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RATINGS: 291   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raphael (876) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2011
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Nice beer! Has a woody barleywine aroma to start. Really awesome color. Super clean and crystal clear with a beautiful frothy head. It’s like barleywine light. Bitter caramel and toasty. It has a unique enticing bitter flavor. You know how some beers make you think about pussy? This beer has that quality. Sex in a glass. It’s that aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Pours a hazy reddish amber with a short lived head. Aroma is dominated by hops with a little soapiness. Flavor is an excellent balance of floral hops and roasted malts. Very easy to drink. Would make a superb session beer...but watch out for the ABV! This would be great with spicy Indian or South American foods to mellow out the heat. Cheers!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pershing (476) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2011
hazy copper with a thin fizzy head that quickly ends. Rich caramel aroma with moderate hop bitterness. The alcohol is not hidden very well towards the end. dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5448) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, sticky off-white head. Hoppy, bitter aroma wit soem decent aromatic pine notes. Flavor has a nice solid bitterness to it with some underlying spiciness. Juicy grapefruit bitter notes, some syrupy maple notes. Thickish mouthfeel. Just this side of decent.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Firefly54 (228) - - NOV 14, 2011
Spicy hops and a little caramel malt on the nose. Taste is interesting cuz it’s not too bitter and not too sweet therefore making it taste like it can’t make it’s mind up. Theres a slight sourness. Spicy hops and Slight citrus hop followed by a some malt and a little earthiness. A bit a of bread and yeast flavour too. Its nice and quite interesting but I don’t think I’ll bother getting myself another anytime soon.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2011
bottle at dak’s 1/31/11. orange color with an ow head. aroma and flavor of bittering hops, skunk, caramel and alcohol. this stinks of booze. brash and bleh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bronzan (124) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Nice and crisp with a bit of a toasty bite. Not sweet, but not terribly bitter either...quite smooth in fact. Average carbonation and a fairly abrupt finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3046) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Habersham Liquors. It pours a deep hazy amber color with a small, light tan head. The nose is very malty with notes of bread, apple, pear, and alcohol. The flavor has lots of apple, alcohol, and bittering hops in this brew. The rye adds a different characteristic. Brash and forward, this one doesn’t come together well. Some raisin and dried fruit come out as the brew warms. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - OCT 28, 2011
Pours a clear ruby amber with with light colored head. Smell is nice and fruity with some hints of citrus and banana. Taste is more bittersweet banana and clove notes. Very slight funk in the aftertaste but all in all a pretty good beer.


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