Big Rig Bitter is a strong pale that is currently available in downtown Bend at Deschutes Brewery on Bond Street. This rendition weighs in at 46 IBU’s and 6.0% ABV. It utilizes Horizon and Crystal Hops for all of it’s hoppy goodness, which is then perfectly balanced by two types of crystal malts.
Bend Wild – Beer Scoring Scale
|Big Rig Bitter|
Nose/Appearance: Golden amber in color with finely laced, off-white head with moderate retention. Prominent hoppy aroma with vegetal and autumnal earthy notes.
Body/Flavor: This is where Big Rig Bitter really excels and is the reason that discrimating bitter-lovers will want to order another. Drink-for-drink, we think Big Rig offers one of the most enjoyable and well-balanced tasting experiences that you can find anywhere. Even at 6.0% ABV, this beer’s huge late-arriving hop flavor and yet simple approachability qualify it as a unique session beer. It would make a wonderful addition to Deschutes’s 22-ounce Bond Street Series bottle lineup.
Finish/Mouthfeel: A pleasant, session-style finish that doesn’t distract from the attractive hop-malt balance.
Overall Drinkability: Huge. 10 out of 10! Our corporate keg says it all.
Celebrity Likeness: Jennifer Lopez. This is easy. Big Rig Bitter’s full back-end flava will make you feel like a teenage boy watching J-Lo walk down the red carpet.