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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TattooJack (514) - Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Poured from the 6-pack of bottles, pours red with white collar. This is sweet and some sour. I’ve got some questions about this beer: They have used a rarely grown hop; if it were a good hop it would be grown 24/7. The deScription of this beer uses phrases like triple and dry hopped but all I taste is malt and sugar. It is ironic that a beer named after one of the most uncomfortable movies I have ever seen would also have such uncomfortable characteristics, but just like I never wanted to re-watch that movie, I probably won’t buy this again. Good point: it’s strong, Food pairing: empty stomach

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Not much grain flavor. Was very cloudy but not yeasty. Not bad. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4351) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy reddish amber color with a smallish off white head on there. Nose is earthy with a bit of grassiness to it. Taste is slightly bitter with a hint of burnt caramel. Ok, but not great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2015
Aroma is rye and sweet caramel upfront, some slightly earthy hops and warm alcohol. Reasonably bright with a small but lasting head. Theres some spice from the rye, but its dominated by a pretty one dimensional bitter/caramel flavour that runs through to a lingering bitter finish. Not bad, but not great either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
R4N5H (838) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
12oz bottle, poured into a long stemmed tulip glass (19/07/15). Hazy red amber colour with a small off-white head. Medium body and soft/medium carbonation. Sweet aroma - dark fruits, caramel and malt. Flavour of sweet fruit, caramel, malt and hops. Bitter aftertaste but the sticky sweetness overwhelms the beer. Drinkable, but a little too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1787) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2015
Lee Ho Fool(4-Jul-2015)Herbal light berry aroma.Red-brown,white head&suds lace.Spirit berry herb flavour.Bitter herb light resin finish&berry herbal aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
On tap @ Bridgeport. Clear light amber colored beer with a white head. A lot of caramel malts, bread, and sweet fruits. There’s a little bit of a perfume character to the nose. Very floral. The flavor is a little bitter on the back end, but it’s mostly sweet caramel and berry sort of esters. Pretty sweet and malty, which I guess is to be expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
foyle (395) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a 1"+ sudsy off white that that drops very slowly with moderate lacing. Color hazy reddish-brown with moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aroma: nice blend of aromatic hops with caramel and yeasty bread dough. Mouthfeel: medium bodied and fluffy with a somewhat damp finish and lingering alcohol burn in the throat. Flavor: not what I expected from the aroma. Lack of sweet malt presence leaves with beer with a quite bitter grapefruit and citrus rind flavor along with a strange soapy flavor. There is a some slight caramel and malt sweetness in the middle of the taste, but the initial and following hop bitterness quickly overwhelms any balance. Overall: really disappointed in this one. Reds and Strong Reds are usually quite enjoyable to me, but this beer seems to be a muddled mess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2273) - - MAY 16, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a reddish amber color with a one finger head of billowy white foam. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a great sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is one the sweeter and beadier side with a good showing of some fruity notes of apple and pear. Other sweeter smells of a caramel nature are strong as well, with some hints of a citrus and herbal hop smell mixed with these to produce a rather inviting aroma to the brew overall. Taste – The taste begins with a quite bready and moderately sweet taste of a caramel and light fruit nature. These flavors create a strong backbone flavor for the brew, lasting throughout the entire taste. As the taste advances from the start, other flavors of a light grassy nature and some tastes of a herbal and a bit of nut taste hit the tongue. The sweetness gets a little more potent in nature at the very end, with a roasty caramel flavor ramping up in nature. With all the transitions that occur, one is left with a rather malty and fairly sweet red flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the more rich sweet flavors mixed with the decent sweetness and moderate hop, the feel is spot on, as it nicely accentuates all the flavors. Overall – This was a quite enjoyable red overall. While a bit more on the malty side with a lesser showing of hop, it still was quite balanced and very flavorful with a good easy drinking feel. This one I rather enjoyed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle: Another mediocre beer from an Oregon brewery resting on its laurels from earlier success in the 90’s. Wake up BridgePort! Get back to your roots and start putting out some better new stuff. The competition is getting thick. Having said that, semi-hoppy in flavor with a funky aroma. Drinkable.

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