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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
taters88 (2) - - MAY 25, 2012 does not count
One of my favorite beers. It is a well constructed double red ale that takes some time initially to get use to, but when poured in a glass lets out its full aroma. As a ginger I am always partial to Reds and as a long time fan of Grand Theft Auto I canít help but like the gangster appeal. For a mainstream widely distributed beer you can tell that a lot of effort was put into this beer and the double filtration is very apparent with its clean taste both initially and afterwards. It has an extremely filling taste that is sour and sweet at the end. Overall for the price I rank this as one of my favorite beers. Just be careful as the abv (7.5) can sneak up on you :P.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2066) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Poured into a wide flute glass. Deep red color with a thick, finger and half of tight dirty head. Really well put together. Big malt nose, small lemon and grapefruit, banana at the end. This is a bold taste. Lots of malt balanced with an equal large dose of hops. The bitterness wins out at the end with an uppercut to the tongue. It is a little unruly but worth it. Smooth and creamy texture with low carbonation. Works really well. A straightforward and bold flavor. Beautiful to look at. An enjoyable and different amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jake65 (3244) - Meridian, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gringo332 (595) - 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.

   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.

   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. Canít put my finger on it, but this doesnít really work.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (8943) - 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 havenít impressed me really, with the exception of their cask offerings at the actual brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4535) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (4754) - Dallas, 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.

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