Dig | New Belgium Brewing

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Brewed by:
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: 1,080 |  Reviews: 236
Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not much to say about this beer. It's just pretty okay. Not a lot of hops, which is what it ought to have going for it, and not a lot of complexity. Malt is decent, but nothing to write home about.

One thing it does have going for it is that it's drinkable.

Overall, pretty okay. Or did I say that already?

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Photo of Davit
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma has quite a bit of tropical fruit as well as some grass from the hops and some biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same. I get some pine and orange citrus, as well as a little bit of grass and some biscuit malt. The bitterness is very low and the beer is very drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of jpro
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from a sixer picked up at Total Wine...

A: coppery golden; off-white / light beige head (2 fingers); nice sheets and specks of lace.

S: citrusy hops; toasty malts; much more malt presence on the nose than I expected.

T: some pretty bright citrus hoppiness - very clean; toasty malts and a touch nutty - has a hint of Fat Tire in the nutty / roasty background; nice balance... not too hoppy or bitter.

M: medium-light mouthfeel; higher carbonation; buttery smooth.

O: a nice, balanced pale ale; spring refreshment, but with how early in the year it comes out (Feb), the extra malt layers are nice; good beer.

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Photo of Jimmys
4.17/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

im assuming the 27May12 date is a best before date and not a born on. 12 oz bottle into tulip.

A: bright orange. frothy head is thick and white. retention renders down to a rim and leaves a sticky lacing.

S: tangy fruit. passion fruit, mangos. i believe a rich munich malt undertones the hops. a white wine vinous character is in there as well.

T: the bitterness is thorough, but not overpowering. limes, mangos. the finish becomes more tangy and leaves a lingering mint/lime flavor.

M: moderate amount of fizz on a medium body.

D: wow, this is a very tasty pale ale. great complexity, however subtle, from the use of several different hop varietals. as far as tasty, quaffable APA's are concerned put this one on your list.

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Photo of Hopstimatic
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of onetodave
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of elNopalero
4.42/5  rDev +23.5%
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.

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Photo of Popp24
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of LJWalker
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of BeerShman
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of beer2day
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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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.

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Photo of bhawk1
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Kirby
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of codynevels
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of allstar255
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

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Photo of Mick-e-d
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of dbell23
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of TheSarge
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of rudy0908
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of vencad
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Zuidman
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Dig from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 1,080 ratings
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