I picked up some fresh bottles of Bigelow Brewing’s Dementia Dog and their Lying Bastard pale ale. Dementia Dog was actually better from the bottle than I remember it, may be that the newer batches are an improvement on the first batch. If you tried their beer early on I would recommend trying it again to see if you notice a difference.
Lying Bastard is Bigelow’s answer to the transition beer and meant to be drinkable by both craft beer drinkers and those that typically drink Bud/Miller/Coors. Because of this it may not appeal to the experienced craft beer drinker. Lying Bastard pours a very clean orange with a thin off white head. Aroma is minimal with a bit of sweet malt but no hops to speak of. Taste reminds me a lot of Sam Adams Boston Lager with a light fruit character but little to no hop flavor.
Overall this beer works well for what it is intended, a transition beer for non-craft drinkers but it does not compare well to other craft pale ales. No doubt it is easy to drink and enjoyable but it will not knock your socks off, if you want hops try the Dementia Dog.
Alcohol Content: 4.8% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Bigelow Brewing