It’s that time of year. Spring is in the air, and the spring seasonals are starting to hit the retail shelves. Dig Pale Ale is a spring seasonal offering from New Belgium Brewing, who are most famous for an amber ale named Fat Tire. This is the first time I’ve had Dig, and it’s a little more subdued than the average pale ale, with less pronounced bitterness from the hops. The nose isn’t overwhelming, with hints of pine and lemon. The middle is strongly bready and chewy, and the finish is where the bitterness of the hops really shows up, with more pine and lemon zest. It’s a pleasant take on a pale ale, bitter but less bitter than some, and I quite like it.
I give it a 4.2 out of 5.