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Deschutes Big Rig Bitter

Deschutes Big Rig Bitter
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
The 1st installment of the Big Rig series here in Portland. This version uses 100% Crystal hops in the hopback and 3 types of crystal malt. This beer is smooth and easy drinking with an excellent citrusy, floral aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SFtaster (60) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
On tap at the Bend brewpub. Sampled as part of my Oregon beer survey - summer 2013. Started the Bend segment of the tour at the place that started it all in Eastern Oregon. Nice color, aroma of hop, and overall flavor. Big Rig was a little sharp on the tongue, but maybe that’s why they call it a ’bitter. Solid execution of the style.’

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3438) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2009
On tap at Portland location. A nice auburn/amber color. Aroma of flowers, fruit, nuts and cocoa. Flavor was solid and sessionable. Good hop pressence as well; quite floral. A nice beer overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2013
A bit stale and very dry. The malt is simple and uninteresting. Hops are have light floral notes but also an undercurrent of stewed vegetables..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (3120) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 17, 2009
On Tap at the PDX BP Slightlty hazy light orange with a small but dense off white head. Good citrisy pale ale aroma Flavor is light malt and quite bitter.Somewhat papery as well. Not a fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2013
Draught at Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Bend. Heavy pine/citrus mix in the nose. Deep copper color. Medium sweet maltiness in initial / hops come in to balance / some unusual flavors in finish: yogurt, peaches, dates. Medium body. Nice enough, for sure. Their own take on the style. More sweet than bitter.

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