alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber and pretty clear, decent head and lace. Smell is quite malty, with a little citrus, fruit, and spice. Subdued, but nice. Taste is far more bold than you’d think it would be from the smell. Earthy malts are plentiful, balanced with a bit of citrus, some crispy hops, and maybe just a touch of peppery spice. Body is pretty light and well carbonated, with just a touch of bite. It’s a rather pleasant beer to drink. I like that it’s not heavily over the top, with NB instead just producing a solid, tasty APA for this seasonal. I would certainly drink this one again.
wxman (1737) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark golden/orange With a full off white head. Aroma is citrus and peaches. Smooth sweet pale malt flavor along with a little caramel and a mild hop bitterness at the end. Well balanced and easy drinkin’!
BeerBuss (11) - Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m usually hesitant to buy New Belgium because I am regularly underwhelmed. But I refused to spend another $18 on a sixer of Hop Slam, so went the economical route. I found this beer to be a pleasant surprise with a ton of citrus hops on the nose, beautiful brown/orange color, and balanced, crisp mouthfeel. It really is a nice choice for this time of year.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear light brown with just a tiny fizzy head. Ok lacing.
Aroma of biscuity malt along with a little bit of caramel. Some light citrus from the hops as well.
Flavor is quite malty with a lot of biscuit that reminds me of Fat Tire. Some wood in there along with caramel. Some citrus from the hops comes in later with some orange and pineapple. An aggressive bitterness leads to a crisp finish.
This is one impressive beer. I love the maltiness along with the nice bitterness to balance it off. New Belgium really hit a home run with this one.
freekyp (1910) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light toffee, hints of grapefruit, and peaches meld in the fruity aroma. A solid malt backbone carroes this well balanced American pale. Easy drinking but very flavorful, you will definitely Dig this Dig. Medium bodied, with a quenching summery feel. Pours a crystal clear amber.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours orange with sticky khaki head. The aroma is quite tropical, dominated by mango; there is a hint of peach and some iced tea in there, too. The flavor has more citrus than the nose, along with a dusty hay note. It finishes with a caramel, wood, and varnish. easy drinkin’.
Suttree (6046) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This an enjoyable beer that I enjoyed. Huh? Character minimum? What’s that? More description, you say? OK, here’s the deal - I like clean crisp, APAs, but at a certain point, I run out of ways to describe them. Citrus, caramel, it’s all there. I mean, It’s not really innovative, just a tasty session pale that I will drink a lot of.
jtd6628 (361) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer. The aroma is nice and unique, flowery and earthy. The taste is earthy and citrus.
Cybercat (5054) - Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lovely dark, transparent amber with a fairly thick, if not persistent, light tan head. Aroma is hoppy and malty with a fruity hint, rather inviting. Crisp, lip-smacking flavor has a strong hoppy note and fruity and malty notes, with a hoppy undertone and a powdery hint. Smooth texture has average body and a good amount of fizz. Definitely worth a "dig" to find it!
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep orange with a small white head. Aroma is lightly citric lemon and a touch melon with some sweet honeydew and orange peel. Flavor starts sweet an melon very soft, before picking up some light Citric and orange. Finishes sweet and soft caramel. Medium body and soft carbonation. Ok