Dig | New Belgium Brewing

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New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Spring

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Added by WastingFreetime on 01-16-2012

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Ratings: 1,079 |  Reviews: 236
Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of secondtooth
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clean amber, with a towering head of off-white carbonation. Big, intricate, stylish lacing. Top-notch in presentation!

Aroma is hoppy, with a definite citrus character.

Flavor is light, with plenty of citrus, as well as a hint of apricot underneath. I also get some slight peppery spice on the palate, but its subtle.

Overall, a refreshing, light, and easy-to-session beer for the warm months. Enjoyable.

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Photo of jminch
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of RattleheadKV2
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Unibroue tulip Best by date of 5/27/2012.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a bout a finger and a half of rocky of white head, that seems to be staying around for awhile, and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Not a whole lot going on here, but I do get some nice citrus, and pine notes, as well as a faint breadiness.

Taste: Nice herbal, floweryness upfront, that turns to some piny, citrusy notes, and then fades into a nice bitter dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Quite light here, Very medium-light body, and very drinkable.

Overall: Fairly decent brew, remind me more of an English PA than an American PA. Very mild on the hop bitterness, and taste, but overall a very solid drinkable brew.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of SuperSpy
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Incredibly clear and light amber. A real nice head but it doesn't stick around to long. However it does leave a little foam cap and lots of lace. Honestly the clarity and color on something you put on the cover of a magazine. The only complaint I have is that it looks completely dead inside. There are no bubbles, no movement, nothing.

There is some nice hop aroma with a bit of lemon peel, grass, pear and some grapefruit.

Great medium body and very smooth. Biscuit malt underneath bitter, herbal and drying hops. The flavor is not mind blowing but it is refreshing and I will have another.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by the other Matt served in a New Belgium snifter / goblet.

Beer is amber and clear with a thick white head of small and medium bubbles, some lacing, nice carbonation, looks really good.

Aroma is likewise quite good, a little sweet, pretty hoppy, some yeast esters in there.

Beer is a little bit of a let down after the appearance and the aroma. The finish of hte beer is solventy and strong. The midpalate of the beer is hoppy and dry, earthy, it is the finish that bothers me the most, could have been really good but this won't be a repeat for me.

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Photo of Myles
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of martino_cappachino
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a stella artois-style glass.

About a finger-tips worth of head with slightly-off lacing, a few pebble-sized bubbles congregated in the middle gave it rocky form. Color was a dark bear furr-ish brown.

Nothing spectacular in the aroma department. Maybe like a dew-ish lawn smell in the middle of the night... like when you open the bathroom window to let the moisture escape, after a cleansing shower.

Taste was the best part of this brew. Citrus hints with mango intensity in the body I found more than the grapefruit described accents on the bottle.

Overall, wasn't bad. But I'd say it was more garden variety.. Reminded me a little like Sierra Nevada's torpedo ipa, but with a little less punch or zing.

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Photo of Bung
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. Darker gold/orange pour, thin layer of white.

Aroma, some grainy malt, herbal hops, but pretty subdued overall.

Taste, Light citrus, herbal hops up front. Toffee maltyness and some toasted nut. Finish with a slight bitterness. Pretty balanced.

Lighter bodied, an active carbonation. Easy to drink but a little watery. More lawnmower beer than SN pale.

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Photo of Sheepdog
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of harrylee773
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear and golden hued with a half inch of white head that leaves ample lacing on the tulip. The aroma is pretty nice, offering some dank hops, floral scents, pine, toast, biscuits. A balanced flavor, perhaps a hit grainy and bready for the style. Not great, but drinkable. Light bodied and suitable for a Spring day on the deck.

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Photo of moskal
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of emilylee
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of donmonkey1
4.52/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice copper/bronze color. Small tanish white head that leaves too fast but laces nicely. I would like to see more carbonation.

Smell: Fruity, peachy, mango, grapefruit.

Taste: I never had hops that tasted fruity and this good. I don't know what kind of hops is in this beer, but I love it. It's hard to distinguish the sweetness of the malt with the sweet hops taste.

Mouthfeel: Thick and frothy, nice tingle.

This is a high quality great tasting beer that can satisfy an IPA craving. The hops are way more fruitier and less piney than anything I've had before. I love this beer.

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Photo of burnerfinger
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bought this the first time I saw it at sprouts:

poured from the 12 oz bottle into my new belgiun goblet:

A; super head builds up from and leaves pretty lace:
super clear orange-copper colored brew

s: Citurs and piney hops

T: nice healthy BITE and I cant really tell if it's from hops or citrus.

M: a bit on the thin- watery side

O: not bad at all, not what I expected but it's a tart suprise. definitly sessionalbe

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Photo of thegodfather2701
4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours an amber/copper with a bright white head that lasts a long time and leaves some of the best lacing I've ever seen for the style.

S-Hoppy, citrussy especially grapefruit.

T-Hoppy with grapefruit flavors leading the way and a small malt backbone. Fresh fruit flavors were present and truly delicious. One of the more hop forward and fruit pale ale's I've had. Not nearly as much malt as one would expect for the style.

M-fairly thick but not too heavy.

D-Great drinkability due to the great flavor and slightly above average abv.

Overall, I was very impressed with this beer. It tasted great and looked great as well. I highly recommend it.

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Photo of insocova
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of tito42
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best by June 3, 2012. Poured from bottle to an imperial pint.

A: Amber and clear, highly carbonated. Moderate, white head and lacing.

S: Doughy yeast dominates up front with lemon zest, peach, grapefruit, and earth in the nose.

T: Bready malt and doughy yeast, lemon zest, grapefruit, and earthy hops. A bit of a 'dirt' taste to me when cold, some of the fruits come out as the beer warms. A bit too earthy for my taste, but it lives up to the name "Dig."

M: Light-bodied with an earthy pang along with hops bitterness at the finish. The dryness lingers a bit too long, preventing this brew from being the most refreshing of spring seasonals.

O: Not a bad APA, but not stellar. The fruits really come out in the taste after the beer warms considerably. I like Somersault much better as far as the New Belgium seasonals go.

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Photo of KajII
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was an orangey copper with an average (1-2 finger) white frothy head that diminished rapidly down to a large collar and a light residue left floating on top that allowed for some excellent sticky lacing.

The aroma was of a straw malt, a grassy hop and a sweaty yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (orange and lemon).

The taste was very mildly malty and a tad bitter-sweet with a hint of caramel from the start with the finish being a good bit bitterer with a big note of citrus at the end. The flavor was short lived and with an almost tasteless ending.

Mouthfeel was just a shade above light in body with a nice dry texture and a semi-fizzy carbonation.

Overall a brew with a refreshing citrusy fruity taste and had a really nice springtime feel to it...

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Photo of rmank
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Jeffani
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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