfeel: A perfect balance between sweet and bitter means this one goes down smooth. There is a good level of carbonation as well.
Overall: This is a surprisingly awesome beer. Give it a shot and check your prejudice before you pour. NB is pumping out some super high quality stuff right now.
02-04-2012 05:10:52 | More by TheFlern
3.95/5 rDev +10.3%
eh this is a very earthy like an ENGLISH pale ale,,,,made with american GROWN hops but very english in the style....
nice body nice head retention, but very bland and ENGLISH in the taste....the cascade hops come in very nice in the finish....smells of a hidden melon smell...that is very faint....no real complaints with this beer...other than its not AMERICAN its an ENGLISH pale ale....
do you see where im going with this one!?!?
02-04-2012 01:19:11 | More by nickthegun12
4.2/5 rDev +17.3%
12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium Globe Glass
A - Pours a hazy orange-copper with a dense, fluffy white head that settles to a thick cap, leaving behind tons of streaky lacing as it recedes.
S - Such a nose! Phenomenal aromas of tropical mango, passion fruit, and papaya with a solid dose of lemony Sorachi Ace hops and a moderately sweet caramel malt profile.
T - More tropical hop flavors of peach and papaya with a solid caramel malt backbone and a long-lingering lemon pith finish.
M - Refreshing and quite drinkable, with a medium body and good carbonation.
O - Overall a perfect Springtime brew, clean, delicious, and fresh!
02-03-2012 19:39:30 | More by jsanford
3.63/5 rDev +1.4%
Poured into a standard 12-oz glass, this is a light copper-colored beer with a small, frothy head. The nose offers plenty of notes of citrusy, resinous hops. On taste, the malt profile is pretty similar to their flagship Fat Tire, with the signature nutty flavor. Bitterness isn't as high as expected from the nose, but a moderate citrus hoppiness can be found. Otherwise, clean tasting. Drinkable, certainly. But it's nothing special and doesn't stand out of the brewery's lineup.
Basically, it's Fat Tire with a slightly different hop schedule. NB seems to be getting away from their original Belgium focus. We get new seasonals each year that are difficult to tell apart, I'd love to see them bring back the great Porch Swing Single from the late 90s, as a spring seasonal. Oh well.
02-03-2012 16:48:57 | More by allengarvin
3.78/5 rDev +5.6%
Best by 13MAY12
This is the fourth time I've had this beer. It's good.
Pours a golden on copper ale with a finger of off-white foam and excellent clarity. Smells fruity with pineapple, mango, cherry (sweet) and a nice sweet and english malt profile. It tastes sweet and candy like with the hops. I'm really surprised/intrigued with how they get such a sweet beer with the hops - and the hops are obviously fruity and tropical. The mouth is thin with moderate on hi carb and a forgettable finish. I could probably drink this all night, it's fun, but easy.
02-03-2012 08:06:19 | More by harrymel
Dig from New Belgium Brewing
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