Lying Bastard Pale Ale
Bigelow Brewing Company

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
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Avg:
3.06 | pDev: 16.99%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
7
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Bigelow Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
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Year-round
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Photo of lou50rp
2.69/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

. A deep orange color with good carbonation
Slight malt smell
Watery fruity taste, and no hops. Not a good combination for a pale ale
Well carbonated and light mouth feel
This does not seem to meet criteria for a traditional pale ale.
Taste seems to dissipate after a few sips. It's strong point is the carbonation.
Wish the folks at Bigelow well, but they need to improve their product

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Photo of BMFR1811
2.32/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Purchased 22 oz bottle from Beverage Mart in Skowhegan, ME on 07/19/14 for $4.99(they also sold Dementia Dog from Bigelow, an IPA for $7.99 for a 22oz bottle) poured into a pint glass.

Appearance- poured copper, gold- spot on for what I expect from a pale ale; no head or lacing on the side of my glass, appeared to be very lightly carbonated. Pretty to look at.

Smell- no hop aroma, a lingering yeast aroma- not what I expected from a pale ale

Taste- no distinguishable hop flavors, no characteristics that clearly define this as an American or an English style pale ale(lack of American hops, no pine, fruit, citrus; lack of English "earthiness" from the hops or baked bread flavor from yeast) almost had a phenolic aftertaste reminiscent of a German style wheat beer, very estery- similar to a too warm fermentation temperature

Mouthfeel- thin, very low carbonation-

Overall- Maine has some great options for microbrew, and in the 4.99 for a 22oz bottle range, I don't feel that this is the best option. It is possible that I got a defect bottle, but I probably won't shell out $7.99 for their ipa. I hope that the product that the brewery is putting out is just a part of their growing pains as a new brewery because I love to see small breweries succeed in rural places, but this beer was sub-par at best, and can only be described as bland. This would be a great introduction to craft beer for a bud, miller, coors drinker, someone who doesn't want flavor. I wouldn't drink this one again.

-BMFR

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Lying Bastard Pale Ale from Bigelow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.06 out of 5 with 7 ratings