Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Belgium - Dig

New Belgium is a local brewer in Ft. Collins and they make a number of great beers.  They are best known for Fat Tire and when I saw Dig, their new spring offering, I wanted to try it.  Dig (5.6% ABV and 36 IBU) is a Pale Ale.

American Pale Ale (APA) – description - http://beeradvocate.com/beer/style/97 - Beeradvocate

Appearance – Pours gold with a two-finger white head.
Aroma – Lemon, citrus, and tropical fruit, with a hint of evergreen / pine needle and malt sweetness.
Taste – The focus is on the hops and the use of Sorachi Ace and Nelson Sauvin.  One tastes lemon and tropical fruit and then a finish of grassy / spicy / weed notes.  Interesting tasting beer.
Overall – B – At first I was not sure of this beer and the more I tried it, the more I liked it. 

Description – “Unearth your bottle-opener because this Pale Ale is something you can Dig.  Sorachi Ace 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!”

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