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Coalition King Kitty Red Ale



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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
King Kitty Red is a Northwest take on the typically malt forward style. Brewed with four different hop varietals and a sweet malt backbone, this ale is balanced with a clean bitterness and enticing aromatics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This pours clear and dark brown with a lot of red hues. A nice off white creamy head. A chocolate aroma. Malts lead here but there is a consistent hop bitterness behind that. Those hops also bring citrus fruit. A gob of sediment on the bottom of the glass made the end very yeasty. That caused a finish like an IPA with big hops, yeast, and malts. Big improvement to make it less like an Amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours clear dark amber with a big beige head. Nose of rich roasted malts and ripe fruit. Some floral hops blend with the malts. Medium in body. Smooth in mouth feel. The flavor is fruit, chocolate and roasted malts. Yeast shows up in last pour. There is bitterness that holds on in to an earthy finish. Very good amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (10569) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
On tap at Coalition, pours an opaque dark amber with a small white head. Aroma has a good balance of resinous hops and bready caramel malt. Flavour is dry, with bready malts and a touch of resinous hops - less hops than in the nose. Bland and weak, but clean and decently balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (8954) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
Draft - Earthy malts and sweet caramel. Hazy copper with a decent white head. Caramel and toasty notes with some battering hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
seehaferb23 (125) - - APR 23, 2015
We had Red Ale night back in January and this wasn't our favorite. Cheers from the Cannery Row Beer Club!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fatehunter (1823) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Pours two fingers of head on a cloudy dark straw colored body. The aroma is damp grains and lemon. The taste starts with sharp bitter note, quickly gets malty but not too sweet. Finishes with a slightly metallic bitter note. The texture is crisp. Itís fine, malty ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7873) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Solid red. Hybrid Irish/hoppy amber. Sweetly hoppy, malty and nutty all at the same time. A little thin but not lacking in flavor or aroma...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (7587) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bomber. Pours a clear dark amber color with a medium light tan head. A light caramel and toast nose. The flavor is light bitter hops, some caramel, maybe sweet toffee, pretty dry overall. Light, pretty nice. A bit of fruity hops, medium orange peel in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
Draft at Coalition Brewing in Portland, OR on 4 June 2013. Poured a slightly hazy amber. Grainy malt and some grassy hop on the nose. Hop resin flavours offset by some nice roasty malt notes on the palate. Very balanced and drinkable for a red.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12960) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Good to be rater #10. Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours translucent dark amber - maybe a touch of ruddiness. Slight creamy beige/tan head. Aroma is mixed fruit over smooth slightly roasted malt. Med body. Lots of flavor - no one flavor is too intense - but thereís quite a mix. Fruit/toffee/chocolate Iíd say among others. Itís bitter enough to say itís towards dry. Finish is sort of a chocolate tinged earthiness. Itís a good beer, and much nicer to quaff than most ambers.

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