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Deschutes Big Rig Bitter

Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (3057) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Another winner from these guys. The aroma is very nice citrus and floral notes. A bit of pine comes thru too. The flavor is solid, very smooth and easy drinking. Finish lingers for a while. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5515) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2016
650ml bottle pours a pale golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus with some hints of caramel, grass and floral notes. Taste is a light grapefruit and grassy hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Overall, a very well done brew, but does not fit the English style IPA, more of an American Pale Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Citrus (lemon and light grapefruit) aroma. Grapefruit flavor. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and balanced malt lingers with light pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2405) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2016
Citrus, caramel, light bready and toffee malts. A delightful balanced profile with a good crystal malt base. Light grapefruit with a bit of floral and grassy notes. Nicely done with a crisp and well bittered finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2167) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Pours a clear amber orange with a medium size off white head and very good lacing. Smell is of citrus, fruit, some caramel, grass, and dirt. Taste is of citrus, caramel, hops, some malt, fruit, and earth. Ends a little bitter and a little dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (2144) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Pours a finger and a half of head on clear straw body. Aroma malty, lemon and wet hay. Taste is clean lemon start, then more malty sweet middle, finishes mild dry bitter. Texture is crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3414) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle, 6% ABV. Clear copper with an inch of white head that lasts. Floral and citrus peel dominated aroma with some bread crusts behind. Looks more carbonated than it turns out to be, which is good. Moderately sweet with some peach as well as caught and caramelised bread crusts underneath somewhat bitter marmalade-like grapefruit and Seville orange peel. Really quite dry and fairly bitter at the end. A little too strong, but this has a lot going for it. Someone at Deschutes has had bitter that was snappy rather than brown, bland and twiggy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (3020) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2016
650 ml bottle. Pours a copper color with light head. Aromas of wet malts, sugary fruit and grass. Flavors of bitter dried fruit, copper and toasted malts with a piney dry finish. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3775) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2016
Bright amber,small lasting beige head.Light malt nose is vaguely tinny. Nice balanced palate,sweet fore,balanced mid, medium hop finish. Too much carbonation for style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (2356) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2016

Light orange pour, rich lacing. If you tried to imagine an Oregon interpretation of a classic pub ESB, this is pretty much what youíd imagine. 20-30% higher ABV, much more aggressive c-hopping. But itís cold, itís beer, itís not the same old, so itís drinkable enough. Earthy, but man that crystal hop finish is harsh for the style.

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