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Deschutes Big Rig Bitter

Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brentv (646) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2016
From bomber. Clear light copper color with a one-finger off-white head. Aroma and taste is earthy, some grass, bit of biscuit. Very gentle sweetness with a nice bitter in the taste and finish. This is a very easy to drink pub ale and worth coming back to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9505) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle, shared at the lake. Copper orange, clear. Caramel and citrus, lightly sweet and hoppy. Tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1912) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2016
Bomber. Clear orange copper, firm off-white foam settles and lasts. Aroma is caramel, citrus, floral. Rich sweet earthy deep caramel malt taste, bitter herbal floral citrus hop, some late fruitiness. Average carbonation, medium-fuller bodied, moderately hopped. Solid. LLF (Less Lagerboy Friendly)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (900) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is an interesting herbal malt (hard to pin down). Taste is a earthy bitterness swirling in a rich malt background. I really enjoyed this but had a hard time pinning down the flavors. One of the better Bitters I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (3058) - 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 (5594) - 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 (8536) - 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 (2410) - 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 (2173) - 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 (2215) - 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.

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