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RATINGS: 303   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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smiles_181 (16) - - JUL 4, 2014
Very malty, bitter and hoppy. Have had better but very solid at over 7%...almost like a dark

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
varanid99 (559) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
Red-brown pour with a tight, pale brown head. Heavy caramel aroma, a little floral. Taste is also dominated by caramel, but some citrus bitterness cuts through it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theOptimator (288) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Aroma is rich caramel malt and floral citrus aroma hopping, hint of roast. Appearance is crystal clear orange brown with small off white head that dissipates quickly. Taste is rich caramel malt and citrus aroma hopping forward. Pronounced hop bitterness keeps what would otherwise be a very malty beer balanced. Hint of rye lingers with the sweet caramel malt. Palate is medium light and crisp. Light on the tongue for the amount of flavor present. Overall I really like this beer. It is unique and works IMO. Wish there were more well hopped ambers like this. Could use a hint more body though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozarkspops (368) - - SEP 1, 2014
Amber pour. Hazy. Thick khaki head. Earthy floral hop aroma. Caramel sweetness aroma. Flavor was bitter and bready. Earthy floral hops mostly. Bitter and dry finish. ---Rated via iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (966) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2014
BB Jan-15. Poured a hazy coppery colour with a few millimetres of light tan foam that diminished to a good collar that laced OK. Carbonation low and coarse. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and floral citrus. Taste of sweet caramel followed quickly by quite a hops bitterness. Light to medium body. Slightly dry with a slightly tart lingering bitterness. Quite nice.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at Bridgeport, pours a dark clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is full of dry bready malt with a little caramel. Flavour is really metallic and off-flavoured, with some skunky vegetal notes. Dry, but fairly vile flavoured. Not too good.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
picoloC (13) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a clear to cloudy amber with fine beige head. Aroma has great depth, full of dark fruits, apricot, plum, cherry, marzipan and black tea. Some sweetness with heavy bitterness. Medium body and average carbonation. Bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CacheManyHose (235) - HONG KONG - JUL 26, 2014
From QC. Clear amber-brown with thin, finely carbonated cream-white head and legs. Smells of nutty malt, caramel, slightly spicy and musty. Tastes similar but with very bitter hop. Dry, very spicy finish. Body is medium with some slickness. Not bad - taste is a bit thin and unbalanced with such bitterness and spiciness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whoisghost (79) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2014
Looks wonderful. Burnt orange/red colour with a nice cream colored head. Caramel and coffee scents. Licorice and burnt coffee flavours throughout, probably not smooth enough to pass as a great beer but not bold enough either. A little watery for a 7.5% but gentle carbonation and smooth enough after taste make it passable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (298) - HONG KONG - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle from QClub at home. Translucent copper pour with thin foamy head. Aroma is very nutty (almost like toast) with a slight bit of spicy hops. Taste is similarly very deep and nutty, followed by earthy hops (English?) bitterness. Almost a bit tart. Not bad but probably wouldn't get again.


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