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Bump's Bitter | Coalition Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Coalition Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States | website

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
56 IBU

Added by msubulldog25 on 07-02-2010

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3
Ratings:
11
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
10.03%
 
 
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Reviews by cbarrett4:
Photo of cbarrett4
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at Coalition brewery.

I am loving all of the ESBs and 'session' style beers popping up here in Portland. The Coalition ESB is a balanced, imminently drinkable beer with a touch of bitterness. The beer pours amber with a light head and moderate carbonation, light retention. The nose is all English hops: earthy, slightly woodsy, and a little red fruit going on too. The palate confirms the earth and woodsy notes while the bitterness backs everything up nicely. Well balanced with a decently long finish. A very good ESB I do say.

Worthy!

Updated 9/7/2011: went by brewery again and had a pint. Really is a nice beer and compares favorably with many other NW ESBs (and is superior to most). Moved smell up from 3.5

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of TaborTime
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of PKS
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of msubulldog25
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pint pour on a cool and cloudy Easter afternoon, post brunch at a friend's place near Coalition. Fingertips a mottled blue-green from the egg-dying festivities...

A: Hazy auburn, a consistant chilly that barely reveals a modicum of rising carbonation. Good head, a solid finger of dense white cream, followed by sheeting ribbons that define each sip. A very pretty glass afterward.

S: Crackery malt with a balanced nose of citrus (lemon rind) and grassy and mildly flower-sweet spicing. Great big aroma, intoxicating in fact.

T: Hopheads rejoice! Less-than-subtle hop presence, a spicy and grass-green dry, even pithy citrus rind, bitterness that permeates every sip. Good baked bread (rye-spiced) flavor underneath and some chalky and mineral qualities in the long finish.

M: A fairly hearty/chewy mouthfeel, good carbonation with thickening of starchy grain beneath. In the end, pretty much 'bone dry'. Juicy, saliva-inducing. Judging this only against a more sessionable and lighter-bodied ESB, it's tougher to drink - but still has a bright and remarkable feel.

O: Definitely a 'Northwest' take on the ESB, replete with hops that do far more than merely bittering the finish. A pretty interesting version that certainly kicks flavor and aroma up a notch or two from the the stylistic standards. I don't think this is distributed beyond the pub, so it's definitely worth a try if you're in the neighborhood.

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Photo of chumba526
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears light gold brown with a small white head. It is lighter than many Bitters I have seen.

It smells of earthy, herbal hops. I also get a mild bread like and a slightly nutty malty smell.

Hops are very noticeable in the taste. I get a balanced mix of citrusy, floral and grassy hops. There is a bread like malt flavor that is found in many bitters. Though in this Bitter the hops are stronger in flavor then the malts.

This beer has a medium bodied mouthfeel. Though it is lighter than many bitters.

Overall a nice northwest twist on the English bitter. This is a beer I would have again.

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3.02/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of XRAIG
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Bump's Bitter from Coalition Brewing Co.
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