Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New Belgium Dig



New Belgium Dig

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Fort Collins, Colorado USA

American Pale Ale (APA)

5.60% ABV






Commercial Description:
Unearth your bottle-opener because this Pale Ale is something you can Dig. Sorachi Ace hops provides a fresh Spring zing with incredible lemon aroma. Nelson Sauvin is next in line with bursts of passion fruit, mango and peach. American favorites, Cascade and Centennial round out this crisp, clean Pale Ale. Dig in!
(RateBeer.com)

General Pricing:
12oz bottles: ~$9.00 6pack, ~$32.00 case

Background:
I’m finally catching up on some spring and summer beer reviews. This was left over from a gift crate of beer that my co-workers got for me at State Line Liquors when I have home sick with the Shingles back in February.

Review:
The beer pours a clear pale copper with orange hues and a fairly rich off white head.

The nose is delightful with sweet almost caramel malt aromas and a touch of floral hops. This is very inviting; I can’t wait to see what this taste like.

Wow, what a clean crisp and refreshing first sip with a nice hop bite on the finish.

The taste starts out with a touch of pale malt sweetness up front followed by a cleansing effervescence over the tongue in the middle of the sip. The back-end is very easy drinking with an almost effortless swallow. The finish is clean crisp and refreshing with great pale malt flavors and a healthy hop bite. The bite is not bitter just a nice crisp floral hop bite with fruity citrus notes. The malt flavors on the finish are no slouch either. The malt flavors a pale in nature but also robust with caramel notes. The final aftertaste is just a hint of pale malts and a touch of that nice bite.

All and all this is a nice spring/summer beer. I am really enjoying this experience.

The head on this beer never quit. There has been a nice protective head over the beer to the final sip and the lacing was impressive.

Well, that’s it for this nice little spring ale. It was so enjoyable and refreshing it’s gone!

A | New Belgium has another winner with Dig, A very enjoyable American Pale Ale that is as hearty as it is refreshing with delicious pale malt flavors, a very light and refreshing mouthfeel and a finish that has great pale malt flavors with caramel notes and a nice floral hop  bite with citrus finishing notes. What a nice spring/summer ale.

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