Dig | New Belgium Brewing

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83
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1,080 Ratings
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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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,080 |  Reviews: 236
Photo of hopwave
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of larryi86
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of PintOHops
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
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!

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Photo of JosiahS
3/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of zuckuss
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of BizzMarkie85
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of shockrocker65
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of herman77
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BierAdvoNikk
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Parker
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mattafett
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of TrojanWheels
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of kemullen1
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of erod61
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mhagler
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of ChristopherBaker
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Sargully
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of DavidST
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, best before May 27th, 2012. This pours a clear golden color with a large off white head which leaves a lacing. The smell is slightly of hops a little citrus and most malts, bready and caramel. The feel is medium to light. The taste is less hop forward than I was hoping, the caramel and bread malts take the centerstage with a mild ESB hop bite. Its okay for an english pale ale though.

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