Dig | New Belgium Brewing

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83
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1,080 Ratings
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DigDig
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WastingFreetime on 01-16-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,080
Reviews:
236
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
14.13%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
66
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of bh123
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of MatthewTStewart
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very easy drinking pale ale perfect for a Spring day. Enjoyed from the bottle first and enjoyed another one poured into a pint glass.

The beer has a crisp, citrus smell with light carbonation that quickly dissipates and a light orange color.

Nice mouth feel with a good malt backbone and a decent hop bite at the finish. You can definitely get some floral notes and some sourish, grapefruit taste throughout. The back-end of the beer is a little tough to get through so drink as cold and as quickly as possible.

Overall, a nice seasonal effort by New Belgium that makes it standout just enough from other breweries' Spring releases.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of KTCamm
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a twelve oz bottle into a pint glass. Foams at the pour. Laces a lot. Clearish amber, light and see through.

Light lemony smell, not much doing. Taste is a mildly hoppy ale. Some caramel and toffee notes, but buried below the hop. Lemon zest in there and other fruitiness. Good carbonation in the mouthfeel.

Overall a good beer but not great. Run of the mill pale ale with a lemony spring zest flavor thrown in.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Churchill's Pub - San Marcos
04/18/12

A: Dig pours a crystal clear copper-like amber color. Produces about half a finger of off-white creamy head that leaves light tracks of lace down the glass.

S: Smell is sweetened caramel pale malts that are somewhat bread like with a very restrained grapefruit hop aroma. Light and soft however present.

T: Tastes is predominant with that signature NB bready biscuit and caramelized pale malt character. Does have a nice hoppy balance with some grapefruit notes and a soft touch of white wine grape from the Nelson's. Lower on the bitterness levels. Good easy drinker but I would have preferred much more Nelson power.

M: Really light on the palate. Carb seems a bit lower yet frothy none the less. Smooth and creamy with a nice drying finish.

D: A very nice and drinkable pale ale. Decent balance but I just would have like to seen the Nelson's kicked up a notch here. Too delicate to really have any type of wow factor.
Will probably pick up some bottles to see how those are drinking.

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Photo of JamesS
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Our Den (IUPUI campus). Pours a nice decent mid-copper, semi-golden, very bright, with some very nice head and a bit of nice lacing. Nice sweet scent, bright and colorful in the nose, with a nice hit of hop bitterness (hard to discern, some citrus and some floral, but it's light). Nice flavors, with a wonderful sweet malt and a nice easy bitterness at the end, with some slight citrus and slight floral. Goes down very easy, a smooth and light spring pale ale.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of brewed54
4.48/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Out of the fridge and into a mug.

Appearance - Amber colored, frothy head, good lacing.

Smell - Definitely a nice aroma from the blend of hops... lemon and grapefruit are prominent, as the label promises.

Taste - Quite a hop presence, almost tastes like Goose Island IPA. Sweet malts hit the palette first, followed by the lemony hops. Very pleasant.

Mounthfeel - Smooth beer with a lingering hop bitterness.

Overall - Great seasonal. Glad I picked this up.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a crystal clear golden amber with an off-white, finger thick head. Decent retention. Lace

Smell - An interesting mix of hop and malt in the aroma; citrus hops, bready malts.

Taste - First off, classic New Belgium malt flavorings here - biscuit and nuts. If I didn't know any better, I'd say they took Fat Tire and infused it with a healthier dose of citrus hops.

Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel - Light to medium body, with a decent amount of carbonation and bite.

Overall - If I had to describe this beer in 6 words, it'd be 'Fat Tire with a hop kick'. Very good beer. Maybe my new favorite from NB.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of UnknownKoger
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best before date of May 15th. Poured from bottle into New Belgium snifter. Appearance is an amber brown. Good carbonation leaves a head that dissipates to a ring around the glass with an island in the middle.

Smell those Sorachi and Nelson hops! Smells good to me. Notes of lemon, grapefruit and sweet caramel. Taste is nice. Has a little bit of zing to it. The nelson hops and malt profile mingle nicely

Mouthfeel is pleasant. Nothing amazing.

Overall this is a pretty tasty beer. I would definitely drink it again.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Dig from New Belgium Brewing
3.68 out of 5 based on 1,080 ratings.
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