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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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KINGPIN is a full-flavored, red-colored ale that uses a rarely-grown Willamette Valley Hop varietal known as Liberty Hops from fourth generation hop farmer John Annen of Annen Bros. Farm in Silverton, Oregon. Jeff and his team of brewers also used rye and caramel malt leading to a unique flavor profile; triple-hopped for bitter aroma and a unique dry-hopped character.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jake65 (2629) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle: Pours a dark auburn color with a creamy tan head. Picking up the florals and earthy hops in the aroma, as well as some bready malt. Flavor is more in the bready/caramel malts department with light floral hops. Much less hoppy than I was looking forward to.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
soremote (13) - - APR 20, 2012
Nothing special, but a good solid ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gringo332 (543) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2012
Caramel, resin, peach aromas. khaki head on clear amber. good blance of weight and fizz in the moth, aromatic. Hops win the the tussle just barely, with some pine, okay tang, a slightly overcooked caramel. balanced bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Petronius (55) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2012
Some bread in the nose; medium body, rather herby then bitter. Very drinkable with some sourness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
Bottle at home, from my NEW FAVOURITE GLASS!!!! How many ratings have I typed "from my Maudite glass"? Dozens certainly, hundreds almost for certain, perhaps the majority of my 1300+ to this point? Who knows for sure!?! But this last month I have seen the dawning of a new day. A day when my Minneapolis Town Hall glass is my new favourite glass! Anyhoo... Pours murky copper/red; thin off-white head, nice lacing. Nose is red fruit, caramel, tropical fruit, light spice, some real red rope licorice here too, along with perhaps a touch of something in the cinnamon family. Flavours of spice, red rope licorice and candies, some real red fruit and caramel, which suddenly dries, and the malt (Biscuit malt, perhaps?) begins to express itself in a husky/grainy fashion. Mildly tart, and very candy/licorice like, not really blowing me away here, something feels... off. Can’t put my finger on it, but this doesn’t really work.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6787) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle. Copper amber with a reddish hue and a medium off-white head. Aroma is grainy caramel, fairly muted. The palate is quite grainy with a hard mouthfeel and reedy bitter hops provide little aromatics. This was a pretty big dud for me. Bridgeport beers just haven’t impressed me really, with the exception of their cask offerings at the actual brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3779) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Red brown in color with a decent beige head. Aroma is of bread dough, raisins, caramel, oranges, and malt. Taste is of caramel, light spicy hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (4019) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Amber to red in color, light head, and clear. The smell is malty, bready, pine, fruits, and caramel. The taste is chewy, fruity, hops, caramel, and decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012

Name: Kingpin
Date: February 16, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Windward
Appearance: opaque dark amber, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light caramel candy, touch of floral hops
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, touch of candy sweetness, bready, balancing hops with light citrus, even bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3220) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Pour is a dark red with a small whtie head. Aroma is a ok sticky sweet malt with some lingering hop. Flavor is deffinatly a rye malt spice with some sugar and a minor hop. Finish is bitter with a little alcohol. Decent but not great. Needs a heavier malt base and a lot more hops.


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