SFtaster (60) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.’
alexanderj (3438) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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..
IndianaRed (3120) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.